I hope that you and your loved ones are well. I’m reaching out to you today to share the exciting news that Gentle Home Vet is merging with BetterVet, a family-owned, mobile veterinary practice! This merge will allow me to provide the same, concierge level care to my patients while improving appointment availability (which as you likely know, has been one of my greatest challenges as a solo practitioner!)
BetterVet will continue bringing high quality care to your home while adding new, cutting edge equipment to, so we can take even better care of your pets. I am proud and excited to join the BetterVet team!
Nose to tail exams on all furry friends, including a complete evaluation of your pet's past medical history, individual needs and risk factors.
SURGERY and DENTISTRY
Gentle Home Vet performs complete dentistries and simple surgeries, right in our little vet-mobile. All patients are monitored by a dedicated technician and top of the line anesthetic monitoring equipment.
While we believe vaccinations are necessary to keep your pet healthy, we pertain to the "give them what they need, and not what they don't" philosophy of vaccination. All pets are evaluated individually before a vaccination plan is suggested.
We offer inexpensive microchipping to our patients, as we believe no pet should go without a microchip! A readable microchip is literally a life-line for lost pets.
At home care is perfect for older pets who may not travel well, or who have complicated medical issues that just don't fit into the 30 minute time slot most clinics allot them.
Having owned and loved many geriatric pets ourselves, we understand the importance of completing a comprehensive record review and exam, and also taking the time to understand the goal of each family for their pet-everyone defines quality of life differently, and we believe in honoring the bond and promises you have made to your pet.
Helping to set your pet free in a gentle, dignified, compassionate manner is as much a part of veterinary care as is vaccinating a darling, new puppy. It is our honor to give pets this gift in the comfort of their home. Read more at our sister company, Angel Wings Vet.
Dr. Hanna Ekstrom began practicing many, many years ago, in 1992, right after graduating with honors from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, but in fact, she had been dreaming of being a veterinarian from shortly after she was born. Her mother remembers her as a three-year-old, conscientiously caring for the family dog, plastic stethoscope in hand. Luckily, she has come a long way from those days, and now is the proud owner of an actual stethoscope, not to mention a whole load of other "veterinary toys" as well.
For the first few years of her life as a veterinarian, she worked for both large and small animal clinics around Puget Sound, before eventually starting up a clinic known as At Home Vet, which she owned for 17 years before she downsized into the iteration you are reading about today.
Although she loved her clinic, she found that her favorite part of the day was the house calls, so she has now returned to her roots by beginning this practice, Gentle Home Vet, and a "sister" practice known as Angel Wings Vet, which focuses solely on Hospice and End-of-Life Care.
Dr. Hanna is joined by Rachele Berger, her veterinary assistant, friend, and office dynamo. Together, they make a pretty darn good team, and are both looking forward to meeting you and your four-legged family members soon!
AREAS SERVED INCLUDE:
10am - 3 pm
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and some Sundays
North Seattle: Wedgewood, Lake City, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore,
Eastside: Bothell, Juanita, Kirkland, Medina, and limited parts of Bellevue
North: Mill Creek Town Center and North Lynnwood. Only West of I-5
Please note: The cost of the housecall is dependent on your distance from Woodinville City Center.