Preventative Care

Annual Exams

Annual ExamsPrevention is the key to keeping your family pet healthy and annual exams are the cornerstone of your pet’s preventative health care plan. The visit will consist of a general physical exam which includes taking your pet’s temperature and pulse, auscultation of the heart and lungs, heartworm testing, abdominal and lymph node palpation, fecal exam, musculoskeletal evaluation, coat and skin evaluation, examination of eyes, ears, teeth, general orthopedic exam, nutrition counseling, zoonotic disease awareness (diseases passed between people and animals) and review of past medical history. We will discuss your individual animal’s disease risk and recommend vaccination  or vaccine titers based on your pet’s age and exposure to pathogens.

Dermatological Exams

Most skin problems can be diagnosed and treated right in our mobile veterinary hospital. Dr. Evans uses the latest techniques such as skin scrapings, microscopic cytology, blood tests and cultures to diagnose your pet’s skin problem. After she has completed her examination, she may provide you with a treatment plan or recommend that you purchase specific products or diets. We can also offer alternative options with Chinese herbs, commercial or home-cooked diets, and possibly acupuncture to help keep your pet’s skin and coat healthy.

Puppy/Kitten/Pet Consultation

Adding a new pet to the family can be stressful. This stress is increased when the addition is a new puppy or kitten. Adding a new pet can also be difficult if the family has not had an animal for quite some time. The purpose of this consultation is to provide the new pet owners with information about proper pet care and nutrition. Obedience training, health issues, preventative medicine, grooming, seasonal issues, emergencies, and pet identification are just some of the topics that are discussed. How your children and other family members should interact with your new pet is another important issue to address early in your puppy or kitten‘s development. This visit occurs quietly and conveniently at your home, without the distractions of a car ride or waiting room.

Avian and Pocket Pets

Dr. Evans provides examinations, labwork, surgery, and genetic sexing for your not-so-common pet. We will see and treat pet birds, individual poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. We recommend and offer yearly preventative laboratory tests on your birds and included with our avian exam, you may choose to have their wings and nails trimmed. Dr. Evans can also evaluate your pets living environment to further help keep your exotic friend healthy.

Microchip Identification

At Home Mobile Veterinary Clinic offers Home Again microchip placement and scanning. A sturdy collar and ID tags are a good start to identifying a lost pet, but they may not be enough. Microchipping your dog, cat, or bird is a safe, simple way to permanently identify your pet. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath your pet’s skin (usually between the shoulder blades) in a process similar to vaccination. The microchip is encoded with unique information about your pet; information which is stored in a national registry. Veterinary hospitals and shelters across the country have scanners capable of detecting and reading these chips. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip is scanned and the information it contains is used to reunite you and your best friend.

Euthanasia

This is one of the toughest decisions a person can make about their pet and to help in any way we can, we provide home euthanasia.. This  service minimizes the stress on the pet and the owner and gives you a chance to be together in a familiar, comfortable setting during this difficult time.