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Tampa veterinarians make home visits to lessen pets' anxiety

Posted at 3:04 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 10:25:40-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Getting your pet to the veterinarian just got a little easier.

MVS Pet Care in Tampa is now making home visits. MVS says it's the first franchise to have veterinarians make house calls.

Doctor Kristi Rhodes says a home visit by your vet can help them see your pets in their natural environment as well as being easier on the entire family.

"People can love how calm their pets are and the pets usually don't even know the veterinarian visit is happening and I feel like I truly get the benefit of bonding with my clients and my patients because we're in the comfort of their home," says Rhodes.

Dave Gonzalez's 16-year-old dog Gracie had a fear of going to the vet's office. She would shake and shed. After coming home, she would still have signs of anxiety.

"Now, she kind of just thinks someone is visiting her, stops by and then she goes to take a nap," says Gonzalez.

When Dr. Rhodes visited Gonzalez's home recently. Gracie was calm and happy to see everyone.

Dr. Rhodes says prices for a home visit are the same as if you were to go to a vet's office, but you will have to pay a home visit fee to cover the cost of transportation.

MVS will see just about any animal at your house and the visit fee will cover the entire family.

To learn more about MVS and their home visit option, click here.