About Us

Dedicated to Superior Veterinary Care, Quality Customer Service & Community

1

In 1984, Dr. Lee Walker and Dr. Erik Tysklind transitioned their house call practice into the first Paw Patch Veterinary Hospital at 16th Street and Arlington in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded on superior client service, the hospital grew into three clinics in just four short years. Since, two of the locations were sold to private veterinarians. Our current location at 56th and Lafayette Road remains strong and continues to thrive due to a deeply rooted customer service philosophy established so many years ago.

Throughout the years, our doctor and staff have remained committed and dedicated to delivering superior, quality veterinary care and first-class customer service to you and your pet.

Community Involvement

As devoted citizens to our community, we are proud to actively work with animal rescue groups in the central Indiana area. Such organizations work extremely hard to find new forever homes for hundreds of dogs and cats each year. On average, our veterinary hospital donates about $20,000 in time and services to these groups while also offering them fundraising opportunities. Often, we will hold special fundraising events for them in our Paw Wash, a self-serve bathing and grooming area.

Professional Veterinary Services

Our doors are always open to anyone in need of veterinary care, for both new clients and referrals alike. Please contact us during business hours to schedule an appointment for any of the following superior veterinary services:

  • Pet dental care
  • Small animal emergency and critical care (during regular business hours)
  • Veterinary surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Pet pain management
  • Acupuncture
  • Veterinary allergy testing
  • Pet skin care
  • Veterinary diagnostics
  • Electrocardiography
  • Small animal ultrasound
  • Pet X-rays
  • Professional pet grooming
  • Paw Wash (self-serve pet bathing station)
  • Pet wellness care
  • Vaccinations
  • Puppy and kitten care
  • Senior pet care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • High quality OTC pet food and prescription diets available for purchase
  • Behavioral counseling
  • House calls
  • Internal medicine
  • Cancer treatment
  • Human–pet bonding
  • Pet communications with Mary Harris, Animal Communicator and Consultant
  • Onsite pharmacy
  • Online pharmacy
  • Veterinary care products available for purchase (like flea and tick preventives, pet dental care products, etc.)
  • End-of-life care (pet hospice)
  • Online pet loss grieving and coping guidance
  • Reliable online veterinary resources


Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

After Hours: 317-248-0832


Wednesday Hours Starting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, we will be closing EVERY Wednesday from 830a-1030a for team trainings and meetings.  If you have an emergency during these times, you can call the clinic and select the emergency option and a staff member will be contacted to help you! 

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "...consider the Paw Patch if you're currently searching for a veterinarian that has both you and your pets best interest."

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

    Read More
  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

    Read More
  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

    Read More
  • Rats

    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian ...

    Read More
  • Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a ...

    Read More
  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

    Read More
  • Guinea Pigs

    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful, ...

    Read More
  • Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

    Read More
  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

    Read More
  • Hedgehogs

    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin ...

    Read More
No form settings found. Please configure it.