House Calls for Pet Wellness Care
RBVH At Home offers convenient, gentle, and stress-free veterinary care for your pet in the comfort of your home. This service is ideal for households with senior pets, multiple pets, or pets that have difficulty travelling. Great veterinary care is no longer out of reach for pet owners with transportation challenges, physical limitations, or busy schedules. We truly believe that good health starts at home. Our house call team is specially trained to help guide your pet’s veterinary care from your living room and to always provide you with the very best medicine and service in the New Jersey and Philadelphia Area.
In addition to routine healthcare, we offer end-of- life care. When the time comes to say goodbye to a cherished companion, we can provide hospice care and perform euthanasia at home where you and your pet are most comfortable.
RBVH At Home offers everything you need to keep your pet healthy and happy. Our services include:
- Annual Check-ups
- Sick Exams
- Geriatric Exams
- New Pet Exams and Counseling
- End-of-life Care (Hospice)
- At Home Euthanasia
- Behavior Assessments
- Diagnostic and Lab Services
Scheduling a House Call Visit
We offer an accommodating schedule with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. Please call (732) 747-3636(732) 747-3636 for detailed hours, as we update our schedule frequently.
Prior to your visit, please fill out the new patient form online.
What to Expect
General Healthcare Visit
Each veterinary house call appointment is a full 30 minutes. Our veterinarian will arrive at your home with a vet technician and all the equipment necessary to fully examine and assess your pet’s needs. We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives quality personal care and attention.
Preparing Your Cat For Our Visit
We understand the individual needs of cats, and recognize how stressful traditional veterinary appointments can be for them. Keeping our kitty friends relaxed in their own environments makes them associate our visits with a positive experience, and can make it easier for us to evaluate their needs. We pride ourselves on employing gentle, low-stress handling and restraint to make your cat’s appointment as comfortable as possible.
The initial contact between a cat and a new person is very critical. To make this a positive bond, we ask that you have your pet in a quiet, familiar space, such as a small bathroom prior to our visit. This makes them feel secure and we can establish trust in this space before starting our exam.
Hospice & Euthanasia House Calls
Knowing what to do when your pet’s health is worsening can be frightening and stressful. Not everyone is sure of when to consider euthanasia. If you need help deciding, we can help evaluate your pet’s physical progression and quality of life factors. Many times we can offer hospice options to keep your pet as comfortable as possible towards the end of his/her life.
When the time comes to say goodbye to your friend, many people want the privacy "at home" euthanasia offers. Having the ability to be present with your pet the entire time and grieve in the privacy of your own home is very comforting. Every consideration will be made to ensure your pet’s transition is as peaceful as possible.
After care services such as transportation, cremation (including private), and custom remembrance items are available.
We can also provide you with the names of pet loss support groups and a variety of online pet loss memorial resources to help you through this difficult time.
Our care doesn’t stop when your appointment is over. If you have any questions about your pet’s healthcare needs, please reach out and let us know. Even if we are on the road seeing other patients, our experienced customer service operators will answer your call, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.
Working Together With Your Primary Care Veterinarian
House calls are a referral service, which means we are an extension of the health care provided by your primary care veterinarian. Our house call team works closely with your primary care doctor to provide updates on your pet’s care and our visits with you.
When your pet’s healthcare requires a trip outside of your living room, we will recommend that you visit your primary care veterinarian for advanced diagnostics, surgery, or hospitalization.
In the event that advanced care is needed, we will work with your primary care veterinarian to recommend the best hospital for your pet to receive specialty care.
Listen as our House Calls team discusses what it's like to travel all across New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania to help animals in the comfort of their homes. This was recorded during their August 1, 2015 appearance on "Your Pet Matters", 107.7 The Bronc.
- House Calls (August 1, 2015): http://rockwebsystems.com/1077thebronc/YourPetMatters15_08_01.mp3