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How to Choose the Best Veterinary Surgeon for Your Pet

How to Choose the Best Veterinary Surgeon for Your Pet MDVSS

If your vet recommends seeing a specialty surgeon, it can be tough choosing the right one.

Our pets are important parts of the family, and we would never trust just anyone with their care. For pet owners, choosing a veterinarian surgeon is just as important as choosing a family doctor. When your pet requires surgery, you can decide between trusting your family vet or you can look for a surgery specialist. If your vet recommends seeing a specialty surgeon, it can be tough choosing the right one. Luckily, we have put together some tips for selecting the best veterinary surgeon for your pet. Keep reading to learn more.

Ask for Recommendations

When looking for a veterinary surgeon, the best and easiest place to start is to ask for recommendations. Talk with your family, friends, co-workers to see their experiences. You should also consult your primary vet and ask which surgeon they use and recommend and why. It is also a good idea to search the Internet for veterinary surgeons in your area. Reviews and testimonials from current and previous clients are invaluable for your search.

Licensing and Qualifications

When choosing a vet or veterinary surgeon, make sure they are licensed in the U.S. and your state. Many offices will hang their licenses on the walls in the waiting area. If you don’t see them, you can ask to see their licenses or contact your state board of veterinary medicine for more information. All vets in the U.S must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. This degree means that person is a qualified veterinarian and is fully trained to perform their duties. In addition to choosing a well qualified veterinarian, when surgery is the purpose of your search, be sure to choose a board certified surgeon.

Choose a Board Certified Surgeon

Veterinarians must complete four years of rigorous training in veterinary medicine after completing an undergraduate degree. In order to become a board-certified veterinary surgeon, vets must undergo an additional 12-month internship followed by a 3-year residency. This additional training allows them to perform nonstandard surgeries, such as orthopedic or soft tissue procedures. You should choose a board-certified surgeon when your pet requires specialized surgery, intensive monitoring, or when their condition poses a higher risk to their health.

Trust Maryland Veterinary Surgical Services With Your Companion’s Health

Your companion’s health is important, and the team at MVSS is ready to provide the best care possible for your furry family. We are dedicated to combining comprehensive exams and assessments with informative and honest discussions of your companion’s care. Once we have worked with you to decide on the best course of action for your dog, our professionals will use their surgical expertise to work towards the goal of giving your companion an active and pain-free life. We are proud to serve loyal companions in Catonsville and Baltimore. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 410-788-4088 or visit us online. For more information and tips for pet health, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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