Veterinarian – For Dogs, Cats and Other Pocket Pets
Mobile Vet – Less Stress, More Convenient and Better Care
Providing house call vet services nearby for pets including dogs, cats and rabbits.
Same day or next day at home veterinary care in my area.
Our traveling vet clinic offers in home exams, vaccinations (shots), ultrasound and other services you can get at traditional small animal clinics close to me.
If you are looking for a vet office near me or vet center open now, today or on Sunday, our mobile practice who comes to house by me is open 7 days a week from 8am-8pm.
We are a veterinary hospital that makes house calls by me, so it’s less stressful and more convenient.
VIP Vet Visit 15128 S La Grange Rd STE 2053 Orland Park IL 60462 (708) 315-7972
Mobile vet services have many benefits compared to traditional veterinary clinics. The veterinarian comes to your house, so you can stay home, which is more convenient. You save time by not having to travel to a small animal office. You do not have to get your dog into your car or get your cat into a travel carrier, which can be very stressful for them. Your dog or cat can get very uncomfortable and anxious in your automobile as you travel from your home to the vet hospital. When you arrive at the veterinary center, you will spend more time waiting in the lobby. You also have additional travel expenses such as gasoline.
When a dog or cat can stay at home as the vet comes to them, they are less stressed and more relaxed. Blood pressure readings, body temperature rates and pulse rates are 11-16% lower at home than at a veterinary clinic, according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association. When dogs have to travel, they pant and drool because they are very nervous. Some dogs have travel anxiety and get car sick, which makes them not like going to the vet. The stress from traveling can make some cats sick. This is why it’s better when the vet comes to them, so they can stay calm and relaxed in the comfort of their home.
A mobile veterinarian can perform most of the services that a veterinary hospital provides. Some of these services include exams, fecal testing, heartworm testing, nail trims, blood tests and urinalysis. Mobile vets can even carry prescription medications or preventatives such as heartworm prevention or flea/tick prevention. Some house call vets like us even carry portable ultrasound units, so we can perform ultrasound exams on the bladder, stomach or other internal organs.
Traveling veterinarians who come to your house can either bring their supplies into your home (which is what we do) or they can drive a bigger van that you go into with your pet. These bigger vans usually are equipped to perform dental cleanings, spay/neuter procedures and other surgeries. Sometimes they are even outfitted to perform radiography with a small X-ray unit. However they are usually not capable of test such as CT scans or MRI. When we go into your house, we do not perform any surgeries or procedures that require anesthesia.
The most common in home vet service are annual examinations and vaccinations, such as rabies shots, which are usually required by law, and other shots such as Bordetella, Distemper, Lepto, Lyme, Influenza, FVRCP, or FeLV.
Most house call veterinarians also have an assistant that travels with them. They are able to help the vet by holding the animals for shots, other injections or blood draws. They also take notes and gather supplies needed for the appointment.
The cost for mobile veterinary services is usually comparable to veterinary clinics. The exam fee might be higher, because the vet is traveling to you, or there might be a travel fee based on your location or distance from their main office.
You can learn more about all of our mobile veterinary services by visiting our homepage.