Many veterinary services can be provided in the comfort of your home…
- Examinations and consultations
- Microchip implants
- Heartworm detection and prevention
- De-worming and parasite prevention
- Nutritional counseling and food delivery to clients
- Dermatology consultations
- Behavioural consultations
- Geriatric care
- Diagnostic lab work
- In-home euthanasia and aftercare services
- Routine surgical procedures (performed at local area clinic)
What you can expect during a home veterinary visit
The following steps will ensure the best possible experience:
Step 1: Arrange a veterinary in-home visit by calling me at (519) 824-6303 to set up a time.
Step 2: Prevent access to the pet’s special hiding place just prior to my arrival. It is important that your pet be available in the main living space.
Step 3: Lessen your pet’s stress. Having a new person, especially a vet, enter your home can be stressful for cats and dogs. Giving your pet a treat can work wonders. Even better, hand me the treat to give to your pet! This can in most cases ‘break the ice’ with a nervous pet. If any health or nutritional concerns preclude the use of treats, a favourite toy or even a bite of your pet’s regular food is fine, too.
Step 4: Tell me your concerns. Let’s find a comfortable space to talk so I can get a detailed history and greater understanding of your concerns and goals as they apply to your pet.
Step 5: I will proceed with the examination. I will still need those treats and toys to continue to build a positive relationship with your pet. The examination would usually take place on the hallway or kitchen floor, but for some pets, handling is better done on a raised horizontal surface such as a countertop or table.
Step 6: I will share my findings and make recommendations, and we will discuss your options moving forward. This may include anything from nutritional and preventative health measures (such as vaccinations), to interventions we need to take to address cases of illness or behavioural problems. My goal is to explain all of these findings and recommendations to your satisfaction, and you are encouraged to ask whatever questions you may have.