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Why Book an In-Home Pet Blood Test?

Scheduling in-home veterinary diagnostic testing reduces stress for pets and their parents. We bring personalized, convenient care right to your doorstep. 

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Minimized Exposure to Other Animals

In-home pet lab work eliminates the need to visit a veterinary clinic, significantly reducing your pet's contact with other animals and potential sources of illness transmission.

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Personalized Care

When you book an In-home Wellness or Sick visit, your veterinarian will ensure that your pet receives the personalized care they need at every stage of life, including any recommended blood and lab testing.

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Reduced Waiting Time

In-home diagnostic testing takes place during a scheduled Wellness or Sick Visit, so there are no long delays to schedule your appointment or the need to wait in a veterinary clinic.

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Comprehensive Health Insights

Veterinary diagnostic testing enables early detection and proactive health management. Lab testing can help diagnose, treat, and monitor your pet’s health.

Our Veterinary Blood Work Process

From booking to post-visit, our blood work and testing process is designed for your convenience and your pet’s comfort.

 

Health Assessment

Health Assessment

We bundle lab tests with wellness exams or sick visits to customize testing for your pet's specific needs, ensuring comprehensive care and insights into their health.

Test Recommendation & Discussion

Test Recommendation & Discussion

Our veterinarians collaborate with you to recommend specific tests based on your pet's health and lifestyle, fostering meaningful discussions and informed decisions.

Sample Collection

Sample Collection

As Fear Free® certified veterinarians, we take a gentle and compassionate approach to sample collection, prioritizing your pet's comfort.

Explaining Lab Test Results

Explaining Lab Test Results

As your veterinary partner, we will provide post-lab work results and guidance - discussing potential findings and offering ongoing support.

Why BetterVet?

Our mobile veterinarians examine pets in their favorite spot - a comfy couch, a cozy pet bed, or even your lap! See how we work to keep pets relaxed and happy at home.

What Our Clients Say

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Jennifer Shire
BetterVet Boston

Highly would recommend!!! Have been struggling to find a vet in my area since our old vet closed. Two awesome vets came to the house, examined my dog, did his blood work and his vaccines!! Not having to stress him out by dragging him to the vet was a huge factor! They were very informative and answered any questions I had. I would refer them hands down to anyone wondering if this type of service is worth it, it absolutely is!!!

Scott Kenny
BetterVet New Jersey
"The BetterVet team" were both caring and kind upon our BetterVet visit. They wore masks upon entering our apt which was appreciated. They focused on playing with Jasper and making it a good experience for the entire process. He barely noticed as "our mobile vet" gave the exam and was too busy eating their treats to notice the bloodwork or the vaccines he was having performed. They asked good questions and offered me many options on prevention such as flea and tick meds and heat worms prevention. All the extra tlc and genuine care and concern assures us that he's in good hands and that we will be using BetterVet for years to come.
Rhonda Curtis
BetterVet Denver
Another great visit. Could not be happier and neither can Milo. So much easier for him than traveling for him. Also while I know it is Dr.'s day off she is still working by sending me bloodwork results and suggestions to keep Milo a healthy happy kitty. They do a great job and beyond.
Diana
BetterVet Eugene
My cat is really sassy and she hadn’t been feeling well or eating for a couple days, so I decided to contact BetterVet and make a same-day appt online. (We didn’t have a regular vet). They were available sooner than expected. "The BetterVet team" were amazing (I blanked on her name unfortunately). They were able to successfully draw blood and give my girl some fluids. I got a call the very next day before receiving the bloodwork results, which "our mobile vet" had discussed with me. My cat wasn’t in good shape, so that led us to the ER and then an emergency surgery with a board certified surgeon the next day. I will definitely be using BetterVet in the future, as home visits seem to be better for my girl and me. They were wonderful to work with and seem to truly care. They aren’t dismissive like some vets can be.
Sara Dietz
BetterVet Detroit
BetterVet was great! I didn’t have to try and fight to get my cat into a carrier, stressing her out even more, or sit in a vet’s office with other animals/the smell of other animals which would also cause her stress. The vet and the vet tech who came out were very friendly and professional. They answered all of my questions, did the same exam my veterinarian has done in the past, did blood work, and made suggestions as to additional things we could try. My cat remained as calm as she could, until she saw the scale, then she was done! I received a follow up email with what we discussed after the appointment. The amount I paid was on par with that I would normally pay at my vet’s office. I could not be happier with this service.
Irina Holmes Fay
BetterVet Austin
The "BetterVet team" came to do a check-up on my cat Mike, who can be very difficult. They handled him absolutely phenomenally, managed to do all the tests without any trauma, and quickly got back to me about test results. They were funny, personable, and exceptional at their jobs - I feel safe knowing Mike has a go-to vet team in the area. Totally recommend!
Pamela Protani
BetterVet Baltimore
"The BetterVet team" were wonderful; very professional, thorough, addressed all of my concerns and most importantly were loving and gentle with my sweet cat. Blood and Lab results were received in less than 24 hours which alleviated any worries on my part. I highly recommend BetterVet!
Tess D
BetterVet Miami
"The BetterVet team" were absolutely wonderful with my new feral kitty who I adopted. She was very frightened at first but they were able to calm her using gloves for protection and My Princess Brownie Sundae was calm throughout their process of vaccination and complete blood work. Test results were all good and now our Princess is part of our family with our 3 male kitties. There was no way I could get Brownie into a bag to the Vet so I am so very grateful to "BetterVet" for their fabulous mobile Vet Service. They were even able to give me needed medications for Brownie. BRAVO !!! Well Done!
Jennifer Coleman
BetterVet Eugene
They were right on time and very sweet and gentle with my Bartholomeow. They were able to obtain blood samples and conduct a comprehensive exam right from my living room. I felt as though they took the time to really listen to my concerns and nothing about the visit felt hurried or rushed. It was an excellent experience from start to finish, thank you to "the BetterVet team" for their awesome care :)
Florida Fine Art
BetterVet Miami
Everything from booking to getting lab results was outstanding. Great compassionate Dr. and wife in office, made my 18 1/2 Havanese at ease for bp and bloodwork, lab results overnight. My dog came home so hyper from doing same things at 2 different vet offices that he was familiar with. Everything was calm and efficient. Love this place!
Carol L
BetterVet Chicago
Our pets love "the BetterVet team". We had them this time for our cat Shadow. He did give them a little fight but they got the job done. "The BetterVet veterinarian" did a full blood work on shadow and we know his problem and can fix it. Our dog Goliath absolutely loves them. I think he felt left out they were not here for him. What pet loves a vet? Goliath does! Shadow was really good he settled down and I think he knew they were here to help. BetterVet is the best thing ever.

