Sydney Mobile Vet Service

Mon / Fri 7:30 am - 7 pm

Sat 9 am - 4 pm

Geriatric Care

The VETaround team is dedicated to first-class and long-term pet care. We know that our pets provide us with love, loyalty and companionship – and they are very much part of the family.

It’s one reason that our comprehensive at-home vet services include quality geriatric care.

With preventative planning and early treatment, we aim to help keep your pets healthy for many years to come.

Understanding pet aging

Understanding pet ageing

Pets’ lives are much shorter than ours and they can reach their geriatric years in what seems no time at all. How quickly depends on breed and species. Where a large breed dog might start to become geriatric aged eight, for instance, an eight-year old cat is in the prime of their life.

Once your pet does start to show signs of ageing, it’s important to stay on top of all their health needs. And that’s why it’s also vital to recognise the signs of ageing. These can include:

  • slowing down on walks
  • grey hairs on the face
  • stiffness after lying down
  • loss of hearing (although this can be selective!)
  • poor eyesight
  • becoming more clingy.
Cute Pomeranian sitting on the couch

Our annual health checks

Your pet’s annual health check is the ideal time to chat to our mobile vet about any changes you are noticing in your pet’s appearance, movements or behaviour.

Each annual health check involves a complete physical examination and general health evaluation by our mobile vet. If we do uncover any issues, we can assess and consider treatment options.

We give you all the information and support so you can be confident you are providing your pet with everything they need to stay comfortable and content in their older years.

Comprehensive geriatric care

Our mobile vet can provide a tailored geriatric care program for your pet, and because we partner with a base hospital, we can look after their every need as they age. Our comprehensive geriatric care includes:

Comprehensive geriatric care
  • Annual or biannual complete physical examination, including weight management, dental hygiene, skin and coat condition, bone and joint health
  • Annual urine and faecal testing
  • Annual blood screening for general health and organ function
  • Prophylactic medicine program, including flea and tick control, intestinal worm control, heartworm prevention and vaccinations
  • Complementary medicine services such as acupuncture and naturopathy (in association with a qualified veterinary acupuncturist and naturopath). 

Our pets bring us so much joy, and it’s up to us to help them live healthy and happy lives for as long as possible.

If your dog or cat is nearing geriatric age, now’s the perfect time to book a consultation with our home-visit vet.


Highly recommend Ari , he has been looking after my 2 kitties for over 5 years . The ease and care of his home vet service can be highly commended!

I went with VETaround because they were one of the highest rated on Google and I wanted the best for my ginger fur baby. I was not disappointed. Swift, attentive and very friendly service.

Ari was awesome. He created a calm, relaxing environment and adapted to the needs of my very skittish cat (e.g. not ringing the doorbell, examining her in an area she felt safe etc.). Thank you! I’d happily recommend VETaround as a great alternative to the dreaded trip to the vet.

Chester and Freya are very nervous cats and the thought of having to catch them. Ari is great, he has even dived under our bed in hot pursuit of Freya and consultations are usually held in the bathroom!

Ari is incredible! He is caring and attentive to our dogs needs and he is a spectacular vet.

Ari is a caring and compassionate vet who has looked after the health of our cats for years. He goes above and beyond in his treatment of our boys. We also appreciate Jen's fabulous support!

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