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Finding a Veterinarian

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How did you begin using your current veterinarian?

He or she was recommended by a friend or fellow equestrian.
57%
498
He or she was recommended by a former veterinarian.
9%
81
He or she is the resident veterinarian at my boarding barn.
13%
111
I found him or her in the yellow pages.
2%
21
I found him or her on the Internet.
2%
19
I found him or her in a different way (please specify below).
16%
142

Total votes cast: 872

Comments & Write-in Answers

He was the new vet in my old vet's practice so the transition was easy He knew my horses

7/21/2014 12:49:25 PM

He was recommended by my barn manager because he specialized in lameness issues.

7/21/2014 12:09:03 PM

Only vet in the area that does large animals.

7/21/2014 9:23:13 AM

New to the area with excellent credits.

7/21/2014 7:22:06 AM

Closest and most convenient to home!

7/20/2014 11:52:51 PM

Friend who went to vet school

7/20/2014 9:05:42 PM

family member works for her

7/20/2014 7:21:30 PM

took over the practice of my former vet

7/20/2014 6:56:03 PM

Worked for a former Vet and then started his own practice.

7/20/2014 6:26:24 PM

Only one local equine vet

7/20/2014 5:59:14 PM

moved to a new area and was the only vet clinic that took care of horses

7/20/2014 5:41:57 PM

Heard about a new AAEP vet in the area.

7/20/2014 5:24:57 PM

vet that works in group of vet I had that left for small animal practice

7/20/2014 5:17:02 PM

Weekly articles in newspaper written by new vet along with their ad.

7/20/2014 4:44:21 PM

Husband & wife team came to buy a dairy goat from me.

7/20/2014 4:08:51 PM

I was lucky, I found a great vet

7/20/2014 3:19:10 PM

I worked there for my internship in college.

7/20/2014 2:59:41 PM

Emergency and other vet not avaiable

7/20/2014 2:55:10 PM

My vet is the only one on the island that I live on, 45 min ferry once every few hours to mainland

7/20/2014 2:07:13 PM

veterinary referral from vet school

7/20/2014 9:40:57 AM

She took over the practice when my vet moved away.

7/20/2014 3:48:00 AM

She had been a staff vet at a local large animal hospital before starting her own practice.

7/19/2014 12:39:34 AM

She took over some's practice in early 1970s

7/18/2014 5:21:08 PM

Just rotating vets & she is in the office we take the dog.

7/18/2014 2:30:40 PM

the vet I first called had too big a client load; she recommended the one I've used since

7/18/2014 1:17:36 PM

Close to my ranch so could due drop in and avoid ranch call charge

7/18/2014 1:13:56 PM

Went to school with him

7/18/2014 11:21:39 AM

He was recommended by my former vet and the clinic is across the street from my home and barn

7/18/2014 9:00:37 AM

we have 3 great horse vets in the area. I picked the one easiest to make appoinments with.

7/18/2014 6:10:03 AM

The only Vet in our small town

7/18/2014 5:47:42 AM

A new vet in town was at the barn where my mare was being bred, and I liked him, started using him.

7/18/2014 3:08:38 AM

internship

7/18/2014 2:56:37 AM

He was vetting a horse at the ranch next door and heard the rib "crack" when my horse got kicked

7/18/2014 2:48:03 AM

I met her at a horseshow.

7/18/2014 12:53:58 AM

local horse publication

7/17/2014 10:39:52 PM

He had his clinic around the corner from me

7/17/2014 10:26:28 PM

My 4-H leader was the vet's wife

7/17/2014 9:23:59 PM

Closest to the ranch

7/17/2014 8:30:31 PM

almost a neighbor - close and good.

7/17/2014 7:55:22 PM

She is the only large animal vet in the area. She is awesome!

7/17/2014 7:04:16 PM

My Veterinarian worked for a former vet I used.

7/17/2014 6:03:03 PM

One of our vets had been our pony's vet for previous owner, the other vet had been the farm owner's

7/17/2014 5:32:34 PM

He was able to do a surgery my regular vet couldn't. That was 20 years ago now!

7/17/2014 5:16:52 PM

She was the on-call for my former vet when I had an emergency.

7/17/2014 4:22:48 PM

I asked at the feed store. I am happy with the vet clinic they recommended.

7/17/2014 1:52:27 PM

took over the practice of my old vet. she's better

7/17/2014 12:54:16 PM

I moved barns, and he is one of the 3 vets the owners use. Lucky for me.

7/17/2014 10:44:36 AM

Saw their vehicle at the local Tractor Supply. I researched them and decided to give them a try. A+

7/17/2014 10:13:18 AM

He is the only one in a 50 mile radius

7/17/2014 10:12:35 AM

showing

7/17/2014 1:46:55 AM

Part of the practice when my vet retired.

7/16/2014 11:20:32 PM

he was the vet that came out and we liked him so much we always asked for him.

7/16/2014 10:38:13 PM

At racetrack

7/16/2014 10:22:29 PM

I was a 4-H dog leader for 6 years. My current vet had 2 daughters that were in the program.

7/16/2014 9:54:08 PM

I use several vets. All are good but some are better at certain things.

7/16/2014 9:54:02 PM

Moved my horses home, where I was limited to 2 choices. Only 1 was an AAEP member, so chose that 1.

