Why Let the Dogs Out? These Vets Come to You

House-call and mobile veterinarians are reducing stress for pets and owners

On the list of dreaded domestic tasks, taking a pet to the vet ranks fairly high. Dragging Rover or Fluffy to get their shots and checkups can be a Herculean struggle, with pet and owner left exhausted and upset. So what better way to remedy the stress than for the vet to come to you? A steadily growing number of veterinarians are offering house calls or opening mobile services. Membership in the American Association of Housecall Veterinarians (AAHV) has increased 150% in the past decade. LaBoit Inc., a company that manufactures mobile-vet vans, has seen sales increase 40% over each of...

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