Whether you're going in for a consultation (first visit with a new doctor) or you're going for a routine recheck there are some important things to bring to every appointment.
What to bring to every appointment
ALL medications your pet is on:
Keeping a diary or a log of what your pet does:
This article will focus on the people you'd meet at a basic visit to your primary veterinarian. I'll cover specialists in a different post, click here to read that article.
Let's start at the beginning:
You've arrived at your veterinary office with your pet and you're both greeted by a front staff member who checks you in. The next stop is in an exam room where a staff member takes a history related to why your pet is at the vet and obtains vitals including weight, temperature, heart rate, and respiration rate. The veterinarian will do a physical exam and speak to you about what the plan is for the visit.
A veterinary technician will do the tasks recommended by the veterinarian and return your pet to you. If medications are prescribed by the veterinarian, the vet tech fills the prescription and discussed the medications with you. If you have questions, the vet tech can help get you answers. Check out the article about good things to bring with you to every appointment by clicking the link here.
Then, it's time to leave and either the veterinarian or technician escorts you to the receptionist. The receptionist will process the payment for your visit and help schedule any follow up visits.
Who'd you meet?
Launch of InternalMedicineForPetParents.com
Today marks the launch of InternalMedicineForPetParents.com. This website will be geared to Internal Medicine health issues for Small Animals including dogs and cats.
What is Internal Medicine for animals?
Internal Medicine is a specialty within veterinary medicine that focuses on non-surgical diseases. It deals with prevention and care of acute and/or chronic diseases affecting dogs and cats in these body systems:
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