Briarwood Animal Clinic

1621 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260


How We Care For Your Pets 

Because pets age faster than people, we stress the importance of a twice-yearly physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:


Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:  Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs. Dr. Skibbe is very experienced in internal medicine problems and also works closely with area specialists as needed.
Surgical Services:  Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. We offer laser surgery as an exciting new option that can reduce pain and bleeding as compared to regular incisions.
Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.  Our close monitoring by well-trained staff is one of the things that sets us apart:  many procedures involve a 3-person team so that your pet is always watched closely during anesthesia and recovery.
Internal medicine consults: We offer in-hospital consultations and ultrasound, and referrals to an internal medicine specialist who helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Dentistry:  Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing,  dental radiology, and oral surgery.
Dental radiology is important for pets because they cannot communicate to us about any painful teeth they might have.
Laboratory:  Our  laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We utilize commercial veterinary laboratories to get the most accurate results for your pet.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification and registration.
Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Individualized Flea Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. There are now many flea products available.  The best product depends on your pets environment, skin conditions, and other medications that they are taking.

Dietary Counseling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling:  We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, and house soiling.  For aggression problems, we will help find a specialist who can best help.

Radiology:  Our digital radiology system allows for faster procedures when taking images, less radiation, and detailed images.  All images are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist.

Emergency Care:  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.