Keeping your canine healthy is a major part to ensuring their happiness and giving you piece of mind. Finding a good vet is like finding a great doctor; hard to do. Unfortunately, we don’t get the same level of health insurance for pets like we do for people so price of care often times plays into where we go.
I think there’s a balance between cost of care and level + relationship of care. Costs can vary widely. I know when I first moved out to Washington (state, not DC) that I floundered in my attempts to find a good vet.
There is a new site called Fairvets that helps you locate or at least know the average cost of care before heading off to a vet. It’s a great site but it also needs more people to input vet prices. The site is reliant on individuals giving the costs of their vet care; the more people who participate the more information they’ll have to share. Currently, in the metro-Detroit area they only show 6 vets.
This will be a great site to bookmark and keep an eye on. Don’t forget to provide your own vet information to help their site grow!