We are a fast-growing company that is providing a new and exciting way for veterinarians to practice high-quality medicine in a manner that is convenient and affordable to clients. We offer convenience because we are a walk-in only clinic. Clients can check in either on-line or in person, and since the clinics have an “open-concept” design, clients can see when you are busy helping other pets. We are affordable because our focus is on wellness services, the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, and the diagnosis and management of chronic medical conditions. We do not have the costly overhead that is required to perform surgeries, dentistry, or x-rays, nor do we have ringing telephones tying up extra staff members. Essentially, we are the veterinary version of a general family practice. Just as your family medicine doctor does, you will work with neighboring veterinary practices for pets that require emergency care, hospitalization, imaging, dentistry, surgery, or end of life care.
PetWellClinic was the idea of Dr. Sam Meisler as a way to make preventive care affordable and convenient for dog and cat owners in the Knoxville, TN area.
In 2009, durin...g the Great Recession and at the suggestion of his wife, Julie, Dr. Sam Meisler came up with his idea of the PetWellClinic. “The original idea came up while reading the New York Times in bed with my morning coffee way back in 2006,” said Dr. Meisler. “In fact, it was my wife who turned to me and showed me an article on the Walgreen’s Take Care Clinics and asked me why couldn’t we do that for veterinary care?”
“So many of the diseases that we see in practice are preventable at a minimum of expense. If we can make prevention affordable and convenient, less pets will succumb to devastating diseases like parvovirus and feline leukemia.”
“And we have now added veterinary care for minor ailments and chronic conditions. If we can do the simple things well and efficiently, we can make most of the conditions pets suffer from affordable to treat.”
– Sam Meisler DVM
PetWellClinic, from its infancy, was built around the client. “I wanted it to be very focused on customer choice,” Dr. Meisler said of the clinic’s design. An innovative client flow involved pet owners picking what they wanted first by looking at an overhead pricing board, paying for it ahead of time at the counter, and then the veterinary team delivering it.