New service brings vets to your pets

Kim Glovas
May 11, 2018 - 6:18 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you have a pet, and have dealt first hand with the resistance when you want to get them to the vet, there is hope!

There is a way to avoid that whining from your canine, or suspicious looks from your feline. It's a new service in parts of Philadelphia called Vetter Pet Care. It brings the veterinarian to you. 

Ryan Connell says he and his veterinarian wife, Rebecca Bernstein, founded the agency about a year ago. 

"We have a lot of dog owners who contact us and say, 'hey, my dog gets car sick traveling to the vet,'" Connell said. "Or perhaps, it's a great 95 degree Philadelphia day and the summer coming up and it's too hot to walk to the vet with the dog."

Vetter Pet Care launched in August and so far about 500 appointments have been scheduled. The service is operating from Kensington to South Philadelphia, Center City to the Main Line. Connell says the cost is comparable to an office visit, with the convenience of keeping your pet in its comfort zone. 

"The service has really resonated with cat owners," Connell said, "who most people as soon as they get out the cat carrier, the cats are the best hiding creature in the world, and find all the nooks and crannies in one's home and refuse to come out."

Twelve veterinarians, all graduates of University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, are on staff. 

For more information, visit the Vetter Pet Care website.