Welch Veterinary Clinic

4.4 (37)
3966 US-231, Wetumpka, AL 36093, USA

Hours:

Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Welch Veterinary Clinic

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,492
4.9 Embrace 14,418
4.9 Fetch 2,344
4.4 Figo 2,610
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,496
4.9 Lemonade 792
3.2 ManyPets 2,258
4.6 MetLife 522
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,215
4.3 Pumpkin 1,249
4.7 Spot 5,696
4.9 Trupanion 60,393
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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Barco Blanton

When I was looking up different veterinary services in my local area your site was one I evaluated and found it was not optimal for what I needed. And then when I was asked to review your site why should I give you a four-star rating when I've never been to your clinic and will not go to your clinic so that's why I gave you one star. Live with it. I've never been to your clinic and never would after checking your website and other information and discover while on the state board you and your number one tried to shut down several not-for-profit spay and neutering clinics and even file charges against another veterinarian 27-29 charges and the judge found her innocent of all mainly because you never observed or had been to her clinic and was wondering why if that was the reason the governor had you in the number one removed from the State board of veterinary services. If that's how you treat people I wonder how you do treat animals

posted: 01/20/2023

Kim Weule

I have an older cat with arthritis and Dr. Welch took time to discuss the different approches we could take to help his pain and make him more comfortable. He didn't rush the appointment and while he suggested certain tests we could do, he didn't push and left the decision up to me. I really appreciated his time and consideration and will definitely be taking my other two kitties to him when necessary.

posted: 10/05/2022

arci crawlynn

I wouldn’t recommend this vet to anyone. Thanks to his mercurial policies our two year old puppy died. We called the clinic, it was a definite emergency. Our dog was unresponsive and had started bleeding from her rectum. He wouldn’t let us walk her into the clinic until we paid them first. My husband sat in their parking lot waiting for me to arrive with the credit card. We begged, pleaded but were told, “Sorry, we can’t see her until you’ve paid. We didn’t owe them money. This is the clinic we’d used for our dog before. So After we paid, then they went to go find the stretcher to put her on. She died less than ten minutes later. Money is definitely more important to this Vet than animals. Beware!!!

posted: 12/11/2019

Gina

Dr Welch and his staff are kind, caring, compassionate people. We have taken our pets to him for years. He found out what was wrong with our new kitten we found in Florida, where the other vets in Florida failed to see it on the x ray. He always takes the time to explain everything and they were all wonderful when our 18 year old cat passed. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

posted: 02/18/2016

Roger Murray

I have been using Dr. Welch since moving to this area about 4 years ago. He and his staff are always great. He takes his time with you and explains everything to you. I have learned a lot from him and I would not go anywhere else.

posted: 04/12/2016