Just another suggestion, when you find your new vet, stop in with Dakota before your appointment (make sure they know you're coming and it's ok...
). Walk around a bit, and have the vet and the assistants give treats and pats. That way Dakota isn't only associating the vet with bad things.
Clover, Australian Shepherd Mutt
Loki, Shorthair Catbrat
Gizmo and Mogwai, Guinea Pigs
Tailchaser and Scuffledig, Gerbils