Personalized
Convenient
Comfortable
Reliable
Effective
Lower Stress
Comprehensive
High Quality

VETERINARY CARE

in the comfort of your pet’s family home

Annual Exams • Vaccinations • Illness or Injury • Diagnostic Labs • Medications • Microchipping •  Exotic Pet Care • Travel Certificates • Compassionate Euthanasia • More

About MVS Pet Care Florida

Personalized, Expert Care

MVS Pet Care provides loving, in-home veterinary care that is tailored to your pet’s needs throughout every stage of life. Our experienced veterinarians form relationships with pets and their families that are strengthened by delivering care directly in the home. Our comprehensive services also include healthy pet exams, vaccinations, medications diagnostic labs, illness or injury care, medications, microchipping, travel certificates, compassionate end-of-life care, and additional services for your convenience and your pet’s comfort. In case of emergency, we work closely with our partner network of animal hospitals for referrals.

Less Pet Stress

Providing veterinary care in the home provides long-term health benefits and reduces stress on your pet by keeping them in a familiar setting with the comfort of their owner. With in-home visits, there are no anxious car rides or fearful waiting room encounters for your pet (or for you!), so the visit experience is much more comfortable for everyone. Plus, every visit is 100% time with the doctor, who can tailor recommendations and exams for your pet based on the home environment.

Comfort and Convenience

Our veterinarian comes to your home, at your convenience, making it easier than ever to provide care that is lower stress and more effective for your beloved pets. We can take care of all your pets in a single home visit, and in fact we encourage multi-pet appointments for your convenience. Our house call service saves you time because there’s no commute or waiting room, and in-home visits can also allow you carry on with other tasks in your home, such as work, child care, and any other responsibilities you may have. In between visits, our veterinary professionals are easily accessible for any concerns you may have about your pet’s health.

Meet Our Veterinarian

Kristi Rhodes, DVM

  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Emergency Center (Tucson, AZ)
    Internship training in general practice and emergency medicine
  • Pet parent to 2 dogs and 3 cats

Services from MVS Pet Care Florida

Healthy Pet Exams

The single most important thing you can provide for your pet from a medical standpoint is a complete physical examination once a year. Because your pet cannot tell you when something is wrong, the exam gives the doctor an opportunity to look for subtle signs of disease or other issues that are not apparent in your pet’s everyday life. By catching issues early, we can try to prevent more major problems down the road.

During an annual exam, your veterinarian will observe your pet for breathing, energy level, gait, and other issues that are visually apparent. A hands-on exam will take place at your pet’s level and as much as possible, on your pet’s term. If your dog is more comfortable on their bed (or your bed), the exam will take place there. If your cat prefers to be up high on a counter or dresser, we will work with you to carry out the exam in your cat’s favorite spot.

The physical exam may highlight some areas in need of further evaluation.  The doctor can initiate these tests at the appointment, including taking blood and urine samples, monitoring blood pressure, or other diagnostics as needed.

Diagnostic Labs

We offer a full range of diagnostic lab tests from the in-home visit.

Bloodwork helps us assess and monitor the overall health of your pet’s internal organs and systems. We offer a full range of blood tests, from standard panels and profiles that assess a number of different values to specialized tests that focus on specific organ functions and conditions.

If the doctor thinks bloodwork will be helpful in your pet’s case, he or she will discuss this with you and draw the blood at the visit. We submit the blood to a national diagnostic laboratory for fast and accurate testing. We will reach out to you with the test results and our recommendations when the results are available, often within a day or two of your appointment.

Illness or Injury

PupperYour pet doesn’t have the words to tell you that he’s not feeling well, or that she hurt her leg. Instead, your main clues about illness or injury will be changes in your pet’s energy level, appetite, behavior, or routines.

When you notice any of these, give us a call. We can help assess what may be going on and decide whether your pet should be seen, and if so, how soon. We will make every effort to fit your sick or injured pet into our schedule. On many occasions we are able to see sick or injured pets the same day, or within a few days for less pressing concerns. If your pet needs attention sooner than our availability allows, then we will refer you to one of our partner emergency hospitals in the area.

Medications

We can provide the prescription and over-the-counter medications your pet needs. In some cases, the doctor will leave medications with you at the visit so you can start right away. In other cases, we will wait for the results of lab tests and then we can mail the appropriate medications to you.

Automatic Refills
If your pet is on medications regularly, we offer automatic refills as a convenient way to be sure you always have the medication you need. Once we start your pet on automatic refills, we will mail more medication on a regular schedule, typically every month. Our goal is to make things easier for you, so if you ever need to adjust an automatic refill schedule, or cancel it altogether, just let us know.

Routine Bloodwork
We routinely monitor the bloodwork of pets who are on medications long-term. This bloodwork helps ensure that the medication is working effectively without causing any unwanted side effects. In most cases we’ll want to check your pet’s bloodwork every six months, though we may need to monitor things more closely, particularly at the beginning of treatment or if your pet’s health warrants closer attention.

We can only dispense prescription medications for pets we have examined within the past year and for whom we have current bloodwork, if needed. If your pet needs medication but is overdue for an exam or bloodwork, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Multiple Pets

How many humans does it take to get 3 cats into a car? Answer: With MVS – none! One of the greatest benefits of in-home veterinary care is our ability to provide exams and services for all of your pets in one visit, and no one has to get in the car. Our team will work with you during scheduling to ensure your visit is timed correctly for multiple exams.

Vaccinations

We recommend vaccinating your pet against serious but preventable diseases like rabies, distemper, and other diseases. Thanks to effective vaccines and routine vaccination protocols, the incidence of these diseases is low, but when they occur they can be severe and even fatal.

We tailor our vaccine recommendations to each particular pet’s environment and lifestyle. The doctor will take time during your pet’s exam to ask about things like interactions with other animals and time spent outside. Based on these and other questions, he or she will recommend the vaccinations most important for your pet.

Kittens, puppies, and other pets receiving vaccinations for the first time usually will need a series of shots given about 3-4 weeks apart to establish their immunity. Once the initial series has been completed, your pet will need a booster shot each year. If you stay on schedule with the boosters, you may be able to shift to a three-year schedule for some of the vaccines.

Additional Services

We want to be the one place you can go for all of your pet’s needs. Our comprehensive services also include:

Heartworm and Flea/Tick Prevention

Microchipping

Travel Certificates

End-of-Life Care

Emergency Referrals

Contact MVS Pet Care Florida

MVS Pet Care Florida is now open in Tampa Bay! You can contact us today about an appointment, or for more information.

We are also planning expansion to Sarasota, Orlando, and throughout Florida. Please complete the “Submit a Question” form (linked below) so we can let you know more about our services and we can notify you when we are available in your area.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Call Us:
1 (833) FLA-VETS

Email Us:
contact@floridavetpartners.com

Submit a Question
(online form)