In response to an incredible request for free veterinary resources, Houston PetSet and Laurel’s House have launched its mobile veterinary unit serving owned pets needing emergency services. With recent furloughs and layoffs due to the economic impact of COVID-19, we understand the necessity to provide pet owners with no-cost care in order to keep their animals in their homes, and out of the shelters and off the streets.
The mobile unit, which was secured by Houston PetSet, is operated by Laurel’s House Co-Founders, Dr. Amy Crum and Dr. Cheryl Hoggard, and their team of technicians. Funding for the program is provided by Houston PetSet. Currently, appointments are offered Wednesday – Friday, and the veterinary team is equipped to treat the following conditions:
- Most minor illnesses and injuries
- Wounds/traumatic injuries
- Respiratory infections
- Urgent surgeries including limb amputations, enucleations, dystocias/c-sections, pyometras, laceration repairs, urgent hernia repairs, urgent (ruptured/infected) mass removals
Since the program’s inception, more than 228 animals have received emergency veterinary services.