A licensed veterinarian will come to your home and perform a physical exam on your cat/s
The fee covers the house call and both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine examinations, with acupuncture. There are additional costs for any other treatments or services recommended by the doctor.
The fee covers Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine exams, with acupuncture, for a second cat seen at the same time. There are additional costs for any other treatments or services recommended by the doctor.
The fee covers the house call and exam, and a review of your cat's current husbandry, nutrition, and behavior. There are additional costs for any vaccinations, medications, diagnostics, flea treatments, or other services recommended by the doctor. If you have three or more cats to be seen on the same visit, the House Call is free!
The fee covers the exam, and a review of your cats current husbandry, nutrition, and behavior. There are additional costs for any vaccinations, medications, diagnostics, flea treatments, or other services recommended by the doctor.
The fee covers the house call and exam, a review of your kitten's husbandry, nutrition, behavior, and all vaccinations required for six months. There are additional costs for any medications, diagnostics, flea treatments, or other services recommended by the doctor.
*Physical Exam is FREE (the charge is for the House Call only); requires adoption paperwork from shelter or rescue within 30 days prior.
There are additional costs for any vaccinations, medications, diagnostics, flea treatments, or other services recommended by the doctor.
The fee covers the house call and examination of all newborn kittens of a single queen. This service should be scheduled within 24 hours of birth. There are additional costs for any medication, diagnostics, or other services recommended by the doctor.
Varies with time, distance, and complexity
The fees covers one acupuncture treatment in conjunction with a follow-up visit.
There is a mileage fee of $2 per mile for locations more than 20 miles away from central Escondido.
Prices for some of the additional services we offer
Merial PureVax given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age
Heska Ultranasal given once at 12 weeks of age
Merial PureVax given at 16 or 20 weeks of age
Merial PureVax Recombinant is given two times at either 12 and 16 weeks, or 16 and 20 weeks
Merial PureVax given at 1, 4, 7, and 10 years
Heska Ultranasal given at 1, 4, 7, and 10 years
Merial PureVax given at 1, 4, 7, and 10 years
Merial PureVax Recombinant is given annually
HomeAgain XS chip is implanted intrascapular and registered before the doctor leaves your home. Lifetime registration is included; HomeAgain offers an optional premium cat recovery plan that is an added annual cost after the first year.
20 and up
If your kitty would benefit from being a little more relaxed during her exam, sedation is offered at the veterinarian's discretion.
CBC, chem, urinalysis
CBC, chem, T4
CBC, chem, urinalysis, T4
CBC, chem urinalysis, total/free T4
Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing. Recommended for new cats and kittens, cats living with lots of other cats, and outdoor kitties.
Fecal flotation test
Rapid Fluorescent Foci Inhibition Test performed by Kansas State University. 3-4 week turnaround.
Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization performed by Kansas State University. Includes report for exporting your cat to a rabies-free country. 3-4 week turnaround.
Performed at UC Davis, this PCR panel will test for the common bacterial and parasitic causes of diarrhea in cats
Bacterial growth and identification and effectiveness of a variety of antibiotics is tested
Many additional diagnostic tests are available to help determine the cause of your kitty's symptoms.
Ultrasound assessment of the abdominal or thoracic cavities. This service is useful for assessing the appearance of internal organs, thickness of bowel walls, searching for masses and other lesions, locating free fluid, and assessing the heart.
Performed by a licensed veterinarian Monday-Wednesday at the Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego facility in Kearny Mesa. These services are not performed in your home, but concierge-style transportation to and from the facility is available for your cats.
Spay surgery (ovariohysterectomy) including pain medication, pre-medication, inhalant anesthesia, and all other costs for this sterile procedure are included.
Neuter surgery (orchiectomy) including pain medication and all other costs for this sterile procedure are included.
Cleaning, scraping and polishing of your cat's teeth while under anesthesia. Extraction of loose teeth is included. More difficult extractions are performed for an additional fee.
Mass removal, exploratory laparotomy, cystotomy, and other soft tissue and orthopedic procedures are available. Please request a quote.
Concierge-style pick-up and delivery of your precious kitty to and from Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego in Kearny Mesa. This service includes pre-medication of your cat prior to travel, if needed. Additional fee of $2/mile over 40 miles round-trip.
Consultation available covering a variety of issues
Chronic Disease Management -
Advanced Nutritional Counseling -
Advanced Behavioral Counseling -
Second Opinion Consultation -
Quality of Life Assessment -
Palliative or Hospice Consultation
Services to assist your precious baby when transitioning from this life to the next
The most peaceful and loving transition we can perform for you and your family
Ashes hand-delivered to you in cedar chest, plus mementos
Ashes spread at sea, nothing is returned to you
Where to call after hours, what is an emergency, list of common cat emergencies
2430-A South Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92026 (760) 738-9600
2055 Montiel Road, San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 466-0600
Cats are so good at hiding pain and injuries that it can be difficult to tell if your cat requires emergency treatment. As a general rule, the following list of signs and symptoms may be considered life-threatening. If you aren’t sure if your cat needs emergency treatment, call me and I’ll help you sort it out. If it is after hours and I don’t answer my phone right away, call one of the 24-hour hospitals listed above to determine if your cat needs to be seen immediately.
Unconsciousness, no heartbeat, not breathing - Difficulty breathing, breathing hard, breathing fast - Coughing is if something is stuck in the throat - Sneezing as if something is stuck up the nose - Abnormal urination, difficulty urinating, unable to urinate - Signs of severe pain or obvious distress - Sudden paralysis of the hind limbs - Stopping eating or drinking - Severe vomiting or diarrhea, especially is there is blood
Known ingestion or exposure to toxins (lily, antifreeze, Tylenol, rat bait, snake bite, any human medication, marijuana, household cleansers, etc.) - Lethargy that lasts more than a few hours - Hiding that lasts more than a few hours -Collapse - Seizures - Any major trauma (hit by car, fall from a height, stepped on, etc.), anytime you suspect a broken bone - Eye injuries, sudden blindness - Fight with another cat - Bleeding from anywhere: eyes, ears, nose, blood in urine or feces
Your cat appears disoriented and can’t walk straight – is bumping into things - Your cat’s abdomen is hard to the touch; she may be trying to vomit - Your pregnant cat has gone more than three hours between delivering kittens - If you see your cat eat a string/thread/dental floss/etc. (linear foreign body) and you are not able to stop it before it has already been swallowed (do NOT attempt to pull it out – go to the emergency) - Facial swelling, hives, itchiness
Appointments are available. Call today to set up a ZenCat house call for your kitties!
1032 Tabby Lane, Escondido, CA 92026, US
Monday - Friday: 9-5
Other hours by appointment