House-call vets offer many conveniences that traditional animal hospitals cannot.
One of the biggest benefits of mobile veterinary practice is eliminating the fear and trauma that many animals experience when taken from their home to a veterinary hospital. Many animals release pheromones (chemical scent signals) under traumatic conditions that linger in the air at veterinary premises and may cause fear reactions in animals that detect them.
By examining your pet in its own environment, where it is more secure (and hopefully less aggressive), we can better evaluate behavior and conditions which may be caused or aggravated by their environment. In addition, there is a lower risk of being exposed to diseases that may be present in a hospital waiting room.
In addition to the benefits for your pet, a house-call may make more sense for many owners. Since you won’t have to gather up your pets, drive to the clinic, wait to see the veterinarian, and drive back home, there is less time wasted for you. You will also get longer visits and more personalized care because the veterinarian is with you the whole time.
In spite of many advantages of mobile veterinary practice, it does have some limitations. We are not able to accommodate all emergencies, and we are not able to hospitalize very sick pets. Please call for further information. We will let you know if your pet has a condition that is beyond our capabilities, and we will offer alternative suggestions to get your pet the care it needs. Please be assured that your pet’s health and comfort are our top priority.