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How do you find a local veterinarian?

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Pet owners looking for a local veterinarian can check the databases of Veterinarians.com or Web Vet by visiting those groups' websites and using the built-in search engines. Alternately, they can visit the American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA, website to find local veterinary hospitals.

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Veterinarians.com, formerly LocalVets.com, hosts a large database containing the addresses and contact information of veterinarians throughout the United States. Visitors to the website can search for local veterinarians by typing their ZIP code in the text field of the site's search engine and pressing the button marked "Go."

Web Vet is a similar website. Like Veterianarians.com, they use ZIP code listings to find local veterinarians in their database of addresses. Users can also use their postal code if their area does not have ZIP codes.

The American Animal Hospital Association is a group that provides official accreditation to veterinary hospitals. Their website allows visitors to find local accredited veterinary practices by entering their full address into the text fields of their search engine. Searches in the AAHA database don't have to be by ZIP code; the website also uses city and state or province to find nearby veterinary practices. Visitors can also indicate the maximum distance in miles that they wish to receive results for, and whether they need practices that have emergency facilities open 24/7 or overnight on weekends.

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