To provide the best care for your pet, you must find a service with the necessary experience, equipment, and a trained staff. Find someone who is knowledgeable in the various needs, behaviors, diseases, and responses to drugs that your animal might have.
Your best referral sources for good services are family, friends, and coworkers who own the same type of pet. Ask your friends and family why they like a particular service and get specific details.
Other sources include rescue organizations, who have many opportunities to seek veterinary care and should have a good idea about who is reliable and helpful.
Don’t forget to inquire at your local pet store. Keep in mind, however, that you’re only asking for a referral, not medical advice. Most pet store employees are not qualified to give veterinary advice.
You also can call your local area veterinary association to ask who in your area has a good reputation.