Our History and Plans
Dr. Meghan started Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic in 2017 to provide in-home veterinary care to dogs and cats in Sanford, NC. Chelsea and I quickly realized that our customers need us for two main reasons: they have a pet who is fearful of veterinary care or doesn’t do car rides well, or they have a lot of pets. We love helping both kinds of families who use our services.
Fear Free Certification
Everyone at Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic has achieved Fear Free Certification. Fear Free is an educational platform that teaches all types of animal handlers how to recognize the signs of fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) in animals, and how to alleviate it. Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic is helping Fear Free to develop practice certification for mobile practices. Once that model is complete, we will be one of the first Fear Free Certified Mobile practices!
In the past, veterinarians and their assistants man-handled pets. They scruffed cats and they piled more people on top of dogs to restrain them, and they didn’t care what the results were on the pet. As a result, veterinary care terrifies many pets. Now, we take special care treating our patients so they don’t experience FAS. Veterinarians, trainers, veterinary technicians, groomers, and other animal care professionals embrace Fear Free and similar programs. It only makes sense; we are in the animal care business to help animals, not to cause them duress!
Multiple Pet Home
Almost all cat owners have more than one cat, and more than 30% of dog owners have multiple dogs. Despite this fact, there isn’t any framework that addresses the special needs of these families. Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic decided to create that framework ourselves, and share it with the world.