There are many benefits to a veterinary house call. Dr Jan’s interests in animal behaviour and psychology are especially valuable in the home setting, the pet’s environment, lending additional perspective on what may be troubling your pet. House call consultations tend to be less time driven than at a regular clinic; the pet is able to be carefully observed, while noting interactions between the human and animal housemates.
Many issues are able to be addressed and corrected during a housecall. How your dog greets Dr. Jan, to how your cat reacts to her presence, are useful in the quest to shed light on the perceived aberrant behaviour(s).
Hearts are able to be assessed at rest, and thus more easily discover irregularities and murmurs. A cat at rest and calm in the home, but with an elevated heart rate may be Hyperthyroid, or the coughing dog may need a lesson on walking on the leash.
The litterbox that is covered by a lid, and in a dark corner in the basement, may be the reason for the inappropriate urination. The owner also tends to be relaxed in the home and able to give a complete history which furthers the purpose of the house call – the pet’s health, well-being, and longevity.
Elderly pet owners benefit from the convenience of a veterinary housecall, from a nail tril to a full examination with diagnostics. The vet comes to you!
Pets that mobility problems are easily served by a housecall.
Demonstrating the use of cat toys is easily undertaken within the cats’ home base. Dr. Jan is very passionate about dealing indoor cats a better hand by bringing the outdoors indoors.
Many clients prefer to have their pets exit this world in the in the comfortable, familiar, and calm environment of their own home instead of a clinic. Dr. Jan accommodates euthanasia at locations that night have special meaning… beside a river, for instance.