If you’re buying a home in Boca Raton, whether you’re coming from another city in Florida or you’re moving here from another state, you need to know how to find the right veterinarian for your pet. Here’s the scoop on finding a vet in Boca Raton – plus a few local experts you can call.
How to Find the Right Veterinarian in Boca Raton
Finding the right veterinarian is probably at the top of your To-Do list if you’re moving to Boca Raton. You can start your search now to save time later – but where do you begin?
For most people, the best thing to do is make in-person visits to veterinarians around the area. Ideally, you’ll find one who shares your philosophy on pet care, and you’ll be able to see the vet and staff members deal with other pets. These are the steps you can take to make sure you’re on the right track:
- Get recommendations from friends, family and others
- Visit veterinarians’ offices (with or without your pet)
- Talk to the vet about specific issues
- Ask the front desk staff about fees, including emergency visit charges
- Check each vet’s professional accreditations
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for Finding a Vet in Boca Raton: Get Recommendations From Friends and Family
The best way to find a good vet is to ask people you know. You can ask friends and family in the area or your pet-friendly Boca Raton REALTOR® (she happens to know a thing or two about the vets in the area). If all else fails, take to Google. People tend to be brutally honest in their online reviews, so start reading to zero in on vets that may be a good fit for you.
Tip #2 for Finding a Vet in Boca Raton: Visit Veterinarians’ Offices
After you’ve narrowed your choices down to just a few, visit the vets’ offices on your list. You can go with or without your pet – it’s up to you – but you definitely want to see the office in person. Go into the lobby to check how clean it is, how the front desk staff looks (do they hate their jobs and want to leave? Are they happy and friendly, greeting you when you come in the door), and how it smells. Is there a comfortable waiting area, and is it packed with patients? The vibe in the front usually matches the vibe in the back, so if you don’t get a good impression, leave and head to the next clinic on your list.
Tip #3 for Finding a Vet in Boca Raton: Talk to the Vet About Specific Issues
Take some time to talk to each veterinarian about how he or she deals with specific issues, even if they don’t affect your pet. You’ll want to talk about things like preventive care, cancer treatments, how they support senior dogs and whether they provide things like:
- In-house digital x-rays
- Laboratory work
- Veterinary surgical services
Tip #4 for Finding a Vet in Boca Raton: Ask the Front Desk Staff About Fees
Compare what each veterinary clinic tells you about fees, costs of common procedures, and what methods of payment they accept. If you have pet insurance, ask whether the office accepts it. You should also ask whether the vet provides written estimates for procedures and services, whether they accept payment plans, and whether you’ll get a detailed description of services after each visit.
Tip #5 for Finding a Vet in Boca Raton: Check Each Vet’s Professional Accreditations
Find out how many veterinarians and licensed vet techs that the clinic has on staff. See how long they’ve been practicing and where they studied, as well as whether they’re members of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
List of Veterinarians in Boca Raton
Here’s a quick list of vets in Boca Raton that you can check out. We’re not endorsing any of them, but we’re happy to provide you with their contact information so you can make the right choice for your pet.
|Boca Midtowne Animal Hospital
21073 Powerline Road $27
|Boca Palms Animal Hospital
950 North Dixie Highway
|Boca Veterinary Clinic
22191 Powerline Road #14
|Boca Village Animal Hospital
6063 Southwest 18th Street
|Central Animal Hospital
73 Southwest 1st Avenue
|Compassionate Care Animal Clinic
1289 West Palmetto Park Road
|Healthy Pets Veterinary Care
5030 Champion Boulevard
|Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic
1936 Northeast 5th Avenue
|Regency Veterinary Clinic
3013 Yamato Road #B6
|TLC Animal Hospital
5400 North Dixie Highway #14
|VCA Spanish River Animal Hospital
180 Spanish River Boulevard
|Vets to Pets
Mobile Housecall Service
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