A Message about COVID-19
We are excited to announce the end of curbside veterinary services and opening our doors to the public starting Monday, November 2nd at both hospital locations!
A few things to remember to keep your family and our team safe from coronavirus:
- Masks are required for entry. If you do not have a mask, then we will provide you with one for a personal protection fee of $1.
- One client will be allowed per pet appointment. Additional family members should stay home with the exception of caring for small children.
- All medication refills, food pick-ups, or lab sample drop offs will remain curbside to limit the number of people in reception in Estero.
- If you would like to continue curbside service for an individual health risk, we are happy to accommodate.
- If you feel sick, then please stay home. You can schedule a virtual visit with one of our veterinarians via Zoom.
Our dedication to service is in our name – Grace – simple elegance for you and your pet. At Grace Veterinary Center, we believe in the importance of the human-animal bond by providing your family pet with fear free medicine, home-made pet nutrition, preventative care, grooming, medical services, and surgical needs.
As a family-owned animal hospital, we want your dog or cat to feel at home with us while receiving a high standard of medicine. Because wagging tails make us happy, our commitment to you is quality care and kindness.
We love pets and their people too! We are also a central “Hub” in Estero for community and wellness events, including Puppy Yoga, Vet Camp for Kids, Reading with Senior Pets, Animal Rescue Adoptions, Dog Weddings, “Ask the Vet” pet care education series, the “Pup Cup Cafe” for homemade dog food and treats, and many more!
Check out our event calendar on GraceVets Facebook group!
Services we Offer
If your pet is in need of care, Grace Vet Center in Estero, FL offers services for Dentistry, Cardiology, Dermatology, Radiology and other medical services for your pets.
Wellness and Vaccinations
A wellness examination is a routine medical exam of a healthy animal. The focus of a wellness visit is to ensure optimal health.
At Grace Veterinary Center, we offer in-house surgical services, including Spaying & Neutering, as well as Soft Tissue surgery for various conditions.
Visit our state-of-the-art grooming center where you pet will be pampered and returned to you with a handsome new haircut. Our groomers are the best in the area.
NEW!! Looking for a Payment Plan?
We’ve teamed up with Scratchpay to offer our customers a way to pay their veterinary procedures over time. This is a great service that takes away the anxiety of having to make hard decisions when it comes to the financial obligations your pet requires. Use the button below to apply.
Grace Veterinary center now accepts carecredit
We’ve teamed up with CareCredit to offer our customers a way to pay their veterinary procedures over time. Speak with you veterinarian for options.
Grace Veterinary center offers Telemedicine
I am now available by text and video via Zoom Video Conferencing. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.
Founder & Chief Everything Officer
Veterinarian & Chief Happiness Officer
Practice Manager & Chief Snuggle Officer
Head of Treat Department
Pet Resources (PR) Manager
Dr. Erica Fry
Dr. Erica Fry is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Before deciding to relocate to southwest Florida to be near family, Dr. Erica worked in two different small animal clinics in Alabama and Missouri and with a mobile pet hospice and euthanasia practice in Texas.
Her professional passions include feline medicine and preventative care, end-of-life care, and the management of chronic conditions in senior and geriatric pets. She also has an interest in dentistry and believes that low stress handling techniques lead to a better experience for pets and their people. Dr. Erica’s goal is to educate clients so that they are comfortable with and confident about their pet’s health and well being.
Dr. Erica shares her home with her two beautiful, spunky children and two mischievous Siamese cats (litter mates Olive and Molly). When not herding cats or kids, she loves to watch college football, explore new restaurants, and be outside. She is also a self proclaimed bookworm and is perfectly content curled up with her cats and a great novel.
Dr. Laura Laxton
Dr. Laura Laxton earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has a passion for supporting the human-animal bond by helping dogs, cats, and their humans too! As a small animal veterinarian, she has a focused interest in puppy pediatrics, animal behavior, nutrition, and virology (the study of viruses). She cares about your pet’s emotional well-being and uses Fear Free techniques to reduce pet stress and anxiety during examinations. Dr. Laura is also a certified Pet Nutrition Coach and creates tailored treatment plans for pets struggling with obesity. She enjoys spending her free time practicing yoga, kayaking, and watching movies with her husband Matthew, 5 dogs (Lindy, Cara, Wilfred, Cass, and Chuck), and caique parrot Peaches. She currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Dr. Pete Otovic
Lab Animal Specialist, Surgeon
Dr. Pete Otovic will be treating small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, etc.), birds, reptiles, mini pigs, and monkeys (marmosets, etc.), oh my!
Dr. Pete earned his veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2012. He then pursued a residency in laboratory animal medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he specialized in the care of a wide range of small mammals and exotics, with an emphasis in non-human primates. His biggest passions include surgery, anesthesia, and animal behavior/welfare. In his free time, he enjoys exercise, spending time at the beach or in the water, and hanging out at home with his cats Tiki, Tilly, and Brassie.
Jacquie is one of our Veterinary Technicians who has been in this field for 5 years. Her love for animals grew into a passion when she escaped the cold winters of New Jersey and moved to sunny Florida in 2015. She began her work with shelter animals and from there worked Emergencies until she realized that General Practice medicine is most fulfilling. She enjoys having the ability to speak with our pet parents and help answer any questions. She says the best part of her day is when she can help medically treat her patients, so their next visit is a happy, healthy one. In 2018 she joined the U.S Army which helped her further her education in veterinary medicine at the collegiate level to become a Veterinarian one day.
Ashley is one of the Veterinary Technicians on staff here at Grace Vets. Her love for veterinary medicine started when she was younger as she was able to start volunteering with animals around the age of 13. She was born and raised over on the East coast of Florida. She has such a strong passion for this field and really loves getting to know every client that walks through the door! Ashley recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in biology with hopes of pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine in the future. She is a Kappa Delta Sorority alum and loved working with the Girl Scouts, Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL and Prevent Child Abuse America. She and her husband, Jorge, are adding a golden retriever puppy named Cooper to their family this February!
Theresa is one of the Veterinary Technicians and has been working in veterinary medicine for 13 years. She’s had a passion for caring for animals since she was a little girl living in New York. Since moving to Florida in 2017, she has been working on pursuing her degree and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her down time, Theresa is either at home and playing video games or out on an adventure with her two dogs.
Christina is our groomer and spa day specialist. I was born and raised in Easton Pa. moved to Fort Myers in oct of 2013. I’ve been working with dogs for over 30 years.I have been grooming dogs for the past 25 years. And still love it . When I’m not working you’ll find me in the pool or at the beach, with my husband joe. We have two daughters Samantha 27, Taylor 25. Two dogs Chloe is a Boston/ jack Russell mix. Wesley our longhair standard dachshund.
Sydney, one of our Grace Technicians, is excited to come to work everyday and see all of your wonderful pets! She hasn’t met one yet that she didn’t love! She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She was born in Fort Myers, but raised in Oklahoma City. She misses OKC a lot but is happy to get the chance to go to the beach and work out on her paddleboard. When she isn’t at Grace, she is at home with her dog (Anya), her cat (Lazlo), and her two rats (Azriel and Cassian). She probably has a book.
Jessica is one of our Veterinary Technicians and is a recent graduate of SUNY Delhi’s Veterinary Science Technology Program. She moved to Florida from Long Island in early 2020 with her family. She has two dogs, two parakeets, and a leopard gecko. Her passion for Veterinary Medicine began when she was still in high school and her dream has been to either specialize in physical rehabilitation or exotic medicine. She is currently working on getting her bachelor’s of science and can’t wait to continue her career in veterinary medicine.