Serving the Twin Cities Since 2005
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’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!
What is a mobile veterinarian?
What can a mobile veterinarian do?
What are the benefits of a mobile veterinarian?
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.
Meet Our Team
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.”
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.