What to Expect at an Appointment

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So that we can best assist you and give you and your pet the attention your case deserves, please allow plenty of time for your initial visit. Because the VMTH is the world’s leading veterinary teaching facility, every patient visit includes a training opportunity for our students, and possibly for our veterinarian residents who are training to be specialists in a particular field. After checking in with our client services staff, you will be met by a veterinary student who will escort you to an examination room. The student will gather some history of your pet's problem and perform an initial physical examination.

Once the preliminary examination has been completed, one or more faculty veterinarians and/or resident veterinarians will join you in the examination room, and discuss your case. If needed, the student will also assist in obtaining samples for diagnostic tests, and be involved in the discussion about how to best move forward with your case. This discussion will help determine with you a treatment plan that not only benefits your pet, but works with your lifestyle. This team approach to your case is vital to the learning process for our veterinary students and residents. All decisions about your pet's care will be made by faculty veterinarians. We are grateful that you’ve chosen to help be a part of teaching the next generation of veterinarians.

Click here to see some of the resident veterinarians you may meet at your appointment.