Whoops. You just checked your calendar and noticed that Sparky hasn?t been to the vet in over a year. And let?s face it: Sparky can?t exactly speak up to let you know he?s overdue for an appointment.
Nibbol, which launched earlier this year, lets you schedule wellness checkups and vaccinations online with just a few clicks.
Here?s how it works: Specify whether you?re booking for a dog or cat (sorry, no hamster docs yet), choose checkup or vaccination and type in your location. The site will then search its database of 30-plus Bay Area veterinarians and pull up available appointments (many of which are same-day). You can sort the results by price, location and doctor popularity. Plus, each listing shows appointment lengths and estimated wait times (nobody wants a line of yowling cats).
Once you?ve decided, book your appointment and break out the crate.
As for the cost, 30-minute appointments run as little as $30 and include a complete physical, blood work and parasite test. And no payment info is required to schedule your visit.
What?s that? Sparky just barked a thank-you.