The veterinarian you choose for your small dog will be your partner and best resource in caring for your dog's health. Take as much care choosing this medical professional as you would in finding your own physician. You want a person who will take the time to explain a treatment plan, whether it's a regular routine of preventive medicine or an illness or injury that calls for surgery or other medical intervention. Not all veterinarians work well with toy breeds. Your breeder or local breed club should be able to recommend one who knows and appreciates a dog like yours.