There are plenty of legitimate reasons why caring, responsible pet parents may find bringing their pets in to the clinic for veterinary care to be challenging. Maybe it’s because you lack adequate transportation, or that your companion is simply too sick to be transported. Perhaps your pet suffers from vet visit anxiety, making trips to the clinic a stressful experience for you both. Or, maybe you have multi-pet household and juggling so many different appointments seems overwhelming.

Whatever the reason, at Animal Hospital of River Oaks, we believe that each and every patient we serve deserves the highest level of quality care available, regardless of whether that care is delivered in-house or on the road. With our convenient house call services, we can care for your pet right in the comfort and safety of your own home. It’s never been easier to keep your animal family happy and healthy!

House calls are beneficial in a number of ways. For pets, being examined and treated in an environment where they feel safest and most at ease can make receiving veterinary care a much more positive experience. This is especially true for animals that are older, those that suffer from existing medical conditions and those that experience anxiety and fear when placed in a traditional vet clinic setting. Having a calmer, more relaxed patient is also beneficial to the vet because it makes evaluating their health much easier and more effective.

Pet owners benefit from house calls primarily for the convenience and time savings this service affords. Instead of having to gather up your pet, drive them to the clinic, wait to be seen, spend time in the exam room and then bring them home again, you can have veterinary care delivered right to your door. You’ll also get more one-on-one time with the doctor, which is a perfect opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have about your pet.

We are able to deliver a number of our main services via house call, including wellness care and check ups, vaccinations, parasite control, nutritional and behavioral consults, sick calls and more. Call us today to find out more about this service and whether it would be a good fit for you and your animal family members.