Dedicated to Superior Veterinary Care, Quality Customer Service, and Community


In 1984, Dr. Lee Walker and Dr. Erik Tysklind transitioned their house-call veterinary practice into the first Paw Patch Veterinary Hospital at 16th Street and Arlington in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now located at 56th and Lafayette Road, Paw Patch continues to thrive thanks to a deeply rooted customer service philosophy established almost 40 years ago.

Throughout the years, our doctor and staff have remained committed and dedicated to delivering superior, quality veterinary care and first-class customer service to you and your pet.


Community Involvement

As devoted citizens to the greater Indianapolis community, we are proud to actively work with animal rescue groups around the central Indiana area. These organizations find new forever homes for hundreds of dogs and cats each year, and Paw Patch donates over $60,000 a year in time and services to support their work.


Meet Our Team

Our team of compassionate veterinary professionals is committed to providing the best possible animal care and customer service. We invite you to visit our facility, meet our charming staff, and join the Paw Patch family.

Meet Our Team


Thank you for every kindness. I really appreciate it. I will recommend you to any pet owners that I know.

Owen P.

Everyone in your office is competent, professional and friendly, but one thing that really stands out is that you are like a family.

Dan G.

...consider the Paw Patch if you're currently searching for a veterinarian that has both you and your pets best interest.

Rita L.


Run with Our Pack

If you want to turn your expertise, passion and love of animals into a career, we want to meet you! When you join the Paw Patch team, you join a loving and committed family of doctors, technicians and receptionists who go above and beyond for our clients.

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Convenient, Comprehensive Veterinary Services

The Paw Patch team is fully equipped, trained, and experienced in a full range of veterinary services. From simple annual wellness visits, spay/neuter, and microchipping to more complex procedures like diagnostics and surgery, we are here to keep your pets happy and healthy and to give you peace of mind.