Dr. R. Craig Brakeman, DVM, recently announced a different kind of pet care in Traverse City – a mobile pet hospital. The Cherry Capital Mobile Pet Hospital is a full-service mobile veterinary medical facility that will have a separate surgery room, digital X-ray, bloodwork machines & dental machines. They will be offering veterinary care to Traverse City and surrounding areas for cats, dogs, reptiles, rabbits and other small mammals. Their services include dental care, hospice and euthanasia services, lab, nutritional counseling, parasite prevention and control, surgery, wellness exams, fully stocked pharmacy, microchipping, pain management, puppy and kitten care, x-rays, senior care and vaccinations.
The Mobile Pet Hospital allows owner and veterinarian Brakeman to be able to make house calls. Bringing a pet to the veterinarian’s office can be a challenge for pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation, or commitments at home that make outside errands and other activities difficult. Pet owners with multiple pets or very large dogs may also have difficulty bringing their pets in for examinations and other veterinary care, and some pets simply don’t do well in a traditional office setting. Pets who are fearful or otherwise stressed by coming to our office can benefit from being examined in their own environment, where they are likely to feel more secure and calm. This permits the veterinarians to better evaluate behavior and overall demeanor in a more relaxed and natural setting. Very young, sick, or elderly pets or those that don’t tolerate transportation well can also benefit from house-call services, as well as pets that don’t get along well with other animals and may become very stressed in our practice’s waiting room.
The Mobile Pet Hospital will be having an open house/open hospital on Saturday, January 30th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Tractor Supply near Chums Corners where you will be able to tour their mobile pet hospital.