If your pet is unwell Dr Katie may suggest further investigation to find out what is going wrong, or to monitor any ongoing conditions.
We can run many of the diagnostic tests available in the traditional vet practice straight from your home! Taking samples can be a lot less stressful for pets but with the same access to a fantastic lab with results from the next day.
Blood tests are available to help diagnose a large range of medical conditions as well as monitor on going medication levels and disease progress.
Blood samples can be taken from many pets in their own home and sent to the lab. Some pets may need more help staying still enough for a sample being taken and a surcharge for a nurse to visit with Dr Katie, or a quick visit to the clinic usually results in a sample being taken with as little stress as possible.
Dr Katie can run the basic urine tests there and then in the consult. For more in depth tests it can be sent to the lab. For any concerns with your pets urine please try and collect a sample prior to your consult.
Faecal samples, ears swabs, skin scrapes and hair samples can all be taken at home and sent to the laboratory for testing.
For more invasive procedures or those requiring anaesthetics your pet would need hospitalisation.
“Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
These visits are also often stressful for people, can be inconvenient times and difficult to get to if you don’t have access to transport. Instead at home you don’t have to worry about time wasted travelling or waiting in the waiting room. You can get on with your life at home and Dr Katie will arrive and start the consult straight away.
In the clinic you will often be allocated only a 10 minute appointment which is a rush to fit in history taking, clinical exam, treatment, questions and history writing! You don’t need to feel that rush with Positive Pet Mobile Vet and Dr Katie is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Further visits can be arrange but an additional surcharge will be applied. Please contact us to discuss if you are out of area.
Their hospital in Meir also host VetsNow for out of hours cover.
Dr Katie mainly sees dogs, cats and rabbits.
Guinea pigs, small ferries (e.g. hamster, rats, gerbils, mice) and tortoises can also be seen but for more complex cases Dr Katie would recommend seeing an exotic pet specialist vet.
- Pet health check
- Flea and worm treatments
- Claw clipping
- Medications and prescriptions
- Minor procedures
- Diagnostic tests (urine tests, blood tests, skin test)
- Pet euthanasia
If you live further a field and would prefer to use a different practice for surgery this can be arrange too.
Dr Katie offers a home euthanasia service and strives to make this extremely upsetting experience as easy as it possibly can be.
She takes her time to ensure you and your pet can have plenty of cuddles. Sedation is routinely used for pets to ensure their last moments are not stressful. Cremation, including having their ashes returned can all be organised by Dr Katie for you.
You can read more about our gentle, in home euthanasia here.