Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare my pet for a house call?
If your pet is a cat, please try to close off favorite hiding spots such as bedrooms (under the bed), and closets. Please organize a favorite comb or brush and favorite treats to ensure maximum comfort for your pet.
What should I prepare for the doctor?
Please inform the doctor about any behavioral issues such as fear or aggression, so that we may prepare for a positive approach to your pet. Please prepare any past medical, surgical and vaccination history including the results of any tests. I would encourage the client to buy and have ready an accurate weigh scale. Also, please prepare a table or countertop as an examination table in a location with suitable light.
If possible please have the owner who is most responsible for the care of the pet be present for the initial exam visit.
What if this is an urgent matter that can't wait for a house call?
NYC Vet House-Calls is affiliated and has privileges at 3 daytime clinic hospitals:
East Side Animal Hospital 321 E 52nd St, New York, NY: (212) 751 5176,
West Chelsea Veterinary 248 W 26th St, New York, NY: (212) 645 2767
LIC Vet 48-18 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY: (718) 383-8387
You may call and then bring your pet(s) to any one of these hospitals and have them alert me.
In the event of a nighttime or weekend emergency, NYC VET HOUSECALLS refers to BluePearlVet New York a 24 hr emergency and specialty hospital with 4 locations in the NYC area. (212) 767 0099.