When it comes to finding convenient, high quality pet care at the most affordable prices, it helps to know the difference between an “animal or vet hospital” and an “animal or vet clinic.” Understandably, many people assume both offer the same services at similar prices, but this isn’t the case.
An animal or vet hospital is a “full service” facility that has the equipment to care for for animals in more extensive ways, such as x-ray machines, surgical rooms, and in-house lab diagnostics. Animals hospitals have more room in order to accommodate sick or injured pets overnight. The animal hospital is staffed with state-licensed veterinarians, vet technicians, and administrative staff.
An animal or vet “clinic” is also staffed with state-licensed veterinarians, technicians, and administrative staff, but focuses on wellness services such as vaccinations, parasite prevention products, and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or arthritis. The veterinarians at animal clinics can also treat minor illnesses, such as skin rashes or blocked anal glands, but they do not have the equipment to perform surgeries or x-rays. Because they don’t have the overhead costs of surgical equipment and overnight boarding facilities, clinics are often able to offer lower prices for vaccinations, wellness exams, and vet services.
Unlike animal hospitals, clinics typically operate on a walk-in basis, with no appointment needed, and are open extended hours when full-service veterinarian offices aren’t. More and more pet owners are saving time and money by taking their dogs and cats to animal clinics for routine services like vaccinations, wellness exams, and treatment of minor ailments. They maintain their relationship with their full-service vet for treatment of more serious concerns.
In Knoxville and Alcoa, the veterinarians at PetWellClinic® provide treatment for minor ailments or chronic conditions, annual wellness exams, vaccinations, and lab tests for internal and external parasites, as well offer preventive heartworm and flea medicines at affordable prices. By operating convenient hours without the overhead of surgical equipment, PetWellClinic® is able to offer discounted prices without compromising quality of care.
PetWellClinic® founder Dr. Sam Meisler says, “PetWellClinic can be an addition to your pet’s health care team. Let us take care of your pet’s well care and minor ailments, while you keep your relationship with your regular veterinarian for more complicated conditions. We can email your records to your regular veterinarian so that your pet’s conditions and vaccination schedules are always up to date.”
By operating convenient hours for non-surgical care, PetWellClinic® is able to offer substantially discounted prices for safe flea and tick preventative products, vaccinations, wellness exams, and treatment of minor conditions. Think of us as a “minute clinic” for your pet—no appointment necessary, with quick in-and-out service. You can save even more time by pre-registering and pre-paying online for our walk-in clinics.
PetWellClinic® has three locations: 10549 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922; 7329 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; and 228 S. Calderwood Street, Alcoa,TN 37701. Learn more about how PetWellClinic® can exceed your expectations for affordable, top quality pet care by visiting our website at www.petwellclinic.com.