The best step to take first is usually a look at what is affecting the pet, so you know what needs to be considered in a vet. With those needs identified, it shall become a question of finding this vet who can meet them. As a standard, any vet you consider hiring for your pet needs to have certain things in place. They need to have the latest in medical facilities and technologies, friendly pet handling skills to minimize their stress, highly qualified support staff, flexible work hours to fit in your schedule, and ample appointment durations. You should also look for those who take an individual look at each case. This reduces an overcrowded waiting area, and ensures your pet receives optimum attention.