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Puppy and Kitten Wellness Exams

We recommend regular Kitten and Puppy Wellness Exams during your pet’s first year to monitor their development and provide vaccines as needed. These pet wellness checks may be more frequent if your puppy or kitten has a health condition, needs a vaccine booster, or is starting a new vaccine series. Our mobile vets come to you, so your new little one can stay safe and relaxed at home.

What to Expect From Puppy or Kitten Wellness Exam

What to Expect From Puppy or Kitten Wellness Exam

During your in-home vet visit, you and your care team (a veterinarian and vet tech) will discuss your pet’s development and determine the best vaccine schedule for them before starting any vaccine series.
What to Expect From Puppy or Kitten Wellness Exam

What to Expect From Puppy or Kitten Wellness Exam

Your care team will then examine your pet from nose to tail. A deworming series may be started at this time as well as any recommended fecal and blood testing for common conditions and diseases (for an additional fee).
What to Expect From Puppy or Kitten Wellness Exam

What to Expect From Puppy or Kitten Wellness Exam

If your puppy or kitten is due for recommended core and lifestyle vaccinations, we will bundle this service with their pet wellness exam (for an additional fee).

What Our Clients Say

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Emma Minihane
BetterVet Boston

BetterVet is a fantastic service. Dr Louise Mandeville made my newly adopted kitten Milo feel really comfortable during the visits. Dr Mandeville has also gone above and beyond to make sure Milo is on the best course of treatment possible and is always quick to reply to any queries or to provide any advice. I couldn’t recommend Dr Mandeville and team enough!!

Colin Gibson
BetterVet Eugene
Our new puppy needed shots and a check up, Dr. Graham and tech Alex were Great! They showed up early even and were able to answer questions and provide good advice. Dr. Graham was so good with our puppy and her experience and professionalism shows. Highly Recommended.
Don Butterworth Jr
BetterVet Baltimore
The BetterVet Baltimore team is amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable, and very punctual. Our new puppy received outstanding care during his exam. Highly recommend this service to all!!
Maureen Nichols
BetterVet Greater Los Angeles
So happy to have these gentle, professional vets come to my home for my slightly skittish kitties. What a relief to not have to cage them up, get in the car, wait in a scary waiting room, etc. They were so gentle that the kitties were nosing up to them inquisitively. I could not be happier with this experience.
Trish Burns
BetterVet Austin
I can’t say enough great things about this service! It’s so much easier on the dogs and the owner not to have to go to the scary vet’s office! We’ve had great experiences with scheduling, the vets and their assistants. Dr. Tunison and Dr. Frazer are both wonderful! Our puppy loves them and so do we. We had a complicated/confusing situation with our puppy and Dr. Tunison stayed in close touch with us to get answers/help her.
Elizabeth Soldan
BetterVet Chicago
Dr. Rives and her nurse Caroline are amazing!! I have had animals all my life and have met many veterinarians. These two are special!! Having a mobile vet has been a huge help for my two feral foster kittens. So much less traumatic for them to be treated at home. I highly recommend!!
Dylan Schuch
BetterVet Austin
Dr. Fraser and team showed up 20 minutes earlier than anticipated and took their time on everything. Then spent extra time answering my laundry list of questions I had about my 6 unexpected puppies and nursing mama puppy. Harley even let them check on the puppies, which she hasn’t done with any “outsiders” yet! Very happy I scheduled to have them out and feel much better about my puppy situation after one of the most stressful weeks of my life!

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I book an appointment after getting a new puppy or kitten?
It's important to schedule your puppy or kitten's first vet visit within a few weeks of bringing them home, ideally around 6 to 8 weeks old. This early visit allows the vet to check their health and address any potential issues promptly. 
How much does the puppy & kitten wellness exam cost?
The cost of the puppy and kitten wellness exam will depend on your location and whether your veterinarian recommends additional services for your pet, such as vaccines and additional diagnostic testing.
Are the vaccines included in the price of the wellness exam?
If your puppy or kitten is due for essential core and lifestyle vaccinations, we will combine these necessary shots with their pet wellness exam for an additional fee.
Do you offer any packages or discounts for multiple pets?
If you have multiple pets, you can bundle all of their checkups in one single appointment. Each pet will have a separate examination fee, but you will only be charged one travel fee for all the pets in the family.
How long does a typical puppy or kitten wellness exam take?
A standard puppy or kitten wellness exam lasts 45 minutes. This time allows our mobile vets to thoroughly assess your pet and discuss any additional testing or vaccinations.
What should I have with me for the exam?
Please have a copy of any available medical and vaccination records for your pet, especially if this is the first appointment.
How often should I schedule a wellness exam for my puppy or kitten?
Most puppies and kittens need between 2 and 4 visits by a veterinarian during their first year, depending on their vaccine history and age. Once your puppy or kitten reaches adulthood, we recommend yearly wellness exams for most of our adult furry patients.
What if my pet needs medication or treatment after the exam?
If your pet needs medication or treatment after the exam, your veterinarian will advise you on the best options, provide prescriptions and offer guidance on treatment administration and follow-up care.
What if my pet is found to have a health issue during the exam?
If a health issue is identified during your pet's exam, our mobile vets will discuss the findings with you and recommend the appropriate next steps or treatments to ensure your pet's well-being.
Is there a cancellation policy for wellness exam appointments?
You can cancel your appointment up to 48 hours before your scheduled time without a fee. Canceling within 48 hours of a home visit will incur a cancellation fee of $75. 
Is there a subscription for frequent vet visits?
Yes, BetterVet offers the Wellness Club, a monthly subscription plan that covers regular vet care needs. This membership includes unlimited virtual visits and waives travel fees. For comprehensive details, refer to our Wellness Club page.

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BetterVet Wellness Club

Interested in a pet wellness plan that bundles your growing puppy or kitten’s preventative care services into one monthly payment? Wellness Club keeps vet care costs predictable and affordable.