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We are open for office visits, surgery, grooming and dog training by appointment.
The Office, Front Desk and Pet Boutique are open:
Tuesday to Friday
9 AM until 5 PM
9 AM - 12:30 PM
Weekends 1:30 to 4 PM
Closed Some Holidays
Wednesday Morning Bingo, American Legion Post 83, 3615 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky Doors open at 8 AM. Have fun, win and help the cats and dogs.
We are fortunate to live in a time when those of us who love cats and dogs have many options for preventing sickness and maintaining a high quality lifestyle for our pets. Today, cats can have laser surgery and even get a cat scan. Dogs regularly go from "he is just not feeling right" to a digital x-ray then an operation to remove bladder stones and recovery in a few days. We enjoy participating with you in the miracle of modern veterinary medicine.
Miracles are wonderful but not cheap. It is cute to picture a cat getting a cat (computed axial tomography) scan. Choosing an ultrasound results in a faster better diagnosis and better care. Modern laboratory tests regularly save lives. We wish everyone could elect to have the best most comprehensive care for their pets every time but we know that the cost of all of these services can run into the thousands of dollars so most people cannot afford these options.
Even more routine services are often unaffordable for some people. Modern veterinary medicine has reached a consensus that most dogs should receive a physical examination each year; initial vaccinations for kennel cough, a distemper parvo combo vaccination and a Rabies vaccination and then regular boosters; an annual heartworm test and heartworm preventative; spay or neuter; periodic dentals and other services as needed. Some practices will recommend or require other services. It is common for people to spend $400 to $600 per year on their dog for maintenance. People generally spend a bit less when caring for their cats.
We proudly offer all of these services and more here or by referral. We want your pet to receive the best of everything available but we are practical people. We differ from other practices in that we offer more choices and respect your choices. If all you want right now is a single vaccination, then you may get a single vaccination. If your pet has worms, then we will treat the worms without requiring you to buy vaccinations. Still if you can afford to, we recommend you have your pet vaccinated, wormed and take advantage of the modern veterinary services available to you.
We offer choices:
Money is tight and love doesn't pay the bills so we offer choices.
If you want an office visit to discuss your pet's neuter, our veterinarians will happily meet with you to discuss the surgery and give you all the details. Alternatively, if you want to save some money, then we offer a morning drop-off without an office visit fee.
We offer vaccinations in a walk-in wellness clinic and we offer vaccinations during an office visit. Either way you get the same high quality vaccinations, but the wellness clinic is more affordable.
Just because we can offer very affordable spay & neuter services doesn't mean that everything will be cheap. If you have a very sick pet, quality care can get very expensive very quickly. So we will provide an estimate of services before we start and will keep you informed about your pet's progress.
Why do you do this?
The people who setup this clinic previously worked for humane groups. We have watched pets die from lack of vaccinations, suffer with injuries that could have been easily fixed, and visited homes with 30 sick cats and listened to people tell us their story. They could not afford to get the first cat fixed so the cat had kittens, then the kittens had kittens and vaccinations are too expensive. There is no point lecturing people or making a fuss or complaining. The answer is to make things easier for people to afford good veterinary care. We know the advantages of getting all the services modern veterinary medicine can provide. We also know that pets and people are better off with a spay or vaccination now and more services later when they can afford to come back.
Serving North Central Ohio including:
Avon, Avon Lake, Amherst, Bay Village, Bellevue, Berlin Heights, Cleveland, Collins, Columbia Station, Eaton, Elyria, Fairview Park, Grafton, Huron, Kipton, Lakewood, LaGrange, Lorain, Milan, Monroeville, New London, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Norwalk, Olmsted Falls, Rocky River, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake, South Amherst, Rochester, Wakeman, Wellington, Westlake, Willard and Vermilion.
We make regular pickups for surgery in Amherst, Elyria, Grafton, Norwalk, Oberlin and Sandusky