When my alarm went off early last week, a wave of panic came over me about the dogs and cat all having veterinary wellness exam appointments that morning. Then I remembered that this was a stress free home visit with Seattle's Dr. Brian Hur from Vet Pronto mobile veterinary services. The panic faded. Wait. I wondered if I should vacuum or tidy up. No time. I did not wear my pajamas. I did wear my slippers. All three dogs and the cat got thorough veterinary wellness exams while I was comfortably in my slippers. Do you need more of a rave review than that? Okay. I'll tell you more.
Most importantly, you should know that Amelia, Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley actually enjoyed their vet check-ups. Yes. You read that correctly. The pets enjoyed being poked and prodded by a stranger. First, this is probably because Dr. Hur was very gentle and kind. Even Leo was charmed by him. Amelia volunteered to be examined first and she later returned to Dr. Hur's lap. The second reason for the ease of our recent dog and cat veterinary wellness exams was because the pets didn't seem to know it was a vet visit. They just hung out at home on the couch. The doctor was comfortably barefoot and I was happily in my slippers.
Everything about my experience with Vet Pronto was stress free. I made an appointment over the phone but the on-line process is very user friendly. I received an immediate e-mail confirmation of my appointment. Dr. Hur also called to confirm, was prompt and professional. He even complimented the cleanliness of a house with so many pets. I wonder what he'd have thought if I'd had time to vacuum? No matter. It was a pleasure to have him over. And best of all, Amelia, Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley agreed. All four pets got the most thorough exams they have ever had. None of them struggled to get away or cowered under a chair. It was so comfortable and relaxed for all of us, pets and humans.