Grace Veterinary is a locally owned general practice, focusing on FEAR FREE wellness care and preventative medicine, functional medicine, and nutrition.  We have a high standard of care and a state of the art surgical suite.

A Message about COVID-19

A few things to remember to keep your family and our team safe from coronavirus:

  1. 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.
  2. One client will be allowed per pet appointment. Additional family members should stay home with the exception of caring for small children.
  3. All medication refills, food pick-ups, or lab sample drop offs will remain curbside to limit the number of people in reception in Estero.
  4. If you would like to continue curbside service for an individual health risk, we are happy to accommodate. 
  5. If you feel sick, then please stay home. You can schedule a virtual visit with one of our veterinarians via Zoom.

About Us

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!

Grace Gazette

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Upcoming Events

New! Puppy Yoga

Due to COVID-19, Puppy Yoga is currently on hold.
Please check our site for more updates.

Join us at Grace Veterinary Center for Puppy Yoga! It’s so much fun and a great way to change up your workout.

Learn More about Puppy Yoga

Around the Clinic

Services we Offer

Medical Services

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.​

Surgical Services

At Grace Veterinary Center, we offer in-house surgical services, including Spaying & Neutering, as well as Soft Tissue surgery for various conditions.​

Pediatrics

We specialize in pediatric medicine and see many puppies and kittens through our day here at Grace Veterinary. New puppy or kitten? Stop by and see us.

Grooming

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.

OUR STAFF

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Matt

Founder & Chief Everything Officer

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Laura

Veterinarian & Chief Happiness Officer

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Lindsay

Practice Manager & Chief Snuggle Officer

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Wilfred

Head of Treat Department

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Lindy

Pet Resources (PR) Manager

Dr. Erica Fry
Medical Director
Veterinarian

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
Hospital Administrator
Veterinarian

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
Veterinarian

 

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.

Sharri-Eve Gross, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Sharri was born and raised in New York. She developed a love for animals at a very young age. Always bringing home lost or hurt animals to care for…much to her mother’s chagrin. But life took a small detour and Dr. Sharri obtained a BA in English/journalism and worked as a copywriter for ten years, before going back to school to become a veterinarian.

She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. It was during her clinical year of veterinary school at Louisiana State University where she discovered an interest in internal, pediatric, preventative and geriatric medicine. Dr. Sharri enjoys forming long-standing relationships with clients while working together to determine the best treatment plan tailored to each individual patient.

Dr. Sharri practiced in New York for 4 years, before escaping the brutal winters to move closer to family in sunny Florida. She shares her home with two beloved fur babies, Bosco and Shelby. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, photography, and traveling.

Dr. Jennifer Meredith
Veterinarian

Dr. Meredith graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2019. She has a strong interest and passion for soft tissue surgery and internal medicine with a focus on gastrointestinal/endocrine diseases and management. She grew up in an Army family with majority of her childhood spent in Bavaria, Germany where she got to travel across Europe and embrace the German culture. Colorado is her stateside home but found herself in southwest Florida where she met her husband and currently has 3 dogs (Donut, Marley and Ghost) and 1 rex rabbit (Butter). Prior to becoming a veterinarian, she was an active-duty Army 1 st Lieutenant in the 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas where she also trained and worked with combat medics.

She wants to continue to expand her growth and knowledge in surgery, dentistry and endocrine/GI based diseases. Dr. Meredith’s goals are to provide excellent care and medicine to all of her patients and clients. In her free time, she enjoys running and cooking (if she were not a veterinarian, she probably would have been a chef) and spending time with her husband and fur babies.

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!

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.

Grace’s Gourmet Dog Food

Made with love in our own kitchen using farm-fresh ingredients: chicken, rice, veggies, and sardines for extra flavor! This healthy dog food supplement is great for all dogs and is the best for finicky eaters! This diet includes omega 3’s and fatty acids for your pet to have a healthy skin and coat.
 
Skip the boring canned food! Give a portion of Grace’s homemade dog food supplement on top of your pet’s basic dry food for a tasty enhancement. Watch your pet chow down with a full belly!

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