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Features March 2019 Issue

Go to a Large Veterinary Practice Or Small?

The vet in a small practice will likely form a good bond with your dog - but may not have specialists in the office for complicated diagnoses.

Go to a Large Veterinary Practice Or Small?

Either can be good; both come with tradeoffs.

Thinking of choosing a new veterinarian? If so, one of the first considerations should be whether you prefer a large practice or small. Small practice benefits: Your dog will see the same doctor — or two — every single visit and will therefore develop a bond with the vet and feel less scared about going for medical care. The atmosphere will be less harried. The vet will have intimate knowledge of your dog’s baseline health and will be in…

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