Great Paws Mobile Veterinary Service

Great Falls
Great Falls, Va 22066



Great Paws In-Home & Mobile Services


Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of a periodic physical examination. Thorough exams and preventive care can help identify and alleviate serious pet health problems. We offer a wide range of mobile veterinary services to keep your animal companions feeling their best:


Cancellation policy: Great Paws kindly asks that you give 24 hour notice of cancellation. Short notice cancellation may incur a cancellation fee. We will do our very best to remind you about scheduled appointments the day prior to the exam by your chosen contact method.


Wellness exams: Please do your best to withhold food for at least 6-8 hours before the exam in case we need to collect blood that requires fasting (some pets/testing require longer fasted intervals). Water may be offered leading up to the appointment. Ideally, have your pet hold its urine for a few hours before the appointment if possible in case collection is required. If a fecal sample is due you may collect it and store it in a bag in the refrigerator overnight or a bagged fresh morning sample will do. We hope to provide efficient care to avoid unnecessary follow up visits for the sole purpose of sample collection. Every exam is performed through Fear Free Guidelines!

Sick exams: If you are designating a representative to be present during the exam, please document a history of the illness so that we can fully address your concerns. If diarrhea is present, we will likely need a fecal sample (see wellness fecal collection recommendation).  If you are unable to collect a fecal sample, we can leave a prepackaged collecting kit for you to mail the sample once you collect the specimen.  If a urinary tract infection is a concern, please prevent your pet from urinating for 4-6 hours before the appointment so that we may collect a sample during the visit. If an ear infection is suspected, please do not clean your dog's ear the day of the appointment as it can alter the microscopic analysis and treatment recommendation. Should your pet require x-rays, hospitalization or emergency surgery, we will refer you to a local animal hospital or emergency facility that can accommodate these needs. Every exam is performed through Fear Free Guidelines!

Health Certificates: Domestic & International

Ultrasounds and Echocardiograms: can be scheduled by appointment. We ask that you fast your pet for 12 hours before the ultrasound if an abdominal ultrasound is required. Water may be offered up to an hour or two prior to the scan. Echocardiograms do not typically require fasting.

Laboratory:  We offer full lab services through our reference laboratory and generally will have results back within 24-72 hours.

Permanent identification: We offer microchipping.

Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

** Great Paws Mobile Veterinary Services requires 48 hours to process refill requests. **

Dietary Counseling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.

Behavioral Counseling:  We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

Emergency Care:  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.


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