House Paws Home Veterinary Care is a mobile vet clinic that services the Twin Cities, MN. Our staff delivers patient-oriented, compassionate and friendly care to all of our clients.
Our mobile services allow you to provide quality health care for your pets while eliminating the stress and anxiety that often occurs with a trip to the vet.
We look forward to building a relationship with you and your pets!
Dr. Ann Fischer founded House Paws in 2005 because she wanted to care for animals in a personalized way that just isn’t possible in a traditional office setting. She strives to build a relationship with every client in order to create individualized and effective care plans for their pets.
Dr. Ann’s love of animals began with fish and pocket pets as a child and expanded as she studied wildlife while pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental biology at the University of St. Thomas. In 1992, she graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ann was in private practice for 13 years before she founded House Paws. Since then, we have expanded our practice to reach most of the Twin Cities. We now have two vans on the road, each with a veterinarian and technician, in order to better meet the growing demand for in-home veterinary services!
"I founded House Paws because I wasn’t satisfied with animal health care in a traditional clinic setting. I wanted to provide veterinary care that was more personalized and to build ongoing relationships with my clients. I love working with my clients to create individualized care plans for their pets that are effective and attainable!"
- Dr. Ann Fischer
What is a mobile veterinarian?
A mobile veterinarian is just what it sounds like — a veterinarian that travels! At House Paws, we drive to our clients so that their pets can receive health care without ever having to leave the comfort of their home environment. We travel in vans that are stocked with everything needed for a veterinary visit — vaccines, medications, supplements, scales, stethoscopes, etc.
What can a mobile veterinarian do?
As mobile veterinarians, we are still a full-service veterinary practice. During our house-call visits, we perform comprehensive physical exams, give vaccinations, draw blood for lab work, collect urine/fecal samples, bandage wounds, prescribe medications, trim nails, clean ears, and much more! We even partner with a mobile ultrasonographer so that our patients can undergo ultrasounds and echocardiograms at home if needed! We also perform surgical and dental procedures and take X-rays, but these are all done at a local Twin Cities clinic.
Caring for animals at home offers many benefits for both our patients and our clients. Home visits eliminate the stress and anxiety that many pets experience during a trip to the vet clinic and make vet appointments easier on pet owners. Because we come to your home, you don’t have to spend time coaxing your pets into kennels and cars, and you both get to relax in a comforting environment while you wait for us to arrive.
Home visits also offer more time for personalized care in a familiar and pleasant setting. We make sure to allow ample time at each appointment to fully address patient health, as well as any client concerns or questions. For us, being a house-call practice is about providing high-quality veterinary care and prioritizing the needs of our patients and clients, not about squeezing in tons of appointments each day. We get to see each pet’s environment with our own eyes, which helps us to tailor our recommendations and treatments. We want every pet owner to be fully involved in their pet’s care, so we take care to answer questions thoroughly and explain our recommendations. We prefer conversation over instruction, and individualized care over universal approaches.
With a house-call visit, we can see multiple pets at one appointment, saving you time and money. We also offer flexible appointments that may suit your weekday schedule.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for your feline or canine companion.
We believe in educating our clients and allowing them to be the primary decision makers regarding their pet’s health.
I am so glad I finally found House Paws! I have three cats, and they just had a wonderful home vet visit with Dr. Julie! So much less stressful than trying to get them to the clinic, on them and me. Highly recommend!
Highly recommend to all pet parents! Taking my two cats to the vet had always been a struggle until I discovered House Paws Home Veterinary Care. The way Jessie and Julie introduced themselves to our home was perfect for allowing my cats to feel as though they were in the comfort of friends. I could not believe how they were able to administer shots without either of the cats ever paying attention. Our past visits to the vet were stressful for all of us and House Paws has completely changed that experience. You can really tell how much they care for animals in every bit of what they do!
