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Well Pets Veterinary Clinic

We understand your need for flexibility as dogs and cats may require medical attention at unexpected times. That’s why we make our compassionate, professional care available after normal business hours, every day of the week. We’re here for you and your pet for everything from annual visits to emergency veterinary care and anything in-between.

We are here to service the cities of Columbia, SC, Irmo, SC, Lexington, SC, Chapin, SC, West Columbia, SC, Gaston, SC, Newberry, SC, Cayce, SC, Prosperity, SC, Gilbert, SC and more!

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★★★★★ My Ginger was ill with a bowel obstruction and needed emergency surgery. My regular vet was closed since this was the weekend. The staff was professional and caring, and Dr Richardson operated on my Ginger. Ginger is now feeling 100%! I highly recommend this service for anyone who needs pet care on the weekend or any other time!Shelly H.Shelly H. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff. Very close and attentive. Lovely facilities.Kate B.Kate B. ★★★★★ A very friendly staff who was genuinely concerned for my furry family member. They showed gentle care & was able to help give her the medical care she needed while working with me on the cost I could afford. I would definitely recommend Wellpets to anyone needing vet or urgent care services!E B.E B. ★★★★★ After only two visits to Well Pets, I can honestly say we will never take our fur baby anywhere else. Dr Hunter has been amazing with both of our babies and then the whole family when we had to make the tough decision to euthanize one of them. I can't say enough great things about Well Pets and all the vets and techs we've encountered there.Amanda W.Amanda W. ★★★★★ Could never be able to thank Well Pets enough for the care and compassion we received when having to make the tough decision to put our Golden Retriever down recently. Our regular Vet was not open given it was a weekend so I called Well Pets- they were very accommodating and got us right into room given the situation. Dr Hunter happened to be the Vet there that day and I could never say enough great things about him. He supported us and helped us to be at peace with knowing we were making the best decision for our girl no matter how hard it was. He was exactly what we needed that day and I will always remember his kind and gentle words.Darci P.Darci P. ★★★★★ Great new location with very friendly staffKenneth W.Kenneth W. ★★★★★ Fantastic experience with Well Pets. Major surgery was needed for sweet kitty and it was a long weekend but they were compassionate and made the process so easy. Dr. Hunter is great at what he does! Thank you Well Pets!Shannon MShannon M ★★★★★ Love it! It was my first time; they where very kind to my dog and me. Scheduled another appointment for my other pup they where so Awesome. Definitely continuing to go there!Myke R.Myke R. ★★★★★ I can't say enough about this vet practice, most especially Dr Richardson. I was seen with no prior history within 2 days, treatment was effective, costs were reasonable. My cat ended up being diagnosed with something rare but had the Doctor not taken the time to research and speak with other vets we might not have ever known what the issue was. As we are leaving the country shortly time was something we did not have. This issue has been going on for multiple months before being seen at Well Pets and I am impressed with their dedication and treatment. Bravo for going above and beyond, Freya and I thank you!Ashley A.Ashley A. ★★★★★ Excellent care from everyone the evening my Bella was injured. From the first phone call to the stitches being removed 2 weeks later.Melissa R.Melissa R. ★★★★★ We are new in town our dog has epilepsy and we needed to establish care ASAP. They got us in and Dr. Terrance and Zoe were great with my pup and my toddler! Thanks you guys. We will be back with our other animals shortly 💕Alicia M.Alicia M. ★★★★★ Brought our dog in closer to 7pm because he was acting extremely off and they handled him so well. They quickly found what was wrong and made it easy for us to communicate his information with our home vet. The vet was also so good with our dog, even getting down on the floor to make him comfortable. Truly a wonderful and caring place! I completely recommend bringing your dog to Well Pets if there’s an emergencyJordan KJordan K ★★★★★ Friendly and competent. 