Welcome to Westfield Veterinary Care!

Started in 1990 as a housecall practice for dogs, cats and other small animals, the former Home Veterinary Care has grown to become Westfield Veterinary Care. In addition to founder Dr. Richard Kohlmann, our practice now includes several more care providers.

Many of our original clients have been with us since we helped found the Hamilton County Humane Society. Having the opportunity to

work with such great clients makes us feel good about our efforts — thank you!

If you are new to our practice, we hope that our enthusiasm comes across, and that we have the opportunity to help you to care for your companion animals for many years.

Please download and complete our New Patient Form to facilitate your first visit.

Regarding Veterinarians and Drug Companies

December 2014

Having read the recent Indianapolis Star articles concerning Veterinarians and Drug Companies and finding it almost completely inaccurate in regards to the manner in which we at WVC do business, we thought it appropriate that we respond.

In 25 years of practice, we have never accepted money, trips, gifts or meals from any drug company representative to influence us in the purchase of medications. Our decision to purchase medications is based solely on the efficacy and safety of these products for our patients and clients. We strive to keep costs of meds down both for us and ultimately our clients. We recommend the products that we believe in and would use on our own animal companions.

We have long term relationships with most of the representatives of the companies with which we do business. Using their expertise along with information provided by professional organizations, we strive to quickly become aware of any national or state medication safety concerns.

Certainly some medications may pose questions of safety. We feel it is our responsibility to be informed of risks vs. benefits and to make decisions for our patients and clients. We are grateful to be able to provide medications to treat patients because at one time there were many conditions that had no effective medications for treatment. By far the lives of our companion animals have been improved through the use of medication.

We feel the article and its writer presented the animal-human-Veterinarian-drug company bond in a very unfair light. It is a bond we take seriously both for our clients and for the drug companies whose products we support. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have as a result of these articles. We are here to support you and your animals.

In order to enjoy time with family during the upcoming holidays, we will be closed or have shortened hours.

If you have an emergency outside of our normal or holiday hours, please contact your local emergency clinic.

*** Construction Alert ***

Due to construction on Highway 32, there is no access onto Sun Park Drive from Highway 32. To access our clinic, turn north on Wheeler Road (one block west of Sun Park Drive), then turn right onto Tournament Trail. At the stop sign, turn left onto Sun Park Drive. For more information about the construction, please see our location page.

2014 Holiday Letter and The Giving Tree

In lieu of mailing holiday cards Westfield Veterinary Care (WVC) has decided to continue helping others by putting the money that would have gone towards cards and stamps into actually helping animals in need. We would like to offer you the opportunity to help us help others by donating to our Giving Tree this holiday season from November 1st through December 23rd.

Our Giving Tree is set up in WVC's lobby and is decorated with ornaments representing three 501(c)3 organizations that put their resources towards the animals. Best Friends Animal Society is an all species rescue and sanctuary located in Kanab, Utah. South Central Newfoundland Rescue is a local, volunteer run Newfoundland breed rescue that covers five states that are without rescue. From the Heart Rescue is a feline rescue located in Westfield, Indiana. All three of these organizations have dedicated themselves to making the lives of those in their care better by providing excellent medical care and finding forever homes that are the right home for the animal. All three organizations work tirelessly for the animals in their care.

The little tree found in our lobby provides a big impact on the groups it is dedicated to helping. Each ornament has a dollar value attached ($5, $10, $15 or $25). Should you choose to pick up an ornament and write a check to that organization, WVC will write a matching check to that organization. We will match donations up to a $550.00 total amount. You may keep the ornament, if you wish to display on your tree at home. Together we can make a big difference in the lives of animals that need us!

These organizations may be viewed on their websites and can also receive individual donations through their sites.

We still have a very touching holiday letter. In 2013, our holiday letter focused on Mrs Pete, an abandoned dog who needed a home. You can read the first part of her story by clicking Giving Back, Going Forward. I'm sure you'll want to find out what happened to her during the cold, long winter of 2014. You can pick up a copy of this year's Holiday Letter at the clinic or by clicking Where is that doggie now...An update on Mrs Pete.

If you aren't able to make it into the clinic during the holidays and would like to support one of these organizations, you may mail a check to WVC at 17735 Sun Park Drive, Westfield, IN 46074. Please make sure to specify Giving Tree and the charity you wish to support on your check.

All of us at Westfield Veterinary Care wish you, our clients and friends, a safe, happy & healthy holiday season!