Despite our best efforts, our animals sometimes become sick or injured. I will work with you to determine a diagnosis and choose a treatment regimen that considers:
- The animal
- The problem
- Available therapies
- Financial constraints
- Possible adverse effects of therapy
- Quality of life for both owner and animal(s)
It is important that you (as the owner) and I (as the veterinarian) have a mutual understanding of the diagnosis, potential treatments, and goals of therapy. This encourages a cooperative and effective veterinarian/client/patient relationship (VCPR).