7/16/2014 9:24:41 PM

He is the ONLY veterinarian for more than 100 miles

7/16/2014 7:49:59 PM

the only vet in town

7/16/2014 7:48:53 PM

he has taken care of my 24 yr old since he was a foal, guess the vet came with the horse !

7/16/2014 7:36:31 PM

Purina program from local feed store

7/16/2014 6:07:17 PM

zhe moved to our area so zi tried him and have used him for the last 15 years.

7/16/2014 6:00:34 PM

My vet is my neighbor!

7/16/2014 5:59:39 PM

She joined our local mixed practice. When that practice gave up equine, she left and I stayed with h

7/16/2014 5:14:53 PM

was an associate with a vet that I used

7/16/2014 5:14:51 PM

A well known sport medicine vet, I did a research on the Internet and "interviewed" my friends

7/16/2014 5:07:17 PM

She took over when my prior vet moved out of the area.

7/16/2014 5:00:06 PM

I read an article about him in a horse newsletter

7/16/2014 4:37:34 PM

I took riding lessons with her two daughters and we got to know her better than our other vet

7/16/2014 3:47:58 PM

She partnered with our previous veterinarian and later took over the practice.

7/16/2014 3:45:47 PM

He worked as an associate with the US Olympic team vet who lives in my area

7/16/2014 3:43:48 PM

My current veterinarian happened to be the closest to the farm and luckily they do a great job!

7/16/2014 12:34:50 PM

Vet friend referred my Vet to me and is wonderful

7/16/2014 11:47:31 AM

Been our horse vet for 21 years, and now I work for him

7/16/2014 10:26:00 AM

In N. Michigan options are very limited & very expensive. I must travel for lamness issues!

7/16/2014 10:08:04 AM

Originally was barn vet but I continued to use after making two moves to different barns

7/16/2014 10:00:02 AM

In addition to being resident vets, they have a great rep so we kept them.

7/16/2014 9:42:33 AM

Only vet in area

7/16/2014 9:10:17 AM

Used the same vet since I was seven, now I'm fifty six.

7/16/2014 8:33:33 AM

We have been using this vet for many years and when are old vet retired and the new one took over.

7/16/2014 8:04:46 AM

she moved in next door with a herd of horses and other animals

7/16/2014 7:41:28 AM

He is the only specialist equine vet in the area - the other vets are small animal vets

7/16/2014 3:50:49 AM

He is a thoroughbred breeder same as us . He loves all horses and trys his best always !

7/16/2014 3:08:37 AM

When we bought our home, our realtor's mare was about to foal. Realtor introduced us to vet.

7/16/2014 12:39:51 AM

I needed him for an emergency foundering pony, but he's now been my vet for over 17 years...a

7/15/2014 11:34:36 PM

Drive past the practice when going into town (30 miles). Other vets are much farther away.

7/15/2014 10:28:38 PM

My veterinarian has been my family's vet for over 15 years.

7/15/2014 8:48:26 PM

emergency choke

7/15/2014 8:09:56 PM

I got po'ed at the billing from the other clinic so I changed clinics. Both Vets were fantastic

7/15/2014 8:02:56 PM

I met the founding partner at a horse event 30 years ago

7/15/2014 7:02:30 PM

Recommended by K-State Surgeon

7/15/2014 6:34:53 PM

My vet was the only one in the area when I bought my horse property-still using him after 13 years!

7/15/2014 6:29:46 PM

I boarded my first horse across from the vet I use today (33yrs)

7/15/2014 5:44:57 PM

Closest clinic to our farm, very good vets.

7/15/2014 5:29:00 PM

Recommendation from at least 3 fellow horse enthusiasts.

7/15/2014 5:20:53 PM

Blacksmith recommendation

7/15/2014 5:13:21 PM

Had to switch, but am now satisfied with the services I receive.

7/15/2014 5:02:21 PM

looking for a new vet, found one but not very caring about my guys

7/15/2014 5:00:03 PM

The only vet in my town.

7/15/2014 4:53:49 PM

I followed the practice who were doing new advanced treatments

7/15/2014 4:49:10 PM

Intro came from Hay supplier, his wife was a Vet. She's great!!!

7/15/2014 4:46:13 PM

My mare was already registered with her

7/15/2014 4:21:14 PM

Well known practice located next to new stable

7/15/2014 4:02:28 PM

was the vet the stud owner was using to A I our mare

7/15/2014 1:42:49 PM

I have 2 vets; one is the boarding barn vet and one is a specialist found thru friends

7/15/2014 1:41:49 PM

She was the closes to the horses

7/15/2014 1:39:38 PM

We found our equine vet at an ACTHA ride.

7/15/2014 12:58:54 PM

They used to treat large & small animals.Now specialize only with large farm animals.

7/15/2014 12:35:21 PM

Assisted him in treating friend's horse & liked how he worked.

7/15/2014 11:45:10 AM

Only use a Vet that specialises in Equines- waste of money otherwise.

7/15/2014 10:49:40 AM

At a seminar....

7/15/2014 10:44:13 AM

He was the vet at my old boarding barn, and he agreed to keep seeing my horse when we changed barns.

7/15/2014 8:08:58 AM

Took over practice of our vet who retired.

7/15/2014 7:44:22 AM

Trainer only uses the best professionals in the area

7/15/2014 7:09:23 AM