In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 photo, Veterinarian Elisabetti Coletti, left, inspects stitches she just removed from Pooch, a family Shih Tzu that had recently been neutered, during a house call to the home of Erin McCarthy and husband Patrick Petrillo in New York, as son Sullivan Petrillo tends to his own teddy bear with a toy stethoscope. Coletti is part of a growing trend of family veterinarians that make house calls. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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