Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 12, 2011

FINDING THE RIGHT VETERINARY CLINIC

SENTENCE COMPLETION

Read the following text and choose which of the sentences below fits into the numbered gaps. There are THREE extra sentences which do not fit in any of the gaps. Blank 0 has been answered as an example.

FINDING THE RIGHT VETERINARY CLINIC

Finding the right veterinary clinic for your pet is often a difficult task, as medical practices of any kind are very specialized and require a great deal of knowledge to understand them. Because the information regarding pet medicine 0)______________, it is important to know what to look for when choosing your veterinary clinic. Someone may tell you, “Oh, Dr. So-and-so’s clinic is just down the road from you,”1) ________________. People who do not own pets might look at a dog or a cat and merely think: animal.

Pet owners, however, realize that their animals are not just arbitrary creatures, but lovable, living beings with personalities of their own. Pets are like family to their owners, and most pet owners agree that caring for the health of their special critters is just as important and responsible as caring for themselves. When searching for the vet who will best serve your pets’ medical needs, there are a few easy to spot characteristics of a clinic 2) ________________. Most importantly, consider the services offered by the clinic, the apparent quality of the clinic facilities, and all of the staff members at the clinic, not just the veterinarians.

When you visit a new clinic it is important to inquire 3) ________________, as some clinics can be more expensive than others. While most veterinary clinics offer the breadth of basic medical services, some may not be equipped to best help your pet in times of medical emergency. A good veterinarian will be forthcoming about the capabilities of his staff and facilities and 4) _______________if your pet has certain needs that the clinic cannot accommodate. The health of your pet must always come before gaining more business, and any good and honest veterinarian will do the best to ensure your pet receives the care it needs, 5) ________________.

Be sure to examine the facilities of a new clinic; you should be able to tell at a glance if something seems inappropriate. Look for cleanliness in the reception area and examination rooms. If possible, ask for a brief tour of the clinic- a good vet will have nothing to hide. Even if the quality of various sorts of medical equipment and supplies one might encounter 6) ________________, one can generally tell how well a clinic operates based on whether everything seems well organized and clean or scattered and messy. Quality facilities are an absolute necessity in allowing for great medical care for your pet.

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  1. about the services offered and also the costs of those services
  2. b.     can often be difficult to grasp
  3. even if it means referring you elsewhere
  4. is difficult to determine without a background in animal medicine
  5. leaves a great deal to be desired
  6. regardless of whether they know anything about the quality of care at that clinic
  7. should be able to refer you to specialized experts in various fields of animal medicine
  8. that will let you know if a certain clinic is the right one for you
  9. which should possess as such
  10. will tell you whether your pet needs to be put down or not

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