The Best Care for Your Best Friend

7299 West U.S. Highway 52

New Palestine, Indiana 46163

P: 317-623-5019     F: 317-623-5025

The Vet is even open on Saturdays and Sundays for appointments and surgeries, making complete pet care even more convenient for your busy family!

The Vet's Care Team is so excited to meet your furry friends and begin offering them the best care from the first moment we meet!!!

Call us today or Request an Appointment  to schedule your best friend's first visit to see what The Vet has to offer your entire family! 

Learn more about Drs. Santiago, Kesler, and Ball on our "Meet the Care Team" page!

Help us welcome and thank our relief doctors for helping us examine your furry Best Friends!

- Ashley, Hancock County

Vet's First Choice - our online pharmacy - can ship foods, medications, and heartworm and flea preventions right to your front door! Right now they have great immediate discounts for first-time use.

Shop now on our Vet's First Choice website here!

The health and well-being of your pet is our top priority. Out of abundance of caution to protect our Care Team against coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still fulfilling appointments via curbside care in 2021 until further notice.

- If your pet requires urgent/ER care and you are ill with coronavirus-like symptoms, please arrange for a trusted and healthy representative to transport your pet to our hospital. If you call ahead, we will gladly accommodate them and make appropriate arrangements.

-Please call once you arrive in our parking lot and we can fulfill your needs from there. Our front door will remain locked, though our facility will be open.

-Our Care Team will take your pet from your car and then call you to get any pertinent history, perform our physical exam and assessment of your pet, and then call you with a treatment plan for approval.

-We will accept credit card payments by phone and checks or cash car-side.

- No personal items can be retained with hospitalized pets, including blankets, toys, collars, leashes, etc.

- Please respect a safe social distance (6 feet) guideline where possible and avoid shaking hands.

- During your visit, please avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

- We ARE allowing immediate family in the building for all euthanasia procedures, and details can be discussed on an as-needed basis.

For more information and health guidance regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, and AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) websites.

These steps are in an abundance of caution, but will help ensure safety of our staff, our clients, and your furry friend.


The Vet has been rapidly expanding throughout 2020 and we are proud to announce that our experienced Care Team continues to grow! You may see some new faces and hear some new voices, but we are just as dedicated to your fur babies as ever before.

Meet the newest Care Team Members today!

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"The people who work in this office have become part of my family. We have several furry kids we've brought here and they go the extra mile every single time."

Meet the Newest Care Team Members!

Dr. Santiago grew up in Puerto Rico where she found her love for animals. She moved to Florida when she was 17 years old to go to college. She completed a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and a minor in Entomology from the University of Florida. She then moved to St Kitts and Nevis to study,... Learn more about Dr. Santiago on our "Meet the Care Team" page!

Dr. Jennifer Kesler grew up in the small Central Kansas town of Bushton. The inspiration of her Grandfather, the love of animals, the interest in science and medicine, and the support of her family all led her in the direction to become a veterinarian. She received her Bachelors of Animal Science degree from Kansas State University. From there,... Learn more about Dr. Kesler on our "Meet the Care Team" page!

The Vet's Beautiful Location

What a Relief! Meet our Relief Doctors: 

Gina Santiago, Jennifer Kesler & Lauren Ball!

Dr. Lauren Ball comes from a long line of professionals in her family, including many human physicians and even a board-certified radiologist in her family tree.  So, you can easily see where she gets her love of medicine!

Dr. Ball did her undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) and then,...
Learn more about Dr. Ball on our "Meet the Care Team" page!

COVID-19 Policy Update

Meet The Vet Care Team

The Vet is a full-service veterinary clinic serving the New Palestine, Greenfield and Indianapolis areas. The Vet maintains a Care Team of highly-trained Client Service Coordinators, Registered Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Nurses and Clinic Assistants to take the best care of your best friends. Every member of our Care Team is focused on life-long preventative care for your furry family members! 

Personalized care is expected at The Vet and with our new facility and state-of-the art equipment, including dental radiography (x-rays), digital radiology, in-house diagnostics, and oxygen concentrator, The Vet is staying on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and technology.

​With early drop-off hours - as early as 7 a.m. by appointment - and late pick-up hours - as late as 7 p.m., keeping up with your pet's preventative care examinations has never been easier! 

The Vet Is In!

Dr. Christal Morita-Keating attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she graduated with departmental honors and a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. She received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from The Ohio State University in 2011...

Christal Morita-Keating, DVM

The Ohio State University

The Vet is a full-service veterinary clinic located in New Palestine, Indiana, with strong focus on life-long preventative care of your furry family members. Dr. Keating evaluates your entire pet at each visit to ensure the best quality of life possible, and to catch disease early so that treatment can stop it in its tracks!

Office hours are available Wednesday through Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday for routine appointments and surgery! With drop-off and in-room appointments, preventative care has never fit into your busy schedule so seamlessly!

Request an appointment online or call us today to see how we can help your pet live healthier for longer!

Welcome to The Vet!