Book an at-home sick pet examination online or call us on 1300 34 35 80

Pawssum provides pet care by trusted, local vets in the comfort of your home

Open 365 days, 7:30am-10:30pm Australia wide and NZ

Cost: from $159

If you are worried about your pet’s health or behavior, one of Pawssum’s caring local vets can come out to your home to give your pet a thorough examination, make sure it is ok, answer any concerns you have about your furry friend and prescribe the best form of treatment.

Pawssum’s at-home vets provide a convenient service for pets that is free from hassle, travel and stress. A booking can be made either online or by calling us.

Some of the most common reasons why you would request a vet include:

  1. Vomiting or diarrhea that lasts for more than a day or two, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or dehydration.
  2. Persistent coughing or sneezing, especially if it is accompanied by nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, or wheezing.
  3. Loss of appetite or weight loss, particularly if it is sudden or significant.
  4. Lethargy, depression, or lack of energy that persists for more than a day or two.
  5. Changes in behavior or personality, such as increased aggression or anxiety, or sudden changes in activity levels.
  6. Lameness, limping, or difficulty walking or standing, particularly if it is accompanied by swelling, redness, or heat in the affected area.
  7. Skin rashes, sores, or lesions that are red, inflamed, or oozing, particularly if they are spreading or worsening over time.
  8. Any signs of pain or discomfort, such as whimpering, yelping, or reluctance to move or be touched.

During a mobile vet visit, the veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of the sick pet to assess their overall health and determine the underlying cause of their symptoms. Here are some of the things that may happen during a mobile vet visit:

  1. The vet will start by asking you questions about your pet’s symptoms, medical history, and behavior.
  2. They will then perform a physical examination of your pet which may include checking temperature, pulse, and respiration rate, listening to their heart and lungs, and examining their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. They might also collect a blood or urine sample for analysis at the lab.
  3. Once the vet has gathered all the necessary information, they will provide a diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan based on your pet’s specific needs.
  4. If necessary, the vet may prescribe medication or other treatments to help manage your pet’s symptoms and promote healing.
  5. For cases which require in-clinic procedures such as x-rays, ultra-sound and surgery, Pawssum partners with local vet clinics to ensure continuity of care for your pet. Pawssum also provides emergency vet services in selected locations.

The consultation and health examination may include:
• Heart and pulse check
• Lung and respiration check
• Mouth and dental check
• Eye check
• Ear check
• Nose check
• Weight check
• Joint mobility check
• Lab work such as blood test, lump sampling or urine testing (if required, this will be an additional cost).

Throughout the examination, our mobile vet will work closely with you to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care, and both you and your pet are comfortable and as stress free as possible. They may also provide you with tips and advice on how to keep your pet healthy and prevent future illnesses.


The cost of a thorough at-home clinical pet examination by one of our local vets is $159*.

We offer 30% off for examinations of any additional pets during the same visit.

* Medications and lab work such as blood tests are an additional cost which will be communicated to you by your visiting vet.

* Weekends, after hours and public holidays attract surcharges to the standard visit price. Ask our team via chat for more information.

* We do not have any hidden callout fees.

Customer Reviews
John Mifsud
April 8, 2024

Dr Stephen was amazing

Dr Stephen was amazing when providing our dog Stiggy with a comfortable send off. He was very understanding and sympathetic of our loss of Stiggy and could not recommend him enough! Stiggy was peaceful and made comfortable which made the

Mani Kaur
April 8, 2024

Everything happened in a timely manner

Everything happened in a timely manner. Thank you

Ness Mackellar
April 8, 2024


Andrea Malcolm
April 3, 2024

Thanks to Dr Lucy!

Thank you so much Dr Lucy 😊 only a minor consult however the general stress for both Mum and Furbaby of travel and wait times at vet tend to turn my somewhat sometimes grumpy boy absolutely feral. Still wasn’t the

Elizabeth Ryke
April 2, 2024

Wonderful service

Cassie Bremner
April 2, 2024

Amazing vet

Dr Pete was amazing. So calm and gentle. Highly recommended.

April 2, 2024

Thank you for your kindness

Thank you for helping us say goodbye to our cat Sossie. Dr Emma was kind and sensitive–Sossie liked that too–and let me hold him as he passed. It was far less stress for Sossie than if we had had to

Janet Lawrey
April 1, 2024


Helpful and caring result.


Pawssum Vets are open for business during the Coronavirus epidemic, Australia-wide 7 days a week until late.