Just as you might get a second opinion for yourself, getting a second opinion for your pet is a great way to see what other medical professionals have to say. If one vet is suggesting an expensive, extreme treatment option for your pet, it’s worth your peace of mind to at least seek out the opinion of another qualified veterinarian professional before moving forward with your decision. At Village West Veterinary, our team is happy to give you and your pet a second opinion so that you fully understand alternate treatment options, or to possibly validate something you’ve already heard!
Here are some examples of when you should seek a second opinion for your pet.
You’re Told You Have One Option
If your vet tells you that you either have no options or only one option, this is a red flag that you should seek a second opinion.
There’s No Clear Treatment Option
When your pet is sick, there’s nothing you want more than a straightforward answer regarding a diagnosis and treatment plan. There should be a clear path explained to you; if there isn’t, schedule an appointment with us so that we can help guide you down that path.
You Feel Skeptical
If your gut is telling you that something is off, you should listen to it. While yes, veterinarians are trained medical professionals, they are only human. You know your pet better than anyone else does, so make sure to seek a second opinion when you aren’t confident in the diagnosis.
We are happy to provide you and your pet a second option. Please call us at 773-492-6921 to schedule an appointment with us.
Originally from Upstate New York, Dr. Silverman received his BA with High Honors (for Lyme Disease research) from Middlebury College in Vermont, his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his MBA (Entrepreneurship) from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.
Dear Pet Parents,
We thank you for your continued support while we've been navigating this new season of life in the COVID-19 world. We know that you're eager to get back into the hospital to accompany your pets during their visits. Unfortunately, in order to protect all our pet parents and our staff, we are unable to open the hospital to visitors at this time. We are going to continue practicing social distancing as long as necessary to insure we can stay open for your pets when they need us most. We ask that you please be patient with our team, and remember that everything we do is with the best of intentions for you, your pets and our employees. We love serving the Village West Veterinary community, and hope to do so for a very long time to come.
Our appointments continue to fill up fast, so we suggest scheduling your appointments at least 2 to 4 weeks in advance, whenever possible. If your pet is sick and needs to been seen right away, please let us know as early in the day as possible. We appreciate your support.