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If you’re a pet owner, chances are that your furry friend has already traveled with you. Whether it was a road trip to the beach or a family vacation abroad, there’s no denying the joy of taking your beloved pet along with you. But what happens when unexpected health issues crop up? Or what if your veterinarian needs to perform an emergency surgery right away? In those instances, calling on a traveling vet might be in order. While these professionals offer services similar to their stationary counterparts, there are some important differences between traveling vets and other types of vet clinics near me. Don’t worry—we’ve got everything you need to know about traveling veterinarians here!

What does a traveling vet do?

A traveling vet is a veterinarian who can come to your house, and also go to your pet’s house. They can even go to the vet or groomer. If you have a dog and they’re getting ready to become parents, then traveling vets are great for you! They will help with all of the needs of raising baby puppies. And if you have an older cat who needs some medical attention, then this is also the perfect option for them too!

Is your pet used to traveling?

woman and Golden Retriever dog in purple lavender field at sunset. Pets in nature and lifestyle

If you have a dog that is used to traveling, then this may not be as big of a problem. However, if you have a cat or another type of animal that does not like being in boxes or cars, then there are some things you can do to help them get more comfortable with the idea of traveling. This includes taking trips around town until they get used to it and playing games with them before every trip.

Why would you call a traveling vet?

You may be wondering why you would even need to call a traveling vet.

Traveling vets are great for people who:

  • Want to see a veterinarian in person instead of relying on e-mail or phone conversations.
  • Don’t have access to a local vet due to their schedule, distance from the clinic, or other limitations.

Does your vet have regular hours?

Yes, because he/she is a busy professional! If you want to see the doctor, then most likely he or she will be at work. You can still make an appointment, but it’s best to call ahead of time. If you are in a bind and need to see them right away, they may be able to squeeze you in—but don’t count on it! Most vets have regular hours because they are working with other animals who need care as well as clients like yourself. Vets also have regular hours because they are running a business and need these hours to keep their doors open so customers can come in for services and consultations.

Will my veterinarian have time for me and my pet?

Sunlight Vet Clinic Scene

You have the option of working with a traveling vet, who can come to your house or office. The best part about these vets is that they are used to taking care of pets that aren’t their own and in some cases, may not be in the best health. If you want someone who will take the time to listen, understand and make sure your pet has all of its needs met, then a traveling vet is right for you!

How do I find a traveling veterinarian near me?

There is a multitude of ways to find a traveling vet near you. You can use the old-fashioned phone book or internet search, or you can ask your friends, neighbors, groomer, and pet store. You may even want to ask your veterinarian directly!

A good place to start is by asking your veterinarian if they recommend any traveling veterinarians in the area. If they do not have anyone specific in mind (or if they do), it’s time for more research on your part:

  • Ask around at veterinary offices in your area—the receptionist would be an excellent resource here!

You can travel with your vet when you need to.

As a traveling vet, I can help you and your pet wherever you need.

Traveling vets are available in most areas. To find one near you, search for “pet travel veterinarian” or “pet travel doctor” on Google Maps and look for the nearest vet to your home. You can also ask around at local veterinary hospitals if they know of any traveling veterinarians in the area that they recommend.

If your pet needs to see a veterinarian while traveling, he will likely be healthier than before since his stress levels have been lowered by being able to relax in his crate or carrier during short trips here and there instead of having to sit still for long periods every day like he would have had to if he was always left home alone with no attention given by humans who love him dearly (i.e., YOU!).


If you want to travel with your vet and have questions about how it works, feel free to ask us. We’re here to help!