Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Peters. After practicing veterinary medicine in a traditional office setting for over three decades, I decided to make a drastic change in 2013: I closed my practice and began a veterinary house call service. This change of direction resulted not only from requests by existing clients, but also due to my fundamental beliefs regarding animal health and welfare and the changes I’ve seen in veterinary medicine over the course of many years.
There are two primary points I want to convey to you. If, after considering these you are in agreement, keep reading for a more in-depth narrative.
Agreed? So what does that mean for you and your pets?
My philosophy on animal doctoring relies very heavily on "common sense." Unfortunately, I feel many of today's pets are being doctored half to death, leaving pet owners feeling guilty if they don't “get on board” with a complicated, pricey (and often unnecessary) program.
Pets are frequently subjected to a long list of annual procedures: they have their blood, urine and stools screened, they are X-rayed, ultrasounded, root-canalled, scoped and lasered, inoculated against every possible pathogen and tested for every conceivable parasite. This approach is troublesome, time-consuming, expensive, unpleasant for the animal, and much of it is unnecessary in maintaining a healthy and happy pet.
On the other hand, it's not been so long ago that most dogs and cats NEVER saw the whites of a veterinarian’s eyes. Many got along just fine, but plenty of them died from distemper, rabies, infections, parasites and a host of other things we now routinely treat and prevent.
Somewhere between these extremes lies a common-sense, happy medium, and this is what I try to provide. From advice, implementation and recommendations on diet, parasite prevention, vaccinations, end-of-life options and much more, I can provide all of these things in the comfort of your home, as well as a variety of other veterinary services.
To learn a little more about me, check out this interesting article from the May 2017 issue of the World Herald:
I am easy to contact, happy to hear from you, and can address your concerns quickly. You can trust me to give you well-thought-out, professional advice, whether that means, "let's give this a couple of days - call me if anything changes" or "let's try this modification to her diet" or "I don't like the looks of that; he needs an X-ray and I want you to take him to see my friend Dr. X. I'll call him and one of us will get back to you right away." Pretty simple.
In closing, Omaha-CB HouseCall Veterinarian is as close as your cell phone, and I answer it personally, mostly 24/7. If I'm on the golf course, at Church, at the Opera (unlikely), or engaged in any other activity that doesn't appreciate a ringing cell phone... you can leave me a message and I'll return your call promptly. I hope you'll give Omaha-CB HouseCall Veterinarian -- and me -- a try. I think you'll be happy. And so will your pet(s).