Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Hicks is suspending house calls until Pierce and Kitsap Counties reach Phase 3 of Safe Start. We still offer remote consultations! See below for details. 

We serve the Puget Sound region. Our expanded service area extends north to Seattle, west to Silverdale, east to Bonney Lake, throughout the greater Seattle area, and as far south as Olympia. Our services are tailored to cats and their families.

We recognize that finding a house call veterinarian who focuses on feline care can be difficult. We are happy to provide in-home services for clients outside our usual service area for an additional fee and will travel throughout western Washington to serve our feline patients, or can offer telemedicine consults (see below).

Behavioral Consultations

Dr. Hicks is committed to your ensuring the bond between your family and your cat remains strong. After assessing your cat’s behavior and environment, she will provide a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan for your cat. She creates compassionate, innovative, and achievable solutions to your cat’s unique needs, and offers regular follow up to track your cat’s progress.

Dr. Hicks will collaborate with you and your primary care veterinarian throughout the treatment process. The first step is to e-mail us at fidalgofeline@gmail.com and complete the behavior history form we send. We also require the last year of medical history for your cat. You may contact your primary care veterinarian to e-mail the records directly to Dr. Hicks. As medical problems may contribute to behavioral challenges, Dr. Hicks may request laboratory tests prior to a behavioral consultation. These tests would need to be performed by your primary care veterinarian.

After reviewing your cat’s behavior and medical history, Dr. Hicks will schedule a house call. The consultation will last approximately 60 minutes and include discussion of your cat’s diagnosis and demonstration of treatment strategies. A detailed treatment plan will be e-mailed to you and your primary care veterinarian. Medication may be prescribed if indicated. Six months of phone and/or e-mail follow-up are included with your consultation.

Remote Behavioral Consultations

We understand that not everyone desires an in-home veterinary visit, or may live outside of our service area. To pursue a remote consultation, please e-mail us at fidalgofeline@gmail.com. We will provide a detailed behavioral history questionnaire to you and request the last year of medical history for your cat. The consultation will take place over Zoom. Payment will be accepted electronically through a secure payment processor. Dr. Hicks will e-mail a detailed report including diagnosis and treatment plan to you and your primary care veterinarian. One month of phone and/or e-mail follow up is included with your consultation.

Service Fees:

The listed fees below are for the basic service area within 20 miles of Gig Harbor. For services outside this area, please inquire for pricing.

Behavioral Consultations within a 20 mile radius of Gig Harbor are $300. Consultations between 20 to 35 miles from Gig Harbor are $400. For consultations that require travel outside a 35 mile radius or involve multiple cats with different behavior problems, please inquire for pricing.

Remote Behavioral Consultations: $200

Payment is due in full at the time of service. We accept all major credit/debit cards.

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Peeta, a former foster and graduate of Dr. Hicks’ “Feral Finishing School”. He now reserves his play for proper toys instead of toilet paper rolls.