🙂James B.James B. ★★★★★ Everyone at Wellpets is so nice. My dog was sick and had to stay there for 3 days and they sent me updates and pictures. They were patient with my endless questions too. I felt like he was well taken care of and the pricing was reasonable as well. The new facility is really nice too!MaggieMaggie ★★★★★ New to the area and my furbaby was having a terrible time with the pollen. Brought her in to the Urgent care for a possible ear infection. The staff was incredibly helpful, kind and the wait was short. The vet and vet tech were both caring, professional and provided excellent care for my furbaby. I was advised of the options of diagnostic testing, treatment options, including costs. After swabbing/confirming an ear infection and allergies, my little darling had her ear thoroughly cleaned and medication administered. She was treated with loving care. Staff followed up the next few days to see how my sweetheart was doing. I highly recommend Well Pets Veterinary Clinic for their professional care.L F.L F. ★★★★★ EXCELLENT care from start to finish. Very clean & welcoming environment. Every staff member that we encountered was super caring & professional. The Dr was very kind & knowledgeable. She took time to explain everything & it didn’t feel like we were being rushed at all, which is rare to find these days. It was our first time there & we will definitely return.Ronda P.Ronda P. ★★★★★ They saw my boy (2yr old golden retriever) for the first time yesterday! They we're absolutely amazing!Kasey B.Kasey B. ★★★★★ Excellent service! The doctors and staff are extremely caring and thorough.Alexys V W.Alexys V W. ★★★★★ My pet was well taking care of. He is doing and looking much better after his visit. If I have any problems with my pets I know where to take them. Thanks so much guys.Kimberly C.Kimberly C. ★★★★★ Really love the flexible hours for being able to get my pet seen after 4pm!Elaine W.Elaine W. ★★★★★ Was able to get an appointment pretty quickly and worked in my 2nd dog. Staff was friendly and treated my fur babies very well.Rachel W.Rachel W. ★★★★★ Dr Miller was wonderful to work with. Took the time to understand our specific situation and had a plan of care keeping all that in mind. Unfortunately Butters took a turn for the worse. Even then they made the process bearable.Donna F.Donna F. ★★★★★ Came to Well Pets this week with an emergency for our sweet dog and appreciate all the care and kindness we received as we had to face surgery - twice in a matter of days! The front desk receptionist was supportive and helpful, and the veterinarian gave us the confidence we needed to leave our girl there for treatment. We feel she was treated very well. She is now recovering at home and we are so grateful. Thank you, Well Pets!Laura M.Laura M. ★★★★★ Great service. Got a work-in appointment same day, for a pet they had never seen before. Got a call first thing the next morning with lab results. Very professional and caring!Jennifer R.Jennifer R. ★★★★★ The staff has been so attentive and have made us feel so at ease. I love that they have followed up and checked in on my fur baby.LizAnn A.LizAnn A. ★★★★★ Great place. Answers all questions and very positive and polite. Cares about your animalMargaret C.Margaret C. ★★★★★ Great staff and professional and comfortable environment.My Toy poodle Rambo got into rat poison and they saved his side!!!!ReneeRenee B.Renee B. ★★★★★ They took such good care of my 6 month old. They were fair, honest and made sure you understood everything that was at hand. If need be, I would go back again if an issue comes up again. The staff was super nice and caring!!Tami S.Tami S. ★★★★★ I had an EMERGENCY with my dog Romeo in on Sunday because he had started vomiting and had explosive bloody diarrhea. I called and they told me to bring him in. They did a thorough exam and we decided to give him fluids and injection for diarrhea and something for the vomiting. He started feeling better by that evening. WellPet actually called me during the next day to check on him. I was so pleased that they called me to check on my baby!! That was my first appointment with them. I will be using them again. Thanks WellPet for making my baby feel better!!.Julie Gail J.Julie Gail J. ★★★★★ They are not the cheapest, however, the customer service is the best! Also very friendly vets, tech and desk staff. Great vets and techs who care.Devon H.Devon H. ★★★★★ Unfortunately I had to lay my kitten to rest but Well Pets did a phenomenal job of taking of him & me. They were gentle with both of us during this experience.Kennedy C.Kennedy C. ★★★★★ Fantastic Pet CareOn Feb 5, 2024; on the advice of a much trusted veterinarian who previously cared for my dogs, I contacted and visited the Well Pets Veterinary Clinic to get urgent care for one of my Chiweenie mix dogs who was very sick and suffering intensely.From the time I called the clinic, throughout the visit and  until the Vet-tech held the door for me to exit (with my dog, Silk, in crate), we received exceptional care and service from every staff member we contacted.Doctor Miller was absolutely caring and thorough.  And while she pulled out all the stops she could to assess the issues, short of a miracle, Silk could not be saved...  Thankfully, however, Dr. Miller made her as comfortable as possible so I could take her home to spend one last night with her sibling's and parents.  For that I am truly grateful.Thank you Well Pets!Phillip J.Phillip J. ★★★★★ Love everyone here. They are our afterhours go too!Mary Shannon D.Mary Shannon D. ★★★★★ Was able to take our cat in as a emergency visit on a Saturday. Was seen promptly and given treatment options without pressure . Very nice staff and would not hesitate to use them againmarty F.marty F. ★★★★★ Our cat has been seen here twice with good results! The first time was as a walk-in, and & I didn't have to wait long. