Click here to read our COVID-19 protocol.
Throughout this global pandemic, House Call Vet RVA has continued to provide an essential service for pets & pet parents requesting in-home veterinary care. In order to continue to do so, we have adopted the following policies and protocols.

  • As of 11/19/2020, ALL communication must be done through our WEBSITE. Please visit our commonly used forms page to fill out and submit the appropriate form.
  • If you are unsure of which form to choose, please visit our contact page to submit your request or question.
  • Appointment requests, questions, and all other communications will not be answered through email or phone calls.
  • However, requests submitted through the website will be answered in a timely manner. This is a CRITICAL and necessary change in order for us to continue to provide in-home veterinary care.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and appreciate your understanding,

Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM
House Call Vet RVA, PLLC

House Call Vet RVA is an ambulatory facility and does not provide emergency veterinary care, nor is veterinary care offered outside of a scheduled appointment time.

In-Home Veterinary Care

We serve the pets of Richmond, VA, and beyond.

APPOINTMENT

Why choose in-home veterinary care?

A visit from a veterinarian should be a treat for your pet, not a chore. Dr. Hemsley’s compassion for animals and dedication to improving her patient’s overall well-being provided the foundation for starting her house call practice. A trip to the vet clinic can be very stressful for both you and your pet! In our younger & older patients (or immunocompromised), there is a higher risk for disease transmission at a vet clinic. Additionally, having a veterinarian come to your house can provide valuable information about your pet’s condition based on their environment and/or natural behaviors.

Convenience

We remove the stress from veterinary care by bringing it to the place your pet loves most—home.

Consistency

Dr. Hemsley is here to build a long-lasting relationship with your family and your pet.

End-of-Life Care

When it’s time to say goodbye, we’ll be there to help you through this difficult time.

You have questions; we have answers.

Why house calls?

House Call appointments provide a low-stress environment for both you and your pet. The trip to and from the vet clinic can be particularly distressing for sick and older pets. Limiting travel-related stresses, such as confinement, motion sickness & sudden changes in the environment, can improve your pet’s overall wellbeing and health. For clients, having your pet’s veterinarian come to the house can help with busy schedules and improves pet-parent relationships by limiting unnecessary stressors involved with transporting your pet to-and-from the vet. Furthermore, it enables the veterinarian to assess the patient’s environment better and betters their overall understanding of each pet’s needs. Having a veterinarian come to you also decreases travel, waiting time, and risk for disease transmission.

What is your service area?

Service areas include Richmond & parts of Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, and Goochland. Please contact us if you would like an estimate for the House Call/Travel Fee.

What should I expect?

Your pet’s examination will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet’s head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Each appointment’s duration varies depending on the appointment type, diagnostics indicated, and your pet’s specific needs. Dr. Hemsley thoroughly evaluates each of her patients. If your pet requires additional testing and/or treatments outside the abilities of a House Call practice, Dr. Hemsley will provide information on local veterinary facilities that are equipped to handle ongoing care. Additionally, your pet’s records will be promptly provided for you, as well as emailed to the referral veterinary hospital.

In-Home Veterinary Services for Your Pet

In-Home Euthanasia

Saying goodbye is never easy. Having a veterinarian come to your home provides for a peaceful, private passing.

Virtual Visits

House Call Vet RVA is now proudly offering Telehealth and TeleAdvice appointments!

Integrative Pet Care

Acupuncture, therapeutic laser, and nutrition/supplement consultations are services we offer, all within your own home.

Wellness Exams

We come to you; providing wellness exams, preventative care testing, vaccinations, nutritional guidance, and much more.

We love happy pet owners!

“Love the way Dr. Hemsley treats our babies like her own! Highly recommend!”

Amy L.

Client

“Great experience all around. Everything was very professional and super convenient. I’d recommend this service to anyone.”

Michael D.

Client

“Dr. Hemsley has worked with my Rescues and my hospice fosters. She is kind and caring and an EXCELLENT diagnostician. I have had her look at my pets and already have an idea and confirm it through tests. She has a gift as a vet!!!”

Kim G.

Client