Best Friends Animal Healthcare & Laser Center

Is this your veterinarian?

4915 Pine Ridge Drive
Columbus, IN 47201

Driving Directions

(812) 342-1233


  • Hours:
  • Mon
  • Tue: 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed
  • Sun: Closed
  • Thu
  • Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am- 12:30pm
  • Emergency? call 342-1233

Our vision is to be the Healthcare advocate for your "Best Friend", enhancing the human animal bond for a lifetime of enjoyment for you and your "Best Friend."

Our Mission
Since opening in 1991, Dr. Brock Wagner and the staff at Best Friends have been working hard to keep your ‘Best Friend’, whether it be a dog, a cat, or a few of each, happy and healthy. We strive to provide consistent, comprehensive, compassionate healthcare for all life stages of your ‘Best Friend’. We work hard to ensure blue-ribbon customer service through friendly, competent, caring, knowledgeable staff. It is important to us that we work as partners with our clients to promote and encourage caring and responsible pet ownership. At Best Friends we are proud of our use of current technology, utilizing digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, laser surgery, and therapeutic laser treatments.

The staff and doctors of Best Friends look forward to providing wellness care for your ‘Best Friend’. When your pet is ill we offer a multitude of in-house diagnostics, referrals to specialty practices, and shared 24 hour emergency services with Columbus Animal Healthcare Center and Athens Animal Clinic.

Best Friends Animal Healthcare & Laser Center Services

  • 24-Hour Animal Hospital
  • Advanged Gum Disease
  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Bloodwork
  • Urine exam and Cytology
  • Boarding
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Endotracheal Tube
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • IV Catheter
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Pearly Whites!
  • Polish and Flouride
  • Post-op Care
  • Pre-Anesthetic Medications
  • Prescription Foods
  • Puppy Class
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Laser
  • Therapy Laser
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Best Friends Animal Healthcare & Laser Center Staff Profiles


Stacie has worked at Best Friends since 1999 in a variety of roles.  Currently she fills the role of Veterinary Assistant.

Stacie, her husband Todd, and her daughter Erica, raise and show miniature horses as well as rescue and care for horses of all sizes.  Igor, pictured here with Stacie, was a rescue that Stacie nursed back to health.  She also has many dogs.  Stacie holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Equine Studies from St. Mary of the Woods College and is a volunteer firefighter for the Jonesville fire dept.
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St. Mary of the Woods College


Hannah began working at Best Friends as part of a high school mentor program in January 2005. She has always had a passion for animals and really enjoys working in the veterinary field.

Hannah and her husband, Robert, just bought their first home in June 2010. They enjoy spending time with their son Alex and their pets, Peyton and Nova.  They also have several assorted fish.  Hannah really enjoys working with animals and finds her job very fullfilling.
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Shep, Teka, Fred

Teka (middle) and Fred (far right) live at Best Friends and help greet our clients.  Teka can often be found "assisting" the customer service representatives, while Fred offers his support in the treatment area.
We are very sad to announce the loss of our faithful friend, and long-time greeter Shep (far left) on August 10th, 2009.  He will be dearly missed.
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