Little Rock Veterinarian makes House Calls
Let’s hop in the way-back machine for a second: Back in the day, when rotary phones were the only way to call up your friends, and 8-track tapes were the newest, coolest way to listen to your tunes, physicians often made housecalls to patients too ill or who were simply unable to come to the office. This practice has lately seen a resurgence, but not where you’d probably expect. Rather than your family physician making the trip to your home, mobile veterinary service is becoming more and more commonplace.
Why a mobile vet?
Pet parents often choose to use in-home veterinary care rather than traditional in-office care for a variety of reasons:
In-home veterinary services are, of course, not appropriate for emergencies or surgeries. Those types of situations require specialized services such as radiographs or bloodwork, as well as a sterile environment, and an in-home vet will refer you to your primary vet for those purposes. However, a veterinarian who makes housecalls can offer many of the same routine procedures your office-based vet does: