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Listened to the way the vet talked to horse owners. Was he knowledgable? Respectful? Available?
6/3/2013 9:20:42 PM
Actually found her on my own by checking around and observing.
6/3/2013 8:09:18 PM
I have my own barn...I am a veterinarian
6/3/2013 6:35:36 PM
I have used the same vet for 18 years now. He was the barn vet at the barn I boarded at 18 yrs ago
6/3/2013 6:10:20 PM
my Vet is AAEP Certified
6/3/2013 5:59:57 PM
Have used the same vet for 45 years. His father was my parent's vet too
6/3/2013 1:29:26 PM
All are equine specialists ~ exceptional care afforded to my rescue horses.
6/3/2013 7:01:38 AM
Kauai, Hi. We have 1 Equine Vet and are blessed to have him. We didn't have an Equine Vet for years
6/3/2013 1:29:25 AM
Horse is at trainers barn and is good, my vet doesn't travel out there
6/2/2013 5:49:38 PM
He aw she town vet that my dad knew in a small own and we still have him as our vet today
6/2/2013 4:19:38 PM
Wish I had one in my area. Have had to learn to do things myself.
6/1/2013 12:17:46 PM
I went through a few vets. I like a vet that doesn't patronize and is not prone to expensive "maybe"
6/1/2013 8:25:38 AM
Had professional non equine contact with her & then asked friends about her
6/1/2013 8:24:51 AM
Then I make a well horse visit, perhaps a teeth float. I watch, I talk, I listen.
5/31/2013 8:10:22 PM
Tfhe only vet (of 2 in my area) who makes farm calls...I didn't have a truck and trailer for 4 years
5/31/2013 5:42:13 PM
Dr. Dugan (Roy WA.) Our mare has cushings pergolide has helped her greatly.
5/31/2013 4:16:55 PM
New Bolton provides our veterinarian services, we are very fortunate.
5/31/2013 1:11:51 PM
... and only after conducting my own research on reputation, knowledge and experience in their field
5/31/2013 12:59:57 PM
My vet is a better communicator than my primary care physician!
5/31/2013 12:44:15 PM
Been using the same 3 vets and clinics in CA, but moved and have had a hard time finding a new one.
5/31/2013 12:03:40 PM
Two large animal vets in area, use both, depending on situation
5/31/2013 11:24:38 AM
I aksed every one I knew with horses. Then settled on one. Still with him.
5/30/2013 10:32:15 PM
The best Chino Valley Equine Hospital is close by... I take all my horses there.
5/30/2013 10:09:02 PM
be careful picking a vet...
5/30/2013 8:55:46 PM
allHaving dealt with most of the local ones, finy picked the ones the horses get on with best.
5/30/2013 7:59:48 PM
Also - who is willing to come to a small barn
5/30/2013 9:52:33 AM
I also investigated different vets and check with the college
5/30/2013 8:06:10 AM
I am employed at an equine hospital
5/30/2013 1:38:32 AM
I actually don't remember. He has been my vet for almost 20 years.
5/30/2013 12:01:12 AM
We like to assess any new Vet who comes to town then we make our decision to leave the current Vet.
5/29/2013 11:54:14 PM
In my rural area, we don't have choices
5/29/2013 10:55:24 PM
New to the area. Barn vet retired.
5/29/2013 9:47:10 PM
In our area, large animal vets are very hard to find, and a good one is really hard to find.
5/29/2013 9:04:34 PM
Lots of vets ( younger ones) appear to have a lot of information and little knowledge.
5/29/2013 9:00:56 PM
have used the same 3 vers for over 20 years. Each has his own specialty.
5/29/2013 4:31:26 PM
I trust my vet completely!
5/29/2013 2:28:29 PM
I use the same vet my grandparents used for their horses
5/29/2013 2:20:21 PM
"Group practice" diminishes the quality I can get from using a vet who knows my horses, esp in Emerg
5/29/2013 12:59:04 PM
i am very careful on choosing my health care providers for both mine and my clients horses.
5/29/2013 12:55:12 PM
I work at a veterinary college whose amubulatory service is one of the few equine vets around
5/29/2013 12:48:23 PM
word of mouth from respected horse people, then my own on going personal experience with vet
5/29/2013 11:48:54 AM
I called for an emergency when new to the area 20 years ago, she remains my vet and trusted friend.
5/29/2013 11:43:16 AM
The people we bought my mare from recommended him. We might switch, though.
5/29/2013 10:57:38 AM
We have good & knowledgable friends who referred us to our two female vets, they are the best !!
5/29/2013 9:59:28 AM
Pays to do your research! There are good Vets:) and unfortunately others.
5/29/2013 8:39:49 AM
Asking other long-time horse owners who they like/don't like and why is usually a good way.
5/29/2013 7:22:47 AM
Farm call vets are becoming a dying breed. I try to find decent vets in new locales...
5/29/2013 12:18:50 AM
I was able to watch him work on other equines - in Hawaii we are limited in our choices.
5/28/2013 10:13:44 PM
I use a large vet clinic - got to know all the vets, I have my favorites
5/28/2013 10:11:08 PM
I look for a Vet that understands alternative modalities as these have benefitted my Equids the most
5/28/2013 8:42:00 PM
I found my vet long before Internet came into vogue, in the local horse yellow pages!
5/28/2013 8:05:47 PM
Use several veterinarians dependent upon the need
5/28/2013 7:49:20 PM
One of the local vets just come out. It is always one of those 5.
5/28/2013 7:43:40 PM
It was just luck--My first barn used the practice he worked with--he's great.
5/28/2013 7:19:30 PM
I have a regular but I use many vets. Often it comes down to who will come in an emergency!
5/28/2013 7:06:09 PM
Our family choose our horse vet many years ago. Never regretted it.
5/28/2013 7:00:58 PM
Our regular vet was on vacation and his staff refered us. Love him so much 16 years & still going
5/28/2013 6:06:19 PM
really " none of the above" I met my vet at a non horse event.
5/28/2013 5:56:43 PM
My vet knew my horse before I bought him, so I continued using her as my vet!
5/28/2013 5:37:14 PM
Live in a small town with only two vets, went by reputation and personal experience with other vet.
5/28/2013 5:35:11 PM
Found my vet decades ago - was only one that would deal w/ mustangs
5/28/2013 5:14:06 PM
We use different veterinarians for different issues.
5/28/2013 5:04:47 PM
When we moved to TX from PA we got a referral from the next door neighbor, who raises Peruvians.
5/28/2013 4:41:59 PM
Had the same vet clinic since 1981. Great folks!
5/28/2013 4:32:53 PM
when you have one of the top vet schools in the country three miles down the road, it's a no brainer
5/28/2013 4:27:05 PM
But also personal references
5/28/2013 1:34:21 PM
No equine vets in my rural area.
5/28/2013 8:16:46 AM
LookLooked at local practices, vets, location. staff, etc.
5/28/2013 8:15:04 AM
Word of mouth led me to my current vet, who is incredible.
5/28/2013 7:38:56 AM
Been with them for 30 years--they are the closest and happily one of the best regionally.
5/28/2013 2:54:06 AM
Even with a referral, if I'm not comfortable I will go the the AAEP website
5/28/2013 2:33:33 AM
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