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A message from the Lower Southampton Animal Control Advisory Board

Everyone who owns a pet has most likely at some point in their pet’s life had to take them to a vet. Thankfully, most times this is to update shots or to just get a wellness checkup.

On occasion emergencies arise that require a trip to the vet. In both of these cases, having a familiar, trusted vet makes these events less stressful and more productive.

On occasion, a vet visit is neither for a check-up or emergency. It may involve some type of surgery, procedure or diagnosis.

In these cases, as you would with yourself or any family member, a second or even third opinion may be warranted. A second opinion does not demonstrate a lack of trust in your long time vet.

With new diagnostic tools and procedures available and the greater knowledge we have in animal husbandry, a second opinion may save you considerable cost and more importantly may save your pet from unnecessary treatment, surgeries, etc.

Most times any x-rays and tests already obtained from your primary vet may be taken with you to your second opinion vet and will save the unnecessary cost and inconvenience of preforming these test and x-rays a second time.