Book an Appointment
Dr Steve is available for house calls Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and some Wednesdays, from noon to 6pm. You can check his actual hours of availability on the calendar page, which is updated throughout the day, every day. Call, email, or request a priority house call by clicking here.
Dr Steve never books too far in advance. If you contact him in the morning, he'll probably be able to offer a same-day appointment. He does not provide emergency care, but if time is of the essence, he may be able to get to your home within a few hours.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, safety is a top priority. Dr Steve will be traveling with a technician and they'll both be wearing protective gear (masks, gloves, eyewear). Alas, handshakes and hugs are not possible. To maintain social distance, dogs will be examined outdoors with the pet owner either indoors or at least 6 feet away. Cats will be examined in a bathroom while the pet owner remains in another part of the home.
Timing is everything
In today's busy households, noise, chaos and crowds are often unavoidable. If your housekeeper's vacuuming, your handyman's hammering, or you're hosting all the kids in the neighborhood for a pool party, chances are good that your pet won't be in a good mood for the exam.
The same thing goes for recent grooming appointments. If your Poodle just had her five hour makeover, she's probably more than a little peeved. If your Persian kitty is fresh from his annual lion-cut, he'll definitely need some time to relax and collect his thoughts.
The ideal time to schedule a home visit is when your household and your pets have been calm & quiet for several hours, or even a few days. Dr Steve will appreciate your consideration, and so will your pets!
Estimated Arrival Time
Life is often unpredictable. Because of Los Angeles traffic and other variables, Dr Steve cannot guarantee specific appointment times. Instead, he usually gives a one-hour window for his estimated arrival. Please remember that this is just an estimate! If he's running late that day, Dr Steve will call/text/email and let you know. If the house call needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, cancellation fees will not apply in this situation.