Greenwood Animal Clinic Veterinary Hospital

Greenwood Animal Clinic Veterinary Hospital Location: On the west side of Madison Avenue, located about half way between Fry Road and Main Street.

About Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Eric Kapke grew up on the south side of Indianapolis and graduated from Perry Meridian High School in 1989. He then went to Purdue University for his undergraduate studies and veterinary school, while also spending time at Colorado State University for further anesthesia training. After graduating in 1995 he worked in Northwest Indiana for two years before purchasing Greenwood Animal Clinic in 1998. He married Susie Kapke in June of 2011. Susie is a 1992 graduate of Center Grove High School and a graduate of Ivy Tech School of Nursing.

She has worked at Riley Children’s Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for over twelve years. Together Susie and Eric have eight children; Will, Nate, Jacob, Logan, Willow, Noah, Josh and Savannah. They also have three dogs, Sadie, Bella and Dixie.

Dr. Kapke and his team believe that knowledge and technology go hand in hand, with an emphasis on maintaining a balance between state of the art technology and education.

Our goal is to collaborate with you to help provide the best medical care possible to enhance your pet’s life!
Now in stock ‘Interceptor’ heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative.

In House Pharmacy/Home delivery through VetStore

Service

Laser Therapy

Digital X-ray

In House Blood work

Ultra Sonic Dental Scaler and Polisher

ECG Machine

Human Grade Anesthesia

Therapeutic Diets

Puppy/Kitten Packages

Thank you for visiting Greenwood Animal Clinic’s FAQ page. Although we endeavor to answer the most frequently asked questions, you may have one not listed in the links below. If you are unable to find the information you require please do not hesitate to give us a call

Surgery FAQ’s

What days do you perform surgery?
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Is an appointment needed for surgery?
Yes, please call in advance to schedule surgery.

Are feline declaws a service you offer?
Yes, we offer front and four paw declawing.

Do you offer ear cropping or tail docking?
No. These are purely cosmetic surgeries.

When will I be able to pick up my pet after surgery?
In most cases you will be able to pick up after 3pm except for declaws which stay overnight. Declaw patients can be picked up after 9am the day following surgery.

Do you offer dental cleanings?
Yes with full sedation.

Why is full sedation required for dental cleanings?
For the safety of the animal and to ensure a thorough dental exam, cleaning and polish.

What time do I need to drop off my pet for surgery?
Between 8:00am – 8:30am

Are there any specific instructions prior to my pets surgery?
Yes, no food or water after midnight the night before surgery.

How soon after surgery can I give my pet a bath?
After the sutures are removed or 5-7 days for dissolvable sutures

Puppies & Kittens

At what age do you give the rabies vaccine to puppies or kittens?
We vaccinate for Rabies at 12 weeks of age in accordance with Indiana state law.

When do you recommend having my puppy/kitten spayed or neutered?
We recommend between 4 and 6 months with some exceptions depending on breed.

Why is puppy/kitten food important?
Puppy/kittens are developing and maturing at a rapid pace. Their nutritional needs are different than adult dogs/cats and their development can be adversely affected if they don’t receive food balanced specifically for what they need.

Do you offer puppy/kitten packages?
Yes, we offer both puppy and kitten packages. They cover the basic vaccines and tests needed for the first year of life at a discounted rate.

Would you recommend any puppy training?
We do recommend enrolling all puppies in training classes. We recommend Indiana Working Dogs for your training needs.

How soon after acquiring my new puppy/kitten should it be seen by the veterinarian?
To ensure that the pet is healthy and that there are no intestinal parasites or fleas, we recommend having your new puppy or kitten seen by the veterinarian within 24 – 48 hours.

What are some things I can do to make my pet’s veterinary experience more enjoyable?
Handling your pets paws and ears frequently, helps to make these areas less sensitive.
Dogs sometimes enjoy stopping by the clinic for a treat. Feel free to do so during normal business hours.

General Questions

Do you see exotic pets? If so, what kind?
Yes. We will see birds, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, and reptiles (nothing poisonous). We will also see some wildlife. You must have the correct DNR permits available at IN.gov

Do you offer boarding? No, zoning prohibits it due to our location. We recommend Country Bound Pet Resort, Funny Farm Petcare or Arbor Lane

Do you offer grooming? No we do not offer grooming at this time. We recommend Bath & Beyond Pet Salon, Auntie Leila’s Pet Salon & Barkery

Do you have appointments available in the evening or on Saturday? Yes, we are open every Thursday until 8:00pm and every Saturday from 8:00am – Noon.

Can I get a health certificate done to travel with my pet? Yes, be aware there are different requirements for different locations. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Do I need to make an appointment? An appointment is not required but strongly recommended to help reduce any possible
waiting time.

What should I do if I have lost/found a pet? Notify Johnson County Animal Care & Control. You can also place an ad in the Johnson County Daily Journal & Indianapolis Star generally for free and put up flyers. Any found pets can be brought to Greenwood Animal Clinic where we can scan for a microchip.

Do you microchip pets? Yes, we offer HomeAgain microchips.

Is chocolate toxic to my cat/dog?
Chocolate is toxic to both cats and dogs. Contact your veterinarian if your pet eats any amount of chocolate.

Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
To prevent unwanted pregnancy and other diseases affected by testosterone and estrogen.