Choosing a veterinarian can be a big task for a first timer, or if you just relocated to a new city. Just like when you choose your own doctor, you want your pet's to be the best you can find . . . to make office visits as stress-free as possible. It's always nice if you find someone great that makes both you and your furry friend feel comfortable.

When I first moved to San Francisco, I took my time selecting North's vet – even though I had a fab reference from my friend's mom who had a pup with many health problems. In addition to considering her advice, I asked other pals where they took their pets and checked around at the day care and the dog park before settling on one that I thought would be the right fit for both of us. Even though some owners choose solely on location, others may assume that the most expensive means they are the best. How did you choose your vet? Did you utilize online review forums like Yelp or did you stick with friendly recommendations? Tell me your story in the comments below!