Lifetime Pet Wellness Center, in Columbus, Ohio, offers a caring integrative approach for your pets. We understand that pets are members of our family and therefore our goal is to provide long term corrections of medical conditions. Our practice is located in Columbus near Polaris and employs an integrative holistic approach. This means we can use different styles of medicine to improve your pet's health and quality of life.

The types of medicine practiced at our North Columbus location, just south of Lewis Center, include conventional, traditional Chinese medicine, veterinary chiropractic, nutritional, and homeopathy/homotoxicology. So, if you and your pet are in the Columbus/Polaris region or if you are seeking a more rounded approach to your pet's care, we work within your beliefs and budget to care for your pet in the best possible manner.

Lifetime Pet Wellness Center is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. James Carlson is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Columbus veterinarian. At Lifetime Pet Wellness Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Contact Details

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  Person Dr. Jim Carlson
  City Columbus , OH
  Zip Code 43240
  Address 454 Lazelle Rd.
  Phone Number (614) 888-2100

Business Representative

Dr. Jim Carlson

Veterinarian

Dr. Jim Carlson is a 1993 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He began his veterinary career doing mostly western, or conventional, style medicine. As with many veterinarians who practice alternative medicine styles, he became dissatisfied with the responses he would get from the allopathic approach. Slowly he began to integrate other types of treatments.

Several years ago, he added nutritional medicine by adding products like glandulars, and many products from a company called Standard Process. Next, he added some traditional homeopathy. After being introduced to homotoxicology in 2003, he began adding this to the repertoire. Then in 2004 he went to the Chi Institute to be trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.

He has been a referral veterinarian for The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Medvet for acupuncture. By using an integrated approach of combining these alternative approaches with conventional medical treatments, he and his team at Lifetime Pet Wellness are able to provide some of the best medical plans possible for your pet.

  • I would not recommend this business

THIS PLACE STOLE MY DOG!!! I had been bringing my dog here for a few months when she broke her leg. I brought her here, they took a poor X-ray that they refused to show me. The hospital they referred me to expected $3k-$5k for surgery, which I don’t have lying around. They gave me very little medication for her, giving me a short time to figure things out. I contacted Lifetime for advice, and they offered amputation, or they knew a doctor that could possibly do this for cheaper. But her long term health would likely be compromised, which is what Dr. Compton told me. She offered to adopt her and take care of the surgery. Given the short time frame, and the mounting expenses, we agreed. She was scheduled for amputation 2 days after we gave her over. We called to see how things went afterward, but we were informed that they decided to get a clearer X-ray since the first was blurry (THEY WERE MAKING DECISIONS AND GIVING ME INFORMATION FROM A BLURRY X-RAY!). They told me they were then going to try and save the leg since it wasn’t as bad as they originally thought. They told me again her long term care would be arduous and costly. At this point I had a pretty sick feeling. I contacted them again after her surgery, and they said it went well, I said they rushed me into this with little information, and I want my dog back. Dr Compton said she didn’t feel comfortable giving her back to us, but she would be happy with her mom because she is a great dog and wouldn’t be giving her back. THIS DOCTOR STOLE MY DOG!!!

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  • I would recommend this business

Thanks for the great adjustment, laser therapy and love! Daisy is resting well this evening and walking a whole lot better. Thanks to everyone there!

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My dog loves him, and she’s not a dog who loves many people! He is always very gentle with her. He is very knowledgeable & always takes the time to make sure I understand what’s going on. Highly recommend!!

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  • I would recommend this business

I love Pet Wellness Center...THE BEST...totally trust the staff! I had 2 Doxie babies who lost their legs due to spinal issues...Dr. Carleson had them walking again within 6 months!!! AMAZING!

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I can’t express my gratitude enough. My boy Toban was really sick and required significant care and testing and every doctor and staff member welcomed him and my panicky calls every hour. They allowed me to medically board him for the day so he could be monitored and walked. I’ve been with these people for years and trust no one else. It has been incredibly stressful and I am left in awe and eternally grateful to have found such dedicated and understanding people.

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We love Lifetime!! I’m not sure where Ruckus would be without Dr. Carlson and his Nutritional Response Testing and Shout and Pivot love their visits with Dr Laughman! The whole staff is amazing here

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They do both conventional and holistic alternative therapies. They are very attuned to the emotional needs of both pets and owners. The support and encourage feeding of fresh raw foods for dogs and cats. They are a certified cat-friendly practice.

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  • I would recommend this business

Love love love this place ! My poor baby girl was acting funny and they schedule me in with no problem! I’m so thankful for them. Not to mention how gentle and kind they were with my girl. Our other kitty is due for an check up in August and I will make sure to come here.

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We have gone to Dr Carlson for years with many dogs. He is the best! LPWC truly partners with us in the care of our fur babies. Our pets' health and well being is always their first concern (as opposed to many practices where $$ comes first) and their integrative care options are wonderful.

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We have taken a few dogs to LTPW which started out as when conventional medicine didn’t work 1-2x then we would bring them to Dr.Carlson. And he would always fix the issue or in one case he helped one of dogs have a quality of life while dealing with hemiosarcoma. (We were originally given a handful of days but we were able to get 14 wonderful months by working with Dr.Carlson.) The staff has changed over the last few years and currently the staff have excellent customer service. They try hard to help you and are open to feedback and suggestions, and we appreciate that. Thank you LTPW for all that you do!

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I have a 11 year greyhound that has arthritis and would limp on his front leg from time to time. Thanks to Dr Carlson he has not limped in over a month and it's outside running with his brother and sister!! Thanks to chiropractics, accupuncture and supplements. We have now started bringing our other 11 year female galga to him as well!!

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Dr. Carlson has been my dogs vet for many years. My dog loves Dr. C and all the staff she meets. I appreciate they offer a holistic approach and more than traditional care.

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I had to make a life changes decision for my dog Aug 4th. She had been fighting cancer for awhile and her little body was getting worse. This was my 1st visit to this office but Dr. Leas and staff where beyond amazing and cared so much. I couldn't thank them enough for the care and remorse they showed!

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They don't just take care of your pets. They take care of YOU. With their phenomenal customer service and care for your animals. LPWC values my pets as my best friends and Dr. Carleson is just so knowledgable and patient. Jade and Jamie are also my favorites. Can't imagine being at another vet so perfect. Thank you guys!!

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  • I would recommend this business

My husband just returned from what could have been a nightmare of an appointment to one that was a breathe of fresh air. We rescued our lab chow mix about six years ago when Felix was just six months old. When we picked him up from the pound, he just had surgery to have an embedded choke collar removed as well numerous scars on his body. We have taken Felix to several vets that have not invited us back due to his aggression and lack of social skills. We are more than grateful to Dr. Leas and her assistant Brooke who took so much time, effort, and care to ensure Felix is now up to date on all of his needs to be a long lasting member of our family. We wholeheartedly recommend this facility to any family in need of great people to care for their pets.

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Customer Testimonials

This has been the best job I have ever had. The staff have super positive attitudes despite any workload. The managers and doctors truly care about creating a family atmosphere, and making every individual feel seen and heard.


We are very pleased with care we receive at Lifetime. They have been especially caring and helpful following the cancer diagnosis one of our cats received. They have helped our entire family.


The doctor spent a lot of time with our collie, Benneit. He listened and we could watch him thinking through what would be the best treatment for his symptoms. Benneit received a chiropractic treatment, and walked out with more pep in his step. Since he has been on the pills and powder, he has been eating better and has not yet had runny stools. We will return.

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