Welcome to Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls
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Maybe you have 3 dogs but a 2-dog car, your dog is bigger than your car, or your cat hides when you bring out the carrier.  Maybe you have 2 children, no babysitter, and need to get your cat’s skin problem under control.  Whatever situation makes a trip to the veterinarian difficult, Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls is your solution in and around Topeka, KS.

Meet our Housecall Veterinarian, Dr. Schmar

Dr. Tom Schmar, our Topeka mobile veterinarian, provides a wide range of services for dogs, cats, other small animals, birds, and exotics in the comfort of your pet’s home. If your pet requires surgery, radiology, or similar services, we are partnered with a number of local “brick and mortar” veterinary hospitals so we can transport your pet, provide the needed care, and deliver your pet back to your home.

Dr. Schmar, a 1989 graduate of KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent most of his life working with and caring for animals large and small.  Aware early in his career that he preferred not to be tied to an office, Dr. Schmar looked into the workings of mobile vets and decided to bring the convenience of veterinary house calls to Topeka, KS.

Wellness Services, Preventive Medicine, and Treatment

Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls offers services comparable to those offered at traditional veterinary offices.  Records are fully computerized; hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM by appointment only. Dr. Schmar conducts a comprehensive pet exam to determine whether there are any specific health problems. Treatments including flea and tick services, antibiotics for infections, and pain management are readily available.

Wellness services and preventive medicine are often one and the same.  We provide annual and booster vaccinations against rabies, canine and feline distemper, parvovirus, influenza, kennel cough, and others as necessary. Heartworm tests and tests for internal parasites (worms), age-appropriate blood tests, and examinations for external parasites (fleas, ticks, mange mites, ear mites) are all part of our wellness/preventive medicine program.

Pets at different stages of life often require specialized nutrition. We can recommend and/or provide age-appropriate pet diets, as well as advice on pet nutrition in general. All pets, and older pets, in particular may require significant pet dental care beyond basic cleaning. Aside from radiology and surgical services through our agreements with local veterinarians, we can also provide dental procedures too involved to be handled in your home.

Contact Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls in Topeka, KS

If you need mobile veterinary services in the greater Topeka, KS area, contact Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls at 785-273-6572 for an appointment today, and simplify your life!



At Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Tom Schmar
TOPEKA Veterinarian | Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls | 785-273-6572
TOPEKA, KS 66610

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    Tom Schmar

    Dr. Schmar was born in Minnesota to a Polish immigrant father and homesteaded Minnesota farm girl. Raised by parents who were both Master's level nurses, Dr. Schmar has lived in many different places throughout the United States, Canada, and South America, with childhood homes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Arizona, and Kansas. Read More


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  • "The longevity of my 19 year old cat can be attributed directly to Dr. Schmar's great care. He takes a personal interest in his patients and his knowledge of his field his outstanding. His compassion for all animals is evident in that he has also provided assistance to my coworkers and I in looking after a feral colony of cats at our workplace. His contribution to K-State to memorialize one we lost was so generous and thoughtful. I highly recommend Dr. Schmar to anyone who is looking for the best possible veterinary care for their pet."
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