We bring the latest technology, protocols, vaccines and medications to you

about our veterinary practice Serving Chico, CA & Surrounding Communities
Family Mobile Veterinary Care is a mobile dog and cat care clinic owned and operated by Dr. Smith.

We are a mobile veterinary clinic specializing in keeping your family pet healthy for a long and happy life. We utilize state of the art technology and emphasize education and personalization to care for your pet in a positive, low stress environment.

Your pet deserves the best; we treat your pet like family.

Dr. Smith

After 12 years in practice at large busy referral centers I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Creating this small, mobile practice now allows me to be more available to a select group of clients and to focus on proactive, preventative health care.

My goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy right at home, or in your local neighborhood. I want to be your ally, so that we can catch and address potential health problems early – before they become larger issues. My practice is designed to make your family pet’s healthcare easy, accessible and convenient.

We bring the latest technology, protocols, vaccines and medications to you in our mobile clinic – decreasing the stress of travel for you and your pet.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your pet’s healthcare team!

Dr. Kara Smith


Dr. Kara Smith obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009 from Western University of Health Sciences in southern California. She completed a year-long rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She also has three months of training under a board certified veterinary dentist, and has worked in Redding and Chico as an urgent care and emergency doctor for about eleven years (VCA Asher and VCA Valley Oak).

The Rig

We bring the clinic either to your home or local neighborhood.

We travel in a 26 foot mobile clinic that is fully stocked for wellness care and most outpatient procedures. We can do short sedation procedures as well as full general anesthesia. We have an onboard pharmacy for immediate needs as well as an online pharmacy, for less urgent or chronic prescriptions. We have a full dental setup including dental X-rays. We also have a small ultrasound device. We currently refer patients in need of X-rays, and refer patients for aseptic surgical procedures (spays, neuters, abdominal surgeries, orthopedics).