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Benefits of In-Home Quality-of Life Care

Our veterinarians will visit your pet in your home, which can be especially helpful for older pets and pets with mobility issues. That means less stress for you and them.


Comfort and Familiarity

For older pets and pets in need of extra support, receiving veterinary care in the comfort and familiarity of home is a huge benefit.


Personalized Care

Our veterinarians are better able to evaluate and create the best plan for your pet by visiting them where they are most comfortable - at home.


Reduced Travel Stress

We know traveling to the veterinary clinic can be tiring and stressful for pets (and their parents) and that’s why we come to you!


Quality Time & Emotional Support

When you schedule a Quality-of-Life Consultation at home, you can have peace of mind knowing that it will be an emotionally supportive environment for both you and your pet.

When to Schedule Your Pet's Quality of Life Consultation

If you have concerns about your pet’s comfort level, mobility, or health condition, a Quality-of-Life Consultation can help you determine what kinds of care they need.


Terminal Illness or Advanced Age

Our expert veterinarians can help guide your care decisions for older pets and pets with ongoing and terminal illnesses.


Pain and Mobility Issues

Our veterinary team will evaluate your pet’s pain level and mobility and help make the best plan for their long-term care. 


End-of-Life Care

For pets approaching the last stages of life, we can provide palliative care as well as guidance and support if the time has come for them to cross the rainbow bridge. 

Our Quality-of-Life Consultation Process

From the start to the finish of your appointment, our supportive veterinary team will work with you to create a care plan to keep your pet comfortable as long as possible.

Evaluating Your Pet's Needs

Evaluating Your Pet's Needs

During your in-home visit, your veterinarian will examine your pet as well as discuss your pet’s history and current unique needs. 

Crafting a Personalized Care Plan

Crafting a Personalized Care Plan

Since pets cannot use words to tell us how they are feeling, our experienced veterinarians will work with you to determine what kind of care they need. Your input and feelings are paramount in making the best plan for your pet.

Implementing Comfort Measures

Implementing Comfort Measures

Quality-of-life care, also called pet hospice care, is focused on keeping your pet as comfortable as possible for as long as possible at home. The comfort measures your local BetterVet team can provide include:

  • Pain Management

  • Nutritional Changes

  • Subcutaneous Fluids

  • Disease Process Education

  • Mobility Aid

  • Incontinence Management

Ongoing Support & Guidance

Ongoing Support & Guidance

The goal of a Quality-of-Life Consultation is to gain a better understanding of your pet’s health and prepare for what lies ahead. We are here to support you and your decisions every step of the way.

Quality-of-Life Consultation Pricing

The cost of a Quality-of-Life Consultation starts at  $229, plus the cost of travel and any additional products or services. Visit our pricing page for more information and current offers.

Service Price Range
Service Price Range
QOL Consultation $229 - $339
Travel Fee* $89 - $109, depending on location
Medications Varies by prescription
Lab and Blood Work Varies by tests
Diagnostic Testing Varies by tests
*One travel fee is charged per home visit, regardless of the number of pets in the household

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

Patrice deAvila
BetterVet Vancouver

I've had pets (cats and dogs) my entire life. Robin and Melissa are hands down the best vets by far. I've had an age range of cats over the past couple years, and two of my geriatric cats had complex and difficult diagnoses and Robin and Melissa supported my cats and greatly extended and improved their quality of life.

