Churchman Animal Hospital provides ethical, comprehensive treatments for your furry friend at our office in Indianapolis, IN. Our veterinarian, Dr. Chris Dristas, is devoted to caring for your animal and their ever-changing needs. Churchman Animal Hospital has been owned and managed by Dr. Dristas for over 20 years. As a solo practitioner, Dr. Dristas has created a loyal patient base, achieved by his commitment to animals and dedication to their health. Dr. Dristas has an unequaled passion for veterinary medicine and the practice of competent, caring vet medicine. For animal wellness and illness care, emergency pet services, and pet surgery of all kinds, our vet is here to help. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
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Jennifer P.


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Dr. Chris is great. He takes wonderful care of my animals and they all like going to see him.



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I have taken two pets to this vet and have always received the best care and customer service. The staff are super nice and remember details of each of my pets. I like and trust them so much that even when I moved to the North Side of Indy, I still take my pet here.



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Our family has entrusted Dr. C...

Our family has entrusted Dr. Chris Dristas and his staff with the care and well-being of our family pets for over 15 years. I can personally say that hands down there isn’t a finer more caring Veterinarian in the city. Our family has relocated the Northwest side of Indiana and we wouldn’t consider taking our pets anywhere other than Churchman Animal Hospital. Medical care is certainly not a cheap endeavor and we are by no means wealthy. However, when it comes to the type of care and attention we receive from Dr. Chris, we truly feel we are getting our monies worth. To give you a quick example, I’ve known Dr. Chris to sleep overnight at the hospital just to ensure that animals didn’t have complications after a surgery – how many Vets do you know that would do that? He truly cares. Thanks Dr. Chris for everything!



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For over a decade, I have been...

For over a decade, I have been a devoted client of Dr. Chris and his team at Churchman Animal Hospital. With a dog that frequently finds herself with the oddest sicknesses and a house cat that has been in perfect health, we have needed them for just about every service. We lean on Dr. Chris for advice on many things knowing he truly cares for our animals, looks at all options for treatment, and consistently offers preventative suggestions. Dr. Chris and the team always goes above and beyond the call of duty….for all the reasons above and more, I would never consider another vet.



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I wouldn't trust any other Vet...

I wouldn't trust any other Vet. with our babies!!! Dr. Dristas & his staff are the BEST in town. This business is highly experienced, friendly, caring & will promptly help you deal with any questions, concerns or problems with your pets! If you have a life threatening issue with your pets, the entire practice will do whatever it takes to help save your pet. I know this first hand & they will help provide you comfort in the loss of your pets as well. Dr. Dristas will provide you with the best care, you will ever receive! When we have serious/bad test results come back about our pets, HE PERSONALLY calls you himself. Most of all he is very straight forward with us & we wouldn't have it any other way!!!!! Dr. Dristas has helped us deal with many problems & emergencies + normal routine care for our babies! There's nothing like having a Dr. like him, THAT CARES & holds his title to the highest degree!! We have used this business for almost 25 years and will continue to do so!

Thank You Dr. Dristas & his staff. R & R

Leslie V.


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I just love this place!! They...

I just love this place!! They cater to my cats special needs and understand she has a lot of anxiety when she comes in to see them. I love that the hospital is small and my cat only sees one doctor. I don't have to explain my cats history each time I come in. I will never go to any other place for my animals medical care. They are the best!



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We have been taking our babies...

We have been taking our babies to Dr. Chris for 20 plus years. He is very caring and compasionate when it comes to animals. I trust and respect him very much. The staff is also very caring and always concerned about our babies health. He has always been there for any health issues, may it be regular checkups or more serious issues. He has done surgeries and treated them for disease. He is always there and I like being able to see the same vet everytime. Something I will always remember is how he took such good care of my precious Maggie, bless her heart she is no longer with us. I would highly recomend Dr. Chris to anyone!



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If there were (6) six stars, t...

If there were (6) six stars, that is what i would give Churchman Animal Hospital, but I don't have thumbs...

Dr. Chris along w/ his staff are extremely friendly and knowledgable. As a first-time dog owner, I was phoning them all the time for everything!!! Each time they were welcoming and more importantly helpful!!! I have recommended Churchman Animal Hospital to friends and family and will continue to do so....



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if any one out there is lookin...

if any one out there is looking for a new vet,,THIS IS THE PLACE!!,,i have been going to Dr.Chris for over 13 years,,He has been wonderful and his staff is VERY FRIENDLY which always makes it nice for calling to get an appointment,,Our dog has had bladder stones for years, and Dr.Chris is still making things good for her,,he is a very caring Dr, he even called one time why he was on his vacation to check on our dog after having to have emergency surgery from another Dr..

Barbara H.


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Six years ago I decided to get...

Six years ago I decided to get a dog to help me be more active. I found Sophie at a local pet shop and was given a coupon for an exam at Churchman Animal Hospital. Sophie was 6 weeks old and had numerous digestive problems. From the first visit, Dr. Chris guided me through caring for Sophie and her many problems.

