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The Benefits of Veterinary House Calls

February 15, 2018

Did you know that veterinary house calls are becoming increasingly popular? There are actually some great benefits to having your vet come to your home. A Glen Ellyn, IL vet lists some great reasons to consider house calls in this article.

Multiple Pets

If you have more than one pet, you may find that getting them all to the vet’s at once can be challenging. Separate appointments, on the other hand, can be time consuming. House calls let all of your animal companions be seen at once, which makes things quite a bit easier on you!

Older Pets

Just like people, animals often get quite stiff and sore in their old age. For geriatric pets, even being picked up and put into a car or carrier can cause discomfort. A veterinary house call will let your furry pal stay cozy and comfortable at home. This also helps keep pets calm, and reduces stress on them.

Large Dogs

We love big, goofy dogs! However, if your pooch is larger than life, it may not be easy getting Fido in and out of the car. Veterinary house calls can be a great option for people with large breeds.

Transportation/Mobility Issues

Another situation in which house calls can be very beneficial is for people who cannot drive. Those with mobility issues may also prefer house calls.


Life can get pretty hectic in this day and age. With house calls, you won’t spend time in traffic, and will minimize the time your pet’s appointment takes. If you work from home, have a packed schedule, and/or are raising young children, you may find veterinary house calls a great option for you.


One great thing about house calls is that they allow vets to observe pets in their home environments. This can provide valuable insight, and may allow your vet to make helpful suggestions about your pet’s care routine.


While there are definitely some great benefits to house calls, they aren’t going to be the best option for every pet. Our furry patients will still need to come to the office for some appointments and/or procedures. If you think that your animal companion would benefit from house calls, ask your vet for more information.

Please feel free to contact us, your Glen Ellyn, IL pet clinic, for more information about house calls. We are here to help!