The center offers veterinary services when pets need it most: during traumatic injury, severe illness or when special treatments are needed. Specialists utilizing advanced equipment will be on hand to manage serious cases, and the doctors will work closely with the pets’ primary veterinarians to insure that the dogs and cats, as well as the owners, are treated considerately and with a gentle understanding of their unique needs.
“We like to call it ‘high-tech care with a high-touch feel,’ ” said Dr. Mike Thomas, president of the eight central Indiana Noah’s Animal Hospitals, which works in conjunction with operating the center. “When something traumatic happens to their pets, owners are often left feeling overwhelmed and often confused. We want to help them by working with their primary care veterinarian and getting the pet treated properly.”
Drs. A.D. Elkins and Kent Stauffer are board-certified surgeons who have practiced for years. In addition, Drs. Jim Naughton and Rick Widmer, both radiologists, are on the staff, as is an experienced imaging team to provide ultrasounds and CT scans. Dr. Annie Standiford arranges physical therapy services for pets in need.
“Think of how powerful it would be if your veterinarian had a place he or she could call and order a CT scan for your pet and know that the case would come right back to them,” said Thomas. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved: The pet gets the right care; the client gets affordable diagnostic and treatment options, and the primary care veterinarian, who the client trusts, is included in the whole process.”
School classes and organization can arrange a tour of the facility by calling Thomas Dock at 823-6922.