Your Source for Valuable Second Opinions
If you've been provided a treatment plan by your primary veterinarian that you're uncomfortable with, it can leave you questioning what your options may be. A second opinion can be a valuable tool that helps make a difference in your pet's life and give you peace of mind. At New London Veterinary Center, we have the experience and skills to provide crucial Newark second opinions that create new treatment opportunities for your cat or dog.
We know how overwhelming and confusing the overall second opinion experience can be. That's why our entire veterinary team works hard to help you and your pet feel comfortable throughout the process. We'll also contact your primary veterinarian to get your pet's medical history and helpful information when needed. Call us today to schedule your consultation appointment and take the first step toward improving your pet's quality of life.
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When Should I Seek a Second Opinion?
Each year, countless pet owners put off getting a second opinion because they think their veterinarian's recommendations shouldn't be questioned. It's crucial that if you have any doubts about your pet's treatment, you pursue a second opinion to ensure that your pet is getting the best care possible. Additionally, pet owners may not realize that a second opinion is an option for them because they think it's reserved for life-or-death situations. However, second opinions can be pursued for routine treatments and major procedures. There are various reasons to get a second opinion, including:
Uncertainty Surrounding Your Pet's Treatment Plan: If you've received your pet's treatment plan and have been confused by how limited your options are, a second opinion may be the perfect tool. Most health situations, like diseases, can be resolved in more than one way. If your veterinarian's treatment plan has limited options, a second opinion may expand that list into avenues you wouldn't have thought of, including non-invasive procedures.
Your Pet's Condition Isn't Improving: A second opinion can be crucial if your pet's condition hasn't improved following treatment. This can be especially true if your pet has undergone multiple treatments that haven't had the intended effect. Our team will work hard to get to the root of your pet's health problem and outline treatment options to address it.
Your Veterinarian Has Recommended It: It's normal for veterinarians to recommend a second opinion, especially if your pet's condition is outside of their expertise. Both your primary veterinarian and our team want the best for your pet and will work together to help them live a long and comfortable life.
What to Expect
When you visit our practice for the first time, we'll begin by asking you questions about your pet and the details surrounding its treatment. How long has your pet been treated for its condition? What hesitations have you had with their current or suggested treatment? We'll conduct an extensive wellness exam using technology like x-rays and bloodwork to help us determine the root cause of their health problem.
We'll then use your pet's diagnostic information and its medical history provided by your veterinarian to outline your options. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about them, including our reasoning for recommending each treatment or procedure. We highly recommend that you don't decide hastily and weigh the pros and cons of each treatment option. If you decide to go with your primary veterinarian's treatment plan, we'll still support you in any way we can.
Second Opinion FAQs
It's normal to have countless questions for our Newark second opinion veterinarian. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your pet's health. Some frequently asked questions about our second opinion services include:
No. Second opinions are common in veterinarian medicine. Although no two veterinarians are exactly alike, they all have one thing in common: your pet's best interest at heart.
We recommend that you be as direct and unemotional as possible. Tell them that you'd like to pursue a second opinion and that you'd like your pet's medical history and test results sent to our practice.
Yes and no. We're more than happy to break down our recommended procedures step-by-step, including why we've recommended them. However, you must ultimately decide which option is ideal for your pet.
Your Dependable Second Opinion Veterinarian
At New London Veterinary Center, we're proud to provide valuable second opinions to help your pet get the treatment they deserve. Whether you'd like to pursue a non-invasive treatment option or think your pet has many more years of companionship left, our team is here for you. Call us today to schedule your next appointment with our Newark second opinion veterinarian!
CALL US: (302) 738-5000 REQUEST APPOINTMENT