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How To Find The Best Vet


A veterinarian is responsible for your pet’s well-being. As a pet owner, you must ensure your pet receives the best care, so choosing a vet requires careful consideration. Take some time to do proper research before making your decision.

Let’s explore what you should look for in a vet so you can feel confident that your pet will be in good hands.

What Accreditations Do They Have?

Accreditations can easily confirm the competency of the veterinarian you plan to work with. When you are in the process of choosing a good vet, look for an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation. AAHA is the sole organization responsible for acknowledging animal clinics in the U.S. and Canada.

AAHA accreditation indicates that the veterinary practice meets or exceeds quality standards and seeks continuous improvement in all aspects of veterinary medicine. Animal clinics are regularly evaluated in multiple areas to ensure that they uphold AAHA standards.

Get Recommendations

Consulting people you can trust, like friends, family or neighbors, is an excellent way to find a good vet. Talk to them about the animal clinics they use and those they are willing to recommend.

Reviews can also be a source of information about a particular vet you’re looking into. Reading online testimonials can give you a clear picture of a vet’s services or shortcomings to help you make your decision.

Visit The Office Before Your Appointment

For this visit, you should leave your pet at home and use your time at the clinic to ensure it meets your standards. During this time, consider whether the office seems organized and clean and make sure you feel comfortable asking questions to gather more information about the services they offer, their opening hours and emergency provisions they have in place.

Find out everything you can about the clinic, the staff and their procedures. This information will give you insight into whether your pet will receive the care they need there.

Schedule Your Appointment With University Animal Clinic Today

If you’re looking for an excellent vet in Bradenton, Sarasota or Lakewood Ranch, look no further. University Animal Clinic is an accredited AAHA practice passionate about maintaining the highest medical standards for veterinary care.

When you choose us as your pet’s vet, you can rest assured that they will receive care from medical staff dedicated to their health. Schedule an appointment with us today!

What Our Clients Have To Say

I wasn’t holding my breath that a vet would work hard to help diagnose my leopard gecko. I was wrong. The doctor worked hard to diagnose why our pet lizard stopped eating & ran a battery of tests.

Paulina Testerman

Vets and staff are knowledgeable and efficient. Clean and friendly Vet office. My dog now goes in to see her Vet with out balking.

Sara Little

Dr. Fink was just super with the Bruiser on his last visit. The entire staff was attentive, caring and professional. We would highly recommend University Animal Clinic to all who love their pets and want the best care for them.


All employees are amazing with animals. I am glad I found a Vet’s office that makes me feel that my 5 months old puppy is in the best hands

Heide Myrick

Even with full covid-19 protection our Basset was well cared for by the staff, I received detailed home care instructions and got a ‘checking on you’ call the next day. Our basset is on the way to revovery. Perfect outcome. Great caring friendly staff.

Stan Yonkauski

Met Dr. Sam and Dr. Fink today and was very impressed. We have been a client of University Animal Clinic since it opened with Dr. Rill. My wife and I feel very comfortable with these ladies and plan to keep our relationship with them. The staff and Dr’s are very helpful and friendly.

Pet Parent

The very best of care, the entire staff always gives their all and truly cares about both patient and parents! You won’t find a better clinic in Sarasota.

Ron Marano

My dogs, Max and Leo, always have a very positive experience at UAC. The staff is friendly and professional. The office is efficient and clean. I appreciate the ability to check on the dogs’ vaccinations, etc., on the pet portal. Great vet practice.

Ronni Silverman

The entire staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Sam was extremely knowledgeable, kind, and eased my anxiety. Even though I was worried they comforted me, answered all of my questions, and took great care of my fur baby.

Zach Gennette

It is very difficult to find an avian vet who is kind while not sugar coating what can be bad news. I had no idea conures get cataracts as they get older, helped me understand my bird’s actions. The Dr. is wonderful!

Jessica Sakas
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