Stacy Selby
BetterVet Orange County
What a wonderful and caring Veterinarian! "The BetterVet veterinarian" is well educated in Veterinarian medicine, she keenly caught a diagnosis that my previous Veterinarian missed. "Our BetterVet vet's" true compassion and caring nature is tops. It was evident when she and her team were in constant communication during the hospice period, We miss our "Bob" deeply but knowing she is there for our "Jack" is something I can't put into words. There are not enough thank you's or stars... I highly recommend.
Cory Osborne
BetterVet Chicago
Simply the best veterinary service I’ve had in Chicago. I’m old school- grew up on James Herriott, surrounded by farm dogs, always had a local vet who doubled as a family friend. In recent years, I have come to lament the (inevitable) corporate takeover of the vet space. I don’t blame the vets in these cases- but all too often their hands are tied by company policy and red tape. My current best friend is in his 17th year, and feeling his old age. My wife and I were dreading the propspect of taking him to a vet’s office (Max hates clinics) and the stress/cost/emotional weight of discussing elder pet care scenarios. Then someone recommended BetterVet. In one word our experience was AWESOME. Setting up the appointment was easy, the service was prompt. "The BetterVet staff" were friendly, warm, knowledgable and compassionate. We found the prices to be very reasonable, and were able to come up with a great care plan to make sure our old buddy can enjoy his golden years in comfort and dignity. Would highly recommend…heck I AM highly recommending you check these folks out.
BetterVet Austin
I'm very lucky to have "BetterVet veterinarian" looking after my old pups well being. She's always got great advice and recommendations. Great to have that kind of confidence in your vet.
Pam Province
BetterVet Austin
"The BetterVet team" arrived on time and were super friendly and very helpful to my lab who was in pain. After assessing her Issues and helping me with that they were able to fit in her annual visit today even though it wasn’t scheduled. This is extremely helpful! I will definitely be using them again for all my animals. Love it!
Joanne Pino
BetterVet San Francisco
Great response to get my 12 year old pup feeling better. Good communication and follow up.
Caroline Kirby
BetterVet Austin
I cannot recommend BetterVet highly enough! Our sweet dog Sophie is not able to get into our car anymore and genuinely dislikes going to the vet so it was very important to find someone we can trust and who is caring. The whole experience was relaxed and easy going and most important of all Sophie was happy. Thank you!
Jude Neufeld
BetterVet Austin
They were very respectful and considerate. They were very professional and explained what was happening and why. They Took great care of my Maggie Mae. Thanks so much.
Tracy Engberg
BetterVet Austin
"The BetterVet team" came out and did a complete exam on our 14+ year old dog. They were so wonderful with Max and provided so much guidance to assist us with this next stage of his life. Highly recommend especially if you have an older dog that does not travel well like Max.
Kimberly Warner
BetterVet Eugene
Everything about this business is excellent. Quick appointment; kind, compassionate, and competent care for my aging dog; and thoughtful "quality of life" advice. In-home pet care is far more humane and not at all stressful for my old girl, and was much less stressful for me. I highly recommend Eugene Mobile Veterinary Services!
Debbie Lancaster
BetterVet San Diego
You took care of my Elderly mom's dog Goergie. You were really good to my mom and took great care of her dog who is a Senior as well. Thank you so much

Included in Our Quality-of-Life Consultation

We provide compassionate and professional guidance and outline any available treatment options for your pet. Our goal is to provide you with a better understanding of your pet’s overall condition and care plan.

Pet Hospice & Palliative Care

Our veterinarians will help create a plan for end-of-life care for your pet that you are comfortable with and guide you as you decide how to move forward.

Pet Pain Management

We will do everything we can to help your pet stay comfortable and pain-free at home, for as long as possible.

Quality-of-Life Assessment for Dogs and Cats

Gain a better understanding of your pet’s quality of life with our helpful tool.
Quality-of-Life Assessment for Dogs and Cats

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I request an in-home pet palliative care consultation with BetterVet?

Simply create an account on our website or convenient app and choose “Quality-of-Life” for the service type. If you already have an account, you can click directly on Book an Appointment, select your pet, and then choose your appointment type.

What preparations are needed for the pet palliative care consultation?

A Quality-of-Life consultation includes a thorough review of your pet’s medical history and an in-depth conversation with one of our veterinarians, so you’ll want to have this information ready, as well as choosing a clear, comfortable area for your pet’s physical examination.

How long is the veterinary palliative care consultation?

Similar to a Pet Wellness Exam, you can expect the visit to last approximately 30-45 minutes.

How soon can a veterinarian visit after I book a consultation?

We have appointments available as soon as the same day or the next day in many locations.

Do you offer emergency in-home care outside regular hours?

While we offer flexible appointment times that include Saturday and extended hours in some locations, we do not offer any emergency care. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, they should be seen at the nearest emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

Can I customize the services to fit my pet's needs?

One of the benefits of in-home veterinary care is that we offer tailored services to meet their individual needs. Your veterinary team will work with you to create the best plan for your pet, which may include additional appointments, medication, diagnostic testing, or specialist referrals.

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