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We provide care for sick pets and healthy pets including exams, vaccines and preventative care for dogs and cats of all ages, but we hold a special place in our hearts for geriatric or senior aged pets who need extra special care. We also work with many pets who have chronic conditions such as arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes or other issues, such as stress or anxiety when traveling to or visiting a traditional veterinary clinic.
Preventative care exams are sometimes referred to as "wellness exams," or "annual exams" and are for pets who are apparently healthy. Regular wellness exams are very important to prevent disease and maintain your pet's health as they age.
Preventative care includes a comprehensive evaluation from "nose to tail" and often includes recommended vaccines for your cat or dog. Depending on your pet's age and condition, labwork may be recommended, especially for older pets who may be prone to certain diseases or conditions.
Annual or bi-annual exams and preventative care may help the the prevention of disease or lead to early diagnosis and treatment of disease, which could be much less expensive and emotionally traumatic than a mid or late stage diagnosis that may require more aggressive treatment or surgery.
During our house calls, our veterinarians will spend about 40 minutes with you discussing your pet's health during the examination. Giving you more face to face time with our veterinarians is one of the things that set our services apart from most traditional clinics.
Your doctor will discuss with you how often she recommends a wellness exam. Generally, for puppies and kittens, monthly visits during the first few months of life may be recommended. Adult pets generally only need to be seen once per year, but dogs or cats who have chronic conditions, or who are geriatric, should probably be seen twice per year.
Senior pets hold a very special place in our hearts. Almost 50% of the pets we see are "senior" or "geriatric" in age. Our veterinarians and technicians love these older pets and we've made them one of the main focuses of our practice.
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Pets give us such joy as they age. When they are younger and full of energy they are able to provide you with great companionship and are very interactive. As they age, they may slow down a bit, they may cuddle a bit more, sleep a little longer and have a harder time getting around, but above all, the sweet disposition of an older pet really gives us great comfort. It's during these later years when we really have an opportunity to give back to them.
Our pets don't ask us for anything (other than giving us "that look" for their favorite treat), but older pets often need our assistance in many areas to help them maintain a healthy and happy life. Caring for an older pet gives pet lovers the opportunity to really give back all that unconditional love they have received from their pet by administering fluids, providing pain relief, appropriate food, using a harness to help them walk, or whatever might be the case. They'll never ask you for help, but your help will be greatly appreciated.
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Dr. Mesher is amazing. My husband and I recently moved back to Portland, we were in search of a good at home vet for our oldest kitty. She was attentive, answered all our questions and helped us prepare for a very difficult decision that was going to be approaching.
When the time came to put our kitty to sleep, we called Dr. Mesher. It was an incredibly hard thing to do, but we knew it was her time. Dr. Mesher was compassionate and very sensitive to the situation.
I would highly recommend her services. We plan to use her for our other cats.
Kristine J. via Yelp
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They are true animal lovers - caring about their craft and patients (pets and people). Dr. Dillon and Jenn are my primaries, and finding an in-home vet is a huge relief. It puts our anipals at ease, and to watch Dr. Dillon and Jenn play with our pets like they're their own is magical.
I think of them as family and refer them with zeal because they are simply put, the best.
Ryan E. via Yelp
What? I can only rate as high as 5 stars? That hardly seems adequate for a veterinary team that leaves you wondering which is deeper - their knowledge or their compassion? Both seem endless.
With At Home Vet, we know without a doubt that our pets are in the best hands in the business, and having had some needy pets, I can tell you the relief this is. :) But find out for yourself - give them a call today. Just be prepared for awesomeness.
Lisa G. via Facebook
Dr. Mesher went above and beyond: I'm still in awe of the long, detailed email she sent with everything I need to keep my cat happy at his advanced age... instead of a phone call where I would easily forget everything as soon as we hung up.
Such a nice team (despite the mess of a house and the crankiness of my ancient cat). I never felt rushed, and had the doctor available for a nice chunk of time to answer all my questions (at "regular" vet clinics I may have the DVM's attention for 5 minutes). HIGHLY recommend.
Daphne S. via Facebook
I love these people!
I have 4 cats, of which 3 are very difficult to get in a crate much less be treated. They came prepared for anything and were able to give shots and exams to even the most difficult of my "kids".
They spent two hours at my house and worked miracles with them. I am so glad my former vet referred me to them!
Jennifer H. - via Google
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Other surrounding communities are also served in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Marion Counties
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Louise Mesher, DVM - Owner
Ryan DesJardins - Manager
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5775 Jean Rd. Ste 105
Lake Oswego, OR 97035