Article provided by: Islington Village Animal Hospital
You can't put a cost on the wellbeing of your pets. Choosing a good veterinary clinic around where you live should be just as thorough a process as your own medical care. At Islington Village, our animal clinic in Etobicoke will provide your pets with the highest-quality care they can get.
How do I find the best veterinary care for my pets?
The first thing to consider is to see if the vet hospitals you’re looking at will serve the type of pet you own. Many prominent veterinary hospitals will provide services for a wide range of pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs, etc.
Obviously, the next most important thing is the location, which can be crucial in an emergency. Ideally, you want to choose one that’s the closest to you, but also has excellent pet care. Sometimes, you may have to compromise between quality of care and proximity.
There’s no point choosing an animal clinic that is close to you but has short operating hours, poor quality care, or if you have to travel on busy, congested roads to get there. You’re better off with one that’s further away, but provides better care and easier access.
Look online, read customer reviews, and forums to see what others have to say. Ask around your circle of friends and relatives for good options as well.
What options do I have for paying vet bills?
Like human health care, you have the option of paying pet health insurance. Some of the premium animal clinics will have a range of payment options to suit various budgets. At Islington Village, our animal clinic in Etobicoke, we run a pet health insurance scheme with:
- Coverage of a variety of services, inclusive of things like behavioral therapy, alternative therapy, dental care with 24/7 coverage.
- Rapid claims turnaround time
- Discounts for our loyal members
- Possibility for direct payment to the clinic from insurers
Before choosing an insurance option, consider the following:
- What conditions are covered, and what’s not?
- Is coverage valid, if out of state or abroad?
- Are some breeds or genetic conditions excluded?
- How do they define ‘accidents’?
- How does the insurance plan work for more than one pet?
- Are there upfront payments?
How should I book an appointment?
In most veterinary practices, including ours, you can create a profile on our Pet Portal if you’re a new customer. You could then choose a slot on our online schedule, according to availability. You can scan a QR code with your phone, to follow updates on your appointments.
Alternatively, you could also call during opening hours (Mon-Thu: 8 AM - 7 PM, Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM, as well as Sat: 9 AM - 2 PM), to book an appointment or make inquiries.
When choosing a vet hospital, you need to consider a hospital that has a diverse range of services as well as good insurance options. At Islington Village, our animal clinic in Etobicoke will cover all these options for you.Animal Clinic Etobicoke
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