WELCOME TO DESERT PAWS
MOBILE VETERINARY CARE
Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care is a housecall practice that provides high quality & convenient at-home veterinary care for dogs and cats servicing the greater Tucson area. Being in the comfort of your own home allows us to easier achieve our goal of personalized assessment and treatment for each pet, on an individual basis. This provides a less stressful environment for your furry family member, as well as you!
Most visits to an animal clinic can easily be accomplished outside of the usual hospital typesetting with in-home veterinary care. We offer a variety of services from Vaccinations, Wellness & Preventative Care, Dental Care, Surgery, Chronic Disease & Pain Management, Lab Diagnostics & Imaging, to End of Life Care.
Read more about our services below, or request an appointment online or by calling us at 520-833-2134.
We Have a Fear Free®Certified Veterinarian
Dr. Elisa Marusich is certified to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in your Tucson pets!
Experience House Call Veterinary Care
What To Expect From A Home Visit From Your Vet
One of the goals of mobile medicine is to make the visit as stress-free as possible for owners and their pets. If the vet has never visited your home before there are some things you can do to prepare for the visit. We will need an area with good lighting for the examination. Most animals are more comfortable when we come down to their level, so we mainly sit on the floor with your pet so we do not need seating. We travel with supplies like water, so you do not have to offer us a drink, Thank you for the thought, but we have what we need!
When you make your appointment we will give you a time range for our arrival. If by any chance that time changes, we will call to inform you. When we arrive it is normal for dogs to bark and get very excited for a few minutes then they generally settle down. We are used to this behavior and it doesn’t bother us so don’t let it bother you! We do ask that you have a leash handy in the event we need to put it on them.
Wellness Exams & Preventative Care
Any loving pet parent will agree on one thing, we all want to have our animal friends with us for as long as possible.
It’s not necessary to have to learn how to live with unpleasant breath from your four-legged friend when you are a pet owner.
We believe it’s crucial for the health of your pet to get properly vaccinated to protect against disease & promote animal health.
It’s never all that easy to take a family member in for any kind of operation, whether that family member has two legs or four.
Chronic Disease & Pain Management
When thinking of medicine, human or veterinary, sometimes we imagine diseases being cured by a single dose or course of medication.
If your pet is not feeling well we’ll do our best to get out to you in a timely manner.
Spays & Neuters
Two of the most commonly performed veterinary surgical procedures, spay and neuter surgery is very safe and considered a routine procedure.
End of Life Care & In-Home Pet Euthanasia
The aging process for any pet raises concerns about the care they receive near the end of their life. Depending on their quality of life, you want to provide appropriate care to help your loved one feel at ease until they pass on.
Telemedicine has historically been an innovative part of human medicine well before smartphones had been introduced to the market. That said, the virtual care movement is in full swing given the rise and advancement in mobile technology. We can now access care in veterinary medicine quite seamlessly through virtual care apps, which enable you to connect with your veterinarian from the comfort of your own home or workplace. It saves you a trip to the vet and provides the peace of mind and convenience that a pet parent is looking for in the modern-day veterinary practice. Rather than calling the clinic phone or emailing your vet a question about your pet, you can now engage in a video call or chat with your vet from the Anipanion app. If anything is concerning you, the Anipanion app will serve as a communication bridge to help you address any issues that may come up for your furry loved one. This next-generation virtual care platform will help your veterinary team gain more clarity to assess your pet’s condition and empower them to offer you the best advice possible.