Dr. Carol Lah offers in-home wellness and preventative care, outpatient treatment, in-home consultation, geriatric care, and end-of-life services for dogs and cats.
After graduate school, Dr. Lah worked as a full-time veterinary technician in general practice and emergency clinics from 2006 to 2010.
Dr. Lah attended UC Davis and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2014. Since then, she’s been practicing full-time companion animal medicine and loving it!
Dr. Lah started her own mobile service to continue providing house calls after Vetted Petcare's closure in 2020.
Dr. Lah is licensed (California Veterinary Medical Board), nationally accredited (USDA/APHIS), insured (AVMA-PLIT), and Fear Free® certified (fearfreepets.com).
Dr. Carol Lah was born in the Bronx after her family emigrated from South Korea but she mainly grew up in the suburbs of Southern California. Prior to moving to NorCal in 2008, she lived in Dallas, Texas followed by St. Louis, Missouri. It didn’t take Dr. Lah long to realize that a no-snow dry climate suited her best and she moved back to CA and never looked back since.
Dr. Lah currently resides in Silicon Valley with her husband of 12 years and their four beloved pets: Angel (sassy 16 yr old pomeranian never shies away from voicing her opinion during work call meetings), Bella (sweeter-than-sweet 10 yr old blue brindle pit bull loves to be loved), and Boy Kat & Girl Kat (6 yr old Ragdoll mix cat siblings). The Kats make up for their unimaginative names with their charismatic personalities and swagger. One of their signature moves is looking cute and cool at the same time which they pull off effortlessly.
(Prices updated 7/24/21)
Includes house call and physical exam for 1 pet.
Includes house call and exam for sick pet. Treatment is additional cost.
Rabies (thimerosal-free) $40
Oral Bordetella $40
Feline Leukemia $40
1-year Feline Rabies $40
3-year Feline Rabies $80
All feline vaccines are non-adjuvanted (PUREVAX®)
Difficult nail trim $50
An estimate will be made upon request prior to payment.
Estimate will be made upon request prior to administration.
Excludes Hawaii and international destinations
(Effective 1/11/21) Most major airlines have banned emotional support animals except for trained service dogs. This website shows which airlines are still accepting ESA: https://esadoctors.com/airlines-allowing-emotional-support-animals/
Price includes house call (up to 1 hour), calming vibrational sound therapy, sedative, and euthanasia. Aftercare is additional cost (please indicate communal or private cremation under ‘Reason for Visit’). I will email a Square invoice to be prepaid prior to my arrival.
Includes transport for cremation at Animal Memorial Service in Gilroy and digital paw print on heavy cardstock paper with poem. Ashes are scattered on a serene 10-acre ranch in Salinas area.
Includes digital paw print on heavy cardstock paper with poem, transport for cremation, and urn (maple wooden urn with pet’s name laser-engraved plaque or biodegradable urn). Ashes will be mailed from Animal Memorial Service via certified USPS within 2 weeks. https://www.animalmemorialservice.com
Pet will be ausculted with stethoscope to confirm deceased status prior to transport.
To request an appointment, send a message below. All messages are directly received and responded promptly by Dr. Lah.
Please make sure to check your spam/junk mail if you don’t see a reply in your inbox within 24 hours.
Do you offer services “a la carte” (without an in-home visit fee)?
There will be a house call/exam fee ($200 first pet exam, $100 for each additional pet exam) plus cost of services for each house call. The only exception is end-of-life care which includes the house call fee.
Do you have a brick-and-mortar clinic or van?
No, I will be bringing my medical supplies to each appointment.
Who will be present at the home visit and do I have to assist?
Only I will be present at the appointment so your assistance will be required. If you don't feel comfortable assisting, please find another mobile vet who has a veterinary assistant.
Do you perform dentals in-home?
Dentals need to be done under anesthesia 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 by credit card is due in full after services are rendered at the end of the appointment. I will bring my Square contactless reader which accepts all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express).
The following payment methods are not accepted: Venmo, Zelle, cash, check (except for pre-existing clients), CareCredit, and payment plans.
Do you carry oxygen, heart medications, emergency drugs, or narcotics (Tramadol, Fentanyl)?
No. If your pet needs oxygen or any of the aforementioned medications then go to your closest emergency animal hospital as soon as possible. Call them on your way there so they can prepare for your arrival.
Do you offer emergency house calls?
If your pet is having an emergency (e.g. labored breathing, seizure, trauma, toxin/foreign body ingestion, or anything else that you perceive to be an emergency), call and go to your closest animal emergency hospital as soon as possible. If you can’t transport your pet, search online for a pet ambulance.
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 rabbits, birds, goats, chickens, tortoises, snakes, guinea pigs, etc?
I only see dogs & cats. Also, I don't have a referral list of avian/small mammal/exotic animal veterinarians.
Do you make house calls after hours?
Sorry, I don't make house calls past 6 pm.
Do you deliver puppies?
No, please contact your regular veterinarian or go to an animal emergency hospital if you need help.
Do you accept pet insurance?
All veterinarians accept pet insurance. After you pay the vet bill, you‘ll file a reimbursement claim with your pet insurance company. For more information, visit www.petinsurance.com
What areas do you service?
San Francisco, San Mateo County (urban/suburban areas only), and Silicon Valley (San Jose, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Saratoga, Atherton, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Morgan Hill).
I do not service the following areas: East Bay, Tri-Valley, North of SF, South of Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz mountain range and rural areas.
Are you accepting new patients?
New patients will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Are you closing?
No, I‘m not closing and I have no idea where that rumor came from but it wasn’t from me.
Can I schedule an appointment for someone else’s pet?
No. The pet owner is solely responsible for their pet‘s healthcare and payment. A valid email account and access to the Internet is required in order to be eligible for an appointment.
Can you call me?
Unfortunately I cannot fulfill phone call requests. Communication is primarily via email. If your pet needs immediate medical attention, call your nearest animal emergency hospital.
Are you seeing appointments during Covid?
Yes. In order to qualify for a house call, everyone in the household must be healthy and symptom-free. I've been tested negative for Covid and fully vaccinated. I'll be wearing a face mask and shoe covers while maintaining social distance when possible. If you have any questions, send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.