House Calls

Riverview Animal Hospital is pleased to offer a service that traditional animal hospitals do not: House Calls. One of the biggest issues for some animals is overcoming the fear and trauma that they experience when taken from their home to a veterinary hospital. Many animals release pheromones (chemical scent signals) under traumatic conditions that linger in the air and may cause fear reactions in animals that detect them.

In addition to the benefits for your pet, a house call may make more sense for many owners. Since you won't have to gather up your pet, drive to the clinic, wait to see the veterinarian and drive back home, there is less time wasted for you. Frequently, house call veterinarians offer greater freedom in scheduling appointments. You will also receive more personalized attention and, generally, an extended period of time spent with the veterinarian. Many house call veterinarians also provide emergency care for their clients.

By examining your pet in its own environment where it is more secure, your veterinarian can better evaluate behavior and conditions which may be caused or aggravated by their environment. In addition, there is a lower risk of being exposed to diseases that may be floating around in a hospital waiting room. This is especially important for very young or very old pets that do not have good immunity and for pets with weakened immune systems. Please call Riverview Animal Hospital to see if a house call is appropriate for your pet.