Included in Our Pet Lab Test

Based on your pet’s age, heath history, and current condition, your veterinarian may recommend one or more of the blood and lab tests below.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Chemistry Profile

To get a more complete picture of your pet’s health, your doctor may recommend a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Chemistry Profile, a routine diagnostic tool which can indicate the presence of illness and disease.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis is a routine pet lab test used to assess the health of the kidneys and urinary system, and can aid in diagnosing  certain illnesses and pet health conditions, such as diabetes.

Fecal Tests

Your veterinarian may recommend fecal testing during a routine checkup or Sick Visit to check for the presence of parasites as well as to help diagnose underlying gastrointestinal issues that may cause vomiting or diarrhea.

Heartworm Tests

A pet Heartworm test requires just a small sample of blood and is a tool to detect the presence of heartworm proteins. Dogs should be tested at least once per year, and cats should be tested as recommended by your veterinarian.

Tick-Borne Illness Tests

If your pet has been bitten by a tick, your veterinarian may order a blood test 4-6 weeks after exposure to screen for Lyme disease, anaplasma, and ehrlichia.

Skin & Ear Cytologies

During a comprehensive Wellness or Sick exam, if your doctor suspects that your pet has an ear infection, they may perform a test called ear cytology to find out how to best treat it. 

Cultures and Sensitivity

Culture and sensitivity testing may be recommended to test if any bacteria is present in your pet’s urine, ear swab, or skin sample. A sample can be retrieved during your pet’s in-home comprehensive exam. 

Vaccine Titers

A pet titer test measures antibodies for certain diseases in a sample of blood. You can request a pet titer test for certain viruses to find out whether your pet is still protected from prior vaccinations or natural immunity.

Fine Needle Aspiration

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a common technique to diagnose lumps or growths found in or on a pet's body. 

Should My Pet Be Seen By a Veterinarian?

This is one of the most common questions from pet parents, and with good reason, as it’s natural to worry about your pet’s health and well-being. Our quiz is meant to help you decide whether your pet should be seen for a video consultation, sick exam, or emergency vet clinic visit.
Should My Pet Be Seen By a Veterinarian?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I request specific lab tests for my pet's health concerns?

Yes, you can request lab tests from your veterinarian to rule out pet health concerns. Your veterinarian will review the request and blood work and sample retrieval will take place during a scheduled in-home Wellness or Sick Exam.

Does pet insurance cover lab work for pets?

This will depend on your individual pet insurance policy. We are happy to provide you with any records or assistance you need to submit your claims to your insurance company. Please let your veterinarian know what you will need at the time of your visit and reach out to your insurance provider if you have any additional questions.

What conditions can your lab tests detect in pets?

Blood work and other diagnostic testing can detect a range of diseases, and health conditions, including but not limited to ear and skin infections, dehydration, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, and tick-borne illnesses.

Are there limits on the number of pets tested during one visit?

When you book an in-home visit for multiple pets, we will examine and perform any necessary testing in one convenient visit. You will only be charged for one travel fee, but each pet’s individual services and testing will be charged separately.

How long does sample collection take during the at-home visit?

Diagnostics can be performed during the in-home visit. Just like in human medicine, your pet will have to hold still during the sample collection but typically does not take more than a few minutes.

What should I do if my pet experiences side effects post-lab work?

Any time you have concerns about your pet, you should reach out to our Customer Support team right away at (888) 788-1165 or support@bettervet.com. They can help you book a follow-up visit at home or a video consultation, depending on your pet’s care needs.

Can I schedule follow-up lab work or additional tests if needed?

Your veterinarian will always advise you to schedule any additional in-home visits, services, and testing that your pet may need. We’re here for you and your pet, throughout their whole lifetime.

What preparations are needed before the in-home lab work appointment?

Before your in-home Wellness or Sick visit, please have your pet contained in a small room or an area where they feel most comfortable. Clear an area for us to work and ensure there are no hiding places. If your pet tends to become aggressive or overly nervous around people, please let us know ahead of time so that we can be prepared for your visit.

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