Animal Wellness Center of OKC is located in South Oklahoma City, just north of 59th Street, on South Pennsylania Avenue. We are easily accessible from I-240 and service Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman and surrounding areas. We are an independently owned and operated American business.
Get to know your doctor!
Dr. Valerie Bays grew up in Southern California as the only daughter of a bookkeper and a truck driver. Coming from humble blue collar roots, Dr. Bays was raised with a powerful work ethic. Her father was a highly decorated Army veteran who always told her that if she was going to do a job, she needed to do it right. That instruction became her creede and follows her today in her daily patient care.
Dr. Bays received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Montana State University, Bozeman. She went on to get her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.
Dr. Bays married the love of her life in 2002 and together they have four beautiful, rambunctious, vibrant boys! Their most recent, being adopted mid-2020! Family activities include lure coursing and conformation showing of their Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, showing and raising multiple breeds of club cattle, and supporting Thunder basketball!
Fun fact: Did you know that Dr. Bays' mom was the baby in the original Swiss Family Robinson by RKO radio pictures? Sure enough, her mom was a movie star!
Where there is a will, there is a way.
The doctors and team at Animal Wellness Center are committed to offering high quality care at an affordable cost. In reality, however, sometimes our clients are faced with an emergency surgery or illness in their pet that they just weren't prepared for. In that case, Dr. Bays, Dr. Blackmore or Dr. Bache will strive to find some type of remedy or plan that allows veterinary care to proceed.