Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Chesapeake Veterinary Housecalls.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

I make appointments that fit each clients needs. I will come to YOUR HOME to see your dogs or cats.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, please call and we can arrange an appointment. (410) 829-2999

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Mastercard and Visa

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.

5. Can you come for emergencies?

Sometimes I can come to your house for minor emegencies that do not require a hospital setting or overnight care. However, if I talk to you on the phone and feel that you will be better served by going to an emergency clinic, I can help you make the arrangements. I may decide it is best for me to come to your house to examine your pet and decide if trasfer to a hospital is needed.

6. Can you arrange to have my pet spayed or neutered?

Spaying or neutering can be done by Dr. Matsche on one of the days she works at the Caroline County Humane Society, or at one of the local clinics where she has surgical priveledges. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required before the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

7. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run prior to surgery. I will most likely draw the blood at the time of the exam at your home, and send the blood to a laboratory that gives me results in 1 or 2 days. The blood screening tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to be sure your pet is safe during surgery and has the ability to heal following surgery.

8. How many pets can you see in one visit to my house?

I can see ALL of your dogs and/or cats when I come to your house. This is one of the huge advantages to a housecall. You do not have to load your cats into carriers or drag your dog to the car. Be sure to tell me how many pets you want me to see so that I can allow the proper amount of time.