Why schould I call HomeVet?
By working in the home, owners find their pets are far less stressed and the convenience invaluable. We all know the familiar scene of trying to get the resistant cat into a carrier or the car-sick dog fearing the car ride, slick clinic floors or unfamiliar places. In-home services help to reduce so many stressors, unnecessary especially in sick animals. The client is charged by the hour not by the number of pets, so multiple pets often can be seen for less than the cost of bringing them all to a clinic; and the stress of transportation is happily avoided.
How do I schedule an appointment?
There are many ways to contact us to schedule an appointment! You may call 725 297 641. (If we are on the road or with a patient, we may not answer – leave a message and I will call you back the same day.) Or you can email email@example.com. Finally, you can like us on facebook and message us that way.
How much does it cost?
A housecall includes a visit by the veterinarian, physical exam and a consultation on animal. The physical exam/consultation fee is 200-300 Kč, plus a travel fee. The travel fee ranges from 0-300 Kč depending on where you live. If you have multiple animals, you pay only one travel fee. Costs for lab tests, vaccines, and medications are on our Rates and Services site.
How can a vet visit be done in my living room?
We bring all of our supplies and take them when we go. We have a microscope for diagnostics, an otoscope for looking into ears, an ophthalmascope for looking at eyes, ultrasound machine, all the most used medications…the works!
What if some difficoult surgery or treatment will be needed?
We cooperate with modern, highly equiped veterinary clinic in Prague - Novovysocanska Prague 9 and Veterina Michle Prague 4. For example for Xrays. Dr. Koudelkova can be personally with you at the clinics visit.
Can I call HomeVet even in some real emergency?
For case of emergency, you schould know, where is in your neighborhood the closest non-stop vet clinic. (Cases like gastric torsion, blood loosing accidents, accute breathing problems and other life-threatening situations).
Sure, I love every single cute puppy and kitten. Who doesn’t? But my real passion is senior pets. The “Oldies but Goodies.” The grey-muzzled, cloudy-eyed dogs. The flakey-haired cats. Seniors are smart – they’ve been around and know how to get what they want. They also have unique needs (ie – sometimes forgetting what it is that they want!). Older animals also have the most distinctive personalities, and often become more needy or even demanding with age.
Advances in pain management, pharmaceuticals, and internal medicine can help us give your pet not only a longer life, but more importantly, a good quality of life. Managing chronic pain using a combination of therapies (known as multi-modal pain management) is one of my particular interests. I have seen my own geriatric pets keep on enjoying life thanks to modern-day medicine!
Studies show that pets who are examined by a veterinarian twice a year live longer. Twice yearly labwork and physical exams can help us monitor the progression of any present diseases, but also can detect anything going on inside your pet before it becomes life-threatening.
Dogs and cats are amazing at hiding symptoms, and some problems progress so slowly, an owner who sees the pet every day can easily miss any subtle cues. Ask me what can be done to make sure your elderly cat or dog lives the best life possible!