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Try vet ratingz, though I would take internet ratings with a lot of salt, as I found many of them are a case-by-case basis. Do you have any colleagues or friends who can refer you? The other thing you can do that might be better is to visit a few facilities in your area, and speak with the vet, ask whether they have in-house urinalysis and blood testing, what kind of surgeries they can perform, specialities, etc. You may find the personality and mannerism of the vet can make a huge difference (and it often does), particularly when your dog is sick :( I know a vet who would make midnight visits to patients, whereas others would go on vacation with no notice, and not care your dog is still recovering from surgery.
 

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If you want to find a particular kind of vet (like a holistic vet, a certified avian vet, a dental specialist, etc.), you can look up the websites for thse organizations and they'll have a list.
 

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When you narrow down a vet, contact your State Veterinary Board, and ask them if the vet has any complaints, has had any formal or informal hearings or any pending, or any disciplinary actions taken against him/her.
I used a vet that seemed like a sweet old man, that killed my dog due to misdiagnosis, and later found out that he had 8 complaints against him, that had resulted in 7 deaths. He was also using just a paralyzing agent to euth animals, which made them suffocate to death, while fully aware. My dog might have lived longer if I had known to check with teh State Vet Board...
 
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