02-01-2018, 06:18 PM
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Some vets will visit homes, but it depends upon the vet. In my area, which is a small valley in the Rocky Mountains, we have two vets. I'm not sure about the other vet, but I think she will do home visits in some cases.
My last 2 vets, one I had from the mid-1970s until the middle 1990s, would make house calls. My current vet, who took over my last vet's practice will do the same.
All of my very sick or elderly pets (but one), have been euthanized at home, which I felt was less stressful for them. I had one dog I rushed to the vets, but he died on the exam table... an unknown tumor on his spleen had ruptured and he internally bled out before anything could be done. It was like 10 minutes from the time I saw his stop and start acting like he couldn't breath to the point he was on the table...so it was fast.
My vet, has also offered to come to my home at night when I've called and asked what I should do when I had a dog that was prone to bloat. There were two times when it was kind of bad, but I was afraid of jarring him a lot trying to get him up into my car and to the vets. He weighed about 70 pounds. My vet would call me up about every hour and ask how it was going, what he was doing and in the end, I got the dog through his episode without a trip to the vets, but it was nice to know she was willing to come to my house if I needed her.
You should call around and ask the vets about this...tell them the reason and see if one of them would be willing to do it. My vet, who works very very cheap compared to what I've seen most vets charge, charges me about $35.00 for a home visit. Which is about $10.00 more than an office visit.
But I've heard of some people say their vets have charged like $100 or more for an office visit where the vet didn't even do anything but a basic exam.