Pet Wellness Clinics has brought its special brand of unique and compassionate care to Broad Ripple. Opened in May 2020 at 1430 Broad Ripple Avenue, the full-service clinic offers every pet health need from grooming to any medical procedures. The goal of owner Dr. Mike Graves is to provide affordable and convenient care with a focus on prevention.
“I always wanted to be in the medical field and I debated between being a human doctor or a pet doctor,” Dr. Graves says. “Pets make life so much better and humans can be cranky, so I chose to do something that puts a smile on my face every day. It’s just fun. I feel my job is to speak for pets to their owners. The animals can’t talk so I have to figure out what’s going on with them and communicate that to their owners.
“We actually have been looking in Broad Ripple for the last two years to find a spot to have a clinic. I felt pet care was underserved in the community. People shouldn’t have to put their pet in the car and have to drive several miles to get quality care. We are in a new building with plenty of easy parking and it’s right beside the dog park.”
The Broad Ripple location is offering new clients a complimentary veterinary exam for their pet. It boasts the same amenities as the seven other full-service veterinary facilities in the Pet Wellness Clinics family and will soon be joined by a Carmel clinic opening up in mid-June. Each offers complete veterinary care, including vaccinations, dental cleanings, digital X-rays and surgery.
One aspect that sets Pet Wellness Clinics apart from other veterinary offices is their Pet PrimeTM Membership program. Clients pay a yearly fee of $39.95 per month for unlimited office visits, vaccines and medication for fleas, ticks and heartworms. Instead of having to pay for important preventative care all at once, clients are able to budget for their pets’ health needs. Special pricing for some procedures is also included in the membership.
“We are really client-focused,” Dr. Graves adds. “After we did a survey of our clients, we found that only 60% of them were giving their pets preventative medicines. They felt it was cost-prohibitive to buy a six-month supply of medicine a couple times a year. Some might have been purchasing flea or heartworm medicine from a big box store, but our medication is much safer and is 99.9% effective.
“Also, because of being hit with the cost all at once, clients weren’t getting all the vaccines their pet needed. They might choose just to get a rabies shot because it was too expensive to pay for all the vaccines at once. We designed Pet Prime because preventative care is so important and we wanted to find a way to make it affordable.”
As an effort to keep clients safe and comfortable amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Pet Wellness Clinics has put accommodating procedures in place. One option is Telemedicine. Easily accessed from a smartphone, this app allows pets and their owners to have a virtual veterinary visit. Participants in the Pet Prime Membership program are granted unlimited Telemedicine appointments. Also available are curbside services for pet grooming drop-offs as well as office visits. If desired, clients can still enter the lobby as long as social distances procedures are observed.
“The new location is bright, airy. It makes people smile and dogs wag their tails when they walk in. We want our clients and their pets to have a ‘Wow’ experience when they visit us,” Dr. Graves says.
Pet Wellness Clinics Broad Ripple location is at 1430 Broad Ripple Avenue.
For an appointment visit them online at PetWellnessClinics.com or call 317-588-8181.