Prevention is about peace of mind – the kind that comes from knowing that you are proactively monitoring the health and wellness of the pets you love. Banfield would love to partner with you in the ongoing care of your pet.
Optimum Wellness Plans® are yearly packages of discounted services that make proactive pet health care easy and affordable.
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Dr. Theresa Merkle graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been a practicing veterinarian in the Lakeland area for 20 years. Dr. Merkle is the Chief of Staff for Banfield of Lakeland. She chose to become a veterinarian so that she could provide quality medicine for our pets as well as increasing owner knowledge. Dr. Merkle has special interests in soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. She is currently working to become board certified in pain management. Dr. Merkle calls Lakeland home where she enjoys life with her husband and two beautiful Greyhounds, Ivan and Quorra.
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Dr. Vanessa Orasky graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in the Lakeland area for 8 years. At a very young age Dr. Orasky asked her parents how to spell veterinarian and from that point on her love for animals consumed her professional interests. There was never any other career path for Dr. Orasky. She has developed special interests in soft tissue surgery, pet behavior and being a part of establishing a healthy happy bond between young pets and their new families. During her time away from work, Dr. Orasky enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and all of her pets, which include 4 cats and 2 dogs.
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* This is only an estimate. Prices may vary. Most services also require an office visit at an additional charge.
Individual products and services may be included, added or even discounted on an Optimum Wellness Plan. Learn more about these affordable pet health solutions.
The Free Pet Exam is good for a general physical exam and consultation with one of our veterinarians for new pets.