Vet To Pet Mobile Veterinary Service
(YES, WE DO HOUSE CALLS!)
Our goal is to provide reliable, low pressure veterinary services to you and your pets in the comfort of your home. We serve Chittenden County and a bit beyond. Our clients prefer in-home care for a variety of reasons: pets who do not travel well, owners who do not travel well, too many pets to get to the vet, and busy lives where you’d just rather that we come to you.
Typically, our house call appointments are on Fridays. We do make exceptions when we can for urgent or end of life care. We will offer a specific two-hour windowfor the appointment. In other words, you might be told that Dr. McMillan will be at your home on Friday morning between 9 and 11. This means that we will arrive after 9 and before 11. So, you may want to skip breakfast for your healthy pets. For cats, please be sure the cats are inside and sequestered in a room (with closed doors). Best if the room does not have lots of furniture to hide behind and under. We are less successful if we have to find Fluffy or chase Charlie. Do not laugh! It happens all too often. Cats are masters at hiding well. If we cannot find your pet or they are hiding out of reach under the bed, we can’t complete the work we came to accomplish. In these cases, we still must charge for our time so PLEASE sequester your pets!
We offer well and sick pet exams, geriatric consultations, health certificates for travel, vaccinations, and minor in-home treatments and supportive care. We do have multiple pet discounts. Please be sure to tell us about your concerns before the appointment so that we can be fully prepared.
We will take the time to learn about each animal’s condition, discuss pertinent medical information, explain different treatment and nutrition options, and review preventive health care. We want to address all of your questions and concerns.
For certain animals requiring either extra restraint or lab work, we will have a veterinarian AND technician at the house call. If your pet has been challenging at the vet before and you are trying house calls to see if it works better, PLEASE TELL US THIS IN ADVANCE. We can plan for this and incorporate different tricks of the trade into our visit but please let us know in advance about any challenges / fears / anxieties that your pet has experienced at previous vet visits. We will not judge you! We truly want to accomplish all that we can to help your pet.
Our goal is for every pet owner to understand the medical care that their pet(s) receive and to be aware of anything preventative you can do to make + keep your pet as healthy as possible.