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House call veterinarians offer many conveniences that traditional animal hospitals cannot. One of the biggest of those is overcoming 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 and may cause extreme fear reactions in animals that detect them.
By examining your pet in its own home environment, where it is more secure (and hopefully less aggressive), your house call veterinarian 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 floating around in a hospital waiting room. This is especially important for very young or very old pets that do not have good immunity and for pets with weakened immune systems.
In addition to the benefits for your pet, a house call may make more sense for many pet owners. Since you won't have to gather up your pets, drive to the clinic, wait to see the veterinarian and then drive back home, there is less time wasted for you. Frequently, house call veterinarians offer greater freedom in scheduling appointments and will work around your schedule. Because the veterinarian and veterinary technician are with you the entire time and performing the service right in front of you, you will receive more personalized, compassionate, and thorough care.
Call us today to schedule you pet’s house call.
Portions taken from the AAHMV website