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Advanced Mobile Vet

by Shelley Ouellette

Featured Photo from Advanced Mobile Vet

Horse stables, chicken coops, and goat corrals are common sights in communities throughout Oviedo and Winter Springs. And many Seminole County hobby farmers are turning to the experts at Advanced Mobile Vet to ensure the health and well being of their animals and property. 

Working in partnership with her patients and their owners, Veterinarian Dr. Ariel Smith and her mobile practice makes it easy for all species of animals (large and small... dogs and cats, too!) to get the care and treatment they need in the comfort of their own environment.

“I travel with a wide variety of medications and diagnostic equipment,” Dr. Smith says, “and I perform all exams and tests where the animal is most comfortable, whether it be in your home or in the field or stable. That eliminates the stress of a traditional veterinary clinic visit.” 

In many cases, those medications – including vaccinations and flea, tick, and mosquito treatments – are critical to preventing life-threatening diseases. 

“Our mosquito season is year-round in Florida, so vaccine maintenance is a must,” says Dr. Smith, “especially for horses, which are prone to contracting a variety of mosquito-borne viruses including encephalitis and West Nile. Veterinarian-grade vaccinations and mid-year boosters are the best defense for preventing these potentially lethal viruses.

“In addition to regular maintenance, we want you to call us immediately if any animal on your property shows signs of illness,” Dr. Smith continues. “Many times, we can prevent a virus or parasite from affecting your entire farm if we catch and treat it early.” 

Wellness and husbandry visits are also critical for the goats, pigs, and sheep found on many local urban farms.

“Animal owners can often avoid unnecessary health declines and costly treatments for hoof infections by maintaining a simple annual wellness plan that we can schedule based on the needs of your farm,” says Dr. Smith. “Of course, in the event of an unexpected emergency, we’re available on a 24-hour basis to assess your pet’s healthcare needs.”

“Dr. Smith and her team are very professional, knowledgeable, and caring,” says client Kaly Zielke. “She takes away the stress of vet visits for both pet and owner, and I really love that she not only answers any questions you may have, but she takes the time to explain what she is doing and why along the way. I currently have a dog, horse, and boa, and it’s great to have a vet that can care for them all.”

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