We recommend, where possible, requesting to see the same veterinary surgeon on each visit. This is particularly important when dealing with an ongoing condition and it encourages development of a good relationship between the veterinary surgeon, client and patient. Of course we appreciate how stressful it can be when your pet is unwell, but if possible giving as much information to the vet at the time of consultation is always useful.

The following is a guide:

  • What is the main problem with your pet?
  • When did you first notice this?
  • Has the problem worsened with time?
  • Has the pet had any similar previous problems?
  • Has your pet’s appetite, thirst, urination and stools changed?
  • Has your pet’s routine, diet and temperament changed recently?
  • Are your pet’s vaccinations up to date?
  • Has your pet had any recent flea or worm treatments?
  • Have you treated your pet with anything for the problem?
  • Is your pet on medication for any other condition?

The cost of veterinary care explained (.pdf)