Welcome to The Welcome Waggin’ Veterinary Care Family!
Thank you for requesting our in-home veterinary care experiences for you and your pets. Our team offers a unique and alternate option for veterinary care which occurs right where your pet is most comfortable… in the safety of their own home. We hope you find our in home care to be more intimate and less stressful than the traditional on-site veterinary service. Our Welcome Waggin’ team strives to live by our core values: celebration, community, kindness, adaptability, transparency, and continuous growth. We work hard to make sure our core values are vivid and apparent in all of our interactions.
Allow us to tell you more about the benefits of in-home veterinary care and how we differ from traditional veterinary practices.
Our Service Capabilities
We are an almost full-service veterinary care provider offering the same services as brick-and-mortar veterinary practices for all life stages (puppies/kittens, adults, & senior pets). With our team, you’ll find that traditional veterinary services have been adapted so that care can be provided right in the comfort of your home.
We offer medical care spanning the following areas of practice: general medicine, annual & semi-annual wellness care, preventative medicine (vaccinations & parasite control), internal medicine, integrative & holistic care (acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine), dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedic examination & support, Telehealth, allergy testing & management, nutritional & behavioral counseling, mobility support (arthritis), at-home surgical recovery support, wound care, diagnostics, weight management, prescription medication management, senior pet care, chronic illness management (thyroid disease, diabetes, kidney & liver disease, seizure disorders, cardiac support), pain management & comfort care, quality-of-life & hospice care, and end-of-life services.
We like to remain transparent with our service capabilities. In the event your pet needs services not conducive to mobile veterinary care, we collaborate with a number of local on-site veterinary care facilities where we can refer you with confidence in knowing your pet will receive the same standard of care. We would need to refer to on-site care in cases where a pet would need sedation, surgery, dentistry, imaging (x-rays, ultrasound, scans), hospitalization, or emergency care.
House Call Scheduling
Mobile Pharmacy & Prescriptions
For your convenience, we also work with VetSource, our online pharmacy where you can place orders for auto-prescription refills, preventatives, prescription diets, or other medications not available in our mobile pharmacy.
In cases of emergency should your pet need immediate attention, we encourage calling our team for guidance to make sure your pet receives the best recommendations for the most appropriate and rapid care. In the event your pet’s needs are unable to be met during a house call appointment, we maintain relationships with approved on-site veterinary partners where we can refer you for care. In cases of emergency, we recommend VCA Aurora, VCA Arboretum View (Downers Grove), and Veterinary Specialty Center (Buffalo Grove), all of which provide 24-hour hospital care including weekends and holidays.
Throughout the pandemic, we have continually adapted to changes and recommendations made by medical associations. To maintain healthy conditions for you and our team, we require that everyone be wearing a mask during the appointment and following appropriate social-distancing measures. Our Travel Team will let you know when they are on the way and when they have arrived at the appointment. We are able to enter the home and will conduct the appointment in the entryway of your house. We request that windows be kept open during the appointment for good air-flow.
At this time, our Travel Team will not be able to walk through your home to access a bedroom, living room, basement, bathroom, closet, or laundry room. As always, we request that our patients be ready and available at the start of the appointment. We greatly appreciate our client’s assistance in maintaining these protocols.
Comfort Care & End-of-Life Services
Our end-of-life services include sedation before the final injection, the final injection itself, a complimentary clay paw print, transportation to the crematory facility, and the cremation. You will be able to select either a GROUP cremation (your pet will be cremated with other animals and the ashes will be scattered in a beautiful cemetery garden which you can visit) or a PRIVATE cremation (your pet’s ashes will be returned to you in an urn).
For cremation and burial services, we work with Hinsdale Pet Memorial Services, one of the most well-known, oldest, and largest pet cemeteries in the United States in operation since 1926.