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Working with A Mobile Veterinarian

Well I am excited that you contacted us and I look forward to getting to know you and your pets. To make sure that your pet receives the best care possible we wanted to give you some information to help you.

What can we do for your pet as a mobile veterinary practice?

  • Vaccinations and wellness examinations
  • Routine Surgeries such as spay/neuter and teeth cleaning
  • Basic lab work (either in the mobile clinic or through a laboratory)
  • Minor Medical Issues
  • Behaviour consultations and treatment plans
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Home health care for older pets
  • When the time has come and you have decided to let your pet go we can euthanize your pet in the comfort of your home and then provide cremation.
  • Transportation to a stand alone clinic.

What services are best done by your regular veterinarian at a clinic?

  • Major medical issues especially if hospitalization might be required.
  • Major surgeries.
  • X-rays
  • Complicated health issues might at first be best managed at a clinic.
  • After hours calls. As we cannot work 24 hours a day 7 days a week we do encourage you to maintain a file and contact with a stand alone clinic in case your pet needs after hours service or hospitalization. Working together we can provide a health care team for your pet. As such we suggest that you keep a file of all of our visits and call us before going to a stand alone clinic so we can forward the files to them.

What to do to prepare for your appointment?

  • Some pets will hide when visitors come. So we do suggest that the pet be confined to a small area before we come. If your pet hides and we cannot find them or get them out you will have a house call fee and we will have to come back another day. So to avoid this, the pet should be confined.
  • Ideally the pet should be fasted for several hours before we come and you should have lots of their favourite treats available. The treats can be used to distract the pet, make the appointment fun for them and reward good behaviour.
  • If your pet is aggressive and has ever bit a vet or shows signs of fear please advise us so we can work with the pet in the least stressful way while protecting ourselves from bite wounds. We utilize low stress handling techniques as much as possible but for some pets with high levels of stress we may suggest sedation or a humane basket muzzle. For some procedures we find that pets do better when removed from the home and taken to the mobile clinic. Sometimes we need to try this to assess how the pet does. We will work with you and your pet to find out what works for them.
  • Be sure not to forget the appointment. As a house call we have to book off a good amount of time for the appointment. If we come at the appointed time and you are not home it leaves us with a big gap with no income and makes it hard for us to sustain business. Because of this if you no show you may be required to pay a failed appointment fee and prepay your house call fee to rebook. If there is more than one no show we will decline further bookings. If your plans change at the last moment please call us as soon as possible.