Why do you need a mobile veterinary service?
Is it difficult to get your exotic pet in the car for a trip to the veterinarian’s office? Do you have multiple exotic pets? Are your pets hard to handle around other animals? Does a veterinary visit stress your pet out? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this service is for you!
On top of making veterinary care more accessible to your pet, when working with exotic species, observing them in their enclosure and evaluating their husbandry is of extreme importance to their overall health. During your visit we will give you gold standard husbandry advice in order to improve their quality of life and increase their longevity.
Also, there are multiple species that can be challenging to take to a regular stationary veterinary clinic for a basic wellness exam, preventative care or even geriatric visit. The mobile veterinary service takes the inconvenience away!
Do we travel to your area?
We are currently taking appointments north of Southern Blvd (Palm Beach) up to Stuart, but we may also do accept appointments in our extended service area (contact us directly if you would like to know if we can travel to your location).
How much does it cost?
Our prices are comparable to your local stationary clinic. The only difference is that we charge a house call fee that ranges from $65.00 to $255.00, depending on your location. There is always just ONE house call fee per visit. That means you pay just one house call fee for 1 pet or 10 pets.
We do require a deposit of $100 at the time the visit is scheduled. This deposit will be used towards your visit charges.
House-call fee prices: (calculated from Arden Lk Wy Florida 33470)
- Zone 1 – up to 10 miles $65
- Zone 2 – up tp 20miles $85
- Zone 3 – up to 30 miles $115
- Zone 4 – up to 40 miles $155
- Zone 5 – up to 50 miles $185
- Zone 6 – up to 60 miles $215
- Zone 7 – up to 70 miles $255
- 24h in advance cancellation – you get 100% of your deposit refunded.
- Less than 24h prior to your visit cancellation – there is no refund.
During your visit a written estimate will be given and a deposit is required before we move forward with any diagnostics, procedures or treatments. The balance of the bill is due upon completion of your pet’s treatment.
Please note you must be 18 years or older to make medical and financial decisions for your pet.
Our Mobile Services can be used for:
- Preventative care exams (this is your pet’s “yearly exam”)
- Rechecks (scheduled within 1 month of the initial sick pet visit. New problems/illnesses/injuries cannot be scheduled as recheck exams)
- General exams (This type of exam is appropriate for a pet that is exhibiting minor signs of illness, but is not urgently ill)
**Emergency visits may or may not be able to be fit in, we are not a primary emergency service.
What can be done during your mobile visit?
Blood, urine and fecal collection which may be run in our stationary lab or may be sent to an outside laboratory. Results times vary on the test being run.
We will work with you to discuss which vaccines are appropriate for your pet based on species and lifestyle.
We carry a supply of injectable and oral medications with us, so we can treat your pet’s illness immediately during the visit, including pain medication, antibiotics, antiparasitic medication.
We carry fluids with us and are able to administer subcutaneous fluids in your home. If your pet requires more aggressive care, we will discuss hospitalization options.
We have the ability to treat wounds ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious bite wounds or lacerations requiring stitches. We are able to perform light sedation and local anesthesia in your home.
We can evaluate any new growths on your pet and if the doctor determines testing is indicated, can either collect a small sample of cells or a small biopsy to determine if this is cancerous. We do not perform large mass removals in the home.
We are able to provide radiographic exams in the comfort of your home. Depending on the species or radiographic imaging being taken, sedation may be required.
We are able to provide a fast scan in the comfort of your home. Pregnancy evaluation, scan of possible masses, ovarian cyst evaluation, urinary bladder examination, etc…
We are able to perform surgical procedures at home.
We are able to perform dental care at home.
Euthanasia and Cremation Services
- Euthanasia: Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is never easy, but Dr. Pardini will help you and your pet during this difficult time.
- Cremation services
- Interstate or International
- Due to the different requirements of each state/country regarding different species, the client is responsible to know what is needed on top of the regular health certificate in order for their pet be allowed to travel (ex: blood work, vaccines, deworming).
How do we handle difficult pets?
Most animals cooperate well during the visit, we are also highly trained to handle many different species with many different personalities. But if a situation is unsafe for the patient, owner or staff during the at-home visit, the doctor may request to sedate the pet, or she may ask for you to schedule a visit in one of our partner stationary clinics.
How to prepare for your visit:
Just like in any other clinic, a limited time slot is given to each visit, which is usually about 30-45minutes.
To make the most of our time together please read below:
- We know some pets are hard to catch, so if that is the case, we request that you place your pet in a small cage or travel carrier prior to our arrival.
- Please provide us with veterinary records at least 24h prior to our visit, you may ask your previous veterinarian to email the records to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill out all needed forms, including the history form, and send it to email@example.com at least 24h prior to your visit.
- If you need any medications refilled please let us know 3 business days prior to your visit.
- Ensure that you have provided us with the correct address, gate code or any other information that can help us navigate to your home
Species that we do NOT offer veterinary care at this time:
- Venomous reptiles
- Small ruminants and Camelids
Do you have any more questions?