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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Terminal Illness or Advanced Age

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

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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. 

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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

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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.

Phoebe Butt
BetterVet San Francisco
Vets are patience with our pets. They take time to ask questions and also happy to discuss many aspects of my pets’ condition. The convenient factor is just a real bonus, I don’t feel like being ‘rushed’ like most clinics these days in the city.
Michael W
Amazing to be able to bring care to our senior kitty.
Dawn Dawson
BetterVet Chicago
Unbelievably compassionate and accommodating. They came to the house on a Saturday evening to tend to a dog that was suffering. It is very apparent to me that they are in this line of work because they truly love and want to help animals. They are very reasonably priced and highly qualified and professional. I am so grateful for the care they provided to my mothers aged dog. I will definitely recommend this clinic to every pet owner I know. Sometimes it’s hard or scary to know who to call to administer to your pet in time of great need. Anyone who uses this clinic can be assured they made the right call.
Sue Walsh
BetterVet Philadelphia
I have to thank you! Zoey had the best veterinarian visit of her life on Monday. (She’s 9) I am hoping to keep you as my new veterinarians from now on. I also have a cat. Dr. and tech were wonderfully calming & very informative.
Beth LeQuin
BetterVet San Diego
Thank you taking such good care of our beloved geriatric dog -- you are the best !
Craig Firestone
BetterVet Miami
Dr. and Nurse were so compassionate and made my 16 year old cat like a kitten. got him back to health in one visit. This is the only way to go!!!
Laura C
BetterVet Chicago
We had a great experience with "BetterVet". Affordable and highly recommended. They were at our within 12 hours. I will continue to use their services for my anxious senior dog. "Our mobile vet" added to the diagnosis with something my previous vet missed 3 days prior. They spend and hour with our dog! Our senior dog is much more comfortable now.
Kristen Linck
BetterVet Seattle
I decided to give the mobile vet a try with my girlfriends sick and aging cat, Libby. I knew it would be more expensive but it was well worth the compassionate experience given the circumstances. "BetterVet" came out and discussed options to my partner. After consideration we decided to put her to sleep. I didn't make the appointment initially to do so, and they were able to stay and take time to make the process as gentle as possible both for Libby and my partner. I am sure they had other appointments they needed to go to but we never felt rushed at all. I wanted to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of Libby and my girlfriend.
Donovan Golden
BetterVet Vancouver
Needed a vet for my aging dog, prices are reasonable and the care is helping my dog, highly recommend this service for those that can't move a large dog to a building.
Sandra Stagg
BetterVet Chicago
They were awesome. They immediately put my senior dog at ease and gave me a thorough report on her health and a plan to move forward. I can’t thank them enough and I highly recommend their services.

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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