I used KwikVet in Los Angeles and I was amazed at what these guys do. I understand they are also available in other major cities.
They have an app, similar to Uber, to get a veterinarian in your home any time of the day or night. The Vet came within 45 minutes of my calling it through KwikVet's mobile app. I believe they have both iOS and Android versions.
She came accompanied by a veterinary assistant and brought a doctor's bag on wheels with medical equipment, tests and medications. My cat was acting weird and the Kwikvet team was very patient and thorough in putting her at ease and examining her from nose to tail.
They also took the time to tell me her condition and gave me the peace of mind of spending almost 45 minutes uniquely focused on my pet. I don't recall ever receiving such attention in the clinic I used to take Mike to.
Man, and all this for a $75 flat fee! The tests (included blood tests) and medicines are extra, but from I could see, they are priced very, very reasonably and nothing extra was charged in my case.
If another pet parent would have needed extra tests or meds, I understand they would have had the vet right there to explain and they would have had a menu in the KwikVet app to approve the extra cost if they thought it was needed. Way to go! I wish my visits to the veterinary clinic had been that straightforward about needs and costs!
What I was also amazed at was that the KwikVet app didn't stop caring for my cat when they left. They followed up through a chat feature and I was able to report on Mike's evolution. They even prescribed through the app medicated food that was delivered with free shipping by KwikVet's pharmacy.
I don't think I'll be setting foot on a veterinary clinic again. My neighbor called to have her dog checked, and she was amazed too.