I love going to the vet, it is such a wonderful facility. She's also a cat vet, so no dogs are there. I went in before the first appointment, got to talk to the staff, asked to be shown around. I saw where they do grooming, and where some cats are boarded, and their playroom. The whole atmosphere is peaceful and inviting, with cat accessories. Talking to the staff was the best and I even told the vet later that her staff is wondeful.
Now....my cats don't enjoy going there though.
Oh, and my vet happens to be the one who neutered both my cats before I even got them, shes the vet volunteer for the rescue agency, and donates all those services to them. That was a nice touch.
Often when I go to the vet I meet the lady I got my cats from, in there with a batch of 10-15 kittens at a time, for checkups and shots and such.
So go into places and see how you feel there. You can always change.