Our low-cost wellness services started as “Wellness Wednesdays” in the summer of 2010 because there was a glaring need for affordable vet care in our community. At that time, it was started in the vestibule of our old building. Since then, the services have continued to grow.
Our new Wellness Clinic building opened in 2019. On average, our veterinary team sees over 5,000 clients from the community a year. As the demands for our services continue, we currently have a 3-4-week waiting period to schedule a Wellness Clinic appointment. In order to better serve our community, we embarked on our Wellness Clinic expansion project, which is expected to be completed by May of 2021.
Phase One was completed in February 2021. Phase Two of the project includes construction to the back of the Clinic. This portion of the project will create more comfortable working conditions with some of the exam rooms being a little larger for families who bring multiple pets – especially large dogs. One fun feature is the addition of an electric exam table that allows those large dogs to step on to the table and then be raised up for an exam.
The completed Wellness Clinic will feature:
- An expansion from 3 to 5 exam rooms
- Two different waiting rooms
- Expanded doctors' offices
- A lab/pharmacy
- A one-way floorplan to avoid any unnecessary interactions among animals
- 780 square-feet to 1530 square-feet, for an expansion of plus-96% in size
Phase One of the Wellness Clinic expansion project was completed in February 2021. Phase One included the construction of the first three exam rooms that are already in use seeing patients. Each exam room has a window and an accent wall that features one of PAC’s branded colors. The updated space provides an environment in which our staff members and pets of the community can benefit from the modernized exam room features.
Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation
With deep gratitude, we salute the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation, located in Media, for its magnificent contribution of $100,000 to Providence Animal Center’s Clinic Campaign. Due in part to the generosity of the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation, Providence Animal Center’s updated low-cost Wellness Clinic will go on to provide a welcoming, comfortable, modernized environment for our staff, volunteers, and the pets and pet parents of our community.
While our Wellness Clinic is open to all members of the community, we realize some are more in need than others. It is our hope that those who can afford our services may help subsidize the care for those who cannot by making a donation.