Communication is so important when you have a pet in your life. Whether it’s learning to communicate with your pet or communicating with your veterinary team, being clear and concise is essential. Drs. Marie Taylor, Trudi Bowden, and the entire staff are committed to providing the highest standards of quality and compassion in veterinary care. We understand how important your pets are to you and your family, and we will do our best to see that they are cared for in a professional manner. We have a passion for what we do and consider it a privilege to serve you. See for yourself!
Whether you’re coming in for your first visit or you’re a seasoned veteran at our clinic, we have some tips that can help!
Write your questions and notes down before you come to see us.
We’ll have a lot to discuss during your pet’s visit, and there’s nothing worse than drawing a blank when you know there was an important question you wanted to ask or not being able to recall your pet’s specific food brand. Come prepared by writing down the following:
- Lists of your pet’s medications, preventive products, and supplements
- Information about your pet’s food and treats, including brand names, types, amount, and frequency
- Notes about your pet’s changes in behavior
- A list of questions about your pet’s health (common topics include weight and nutrition, behavior changes, training, parasite prevention, dental care, vaccinations, disease progression, and pet insurance)
Understand, absorb, and ask questions! We’re here to help.
Don’t rely on your memory. To help you remember the information conveyed during the veterinary visit:
- Use your smartphone to record exam room conversations.
- Take notes during the appointment.
- Ask our team for additional resources, including educational handouts, trusted online articles and websites, and more.
Communicate after the appointment, no question is too big or too small.
Many pet owners think of additional questions after leaving the veterinary hospital. Never hesitate to call us with your questions or concerns, whether your pet’s appointment was today or two weeks ago. Your pet’s health is our top priority, and we want to partner with you to provide him with a long, healthy life.
If you ever need anything, we’re just a call away! Call us today at 919-693-6911.