Get in Touch:

 

Full service veterinary clinic that comes to your doorstep!

Give us a call:
(608) 441-8579

Why Choose Us?

We know you have a busy life but still want to take the very best care of your pets – we make that possible! Mobile veterinary visits offer the following benefits:

  • Less fear for our 4 legged friends – their exam takes place in familiar surroundings!
  • Convenient! We come to you!
  • Personalized attention based on your pet’s home environment.
  • Family-oriented, personal and expert veterinary care!

Spring Safety Tips

Are you ready to hop into spring? We sure are. In spite of the uncertainties of this unprecedented time, we are happy to see so many people (distantly) uniting and finding creative ways to be the community we’re proud to serve.

If you’re tired of being cooped up inside and ready to get some fresh air with your dog or cat, be sure they’re protected with these three spring safety tips.

1. Prevent Heartworms: As the weather warms and mosquitoes begin hatching, pets need heartworm prevention to stay protected. Call me if you need to refill your pet’s heartworm medication.

2. Check Your Pet’s ID and Microchip: Did you know that 11-16% of dogs and 12-18% of cats are likely to go missing at least once in five years? Take a little extra time to verify that your pet’s tag information is up to date and confirm your pet’s microchip information.

3. Prevent Lyme Disease: Lyme disease is the most common disease transmitted by ticks. Give us a call and we can help ensure your pet is protected.

COVID-19 UPDATE

To be direct and to the point, I have made a bulleted list of important points.

 

  1. Veterinarians (and their staff) are considered ‘essential businesses’. We have an obligation to protect your pets and public health. But need cooperation from the public in order to continue services.

     

  2. Paws & Claws has the unique feature of seeing patients with the mobile truck! It allows easy disinfection and arrives at your house. Perfect in the time of home isolation! With that being said, I have had to modify the appointment process.

     

    •  If you are feeling ill, coughing, sneezing, fever, have been in contact with someone that has been sick, or even THINK you may be sick, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be honest when scheduling the appointment. While I need to protect myself, I need to protect my clients as well.  It is important to me to see animals that need care especially for elderly owners that can’t drive. I promise to do the same for you. 
    • Histories will be taken over the phone at the time of scheduling or at arrival to your home. The animal will then visit the truck where a physical exam will be performed. You will then be contacted with recommendations and the treatment plan. This is to avoid heavy foot traffic through the truck and maintain social distancing guidelines 
    • After samples are collected, treatments performed, I will contact you to reiterate the plan and treatments and your pet can go back into your home. Payment will be collected via Venmo, credit card, or check with as little contact as possible.

       

  3. The earlier you note a problem with a pet, the better! While it does not seem urgent at the time, treating or managing clinical signs earlier will prevent serious illness that may require hospitalization and over burden our veterinary emergency/24 hour care facility.
     
  4. In addition to #3, the earlier you contact with concerns, the increase probability I can see your pet earlier. I am only one person with one mobile clinic. For example, if I am in Sun Prairie it is likely impossible for me to see your pet in Verona the same day especially in an emergency situation. You will likely be referred to seek 24 hr care. If it is a true emergency PLEASE do not waste time, seek veterinary care immediately!

      

  5. Medications can be refilled. Pending the chronic condition, an exam may be recommended. However, please do not wait until you are out of medication or have one dose left. Many times I do not get these messages until after pharmacies have closed for the day. Advanced notice of at least 5 days is appreciated!

     

  6. If your pet has a known “strong personality” or often struggles during vet appointments, please let me know! There are many things we can do to decrease anxiety prior to the appointment so it will be easier on all of us and maintain compliance with social distancing.

    If you have any questions, please let me know. I am available during business hours via phone, email and text. Although if I do not answer, I am likely with another client/patient, or driving.  I can’t say I have addressed EVERYthing of importance in this message. But I hope it has provided some guidance.

Our Veterinary Services

  • Fully MOBILE Veterinary Service

  • Senior Pet Wellness

  • Vaccinations 

  • Routine Surgical Procedures

  • Dentistry

  • Oral Radiographs, Prophylaxis and Treatment

  • Digital Radiographs

  • Laser Therapy

  • Dermatology

  • Wellness and preventative Medicine

  • Behavior Consultations

  • Microchipping

  • In-House Laboratory

  • Pet Nutritional Counseling

  • Diagnostics

  • Palliative Care

  • Pet Hospice

  • In-home Euthanasia

Our Hours:

 

 

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-5pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8am-5pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: Closed

 

 

Book an appointment by calling:

(608) 441-8579

paws.claws.dvm@gmail.com

 

 

For emergencies  outside office hours, please contact:

 

VCA Veterinary Emergency Service
East 608-218-4973
West 608-831-1101
 
Madison Veterinary Specialists 608-274-7772
 
UW Veterinary Care 608-263-7600

 

Meet
Our Doctor
Dr. Carrie Bunger

Dr. Carrie Bunger

DVM, Owner

I have called Madison home for the last 18 years, having lived previously in Nebraska, Indiana, and Montana. I graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2001, with a major in biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. Seeking a new adventure, I moved to Madison to work in a research lab, but, always wanting to be a veterinarian, returned to school and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. 

Since graduating, I have mainly focused on preventative care in general practice with cats, dogs, and pockets pets. However the opportunities do not cease there. This career field has led to a wide variety of experiences from ER medicine to additional training in anesthesia/analgesia to cat-only practice to even mentoring pre-veterinary students on a study abroad program in South Africa. Veterinary medicine is always an adventure!

My interests include running (especially with my dog), swimming, quilting, fishing, Wisconsin sports (Go Bucky! Go Pack Go!) and traveling. I have visited South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Canada, France, and, most recently, Australia, where I went scuba diving along the Great Barrier Reef. My house is full of activity with one husband (Matt, an assistant professor at UW), one dog (Ubu), and three cats (Striker!, Vinnie, and Roxy, aka Tootsie).

Paws & Claws Mobile Veterinary Service is proudly associated with the following organizations: