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Frequently Asked Questions About THRIVE Affordable Vet Care

How is THRIVE different from other vets?

At THRIVE we offer the services, medicines, diagnostic tests and equipment that our clients need and use most often at a substantial discount. By spending our time and money delivering superior, essential care through routine exams, vaccines, illnesses, and non-emergency surgeries, we keep costs down and overhead low and pass the savings on to you. It’s our mission to continue providing quality pet care at affordable prices to eliminate lapses in routine care.

How can THRIVE offer the same quality services, medicines and vaccines for less?

We created a more streamlined business model so that we can invest in the things that matter most—the best people, protocols and medications. We never sacrifice when it comes to quality. We consistently partner with providers of the newest, quality medicines and vaccines, including the new 3 yr protocol in place now for the DHLPP/DHPP (Distemper/Parvo vaccine) and FVRCP (feline upper respiratory). We take pride in delivering quality at an affordable price.

What other services does THRIVE Affordable Vet Care offer?

At THRIVE we treat all of the most common problems dogs and cats routinely face. Check out our complete list and description of services for detailed information about the symptoms and ailments we can address. If your pet’s problem isn’t listed give us a call, we may still be able to help.

What if I just need a Pet Exam? How much is it?

Our nose-to-tail exam is just $30! If an exam reveals that your pet needs additional tests or medications, it’s our policy to provide you with an estimate in advance, no surprises. We’ll discuss every treatment option so that you can choose the highest quality, most affordable solution.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are recommended. But the most important thing is that your pet gets the care they need. If you’re on a really tight schedule, we do suggest calling ahead before stopping by, because some days and times might be busier than others. Even so, we’ll try to find a way to work you in so that your pet can be seen and you can move forward to deal with the rest of your day. We also offer morning drop offs, so you can leave your pet with us if you need to run errands or go to work.

Do I really need to have my pet vaccinated?

Absolutely! Proper vaccination is one of the biggest reasons pets today enjoy such long, happy lives. Without regular vaccinations, your pet can contract any one of a dozen common ailments and deadly diseases (some of which can be passed on to humans) that vaccines prevent. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

How long is my appointment going to take?

Routine exams and standard visits typically take no more than 20 minutes of your time. However, our goal is superior care, so we will devote whatever amount of time is needed to make sure your pet gets the exceptional treatment you expect, and they deserve.

What paperwork should I bring with me?

Vaccine records and medical history are very important. We don’t want to over, or under medicate a pet and records really help us avoid that. If you are visiting THIRVE for the first time and can provide a medical history, please bring that and your pet’s vaccine records with you. To save time, or If you are already a client, you can easily access your pet’s records or provide information about your pet’s medical history online.

How do I know what my pet needs?

Basically, your pet needs to start life on the right paw. Your pet needs essential care and routine exams to stay healthy. We make it a top priority to provide high quality vaccine packages so you can see just how affordable routine care can be. But in the event that your pet displays signs of some illness, we’re just a phone call away. Please call us. We’ll help determine exactly what kind of care your pet needs for the situation at hand, or based on their previous history.

When should I bring my new pet in?

As soon as possible. Even if they are not due for vaccines for a few weeks, it is important to have your new family member checked out. We can help determine if there are any health problems that might need to be addressed before being vaccinated, and what their optimum vaccine schedule should be.


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Liz Chambers 2 weeks ago

We have been bringing our Australian Shepherd to Thrive for about a year now, and have always had great service. This week, we brought our dog here twice because she wasn't feeling well. Dr. Waltz was very informative and helpful, and we could tell she didn't want to push any unnecessary tests on us. We got great care, and even though I still have no idea what was wrong with my dog, I'm glad they did everything they could to figure it out, and my pup seems to be back to her normal self today. We really love the fast service of this place, and even though my dog isn't the biggest fan, we know she's in good hands.

Amber Quinn 3 months ago

I brought my Bo to Thrive today for a broken toe nail. Literally was there for Less than 2 hrs. as soon as we got there we got checked in quick and was directed to a room. The nurse was really kind & gentle with him since he has bad anxiety. Dr.Waltz was his doctor & she was super nice/informative. They answered all my questions I had. Pricing was great compared to other places. I will most deff be making this his new vet & will be also bringing my cat there as well. I will be recommending them to all my pet friends. The whole experience was all around amazing. Thanks to all the amazing staff and Dr.Waltz for making my baby feel better.

Elizabeth Malone 3 months ago

When I first brought my cat Finn to THRIVE Cary I was a little nervous - I just assumed that since it was associated with Petco that I would be getting mediocre service. I was SO wrong! First of all, their hours are very accommodating for people who work into the evening.Secondly, the doctors and nurses at THRIVE are very personable and kind. When Finn passed away they were so considerate, they helped me press his paw into a clay mold and a few weeks later sent me a sweet card with his ink paw print as well. Being that Christmas is coming up, Doctor Waltz also made Finn his own ornament that they hung in the office and allowed me to bring home. I also brought a rescued foster dog, Loki, into THRIVE to get him vaccinations. I asked for printed paperwork to pass along to his next forever home and they were more than happy to oblige. After all of my visits, a THRIVE employee (not a robot!) sends me texts to follow up and see if there are any questions or concerns, which I absolutely LOVE! The one and only complaint I have about THRIVE is the monthly membership fee per animal, but it makes sense to do it that way. Thank you THRIVE Cary! You made having my first pet, and rescuing a dog easy!

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