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Are you considering going to a low-cost clinic to have your pet fixed? If so, you may want to consider the benefits of going to a full-service veterinary clinic. The main goal of many spay/neuter clinics is to combat pet overpopulation. While these clinics do benefit animal welfare in general, when it comes to your beloved pet, a veterinary hospital is a much better option. Below, a Watertown and Oconomowoc, WI vet discusses why full-service practices are better than spay/neuter clinics.
Spay/neuter clinics often perform dozens of surgeries each day. The quick pace and high volume means that clinics will spend less time on each individual animal than a full service practice would. A full-service veterinary hospital, however, will offer each pet personal attention, including careful monitoring and thorough follow-up care.
Because many spay/neuter clinics run on shoestring budgets, they may have to cut corners, which can increase the risk of serious, even life-threatening complications. For instance, many clinics simply can’t afford new sterile gowns and gloves for each operation. They also may not have the equipment needed for blood pressure and/or EKG monitoring, which can greatly reduce the risk of complications.
Unlike most clinics, a full-service vet will do a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health. This is very important because if there is an issue, it’s much more likely to be caught by a full-service veterinarian.
Spay/neuter clinics are not set up to provide ongoing care, and won’t keep extensive records on each animal the way a full-service veterinary practice would. Needless to say, it’s very beneficial to have all your pet’s records in one place!
Full service veterinary practices offer complete healthcare for your pet. Should your furry pal need treatment for a medical issue, such as allergies, you’ll need to visit your family veterinarian, rather than a clinic. Being able to go to one place for wellness care, flea and parasite prevention products, and other services, such as boarding, also allows you to build a good relationship with your veterinarian. In the long run, this long-term partnership will make things much easier for both you and your furbaby.
Do you need to schedule spay or neuter surgery? Contact us, your Watertown, WI vet clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!