At Right at Home Veterinary Care, we emphasize wellness and a proactive approach to your pet's health. We are offering full service general health and wellness exams in Columbia and surrounding areas with the following services during our private, at home visits:
- Full physical exam
- Vaccines or vaccine titers tailored to your pet's needs
- Nail trims
- Ear exams and cleaning
- Eye exams
- Blood work
- Fecal floatation exams for intestinal parasites
- Canine heartworm/tickborne disease testing
- Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)/feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)/feline heartworm testing
- Screening tests for various breed specific diseases
- Minor surgical procedures such as small laceration repair, skin mass removals, and biopsies
- Cat neuters, dog vasectomies, and small rodent neuters and spays
Dr. Jones will see dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets (rats, mice, gerbils, etc), reptiles/amphibians (non-venomous snakes, turtles, frogs, etc), sheep and goats.
NOTE: Due to the scope of a house call practice, we typically can only see certain emergencies such as minor wound repairs. We refer all major emergencies to the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Columbia, MO. You can contact them at 573-882-7821 during regular business hours or 573-882-4589 after 5 PM and on weekends. Pl
What Should I Expect With a House Call?
If your pet has been seen by a different veterinarian in the past, please pick up a copy of their medical records from your vet and bring it with you to the appointment to ensure continuity of care. When preparing for your appointment, please have your pets either on a leash, confined to a small room such a bathroom or walk-in closet, or in a crate/cage before Dr. Jones's arrival. Taking longer than 10 minutes to corral your pet during the visit will result in an additional extended exam fee.
We will take our time getting to know you and your pet to decrease the stress of the visit on everyone. Our clients are part of the health care team for your pet and we want you to be comfortable as well! We will conduct a physical exam on your pet and you may be asked to help hold them. If you are not comfortable with doing this or do not like needles, please let Dr. Jones know when making the appointment so she can schedule an assistant. The results of the physical exam will be discussed and we may proceed with additional diagnostics or treatments. A discharge summary of all appointments will either be e-mailed to you or printed for you.
House calls: We charge a flat house call plus physical exam fee in a 10 mile radius around the Columbia area and $0.50 per mile each way after the first 10 miles. Please call for the exact rates.
Physical Exams: We do a thorough physical of your pet, which includes
- body condition and muscle score
- mouth and teeth
- listening to heart and lung sounds
- temperature, pulse, respiratory rate
- palpation of the muscles, spine, joints, and abdomen
- examination of skin and coat
- reproductive organ and rectal examination
Additional diagnostic tests, treatments, or prescriptions will be charged accordingly.
Discounts: To serve pet owners with more than two or three pets who would like to get their animals taken care of at once, we charge $120 per hour for professional time in lieu of the examination fee.
In addition, if you make an appointment for a house call with a group (family members, friends, neighbors, training club members, etc), there is only one shared fee for the house call.
Payment for services is expected at the time services are rendered.