I called the local clinic and they seem alright, though some locals caution me. Fair enough. So I tried next my friend's dentist who they swear by. I just got off the phone with the dentist, and my gut reaction is NOT to call back. It's interesting how someone can adore one person, and yet you just don't click with them. Our phone conversation was stilting and I felt like I was conversing with someone who was not a professional. Instead of feeling at ease talking to them, I felt nervous, apprehensive and invasive. Even when I dialled the number and they answered the phone, there was no "So and So's Equine Dentistry". Just "Hello". Very pro.
I really, really want MoonSox's vet to be someone who I trust, who is easy to work with and that I enjoy. I consider myself very fortunate in that I've been able to find an awesome farrier in D. She's professional, punctual, answers my emails quickly, responds to questions as she works as I quiz her about all sorts of things. I love that, and really like having her out. I imagine, that if I'm looking for someone to care for my very important first horse, I want my vet to be much the same.
Anyone have any suggestions in Manitoba??!