Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic

Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic


8 AM-6 PM every weekday


655 Vernon L. Tharp St

Columbus, OH 43210

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Primary Veterinary Care for Dogs and Cats

At the Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic, we are proud to offer a variety of primary care services for dogs and cats to help keep them healthy at every life-stage. We are a full-service veterinary teaching clinic operating next door to the Veterinary Medical Center's advanced specialty care facility, the Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals

Free Parking 
Care Credit Accepted

Primary veterinary care services for dogs and cats

Experience a Virtual Visit

We invite you to view a brief video to get an idea of what to expect from your visit to the Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic for primary care for your dog or cat.

Your Visit

Access client/patient portal here.

Please call us at (614) 292-1573.  Our customer service team members will assist you and gather all necessary information. 

If your pet has been seen by another veterinarian in the past, please bring a list of your pet’s medications, dosage amount, how long your pet has been taking the medications, information about prior surgeries or other treatments, and please be prepared to explain the symptoms you are noticing your pet to be experiencing. It is also important to bring your former veterinarian's contact information and any copies of recent diagnostic test results. If your dog or cat has not seen a veterinarian and this is your first visit, we will ask a series of questions during your visit to get a medical record and history started for your pet. 

The Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic is located at the intersection of Coffey Road and Vernon L Tharp Street. Free clients parking is available adjacent to the hospital entrance. For everyone's safety, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers prior to entering the hospital. Please check in at the registration desk. When checking in, you will need a government issued photo ID, provide an electronic signature upon registration, and provide further clarification about your pet’s health situation. After registering, please have a seat in our lobby. We also offer a separate waiting area for cats should they not feel comfortable around dogs. A team member will greet you to escort you to an exam room. Please notify our reception staff if you are waiting for more than 15 minutes. 

Once in an exam room, you and your pet will be greeted by a senior veterinary student serving as team lead. Our process of having senior students as clinical leads allows them the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills and the experience they've gained over their four-year academic journey to a true practice situation. The students are coached by licensed, faculty veterinarians throughout the process.  The senior veterinary student will take your animal’s history and note or address any initial questions or concerns you may have. They will then provide an initial exam and discuss the goals of your visit, potential diagnostics and treatment options that may be warranted. The student will step out of the exam room to discuss your pet's case and their recommendations for next steps with their faculty veterinarian coach. The faculty member and the student will return to the exam room to allow the licensed faculty veterinarian to examine your pet. Any recommendations for diagnostics, potential procedures or treatments, and estimated costs will be explained to you. If you agree to the plan and sign the estimate, your dog or cat will be taken back to the treatment area and you will be asked to wait in our lobby. As an academic teaching facility, wait times may be slightly longer than other veterinary care facilities. To provide the most comprehensive assessment during your visit, your animal may be examined by multiple professionals on the clinical team.  If your dog or cat will be having a procedure done, you may wish to leave the premises and asked to be contacted when your pet is ready to be discharged. Area information is available below. When your pet is ready to be discharged, the veterinarian and the senior student will share discharge instructions and a team member will retrieve your pet for you. You and your pet will then be escorted to the front desk for check-out. 

When your dog or cat is ready to be discharged, you will be notified by a team member. 
As noted above, a clinical team member who cared for your dog or cat, will meet with you to discuss the details of the visit, answer questions and review discharge and after-care instructions with you before your pet is returned to you.

Once you are reunited with your pet, you will be escorted to the front desk reception for check-out and will be asked to pay for all services rendered at the time of discharge. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover). We also accept Care Credit.  A link to apply for Care Credit has been provided below

A clinical team member assist with getting your pet into your vehicle if needed.