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The building is very nice and clean. I would definitely recommend this vet clinic to anyone.Lisa D.Lisa D. ★★★★★ My second experience at Well Pets Veterinary Clinic was EXACTLY like my first - STUPENDOUS! From walking in the door to walking out of the door, my dog Jethro and I were taken care of with love, understanding, compassion and honesty!Kelly S.Kelly S. ★★★★★ We had a very sick kitty that turned out to be a severe UTI. The staff ay Well Pets were so loving and helpful! Dr Felton was amazing and within 3 days out cat was better than ever! She is the Best!Meg R.Meg R. ★★★★★ All the staff is friendly, kind and explain things very well. Made the visit as easy as possible.Tim (Kenwa M.Tim (Kenwa M. ★★★★★ Kind and compassionate!Sharee H.Sharee H. ★★★★★ My dog was in trouble and the efficient way his case was handled brought answers to light with xrays, bloodwork and Dr. Miller's expertise. Her assistant, Brittany, was also thorough with the preliminary. It was fortunate to have Well Pets located nearby. Thank you for your excellent care and results. The meds prescribed are working really well. We will be seeing you again.Lynn D.Lynn D. ★★★★★ Being fairly new to the area, I had no established vet. I was a weekend walk-in. Building was clean and odor free. Staff was friendly and helpful. Doc was good and understaning. The old girl is fifteen and got a quick cancer dx. There was a quick assessment of my thoughts and no pressure to pursue anything but comfort measures. Nicely done for an unpleasant situation.Chris M.Chris M. ★★★★★ These people love animals!!Annie O.Annie O. ★★★★★ Great experience, great communication. Flexible hours and friendly staff.Gen G.Gen G. ★★★★★ The doctors at Well Pets are highly qualified and take wonderful care of my dogs. They explain everything to me where I can understand what they are saying. They act as though I am the only client they have for the day and they never rush. The staff at Well Pets are nice, kind, and very very patient. They keep me informed and they keep me straight. I am 73 and the staff and doctors have never made me feel as though my mind is less than…….. they just help me remember. This alone makes for a very very special team at Well Pets.Margaret D.Margaret D. ★★★★★ They were very nice to me in my time of need of putting down a pet that was very sick. Thank youTeresa H.Teresa H. ★★★★★ Very compassionate group of people. We appreciate everything they did for us.Justin M.Justin M. ★★★★★ Dr. Bell and tech Breckin were amazing with my pup after he managed to hurt his knee. They gave several options and made me feel comfortable to chose and not just sell me on “the works” highly recommendSadieSadie ★★★★★ First visit to Well Pets and it was due to an emergency. I was very pleased by the care and attention given to my dog and I'm even going to transfer my routine pet care to them.Donald S.Donald S. ★★★★★ Very fast and knowledgeable about my dog's issues. I will be going to them from now on.Chris M.Chris M. ★★★★★ Queen was having a rough labor and we were not sure what to do. When we got to Well Pets the staff was supportive and more than willing to help. She had to have a c-section and they took care of her very well. Which went great!!! Thank you so much for everything.LaToya R.LaToya R. ★★★★★ Visited as a walk-in for urgent care. Very helpful and seen quickly. Would recommend as a less expensive alternative if full care emergency services are not needed.Shannon R.Shannon R. ★★★★★ Took my 17 year old cat in for a urinary issue. The Doctor and tech listened to my concerns and quickly developed a treatment plan. I highly recommend this clinic.Melissa L.Melissa L. ★★★★★ Very caring, very helpful.Michael H.Michael H. ★★★★★ I am so thankful for Well Pets today. We have used Well Pets in the past, but have recently been using a vet closer to our house and jobs for convenience.Our beagle was diagnosed with Lymphoma in August and this week has been really rough for him. Watching him suffer this morning was heartbreaking and I did not even go to work because I was so worried about him…but even after describing his condition (unable to walk comfortably/feet sliding because he’s too weak, breathing struggles, could not use the bathroom comfortably, had to be carried up the stairs, did not have the desire to come out of his crate), our *normal/now FORMER* vet office still told us they couldn’t see us until tomorrow, and would only be able to squeeze us in today “if he got any worse”, and it would just be an appointment to be checked before they would even agree to euthanize, (even though they diagnosed him with cancer 3 months ago). Our dog could NOT wait another day. They also did not give us the level of empathy we deserved when we called today and never return our calls when requesting refills for his pain meds and steroids. I’m sure they were following protocol and doing what they could….but honestly just felt and sounded like they didn’t care.However, when we called WELL PETS, they listened to our concerns over the