People who worry about looking silly to their vet are short-changing their dogs.But I wanted some opinions before I made myself look silly in front of a new vet.
Most would prefer that you ask those questions. A vet who discourages them, or makes you feel foolish for asking them, would not be a vet I would use a second time.
Think about it. You're not concerned about appearing foolish in front of 6,000 very judgemental and hypercritical dog owners, but you're worried about the vet, who is getting paid to address your concerns?