This is a HUGE issue, so pay attention here folks. To put it simply,…not all veterinarians are created equally! To explain further,….a regular vet is fine for things like vaccinations and worming, but do not trust the local vet to do surgeries, respiratory treatments, ect.. A vet experienced with bracheoscepholic breeds is definitely needed, especially where anesthesia is being used. An inexperienced vet can quickly lose the dog on the table, or pneumonia can quickly set in. Never allow a regular vet do a cherry eye surgery either. Going to a vet with the right training and experience will also save you a ton of cash by not doing unnecessary tests and medications. I can not stress it enough….NOT ALL VETERINARIANS ARE CREATED EQUAL!!!!!