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Doorstep Vet – 9 reasons why a mobile vet is a stress-free alternative

Convenient, affordable and efficient - this mobile vet brings your pet’s healthcare straight to your doorstep.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 08.07.2023

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Whether your dog is scared of the vets or your working hours make it hard to find a convenient time to book a check-up for your cat, with our fast-paced modern lifestyles arranging a visit to the vets can be more stressful than it needs to be.

…Have you ever considered a mobile vet?

But ‘are there any mobile vets near me’ we hear you ask. We bring you Doorstep Vet – the mobile veterinary practice that comes straight to your doorstep.

Gone are the days of long waiting times and taking a half day off work to take your pet to the vet. Doorstep Vet is a stress-free, convenient and personal service that makes your pets’ and your life a whole lot easier.

With over 20 years of experience being a vet and, just like the NHS, many veterinary practices becoming busier and under more pressure, Doorstep Vet founder, Joanna Melville, spotted a gap in the market for people who may struggle to take pets for check-ups or who want a different experience to visiting busy, overstretched practices.

Doorstep Vet is an independent, family-run practice with a small friendly team.  From being an efficient service that’s good value for money to providing high-quality care for your furry friends, inside the fully equipped van the dedicated Doorstep Vet team put your four-legged friends’ wellbeing at the heart of everything they do.

We caught up with the team last year, and since then Doorstep Vet has continued to make sure their service is as accessible and affordable as possible – especially due to the cost of living crisis we’re all facing.

Joanna reveals everything we need to know about how a mobile vet could be a real stress-free game changer for you and your pet…


‘We come inside (or just outside) your pet’s personal space without being overcrowded with other clients or animals, so your pet will naturally feel a lot calmer. For some pets travelling can be an ordeal and causes anxiety and stress. And for owners, the experience of a noisy waiting room in a busy practice is far from pleasant, too. Having Doorstep Vet come to your home removes a lot of this stress, and our fully equipped van certainly doesn’t ‘feel’ like a typical consulting room.’


‘Gone are the days of waiting on hold. Here at Doorstep Vet, we have multiple ways to book appointments for new and existing patients, whether online through our website, over the phone or by email. Plus, as we are a small friendly team, we offer good continuity of care so we get to know you and your pet well. Finally, you won’t be waiting weeks for an appointment as we have good appointment availability.’


‘With the luxury of a little more time and a calm environment, we tailor each appointment to ensure you and your furry friend are comfortable. At Doorstep Vet, we always take as much time as needed to talk about any of your concerns and complex issues which makes you feel rest assured that your pet has a full thorough check-up without anything being missed.’


‘Whether you’re on a time limit and can’t afford to wait longer than expected because you’re on a school run or have mobility issues and find it hard to travel to the vets, here at Doorstep Vet we try to fit around your life to make veterinary appointments more accessible to everyone, allowing you to easily fit your pet’s healthcare into your lifestyle.’


‘Our bespoke converted van provides a very smart, fully equipped consulting room outside your home, so you can stay with your pet during their appointment if would like to. This is a unique part of our service and one that we feel is very important for both pets and owners. Doorstep Vet provides GP-style care to dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, including health checks, vaccinations, and the management of long-term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, thyroid and kidney problems. Through our partnership with an external lab, we can also offer a wide range of diagnostic tests.’


‘When registering with Doorstep Vet, you don’t have to worry as we can easily obtain full clinical notes from your current vet to ensure uninterrupted care. We are always more than happy to work alongside your current practice and share clinical notes if this is what you prefer.’


‘A mobile vet is not as expensive as you think. We want to make Doorstep Vet affordable for your pet’s everyday health needs. Our standard consultation fee is £69, representing excellent value for money, particularly for a mobile vet in Newcastle.’


‘Doorstep Vet is an independent practice, so if your pet needs to be referred for further treatment, we can provide impartial advice on what’s best for each patient and budget. We collaborate with a wide network of practices in the area, ranging from small independents to large hospitals.  All of our patients have access to “wraparound care” at Westways Veterinary Group, giving you peace of mind that someone is available 24/7 should the need arise.’



‘Doorstep Vet can provide palliative care to elderly or sick pets, and support and guidance for owners who are facing difficult decisions. For many pet owners, we know it’s really important that they can say goodbye to their pet in the comfort of their own home and it’s a privilege for us to be able to help them with this by providing an at-home euthanasia service.’

Disclaimer: Prices correct as of date of publication.

HLN TOP TIP: Doorstep Vet can see emergencies, but if surgery or hospital treatment is needed, they will be advised to be seen at a veterinary hospital.

Doorstep Vet covers Newcastle upon Tyne and the immediate surrounding areas. 

For more information about the services Doorstep Vet can provide or to book your next appointment, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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