The Vet Clinic East was founded in 1983 when then owner Dr. Lorraine Harper opened the clinic in addition to The Vet Clinic (located on the West side of Columbus). The Vet Clinic (West) was subsequently sold to another veterinarian and Dr. Harper settled in at The Vet Clinic East to grow it and serve Southeast Columbus.
In 1996, Dr. Wendy Powell joined the clinic as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Harper was preparing to retire to Florida and in 2001, Dr. Wendy Powell purchased the clinic that had become her second home!
She continues to work full time, serving her clientele and patients. Dr. Rita Bhatnagar joined the practice in 1998 and Dr. Lauren Murphy joined the VCE family in 2018. We have over 20 support team members dedicated to caring for our clients pets, some who have been with the clinic for decades!
We pride ourselves on having "Warm Hearts for Cold Noses" and providing a personable, caring relationship with our clients and their furry family members. We provide medical, surgical, radiological, laboratory and dental care along with boarding and grooming services. It is our goal to care for your pet like they were ours!
Many of our clients have become like family over the years. We love to meet new people and show them that it is possible to get thorough modern medicine while remaining approachable and reasonable. If you are looking for a family vet who will care for your pets but might also laugh and cry if needed, then come meet our VCE family.