I love, love, love Dr. Fischer and Michon! I have two cats and have been with House Paws for almost 10 years. They are extremely kind with my silly extroverted guy and my fraidy-cat. They are full service, don’t let the home visit part fool you. When I had emergency situations they figured out how to visit in a timely manner and they work out of a clinic one day a week to do kitty surgeries.
In the early years we had some kitty epilepsy for which they helped us navigate. I also love that they have a holistic approach and a no-shame approach. We’re all doing the best we can to care for our pets and I feel they do a great job encouraging more while respecting what we’re able as humans. The convenience and low-stress factor for my cats and I are so worth it. Thank you House Paws!
I love House Paws. I found out about them from a friend. They’re always so good with our cats, and the cats are much less stressed since they are visited in the home. They’ve also been super helpful when I’ve just had a question between appointments. 10/10 would recommend.
Love my vet. Having them come to my house is made it so much less stressful for my pet. They are always happy, easy-going people they make a good experience for both my animal and me.
I so highly recommend Dr. Ann and Michon. They are great with our dog and cats – even though our dog can be pretty difficult. They are caring and thorough. I’ve been to several vets in the Twin Cities over the years and have never really known if I could trust what they were telling me and trying to sell me – but I trust Dr. Ann completely. When it comes to your pets, it’s comforting to know you have that trust in a vet.
I expected when we decided to have a vet come to our house, we would be paying a little more than we did at the other clinics we’ve been to (because of the convenience). But House Paws has been surprisingly affordable – I’m pretty sure we’re paying less for the care of all three of our animals.
On top of everything else, Dr. Ann and Michon are just pleasant and nice people to be around. I personally enjoy their visits, and they are great with our 2-year-old!
There’s nothing to not like about Ann and Michon. The convenience of not taking two hysterical cats in the car, along with handling two crates, is so worth it. They are also not bug-eyed scared because they’re sitting in a vets office with barking dogs, unfamiliar smells, and other meowing cats. Putting this all aside, Ann and Michon are truly very caring people beside excellent at what they do! Ann is thorough and responsive to any issues and is on top of the best methods for treatment. My three animals have seen Ann and Michon for over 11 years and they have become “our people.”
First time visit from HPHVC for our girl K.C. Our local vet and ourselves have been unable to get her nails trimmed. So scared we don’t force her as her anxiety has become so bad she starts foaming from the mouth and losing fur. Found HPHVC on the internet. Dr. Julie and team accomplished an exam, vaccinations needed plus a TOTAL NAIL TRIM. K.C. is only 5 years old and we could tell her gait was becoming compromised due to her long/talon-like nails. She appeared to walk bow legged.
We are delighted, happy, ecstatic and any other wonderful word to express our happiness. Hats off to House Paws Home Vet Care, Dr. Julie and her technical assistant Julia.We will be one of your many, I am sure, supporters of your business due to the expertise and loving care you provide to all of our family of pets.
Again, our sincere thanks for an excellent job.
Janice H. & Don C. and our girl K.C. (rescue from Kansas City, thus her name K.C.).
I can recommend Dr Ann and Michon without reservation. Kind and very knowledgeable my kitty Mr. Yee, got the very best of care up to and including the end of his life. All in the confines of my home. If you have a kitty or a doggie who is scared of leaving the house or riding in cars this is your answer. For me it was also the peace of mind knowing I didn’t have to go through the stress of kenneling the kitty and listening to his distress for many minutes while I drove to the clinic. When the end of his life came they were there to help us through it and though I have lost other pets in the past this was by far the best transition I experienced. I did not find their prices to be that much more than the clinic route.
All of the staff at House Paws are skilled and professional. They are completely dedicated to the care and well-being of the pet client and its family.
The people who work here are amazing. So compassionate and kind and willing to work with you. Special shot out to Kit, who patiently listened to me through hysterical crying over my cat Valentine. I recommend you guys to everyone I meet who has an animal. Thanks for all that you do.
House Paws Home Veterinary Care provides in-home veterinary care to pets and clients in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and most surrounding suburbs.