Philosophy


Animals often become fearful of going to the veterinarian's office after sitting in the exam room with barking dogs and meowing cats. This is particularly true after a car ride that can also be traumatic.

As a result, many owners find that treating their previously frightened animals in the comfort and security of the home makes for a better veterinary experience.

A very important part of home veterinary care is the personal and attentive relationship between the veterinarian, the client and their pets.

People often ask what kind of services are offered on a veterinary house call.

Basically, it is what would be called Primary Care in human medicine and anything that can be done on an out patient basis. From the start, routine examinations and vaccinations are common.

Next, blood work, the treatment of acute and other chronic diseases, such as common dermatological, gastrointestinal, and lameness are some of the typical problems that can be treated at home.

When it is determined that hospitalization and/or a referral to a specialist are necessary, I waste no time in doing so.

The patient's welfare comes first. Like most qualified house call veterinarians, I benefit from working with excellent specialists in my region.

For my house call practice, routine surgeries, such as spays and neuters, are done at a nearby new full service hospital: Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

There are many local veterinarians with whom I share patients if a client chooses to send a patient to a local hospital. There are excellent emergency and referral hospitals nearby which are open 24hrs/7 days a week with which I have ongoing relationships.

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