WHY CHOOSE A MOBILE VET
Choosing a mobile veterinarian for your pet's care has several advantages over the traditional veterinary hospital setting:
Advantages For the Client
Time saving: eliminates driving time to and from a clinic
No pet hair or "accidents" in the car to clean up
All pets in the household can be examined in one visit
Closer, more personal, doctor-patient-client relationship
Less stress to the pet is less stress to the pet owner
Ideal for elderly or homebound pet owners
Enables families to experience compassionate in-home euthanasia, when indicated
Advantages For the Patient
Quiet one-on-one personal attention
No exposure to strange pets
Less risk for contagious disease
No stress of travel
Ideal for geriatric or mobility impaired pets
Preferred for newborn or immune compromised patients
Sedation to the pet is rarely necessary
The mobile clinic provides a safe and sanitary environment
OUR MOBILE CLINIC
TOBIAS Mobile Veterinary Practice LLC uses a 26 ft. mobile veterinary clinic that was custom built on a Ford 450 chassis to Dr. Gorman's specifications.
Features of our truck include:
Smith Surgivet anesthesia machine with an active gas evacuation system
DelMarva dental scaler and polisher
Portable electrocardiogram, pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitor
American Optical microscope
Clay-Adams centrifuge for spinning blood and urine samples
Laptop computer with portable printer
Wireless internet with credit card processing capabilities
Small on-board pharmacy with access to a full-service pharmacy that delivers medication and food to the clients' homes
Many on-board diagnostic tests with access to a full-service veterinary laboratory
7-foot interior height
Dual heat and A/C units
Video camera for backing up
Central vacuum system
Stainless steel holding cages
Digital walk-on scale
Examination table with tub sink beneath
HF100AP MinXray x-ray unit with digital processor and flat screen display
Separate surgical suite
What does it cost to have a veterinarian come to my home?
There is a trip fee of between $80 and $95 for clients within our service area, which includes much of Chester County and eastern Montgomery County. An additional fee applies for those outside our normal service area and this will be discussed when the appointment is requested. Our normal service area includes:
$80 trip fee: 19087 Chesterbrook, 19301 Paoli, 19312 Willistown, 19333 Devon, 19341 Exton, 19355 Malvern, 19380 West Chester, 19403 Audubon/Trooper, 19406 King of Prussia, 19425 Chester Springs, 19460 Phoenixville, and 19475 Spring City
$95 trip fee: 19073 Newtown Square, 19085 Villanova, 19426 Collegeville, and 19468 Royersford
The basic pet examination fee is only $45, and $38 for each additional pet seen on the same day.
Prices for services such as vaccinations, laboratory testing, radiographs ("x-rays") and surgeries are comparable to stationary veterinary clinics. We will be happy to provide you a detailed estimate for all our services before coming to your home.
Our pharmaceuticals, prescription diets and supplies are also competitively priced. What we do not have on board the truck can be ordered through our online store and delivered directly to your home, often with no charge for shipping and/or handling.
Mobile Veterinary Care
Our fully-equipped mobile clinic allows us to bring a vast array of veterinary services to your doorstep.
We can come to your home to provide this compassionate and fear-free service for your ailing pet.
Meet some of the pets who have come into our care and are in search of their forever homes.
Who we are
Dr. Pat Gorman
Dr. Gorman is a 1986 graduate of North Carolina State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1993 she moved from Wilmington, N.C. to Chester County where she has been practicing companion animal medicine for 25+ years. In 2015, Dr. Gorman left employment in a traditional, brick and mortar veterinary hospital to reach out to her patients in a more relaxed and fear-free setting... their own homes! A long-time member of the Great Valley community, Dr. Gorman has been involved locally with the scouts, Paoli Presbyterian Church and the Brandywine Symphonic Chorale.
Phyllis Ruley is a veterinary technician with over 30 years’ experience. She has extensive knowledge of every aspect of the veterinary business. When an animal comes into her care, she will make every effort to see that they live a long, happy life in a home where they are loved and cherished. Her nursing skills are surpassed only by her compassion. Phyllis has a passion for finding homes for pets in need. You can learn more about her rescue efforts under the “Phyllis’ Adoptions” heading.