phone, told us to come as soon as we needed to, made us feel comfortable bringing him in, let us come to the side door, did not make us feel awkward for crying hysterically, offered to get his paw prints for us, offered us treats to give him, did not make us feel guilty if we needed to walk out at anytime during the process, allowed us to say goodbye to him, explained things thoroughly, told us they were so sorry we had to go through this, allowed us to pay quickly beforehand so we didn’t have to pay after we left, AND we were in and out within 35 minutes since it’s a weekday. Well Pets made this awful process so much easier for us than we ever expected it to be. We will never go anywhere else from now on, especially for serious issues or end of life care.Hannah H.Hannah H. ★★★★★ Staff was friendly information and welcoming. Dr. Hunter and tecs we're kind and absolutely treated my old lady dog as if she was their little old lady dog! Even obliged to her demands for love! We arrived at 7:00 and left just before closing because they were running behind. Have to tell you waiting for Dr. Hunter was well worth it!Jennifer S.Jennifer S. ★★★★★ Visited WellPets for urgent care the day after Thanksgiving. They were busy yet all the staff were attentive, caring & professional. The vet explained the diagnosis of my dog & the treatment plan. I recommend WellPets urgent care to all my fellow pet owner friends.Chris R.Chris R. ★★★★★ Always a caring group of people eager to help with our furbabiesNathan C.Nathan C. ★★★★★ Very nice employees and truly care for animals that come in would recommend wells petChris F.Chris F. ★★★★★ This was our first time in here and everyone was so sweet, especially Cheyenne! She was dealing with a rude customer while I was waiting and handled it with such grace. Highly recommend this Clinic!Kendall K.Kendall K. ★★★★★ Dr Miller and staff at well pets are amazing.Mia my little chihuahua, had a pyometra and needed immediate surgery. They took amazing care of her. They call and check on her. We will definitely keep taking Mia to see well pets.Jen M.Jen M. ★★★★★ The staff is a great group of people who are very friendly and caring for your pets and you .they are a number one in our family.Deidre C.Deidre C. ★★★★★ Great place for pet care. All pet care is expensive. They’ll discuss the cost with you and give you options that you can afford to help out pet best they can.Kim R.Kim R. ★★★★★ Our cat had a urinary bladder blockage and needed emergency surgery.The Bets and entire staff were beyond helpful and informativeThe surgery went well and the after care was awesome.Cheyenne at the front desk provided some information we were unaware of that made a big difference. Thank you Cheyenne and many thanks to Dr. Hunter and all the Vets we spoke withIf anyone is looking for a clinic and hospital for a pet please give Well Pets a call or just walk in to there incredible facility.Kenneth B.Kenneth B. ★★★★★ Love Well Pets! Have had many animals, who had many vets, through my life — and, can’t remember a more caring and pleasant group. My golden had to spend a few nights there, because he ate stupid stuff. And, they were so communicative and patient. They were also very proactive in using one blood marker to provide an early diagnosis for a genetic condition. Don’t think twice — call them to care for your pet family member!Kimberly B.Kimberly B. ★★★★☆ We were able to go on a Sunday. They got us into a room fairly quickly but the wait for the vet was a little long as there were only two. However, the care and concern for my fur baby was real and they kept me informed and educated me on everything they did. We have been berj going to Well Pets for years and highly recommend.Diane D.Diane D.js_loader

Come See Us


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1201 Lake Murray Blvd,
Irmo, South Carolina 29063​

Monday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday

Urgent Care Only

Sunday

Urgent Care Only

After Hours Urgent Care

Monday

12:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday

12:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday

12:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday

12:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday

12:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday

10:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday

10:00am - 10:00pm

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

All staff are very attentive and caring towards the owner and their pet. I would recommend Well Pets anytime to anyone!

Julie H.

My very first experience with them was wonderful and I will definitely be using them from here on out. They were the only vet within an hour radius that could work my dog in and I’m so very thankful to them. They were very busy but they were just so nice and patient it was just a really good experience.

Brittany T.

Had to bring my 8 year old Shepherd in for an emergency visit and wish I could give 10 stars. Staff was extremely efficient, kind, and communicative. Best experience we have ever had with a veterinary clinic. Price was very fair for the services provided.

Suzanne M.