How to change vets?

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Is there a way you should go about changing vets?

I have used my current vet on all my horses for nine years and am now looking to move them all to a new practise? I was not sure whether I simply registered them with the new practise or whether there was more to it than that.
 

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I registered to the new practice, and sent a letter to old one saying i would no longer be needing their practice and asking for his records to be sent over to the new one. There were no questions asked, and unless you wish to, you shouldn't have to explain your descision to move.
 

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I just phoned the new practice and they sent me out registration forms and once they'd received them I made appointments as normal.

ETA I phoned old practice to ask for case history and plates to be sent to new practice.
 

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Thank you... I do not want to develop a bad relationship with the vets I have used, but do want to change, so wanted to go about it all the correct way.
 

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One of my girls is registered with a total of 3 vets! Oops! Technically i should unregister with 2 since shes no longer at uni with me but its always a nice back up knowing if i need to i could always go to them for advice etc.
I just got the forms to fill out ... in the exception with one where it was an emergency colic call out and they sorted me out on the phone while i was squished under a pony!!!
 

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Mine are registered with 2 possibly 3 vets as well! Only because one are my regular vets, one lot do a weekly yard visit with a cheaper call out so useful for jabs etc and the third lot she is possibly still registered with from when i was at college!

I would just ring up the practise you want to register with and get them to send out some forms.
 

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I changed Vets in December, really wish i had done it sooner.

It was easy the new practise took all my details & registered all the animals on the phone. I actually didnt ring the old practise as my dog had died the night before & we where destroyed & extremly upset with old practise as they had misdiagnosed the dogs problem.

It wasnt until Jan 09 when i needed the new practise to come out the old practise where notified. The old practise then faxed all animals details through to new Vets. However old vets where very funny about it like they had a right
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