Welcome to Right at Home Veterinary Care

House Call Veterinarian serving Columbia, MO and surrounding areas since 2011
Call us at (573) 639-9503

ALERT concerning COVID-19:  

In this unprecedented time, Right at Home Vet Care's model of providing compassionate veterinary care in the central Missouri area is the same.  That said, I take my veterinary oath to uphold public health very seriously and I am taking making multiple steps to ensure the safety of everyone as to not spread corona virus.  Many veterinary practices are now only seeing patients on a curbside drop off basis and not allowing pet owners inside the hospital. This is obviously not practical for many kinds of sick calls or even some wellness calls for house calls.  

Based on what we currently know about the virus, I am not seeing any appointments inside the pet owner's home or apartment until further notice.  I am trying to still see certain appointments which can still be performed outside.  

Examples of visits I can perform outdoors (assuming weather is cooperating):  

-Most dog wellness visits (i.e.-vaccines, heartworm testing, routine blood draws for bloodwork, etc)

-Rehab appointments as long as the pet can lie down and be relatively still and calm on a pet bed or something similar to receive treatment like acupuncture and laser therapy as needed

-Indoor only cat visits may ONLY be done in a garage, outbuilding, fully screened in porch, and so on due to ventilation.  If your cat is not accustomed to being outdoors and does not know their way home, I unfortunately cannot see them if you don't have access to a garage or similar as their risk for flight would be too great if they got away from us.  The one exception is at home euthanasia (see below).

At home euthanasias may still be performed if the weather outside permits.  For example, these can be done on your back patio, in a garage, or at a quiet park if you desire.  I will consult with you the protocol for at home euthanasias so we all can take the necessary precautions while still having your beloved pet pass away in a comfortable and familiar setting.  During the winter season, I am happy to bring along a portable space heater with a heavy duty extension cord for the comfort of your pet during this difficult time.  I am still able to accommodate indoor cats for this one particular service as I give them a sedative at the front door and the owner takes them back in the house to get sleepy and comfortable. 

PLEASE NOTE: if you feel your pet is not doing well and the time for euthanasia may be approaching, PLEASE reach out to me sooner than later to plan for this if you are interested in at home euthanasia as this is now taking more notice to schedule.  I am trying to still accommodate them and I am more likely to be able to do if we have more time to plan. Thank you!

I will take the history of all patients over the phone as much as possible to minimize contact.  I will be wearing the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a mask to be changed between households, changing scrubs often, and nitrile exam gloves if necessary to promote good sanitation between patients.  Any item that touches a pet such as a slip lead or stethoscope will be sanitized with dilute bleach solution or disinfecting wipes.  A minimum 6 to 10 feet of distance will be maintained as much as possible between humans.  Please don't be offended if I don't shake hands or hug as I am accustomed to doing so.  Payment via swipe free email invoicing with your credit card is an option as well.   As soon as my group and tier comes up, I plan on being vaccinated (which could still be a while!).  

If ANY HUMAN RESIDENTS are showing signs of illness or are otherwise in quarantine, PLEASE contact us ASAP to reschedule.  I will likewise do the same if I am feeling unwell.

As a local small business, I can't thank you enough for your support during this difficult time!

-Dr. Maren Bell Jones

Updated 2-4-2021

Dr. Jones is a certified canine rehabilitation therapy vet (CCRT), one of only two in Columbia and the only to provide at home physical rehabilitation services for your pets!  This includes using laser therapy, acupuncture, massage, and therapeutic exercise to keep your pets feeling and moving their best!

If you live in Columbia or the surrounding area such as Ashland, Boonville, Jefferson City, Moberly, and Kingdom City and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets in the comfort of your own home – look no further. Dr. Maren Jones is a licensed MO veterinarian from Columbia, MO.  She attended the University of Missouri for her veterinary medical degree (DVM) and graduate and undergraduate degrees.  She has lived in Columbia for the last 20 years and has been serving the central Missouri area since 2011. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Right at Home Veterinary Care is a 100% house call practice.  We welcome routine and urgent medical care for dogs, cats, pocket pets (rats, guinea pigs, mice, etc), rabbits, ferrets, goats, sheep, and non-venomous reptiles...all in the comfort of your own home!   Dr. Maren Bell Jones has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. PlThe best veterinary care for animals is ongoing high quality nutrition, behavior health, and preventative health, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (573) 639-9503 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you either same day or by the next business day. 

At Right at Home Veterinary Care, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Maren Bell Jones
Columbia Veterinarian | Right at Home Veterinary Care | (573) 639-9503

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    Maren Bell Jones

    Dr. Maren Bell Jones has been a resident of Columbia, MO for the last twenty years. She received bachelors degrees in biology and religious studies, a masters degree in biological sciences, and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree all from the University of Missouri. Her professional interests include nutrition, behavior, sports medicine/rehabilitation of performance and working dogs, reproduction, and holistic medicine.

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