PET WELLNESS CLINIC EXPANDS TO ZIONSVILLE
Pet Wellness Clinics of America recently expanded to the Zionsville/Whitestown area, opening its seventh veterinary clinic on the northside of Indianapolis at 7113 Whitestown Parkway. Pet Wellness Clinics strive to offer its clients state-of-the-art veterinarian services for their pets in a fun and relaxed environment and at reasonable prices.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Mike Graves graduated from Carmel High School and Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He has been active in small animal medicine for over 35 years and has owned and operated over 15 small animal practices in his veterinary medical career. He has also managed and consulted with another 54 hospitals nationwide. Dr. Graves founded Bridgeview Animal Hospital in August 2005, adding Pet Wellness Clinics soon thereafter. Dr. Graves and his wife Barbara, a registered veterinary technician, have two Australian Shepherds, Gabriel and Gibson. They also have two adult sons and twin grandsons.
Dr. Jamieson grew up in South Bend. She had a love for animals at a young age, which sparked her career into veterinary medicine. Dr. Jamieson proudly admits that as a child, her dollhouses were made into animal hospitals. Pursuing her interests, she went to Michigan State University where she graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Lyman Briggs Zoology. After graduation, she returned to her home state and graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. In addition to treating cats and dogs, Dr. Jamieson has training in treating exotic animals, such as birds, reptiles and small mammals. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Jamieson enjoys spending time with friends and exploring the great outdoors with her Labrador, Camilla.
Dr. Tomasic grew up in Northwest Indiana. She completed her undergraduate education at
DePauw University in 2008. After college, she attended Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her DVM in 2012. After graduation, she practiced for a couple of years in northwest Indiana before deciding to move down to the Indianapolis area. Her professional interests include ophthalmology, preventative medicine and internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her animals, reading, riding her bike and just being outdoors.
Commitment to the Community
Dr. Graves explained the decision to open the clinic in Zionsville was based on a couple of things. First, Zionsville is a strong local community that focuses on family, which we’ve found often includes furry, four-legged members and that’s right in the heart of where we want to be so that we can provide the best care for those animals and their families.
Dr. Graves further noted that clients of the Zionsville location can, should the need arise, use any of the other Pet Wellness clinics, and their pet’s records will be accessible at the other location. Importantly, should an emergency arise with your pet, the Bridgeview Animal Hospital in Fishers (that is part of the record system) offers extended hours to treat pets rather than having to incur the cost of an emergency pet clinic.
Dr. Graves wanted to thank everyone for being so welcoming to him and the other members of the staff as they work to get more involved in the local community. Already, Pet Wellness Clinic participated this fall in the Paws for PTSD event that was held in the Eagles Nest subdivision. At this event, the doctors provided free-of-charge pet dental exams and helped with nail trims for pets. Dr. Graves anticipates that this was just one of many events that the clinic will be involved.
Managing the Costs of a Pet
For those of you thinking about adding a dog or cat to the household but are concerned about the cost, Pet Wellness Clinics offers an Annual Pet Prime Membership plan that will save your budget by balancing those costs throughout the year.
At sign up, you will be billed the sign-up fee and the first month’s payment of your plan. Then your credit card will automatically be billed monthly for the 11 additional monthly payments. The manufacturers of the preventative products offer a rebate that will reimburse you for part or all of your signup fee, depending on the plan that you select. Among the services received under the plan are unlimited exams and rechecks; unlimited technician visits; all vaccinations your pet needs; heartworm and flea protections; and 10% off prescription and nutraceutical items. For plan details, visit springmillpet.com/services/annual–protection–plans.
Healthy Holiday Hints for Pets
- If you plan to kennel a pet over the holidays, make sure they have all shots up to date.
- If traveling, take your pet’s own food. This will help them deal with the stress of holiday travel.
- If you have a number of people at your home, try to give the pets some space of their own and try to provide some exercise to help them reduce stress.
- If you’re traveling, make sure your microchip information is up to date. You don’t want to have an animal escape in a strange area, and the information is incorrect.
- Make sure any poinsettias are out of your pet’s reach because they can be quite toxic to them.
7113 Whitestown Parkway Zionsville, IN 46077