brown and caramel colored dog with his first time pet owner at a chicago vet

Are you searching for a vet in Chicago? Choosing a veterinarian for your pet is more than searching for a medical expert. You are choosing someone to meet your needs and those of your pet. The best time to search for a vet in Chicago is when it is not an emergency. Planning ahead will make emergency situations a lot less stressful. If you are a first-time pet owner or not familiar with the Chicago area, searching for a veterinarian can be stressful. We have talked with our clients and created a list to get you started on your search for a vet in Chicago.

How To Get Started

The best way to find a good vet in Chicago is to ask people who have a similar approach to pet care as you do. This could be a friend, neighbor, family member, animal shelter, dog trainer, groomer, kennel, or pet sitter. If you do not have anybody in mind, a great place to get started is to take a look at online reviews. Reading online reviews is where you can get unbiased feedback from other clients.

What To Look For In A Vet In Chicago

Often, we hear from new pet owners that they are not sure what to even look for in a veterinarian. Below is a list created with feedback from our clients of what to look for in a veterinary practice.

  • Is the office clean, well-organized, and comfortable?
  • How many veterinarians are in the practice?
  • Are dogs and cats in separate areas?
  • Is the staff caring, calm, and courteous?
  • Does the staff communicate effectively?
  • What emergency services are available?
  • Are X-rays, ultrasound, blood work, EKG, endoscopy, and other diagnostics done in-house or referred to a specialist?
  • Is the location convenient for you?
  • Does it fit within your budget?

To learn more about Village West Veterinary call (773) 697-7052.