Services are offered in California in the months of March, July, and November.
Services are offered in New Jersey the rest of the time.

Sterling Veterinary Housecalls

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in California here

in New Jersey here

Call if you wish to schedule appointments outside regular business hours (additional fees apply)

Professional Fees

Phone Consultation Fees
Travel fee:
$35 for first 10 miles traveled; additional travel $25 per 10-mile increments.
- in California: starting point is Monterey Post Office
- in New Jersey: starting point is the North Branch Park

House call veterinary examination/consultation: $150+
The $150 fee includes up to 1 hour exam/consultation for one pet, a collection of veterinary medical information brochures, an email summary of the visit, and an itemized sales receipt. If an assistant is necessary, his/her charge will be $25/hr (minimum $25).

Additional charges will apply for excess doctor time:

$100/hr during regular business hours

$175/hr outside regular business hours.
Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Patients are also seen outside of regular business hours at additional charge (see Other fees below).
Costs of vaccinations, diagnostics, medications, treatments, procedures, etc. are not included in the exam/consultation fees.
Additional pet exam (same visit): $100+
Please save the housecall summaries and itemized sales receipts emailed to you after your pet's appointment. If you need us to send them again, they must be requested by the owner of the pet. Records are only released to the pet owner. Records are not released to third parties. Medical record summaries and vaccination records are emailed to the pet owner within 5 business days. Records are not available on the same day.

Veterinary consultation by phone:
In-person communication is always best and preferable. House call appointments are followed by a written report.
Phone consultations are available during regular hours for current clients only. Fees are $50 for the first 15 minutes and $10 per each additional 5 minute block. A written report is not included with a phone consultation. An appointment for a phone consultation must be scheduled in advance. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Euthanasia Fees (see chart and other fees below)

See below for other fees

Other Fees

Cancellation: $50

Will be charged when a pet owner cancels a house call with less than 24 hours' notice.

Weekends and Holidays: $100+
Additional charge when a pet owner requests a house call on a Saturday, Sunday, or Federal Holiday.

Please see the list of upcoming 2018 Federal Holidays below:
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day

After Hours or Same Day Appointment: $100+
Additional charge when a pet owner requests a house call on the same day. 
Additional charge when a pet owner requests a house call outside the regular appointment hours. Regular appointment hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Special Handling: 
Will be charged in addition to the House call fee when a pet's behavior demands extra time, effort and/or risk to personnel.
Prices subject to change without notice. If you have questions about other fees, please call or email.

Payments Accepted
Cash, debit cards, and credit cards are accepted.

Full payment is required at the time of the house call. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

*       Euthanasia only - Includes evaluation and euthanasia. Remains are left in the pet owner's care for home burial, or collection by crematory, cemetery or city agency.
**     Euthanasia + communal cremation - Includes evaluation, euthanasia, transportation of remains & communal cremation.
***   Euthanasia + individual cremation + standard urn - Includes evaluation, euthanasia, transportation of remains, individual cremation, certificate of individual cremation and standard urn. Cremated remains will be available for pick-up within 2-3 weeks. 

Sterling Veterinary Services - Housecalls

California: P.O. Box 1465, Monterey CA 93942 | 831-241-4383

New Jersey: P.O. Box 313, Raritan NJ 08869 | 908-300-8284

California:  831-241-4383

New Jersey:  908-300-8284