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Old 01-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know where else to post this so please feel free to move it if necessary! I am unhappy with my vet and would like to find one in my area someone here on the board has experience with and would recommend. Specifically, I'm looking for a vet with GSD experience. My current vet has made comments and suggestions which make it apparent she's not familiar with the breed. I live in southeastern North Carolina near Wilmington. Anyone who's nearby and can help please send me a PM. Thank you!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think Jocoyn (sp?) (one of the mods.) uses a holistic vet in NC, but not 100% sure,...if I remember, she noted having to travel to find one she was happy with and I believe she still uses a the conventional one closer to home. Best of both worlds...try PMing her
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If there's a good GSD rescue in your area, send them an email through their website and ask about this -- they likely know many of the vets in the area and will likely tell you which one they really trust.
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I have a personal friend in Wilmington, NC who has been invovled in GSDs for the past fifty years. If you will private message me, I will let you know her thoughts about vets in your area.
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Try rescues and breeders in your area - see what vets they use.

Also personal advice, look for a vet that is AHAA accredited. AHAA accreditation is hard to obtain - only about 14% of clinics in the country are accredited. It simply means they go above and beyond what is legally required, they have to follow very specific guidelines in both hospital management and treatment. After accreditation they continue to go through inspections to make sure they stay up to date.

https://www.aahanet.org/Accreditation/default.aspx
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Thank you all for your advice! I count on the members of this board so much!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I moved both dogs over to the same holistic vet, but I am too far away (upstate SC) to do you any good. I do drive about 20 miles each way.

You might call the folks at haus baysden - they are breeders near Jacksonville and may know a good local vet.
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Just a thought Nancy, maybe your holistic vet has alliances in Rangers area (?)...I'm just mentioning from your posts, your new vet seems really good, and may be able to direct to some w/same like minds and/or advise what the OP should be looking for in a vet
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