WELCOME TO DESERT PAWS MOBILE VETERINARY CARE

Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care provides high quality & convenient at home veterinary care for dogs and cats servicing the greater Tucson area. Being in the comfort of your own home allows us to easier achieve our goal of personalized assessment and treatment for each pet, on an individual basis. This provides a less stressful environment for your furry family member, as well as you!

Most visits to an animal clinic can easily be accomplished outside of the usual hospital type setting with in home veterinary care. We offer a variety of services from Vaccinations , Wellness & Preventative Care, Dental Care , Surgery, Chronic Disease & Pain Management, Lab Diagnostics & Imaging, to End of Life Care. Read more about our services by clicking the links, you can also request an appointment by calling us at  520-833-2134 or clicking here.

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What To Expect From A Home Visit From Your Vet

One of the goals of mobile medicine is to make the visit as stress-free as possible for owners and their pets. If the vet has never visited your home before there are some things you can do to prepare for the visit. We will need an area with good lighting for the examination. Most animals are more comfortable when we come down to their level, so  we mainly sit on the floor with your pet so we do not need seating. We travel with supplies like water, so you do not have to offer us a drink, Thank you for the thought, but we have what we need!

When you make your appointment we will give you a time range for our arrival.  If by any chance that time changes, we will call to inform you. When we arrive it is normal for dogs to bark and get very excited for a few minutes then they generally settle down. We are used to this behavior and it doesn’t bother us so don’t let it bother you! We do ask that you have a leash handy in the event we need to put it on them. Cats are naturally curious but they do tend to be wary and keep their distance from the unusual. They will often tend to hide under a bed or somewhere safe. For this reason we suggest you close off all doors to bedrooms, etc. before our arrival to prevent access to hiding spots. For “scaredy cats” we recommend that you put them in a smaller room like a bathroom 10-15 minutes before our arrival. This will allow us to quickly wrap them in a nice cozy towel and prevent them from feeling chased. We do offer lots of small treats during our visits. If you do not want your pet to have them, or if they have a food allergy, please let us know ahead of time. We do travel with a supply of hypoallergenic treats also.

When we arrive we will gather our supplies and equipment which are stored in organized containers on our van and bring them into your home. We have two types of scales to accurately weigh your pets. We will bring in whichever is appropriate for your pet.

OUR SERVICES

Wellness

Any loving pet parent will agree on one thing, we all want to have our animal friends with us for as long as possible. We think that the most effective way for this to happen is to maintain their ongoing wellness.

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Chronic Disease & Pain Management

When thinking of medicine, human or veterinary, sometimes we imagine diseases being cured by a single dose or course of medication. This can be possible, but most diseases require multiple treatments, & many require long-term management.

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Dentistry

It’s not necessary to have to learn how to live with unpleasant breath from your four-legged friend when you are a pet owner. When your pet has bad breath, it most likely means that he or she needs some dental care.

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End of Life Care

The aging process for any pet raises concerns about the care they receive near the end of their life. Depending on their quality of life, you want to provide appropriate care to help your loved one feel at ease until they pass on.

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Vaccinations

We believe it’s crucial for the health of your pet to get properly vaccinated to protect against disease & promote animal health. Vaccinating your pets will help ensure all your loved one’s health is at its best.

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Sick Visits

If your pet is not feeling well we’ll do our best to get out to you in a timely manner. We are not a 24 hour clinic and therefore we do not hospitalize any animals. If your pet is experiencing a serious emergency, head to the nearest Emergency Room.

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Surgery

​It’s never all that easy to take a family member in for any kind of operation, whether that family member has two legs or four. Here at Desert Paws, we’d like you to know that we’re compassionate to your situation.

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Lab Diagnostics & Imaging

After an individual becomes hurt or sick, he or she visits the doctor. While there, the person can explain his or her symptoms and receive proper care. This is something that is not so straightforward when it comes to pets.

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