Choosing a Vet
sorry about all the posts but I don't know what to do.
I've already told the story what happened to my mare and what we went through. During that time I used two vets. Now it is time to call a vet for annual vaccinations, but I don't know which one to use.
The first one is further away and only comes on Tuesdays, he was really good with my last mare and really nice, but he messed up her teeth by filing down the back and when the front touched her back teeth didn't leaving her really sore, he also dismissed her not eating hay as a symptom so I was left questioning him and the practice. But everyone uses him here.
The second vet is more of a group of vets all specializing in different thing, one knows more about dental work, one general, one knows about drugs for putting a horse out for dental work, geldings, and putting them down. When I used them last they did blood tests, fecal and were really through of everything (the first one was too but he wouldn't do testing). They also worked with me to keep the costs down when it started to get out of control. I think I may be allowed to bring her to the clinic for the vaccinations, they work for the vet that I trust with all my other animals. They do have down sides though, like I am not the comfortable around them, they are rougher with the horses (not hurting them or anything), and less well known in the area so I have to go by only my experiences with them.
I don't know who to choose, I was thinking the first because the cost is cheaper, everyone uses him and travel costs are less. This is the one my mom wants me to use(depending on when, she may be the one there when the vet comes). The second vet would be able to do a good teeth floating (which I think Spice needs), but I might be able to bring her in for vaccinations and have the floating done when I have more money. They are more expensive because like I said they like to be through, and are not just equine vets so not set up to make regular house calls.
What one would you choose why? Feel free to ask questions, I just don't know what would be best for Spice and I feel weird calling either one of them after Mooney.