It has been a long and trying past two years! We at Home Veterinary Care have some exciting news, no more masks regardless of vaccine status! We do still have some general rules we are asking our clients to abide by:

  • Please CALL or TEXT 607-734-6505 upon your arrival. We are trying to limit the amount of people inside the building.

    • This is not only to encourage social distancing, but also to avoid any unnecessary contact between patients and decrease overall stress and anxiety levels in pets.

  • We ask you to stay in or around your vehicle so when we have an open room, we can reach you to come in.

    • We have 3 rooms, once one is disinfected and available, we will contact you.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, we kindly ask that you either reschedule your appointment or make the arrangements for someone else to bring your pet in on your behalf.

    • If you are feeling ill in general, we kindly ask that you wear a mask out of respect for the HVC staff.

  • Please give 24-48 hours for medication refills. Do not wait until the last dose.

  • Please be patient! Life happens.


Our unified goal at Home Veterinary Care is to provide the best possible medical care for our highly-valued patients. As professional and courteous members of this team we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. We strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to Elmira, NY and the surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, or to explore our website, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out how Home Veterinary Care can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
What our clients have to say...

"We have been clients of Home Veterinary Care since we moved here in 2008. Dr. Hottel is a very kind and caring vet. We feel very fortunate to have her taking care of our Karlie!! Many thanks to the whole staff, you are the best!! Every neighbor, friend, or stranger I have ever sent to you is as pleased as I am. They have all become Home Vet clients for life. Karlie loves all of you. She loves to come to the office!!" - Steve W.

"Our labs have been under the care of Dr. Varga and now Dr. Hottel since they were pups. They are now 12 & 11. The staff treats everyone with the utmost level of professionalism, compassion and care. We recently had to put our 10 year-old lab down and as difficult as it was, they were wonderful with us. They treat us like part of their family and it is without reservation that I highly recommend Home Veterinary Care." - Suzanne W.

"The entire staff is wonderful, professional, and very knowledgeable!!! They always get us in when there is an emergency and always treat my furbabies great. All of my animals love them. When my pets have passed they have always been very supportive and caring, making a difficult time much more bearable." - Dani S.

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