January 5, 2023

AZ Business Magazine

Dr. Kelly’s responds to N. Phoenix demand for affordable pet care

Due to overwhelming demand, Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit, a convenient veterinary clinic that offers specialized pet care at a fraction of the price of traditional vets, will open a new brick-and-mortar location in North Phoenix in January 2023 to expand their footprint to six locations offering affordable pet care. Currently, the business provides services all over the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas, focusing on low-cost surgical operations including dental work, spays and neuters, mass and tumor removals, bladder stones, and other procedures. 

“Our business strategy was created to provide worried parents with a reliable location for their pets’ care,” says Douglas Patriquin, Co-Owner and CEO of Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit. “We take great pride in offering treatments and procedures at just a third of the typical price so that more pets can receive the high-quality care that they deserve.”


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Many community members are faced with difficult financial decisions, and pet care is no exception. There is a high demand for easily accessible, affordable pet care, but unfortunately, many financially exploitative veterinary clinics prey on pet owners in need. Dr. Kelly’s brings trustworthy care to North Phoenix, allowing pet parents to receive the treatments they want without having to make the considerable financial sacrifices requested by many traditional veterinarian offices.

Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit, unlike most veterinary practices, specializes in affordable surgical care. They currently have 5 doctors in 4 locations in the Phoenix market, including 2 mobile surgical units, the new Phoenix location, and a brick-and-mortar in Peoria. Tucson has 2 doctors in 2 locations as well. Their unique service menu and convenient access model enable them to serve the entire Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, thanks to business partners all over town.

The practice is unique in that it provides amenities such as an extensive surgical prep area, large surgical areas that accommodate two doctors, a recovery area for post-operative care, in a highly efficient building, with the floor plan designed to accommodate the specialized services they provide; each doctor can perform 18+ surgeries per day.

Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit was founded in 2016 by Dr. Kelly Patriquin, DVM, and Doug Patriquin, who sought to establish a veterinary clinic that could serve more pets. Since its inception in 2016, the clinic has performed over 100,000 affordable pet surgeries, assisted over 150,000 clients, and served over 80 different pet rescue organizations. The clinic expanded by 60% in 2022, 50% in 2021, and 160% in the previous three years. In 2022, they will see another 60% increase while 2023 will add 2-3 more locations. 

The North Phoenix location of Dr. Kelly is located at 4727 E Bell Road, on the southwest corner of Bell and Tatum. For more information, please visit https://www.drkellysvet.com.