Our dog, Moses, loves a good car ride. He’s the first to hop in the back of the Jeep at the mere mention of the words like “park” or “ride.” But he’s always onto us when he knows we’re headed to the veterinarian.
You might have similar dilemmas when it comes time to bring your favorite four-legged friend in for a check-up or for yearly vaccinations.
Moses can deal with all of the attention from veterinarians and their team, but sometimes it’s not always an easy trip. He can get nervous when separated from us for any length of time, so we were interested in trying a new type of medical service for dogs and cats — mobile veterinary services.
If you’ve tried mobile pet grooming and liked it, you might want to give mobile vet services a chance, too.
Instead of making a nervous pooch more anxious with a drawn out trip to the vet, let the vet come to you and check out your pets in the comfort of your own home.
Spicewood Vet Mobile Care comes to Lake Travis
Meet Brady and Kristin Bennett, the husband and wife duo at Spicewood Vet Mobile Care dedicated to keeping your pets the healthiest they can be. What started as a way to take his years of veterinary training to the next level, is now a business that seeks to help Lake Travis area pet owners.
You might wonder how all of this works, as a vet normally has quite a bit of medical equipment to pull off even the most basic of check-ups. Well, they have portable tools of the trade, and all of it fits in the back of their truck, from scales to basic vaccinations and everything in between.
Most prescriptions are available on hand. But when your pet needs medicine that’s not on the truck, Brady can call it in to a Lake Travis area pet pharmacy for pick up. Usually within the same day as the appointment.
The only aspect missing from this equation is the anxiety and nervousness your pet feels when they are in a new, sterile environment, sometimes separated from their owners for hours at a time.
Here at home, you can still be there for the appointment. Comforting your dog or cat when you need to. Answering the right questions when you need to.
What you’ll love about Brady and Kristin’s style is their approach to preventative pet health care.
Even though Moses rarely shows signs of sickness, Brady picked up on a skin condition on Moses’ fur, which turned out to be a skin infection that required topical shampoo and antibiotics — all pharmaceutical grade that were delivered to us the day after our appointment. Luckily, we were able to catch it early before it spread and Moses couldn’t happier.
And some appointments are not so easy. If your pet is really sick and can’t get to the car, like elderly dogs and cats that hide at the mere mention of leaving the house, Spicewood Vet Mobile Care is a godsend.
“Our number one client is not usually someone who you’d expect. They’re generally people who work from home, so time is money, so it’s easier to book me for a home visit,” Brady mentions as he checks Moses for his yearly check-up.
Busy professionals and people who work from home are also a huge part of Brady’s business, as more and more people are capitalizing off the “time is money” credo.
If you own multiple pets you’ll find it’s easier to have the vet come to you than bring several to a new place, which has proven helpful for many families in Lake Travis.
High-Tech vet services in your home
You might still be wondering, how does the administrative side of this happen, complete with medical files and all of that jazz?
Well, since Brady has stepped out on his own, he has put a huge emphasis on being connected and as high tech as possible, from having cloud-based medical files at his disposal to invoicing by e-mail. It’s all simplified for you, to make the whole appointment as easy as possible.
“I have a microscope that I can haul around so if I have to do samples, I can do that … we try to make it as portable as possible.”
For appointments like spaying and neutering, Brady and Kristin are still able to assist you, as they rent out surgical suites at nearby veterinarians and handle the whole procedure, from pick up to drop off.
At the moment, Spicewood Vet Mobile Care is serving the greater Austin area, with an emphasis on a 20-mile radius around Lake Travis.
Brady is taking new patients, so stop by the website to inquire about his schedule and how his mobile vet services can help you.