We consider you and your pet family.
Information to Consider:
- After you, a veterinarian will be the most important person in your pet’s life
- Choose an animal doctor as carefully as you would choose a family doctor
- Find someone you can talk to and trust
- Is it important to you to have the most advanced quality of care or is a more basic approach acceptable to you?
- Ask someone you trust for a recommendation, who they’d recommend, and why.
- What are the hours of operation?
- Tour the facility, meet the staff and doctors; check for cleanliness in all areas of the hospital.
- Does the waiting room have separate areas for dogs and cats?
- Visit a practice’s Web site to get a feel for their approach to veterinary care.
- Is the practice accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association? Only 12% of veterinary hospital in North America are AAHA certified.
- Are any doctors board-certified in the ABVP category of Canine and Feline Practice?
- Can laboratory tests, ultrasound, etc. be done the same day—time is important if your pet is sick.
- Are certified technicians available to care for your pet?
- Are the office staff friendly and ready to answer questions and give you a tour?
- Does the staff attend seminars and workshops regularly?
- What emergency care services are provided?
- Are there payment plans available?
- Is pet health insurance available?
- Multiple veterinarians are helpful in providing a second opinion “on the spot”, or if an urgent appointment is needed.
Other Questions to Ask
- Are anesthetic machines carefully inspected and calibrated by a certified anesthetic specialist on an annual basis to ensure they are working properly?
- Do certified veterinary technicians monitor anesthetics?
- What anesthetic parameters are monitored to avoid anesthetic complications?
- What is done to prevent patient hypothermia during the surgery and recovery?
- Are dental cleanings done by a certified technician?
- Does a trained assistant monitor anesthesia 100% of the time?
- Is a board-certified radiologist available to review radiographs?
- Does the hospital have on-site ultrasound services available?
- When was the ultrasound machine purchased? Significant improvements in technology have been made within the last few years.
- What experience and training does the veterinarian have in this field?
- Does the hospital have a written protocol regarding pain management guidelines?
Why Choose CPAH?
At Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital, we provide a standard of animal health care founded on compassion, care and a deep commitment to your pets.
CPAH is the best choice for pets and owners in the Lawrence area. Here’s why:
- Voted #1 veterinary hospital in Best of Lawrence competition for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- Obtained the highest level of accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.
- Achieved national recognition for excellence in veterinary medicine and practice.
- Blood work and diagnostic tests such as ultrasound can be done on-site—time is important if your pet is sick.
Experience the difference with a team that considers you and your pet part of our family!
Contact us today!