Which Vet should I choose

How do I choose which Veterinarian is right for me?

While there may not be individual veterinarians who are available across all the states, there are several well-known veterinary hospital chains and organizations with multiple locations across the United States. These organizations often have a network of veterinarians who provide care in various states. Here are a few such organizations:

  1. VCA (Veterinary Centers of America):
    • VCA is one of the largest and most well-known veterinary chains in the United States. They have numerous animal hospitals and clinics in many states.
  2. Banfield Pet Hospital (Inside PetSmart Stores):
    • Banfield has over 1,000 locations in PetSmart stores across the country, making it widely accessible for pet owners.
  3. BluePearl Veterinary Partners:
    • BluePearl operates specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in multiple states, providing 24/7 emergency care and specialized services.
  4. PetVet Care Centers:
    • PetVet Care Centers own and operate veterinary hospitals and clinics in various states, offering a range of services.
  5. National Veterinary Associates (NVA):
    • NVA is a network of veterinary hospitals and clinics with locations in many states, providing comprehensive veterinary care.
  6. MedVet:
    • MedVet is known for its specialty and emergency veterinary services with locations in several states.
  7. VetCor:
    • VetCor owns and manages veterinary practices across the country, offering various veterinary services.

These organizations often have a broad network of veterinarians and facilities, making it easier for pet owners to access veterinary care in multiple states. However, the quality of care may vary between individual locations, so it’s essential to research and read reviews when choosing a specific veterinarian or hospital within these chains.

“Please note I am providing this information based on average reviews and rating across the states, I have not specifically tested or worked with any particular vet or veterinarian. Choosing which vet is up to you, but I hope I have helped where I can.


However, there are some well-known veterinary hospitals and organizations that I believe are highly regarded for their expertise and services. Here are a few notable ones:

  1. Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA-Angell) – Boston, Massachusetts:
    • Angell Animal Medical Center is one of the oldest and most respected animal hospitals in the country. It offers a wide range of specialty services, including cardiology, oncology, and neurology.
  2. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University – North Grafton, Massachusetts:
    • Tufts University’s veterinary school is renowned for its research and veterinary education programs. The Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides high-quality care for pets.
  3. University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine – Davis, California:
    • UC Davis has one of the top veterinary schools in the nation, known for its cutting-edge research and veterinary medical services.
  4. Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences – College Station, Texas:
    • Texas A&M’s veterinary school is recognized for its excellent education and comprehensive veterinary medical services.
  5. Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine – Ithaca, New York:
    • Cornell is renowned for its veterinary programs, including its Animal Hospital, which offers specialized care in various fields.
  6. The Animal Medical Center – New York City, New York:
    • Located in the heart of NYC, The Animal Medical Center is a leading specialty hospital providing a wide range of advanced veterinary services.
  7. VCA (Veterinary Centers of America) Hospitals:
    • VCA is a network of veterinary hospitals and clinics across the country, and many of its locations are known for high-quality care and specialized services.

Whether you choose a chain or a specialist, I hope that I have given you some good pointers to help you decide which Vets to use.

– Whiskle, “I write a lot of posts about cats, you can read more here at The Cat Blog!”

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