As soon as one considers on becoming a pet owner, finding a local animal health pet care provider becomes important. Some have a long established relationship with a veterinary clinic so there is no need to find a new one. Others will need to research local veterinarians in order to find a pet care provider. Regular preventative care will provide years of health for your animals. Before becoming a pet owner it is wise to research the cost of health care for the pet one is interested in owning. Pet care has annual costs associated with shots, medications, and annual physicals. When considering pet ownership this can be something potential owners fail to research and therefore do not budget appropriately for the cost in the monthly family budget. Emergency care can be significantly more and one should have an emergency fund to cover care. Some owners do buy pet insurance but one should research these policies to determine what procedures are covered and what an owner is still responsible for covering. One also needs to know which veterinarians in your area accept that insurance. Local animal health choices can depend on the area one lives in. Some areas have significantly more veterinarians available to interview and make your selection for pet care from than others. Some veterinary clinics specialize in specific animal groups and some have wider animal group bases. When searching for a veterinary clinic an owner will need to find one that accepts the animals that require care. If one has exotic pets and traditional pets one may require different veterinarians depending on the type of practices available in the area.