This is my own vet, so I am biased. If I didn't like him, I would have changed vets! Dr. Belden is very thorough and always has several options to offer as far as treatments, tests, etc. He never pushes me to make one choice over another. He just presents the options and lets me choose what I think is best, and he never makes me feel guilty if I choose a more conservative option. One of my dogs is a very complicated medical "case", and Dr. Belden has handled her perfectly. He is willing to work with specialists, and approaches them as teammates, not competitors. I recommend this vet highly.