A Message about COVID-19
Grace To Go: COVID-19 Update – Limited Access 3/27/2020
The health and well-being of your pet and family are our top priority. In accordance with CDC recommendations to practice social distancing, Grace Veterinary Center is taking steps to slow virus spread and protect the health of our families and yours. The following temporary changes are effective immediately, at our hospital for “Grace To Go” curbside service:
- No clients will be allowed into the hospital until further notice.
- If you have an appointment or your pet needs urgent care, please call the hospital before or when you arrive: 239-494-1431.
- Please remain in your vehicle. A team member will meet you in the parking lot when we are ready to bring your pet inside for assessment.
- Once a doctor has examined your pet, we will communicate with you by phone to make diagnostic and treatment recommendations and to collect payments.
- When your pet is ready to go home, a team member will bring your pet and any medications out to your car for discharge.
- The same procedure will be followed if picking up food and medications for prescription refills or when using our Medici telemedicine service.
- ***If you believe you need to be inside our facility due a special request (such as pet euthanasia), please discuss this in advance with one of our team members.
- You can chat with the veterinarian anytime, day or night via our telehealth Live Chat service on Medici. Download the app: www.medici.md. Search for Dr. Laura Laxton’s code to connect: JVIWNA62XY.
- In addition to the rigid cleaning and disinfecting protocols already in place, we have increased the frequency of our cleaning practices. Employees who feel ill are instructed to stay home and contact their doctor.
We know that emergencies happen and that having an ill or injured pet is stressful. Caring for your family pets is an essential service and we have no plans to stop providing care. We thank you for your patience as we work with the most up to date recommendations from local government and the CDC. This is an evolving public health issue and we must all be flexible and work together during this time of uncertainty. If you have any questions, please call or text: 239-494-1431.
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Your Grace Vets Team
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 the Medici app, download the app by clicking the button below and enter my activation code JVIWNA62XY at registration.
Founder & Chief Everything Officer
Veterinarian & Chief Inspiration 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.
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!