Features June 2018 Issue

Veterinary Visits: It's Important to Be There for Your Dog

The treatment room at All About Animals, the veterinary clinic in Mahomet, Illinois, described by Linda Case in this article, is seen here through a specially installed window that allows owners to watch as their pets receive treatment in a sterile environment. Assisted by Caleb Hansen, CVT, Dr. Joella Koss is examining Linda’s younger dog, Alice, while Alice keeps a watchful eye on her owner.

Veterinary Visits: It's Important to Be There for Your Dog

Why you should look for a veterinarian who doesn’t take your dog “into the back.”

I am going to be blunt; I have a strong opinion about this. There is absolutely no chance that I would allow any of my dogs to be taken “into the back” at a veterinary clinic for anything short of surgery. Our new vet does go above and beyond with her clinic’s degree of owner involvement, but we have never been clients at a clinic that required our dogs to be taken away from us for examinations.

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