Here at Vetted PetCare, a lot of our clients have never experienced the convenience of in-home veterinary care before seeing one of our vets. We understand!
House calls have been around for a long, long time but for a lot of modern pet owners, the idea of having a vet come to your house is as foreign as getting into a stranger’s car at the airport once was. It’s our goal to make house calls more approachable, more affordable, and more accessible for all pet owners, mostly because they’re easier on the animals themselves.
We get a lot of questions about exactly what can be done during an in-home visit. The answer is…probably a lot more than you think!
Chronic Illness Care
A lot of pet owners are under the impression that their pets’ issues are too complex to be treated in-home. In fact, our experienced veterinarians have a range of specializations and frequently treat pets with complex health issues. Heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, thyroid disorders, arthritis, and a host of other chronic conditions can be well-managed at home through regular visits with a qualified veterinarian. At Vetted, we can even send your pet’s prescriptions directly to your home.
We get a lot of questions about diagnostic testing at home. Can house call veterinarians draw blood? What about urine samples? Fecal sampling? Our veterinarians can perform almost all the same tests at home you’d normally have to go to the clinic for. At home, we can can take blood, urine, and fecal samples, all of which are overnighted to our laboratory partners where the results are processed quickly.
What is SNAP testing? SNAP tests provide immediate results, and several of Vetted’s most commonly asked for tests can be run as SNAP. When pet owners ask us to test their pets for FeLV or for heartworm, they can get the results of the test right there in the home. This allows the veterinarian to make effective, relevant suggestions for treatment at the site of testing.
Skin issues are a frequent complaint from both dog and cat owners. Our vets treat a plethora of dermatological issues such as hot spots, dandruff, dry skin, bald spots, and even sunburn at home! Because they carry hundreds of common medications with them to every appointment, they can often leave creams, ointments, or other treatments after the visit.
Ear Cleaning, Nail Trimming, and Anal Gland Expression
Did you know you don’t have to go all the way to the groomer to have your pet’s ears professionally cleaned? And anal gland expression…who really wants to do that themselves? Every Vetted visit includes one of the three services listed above for free, and many of our pet owners use their visit to catch up on all their pet’s grooming needs. And when your own vet is cleaning your dog’s ears or trimming her nails? You can be sure it’s done properly.