Dr. Chris is a teacher. On every visit where we need to see Dr. Chris, I learn something new. You can tell he loves what he's doing and wants to share his knowledge.

I don't know how to keep this review to a few sentences, because I can't say enough. Yes, we could find a cheaper vet elsewhere, but when it comes to Sophie or my two cats, I will do whatever is needed to give them a good quality of life. Dr. Chris helps me do that by working with me on the cost.

Sophie, Lillie and JoJo are not my pets or 4-legged family, they are my companions and my life is so much better with them in it. I will always find a way to afford the best care for them...for me, that's Churchman Animal Hospital and Dr. Chris and his staff. I'm very happy I decided to use that coupon for Sophie's first visit to the vet.

Gail S.


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We entrust our four-legged bab...

We entrust our four-legged babies health & wellness care to Dr. Chris at Churchman Animal Hospital without a single apprehension.

We have been clients of Dr. Chris for 20 plus years & won't consider going anywhere else. Upon entering the clinic, you are greeted by name (& pet's name) in a professional yet friendly, warm & welcoming fashion. You are devoted all the time required & are never rushed through the appointment.

Dr. Chris is a wealth of knowledge which is shares with you along with options. He & his staff treat each pet with love, respect & dignity rather it is a cute little baby or a very old & declining one.

The individual care provided to each pet speaks volumns in its self. One of our girls had a tumor removed a few weeks ago & Dr. Chris himself called with all updates & results while the office girls watched over her during recovery from the procedure. It's not a mass production but instead a one to one personal special care.

Thank you Dr. Chris & office staff for being there for us!



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Dr Chris is so caring about an...

Dr Chris is so caring about animals. I have never seen this kind of compassion in

a vet. The girls in the office are also very caring. Dr. Chris checks on your animals

after you leave the office. Family doctors are not that caring. I had two dogs that

had major surgery at Churchman Animal Hospital and I have to say they were

treated very kindly . They pulled through the surgery quite well. Dr. Chris checked on my dogs for a long time after

surgery. I think his prices are very fair. Thanks Dr. Chris.



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Dr Chris is the best vet I hav...

Dr Chris is the best vet I have been to in my 40 plus years of having cats and dogs. I have been a client of Churchman Amimal Hospital for over 15 years and would never consider going anywhere else. He and his staff are the most caring and compassionate people you could ever want treating your animal family. The service is prompt and efficient unless an emergency arises and if my pet needed emergency care I would hope anyone who might have to wait would be understanding. Having Dr. Chris and his staff in my neighborhood is a real blessing!



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I have been taking my four-leg...

I have been taking my four-legged family members to Churchman Animal Hospital for 15 years and I would not go anywhere else. I always have to tell the story of when my dog had died and I got a new puppy. Dr. Chris held her up and told her she wasn’t his replacement she was his little sister. That’s exactly what I needed at that moment. Dr. Chris and his staff are not only caring and compassionate but also professional and respectful. They understand the difficult decisions pet-owners have to make whether it be choosing healthcare or having to give that “final treatment.” They understand the financial issues we may be facing and are open to using both traditional and alternative medications and treatments. They are always able to fit a pet in an emergency and provide referrals if a test or treatment cannot be offered there. I would not hesitate to offer my recommendations to Dr. Chris and all the staff at Churchman Animal Hospital.



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Yes Dr Chris is nice. But..

He should be since he charges double what other vets do. I phoned at 9:07 running late for a 9 am which should not have been an issue since we waited over an hour EACH of our last two visits. He wanted to reschedule. I like the Dr. When I finally see him (my dog does not). He is knowledgable but perhaps needs a partner.

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We promise to quickly respond to any and all concerns our clients have related to their animal's care or their experience in general. Please call us anytime. Our fees will always be fair relative to the care and attention given to our patients. Wait times as well are consistently reviewed as very reasonable so I am unsure as to what has happened during these visits mentioned. As a single doctor practice, morning hour unexpected emergencies may have increased the wait time and for that I truly apologize. We never over schedule as our commitment to our patients as individuals requires ample time. I would welcome a chance to address the above review personally as we of course take all that we do very seriously. Dr. Dristas

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Dr.Chris is the best! I recent...

Dr.Chris is the best! I recently had to have my best friend Jake put to sleep after 14 years of devotion to me. We couldn"t get him out of the bathroom where he had collapsed and after several attempts , were at a loss as to what to do. I called the office, and after a few minutes one of the girls told me Dr.Chris would be there. He was wonderful, amidst all of our tears, he was a tender hearted professional who made Jake and my grieving family feel understood and calmer.I have told all my animal loving friends about Churchman Animal Hospital.DonnaL.

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  • Hospitalization
  • Pet Food
  • Vitamins
  • Animal Health Supplies
  • Pet Supplies
  • Pet Foods
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Supplies
  • Flea And Tick Control
  • Pet Medications
  • Vaccines
  • Grooming Supplies
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One-Half Block South of Raymond Street on Churchman Avenue
Near Southeast
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