My goal is always to keep your pet looking and feeling his best!
- Complete physical exams are important for making sure your pets stay healthy, specially as they age.
- We can make a plan together regarding appropriate vaccines, diet and exercise, dental care, supplements and any medications they may need to ensure your best friends live long and healthy lives.
Vaccinations and Preventive Care
Prevention is the key to ensuring along and healthy life.
- Annual vaccinations and dewormings are important to ensure your pet is protected against a variety of diseases.
- Staying up to date with flea/tick and heartworm prevention year-round is necessary for our pets health.
- Regular blood, urine and fecal tests allow us to stay on top of any developing problems.
Illnesses and Injuries
Pets get sick too.
- Ear infections, a new lump, some coughing and sneezing, a little bit of diarrhea or other new issues.
- Thyroid disease, kidney disease, arthritis or other chronic diseases.
- Torn nail, wounds (those not requiring full sedation/anesthesia), limping, a goopy eye or other minor injuries.
- One of the best ways to help your pet get home safely if they’re ever lost or stolen.
- Microchips aren’t just for dogs and cats, but are important ways to permanently identify horses and livestock too.
Everyone loves to spend time with their pets, why not take them with you when you travel!
- Whether vacationing in Europe or moving to New York, most animals need health certificates whenever they leave the state.
- Note – please allow extra time so that I can make sure everything is filled out accurately.
What does it cost for a Visit / Exam?
- $150 for a house call and complete physical exam.
- If you have more than one pet, each additional pet is $50 per exam (when scheduled ahead of time for the same visit)
What About Vaccines?
- Vaccine cost starts at $25
- I always carry vaccines for dogs and cats
- I can vaccinate your goats and pigs but I do not routinely carry them with me so please make sure you let me know ahead of time so that I can make sure I have them
What Should I do to prepare for my appointment?
- Make sure you already have your pet secured before I arrive. That way we’re not trying to search for your kitty. Sometimes having them in a create or locked in a bathroom can be easiest
- If you have any previous medical history, vaccines or medications please have that information handy
Where will you examine my pet?
- Generally exams are easiest in the living room, kitchen or patio; sometimes scared cats can do better in a bathroom. Depending on what needs to be done during the visit, being outside or in the garage can be nice when things get a bit messy
How will my pet be euthanized?
- It’s a 2 step process. First I give a cocktail of a sedative, tranquilizer and pain medication. This can take a few minutes to kick in making them extremely relaxed. Next I give an overdose of an anesthetic into a vein (usually in one of the legs)
What about my pet’s remains?
- There are a few options for you to consider when deciding on what you would like to do with your pet’s remains. Sometimes our memories are all we need to remember our loved ones by. Others prefer to bury them in the yard or cemetery. Others would like them cremated. Others may want some other keepsake. There are many options out there. I routinely work with CalPet Crematory for private cremations. This means that each animal is cremated separately so that you are guaranteed to receive only your pet’s cremains back. You can call to have them meet us at your home, take them directly to their facility in Sun Valley or I am happy to take them for you.
How much does Pet Euthanasia Cost?
- Euthanasia only $500
- Euthanasia with communal cremation (no ashes returned) $600
- Euthanasia with private cremation and ashes returned in a complimentary urn $750 (If you would like a special urn or other keepsake please contact CalPet directly, additional fees may apply and are to be paid directly to CalPet)
- Clay paw print $20