Veterinary consults in your own home are a new concept to most who are used to the stress of going to the traditional vet. But as you can see from our services we can offer most of the same treatments as the clinic.
When pet’s get stressed at the vets it can mask some of their clinical signs which can mean some illness or injuries being missed. I’m sure you’ve heard of people saying their dog stopped limping the minute it walked into the vets! Regularly cat’s who are stressed will have falsely high heart rates and temperatures making it very difficult to diagnoses what is actually going on.
At home there is no stress from travel and being at home means most are more relaxed too. Dr Katie will take her time getting to know you and your pet and take a thorough history. There will be a thorough clinical exam but she always aims for pets not to notice that bit too much! Dr Katie will explain her findings and diagnosis and then discuss treatment options for your pet.
Medication can be purchase in the consult or via prescription and all cost will be discussed throughout the consult. Insurance companies cover for the cost of the consult the same as they would in practice as there is no surcharge for being seen at home. Consult costs will be applied to every visit but additional charges may be applied for medicines or some procedures. Depending where you live (zone one, zone two, or out of area) the consult is charged accordingly.
You will always see Dr Katie at home so over the time of seeing you and your pet she will get to know you both and all of your pet’s history.
Our consults are 30-40 minutes long so there is plenty of time for your pet to feel at ease. You can ask any questions you may have and don’t have to feel rushed. Traditional clinics often only schedule 10 minutes appointments which means vets are often rushed trying to get through a busy waiting room. Our approach is much more relaxed.
Dr Katie can help if your pet shows signs of a new or sudden onset condition such as an ear or eye infection, vomiting and diarrhoea or lameness. Or she can help to monitor and tailor treatment for ongoing health issues such as hyper or hypothyroidism, diabetes and arthritis.
You will be given a consult time and Dr Katie strives to be there at that time, but with traffic could arrive up to thirty minutes after this.