Animal Hospital of Chetek & Animal Hospital North Home Visits
At the Animal Hospital of Chetek and Animal Hospital North we realize that you want to do what is best for your pet, but sometimes you are simply unable to bring them to see a veterinarian. Whether it is because your dog is too sick to get into a car, or your cat becomes frantic at the site of the carrier, or you have been injured yourself, we can help. We offer home veterinary care for everything from getting them up to date on vaccines to diagnosing and treating sick pets.
We generally travel within a 30 minute radius of our hospitals, but special exceptions can be made when needed. If your pet is very ill it is always recommended that they come to one of our hospitals, as we cannot bring our advanced diagnostic testing to your home. We can take blood, fecal, and urine samples back to the hospital for analysis, but results may take hours instead of the20-30 minutes we normally can run these test in. If we find your pet to be very sick we may recommend you bring it to the hospital - we may also transport your pet for you if you wish.
Please know that we will be unable to handle aggressive animals in the home. If your pet shows aggressive behavior towards our staff during a home visit we may not be able to examine or treat them. Please be aware that if we are unable to handle your pet safely a home visit will still need to be charged for time and gas. If you know your pet is aggressive or that it may bite out of fear it may be best to bring it to the hospital where we will have more staff members and the option of sedation if needed.
If you are interested in scheduling a home visit for your pet please call 715-859-6650 in Chetek or 715-736-6650 in Rice Lake. Home visits tend to fill up fast, so please try and schedule them well in advance whenever possible.