Dr. Carol Lah offers in-home wellness and preventative care, consultation, geriatric care, hospice, and end-of-life services.
Prior to vet school, Dr. Carol Lah was a veterinary technician (2006-2010) in emergency and general practice in St. Louis, MO and Santa Clara County, CA.
Since graduating from UC Davis vet school in 2014, Dr. Lah has been working as a full-time veterinarian in the clinic and house call setting. She started her own mobile service to continue providing house calls in the SF Bay Area after Vetted Petcare's closure earlier this year.
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Dr. Carol Lah was born in the Bronx, New York after her family emigrated from South Korea, but she was raised in Southern California for most of her life.
She graduated from Pomona College (B.A. chemistry, 2003) followed by graduate school in Texas (UT Southwestern, M.S. biology, 2005) and veterinary medical school at UC Davis (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2014). Dr. Lah enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine especially Internal Medicine.
Since 2008, Dr. Lah has been residing in Silicon Valley with her husband and their beloved canine and feline family members: Angel (sassy 15-year-old cream pomeranian), Bella (sweet 9-year-old blue brindle pit bull), and Boy & Girl Kat (two playful and talkative 4-year-old longhaired cats).
(Prices subject to change)
Includes home visit, up to 1 hour travel time, and exam for 1 pet. There will be an additional fee for emergency appointments and out-of-service areas.
Rabies (thimerosal-free) $35
Oral Bordetella $35
Cats: Non-adjuvanted PUREVAX® feline vaccines
Feline Leukemia $35
1-year Feline Rabies $35
3-year Feline Rabies $70
Difficult nail trim $45
An estimate will be made upon request prior to payment.
Estimate will be made upon request prior to administration.
Class 3B Laser device combines 808 nm and 650 nm medical lasers for optimal therapeutic efficacy in relieving pain and inflammation.
Emotional Support Animal authorization form: $50 per pet
Includes 1-hour travel time, sedation, and in-home euthanasia.
Aftercare/cremation is additional (see prices below).
Communal cremation (no ashes returned): $150
Ashes are scattered on a private 10-acre ranch in the Salinas area.
Private cremation (ashes returned):
$275 (less than 50 pounds)
$325 (50 pounds and over)
Individual ashes will be mailed from Animal Memorial Service via certified UPS delivery in a maple wood urn with your pet’s name laser engraved on a plaque.
All appointments are scheduled via email or iMessage (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you want a phone call, there will be a $50 phone consultation fee.
Please include the following information:
-Reason for the visit
-Pet’s information (name, age, sex, breed, weight)
-Zip code of residence
-Previous medical records*
*You will need to contact your previous vet(s) for medical records if you don’t have them.
Do you offer services “a la carte” (without an in-home visit fee)?
No, there will be an in-home visit fee of $150 in addition to cost of services (except for end-of-life care).
Who will be present at the home visit and do I have to assist?
Only I (Dr. Lah) will be present at the appointment so I may need your assistance.
Do you perform dentals in-home?
No, dentals need to be done at a brick-and-mortar animal hospital but I can provide a referral after an examination.
How does payment work and what do you accept?
Payment is due by the end of the appointment via Square contactless reader which accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Cash is also accepted but change cannot be provided since I don't carry cash on me.
Are you seeing appointments with COVID-19 shelter-in-place?
Yes, veterinary medicine is considered essential according to the CDC and CA state ordinance. I (Dr. Lah) have been tested negative for Covid-19 on nasopharyngeal swab and antibody test. I'll be wearing a N95 face mask, new disposable nitrile gloves, and remove shoes (or wear shoe covers) inside. All medical equipment and instruments are disinfected with medical grade disinfectant before and after each appointment. The in-home visit can be done anywhere you feel comfortable, e.g. yard, foyer, porch, garage, indoors, etc.
Do you offer sedation/anesthesia in-home?
Anything requiring injectable sedation or anesthesia will be referred out.
Do you carry oxygen?
No, I don't carry oxygen. If your pet is having trouble breathing, go to your closest animal emergency hospital as soon as possible.
Are you doing international health certificates?
No, I am not doing international health certificates at this time.
Are you doing health certificates for travel to Hawaii?
No, I am not doing health certificates for Hawaii at this time.
Is there a cancellation fee?
There will be a $75 cancellation fee if the appointment is cancelled less than 2 hours in advance.
Do you do home visits for birds, goats, or any other animal species?
No, I do not see any other animal species other than dogs and cats.
Do you perform growth removals or any surgical procedures in-home?
No, you will be referred out to an animal hospital.
Do you make house calls after hours?
No, I don't make house calls past 6 pm. If you have an emergency after hours, contact your closest animal emergency hospital.
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