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Five things you learn as a veterinarian

November 7, 2017 Category: Veterinarians

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As a veterinarian, you have to learn a great deal about animal health, but you also learn a ton of practical things from your years of caring for so many amazing dogs. Here are a few of those things that your veterinarian would like you to know.

1) We love dogs
This is probably obvious, but we became veterinarians because we love animals. The best part of our day is the time we spend with all the wonderful dogs and other animals that come into our clinic. We know visiting the clinic can be a bit nerve wracking for some, but we love seeing you and your dog.

2) We’re a team
When it comes to looking after your dog’s health, we’re a team. We’re here for regular examinations and vaccinations, to help you find the right preventive steps and to help deal with any potential issues. You also play a critical role. We rely on you to help keep an eye out for any unusual changes in your dog’s behavior, administer regular medication at the proper time and bring your dog in to see us for annual exams.

3) We enjoy annual exams more than emergencies
We love healthy, happy pups. Seeing you and your dog for a regular exam is much more fun than seeing you two to treat an existing medical issue. Please come see us regularly to help keep your dog at her best. We know that life and medical issues happen, so if something comes up, we’re only a phone call away.

4) We welcome questions
Please ask us any question you may have about your dog’s health. Do I need to brush her teeth every month? Is she acting weird? Seriously, ask us anything you want to know about your dog’s health. That’s what we’re here for.

5) We don’t want to sell, we want to protect
You probably don’t enjoy feeling like someone is selling you something. We hate it too, but we know that protecting your dog from heartworm disease is incredibly important. We’ve seen the serious health problems that come with heartworm infections and we don’t want you or your dog to ever have to deal with them. So, when we encourage you to protect your dogs from heartworm disease, know that we’re not trying to sell to you, we’re trying to help you protect the dog you love so much.