At Bridgeview Animal Hospital, we are proud to serve, live and work in some of Indiana’s best communities, from Fisher’s to Fortville, to Geist and beyond our team looks forward to serving you and your pet in these convenient locations and their surrounding communities. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service in one of the coolest hidden gems of Indiana; Geist.
The town of Geist is located in Lawrence Township, an area in northeastern Indianapolis, Indiana and is a part of southeastern Hamilton County. In January 2007, the town of Fisher’s, Indiana proposed annexing Geist. The proposed annexation area included approximately 2,200 homes in an unincorporated area of Hamilton County. In 2008, Geist residents collected 1,700 signatures and filed suit to stop Fishers from annexing their homes, but the suit was turned over to Hamilton County Superior Court, and on December 31, 2008, the judge ruled that Fishers could annex 2,200 upscale homes surrounding Geist Reservoir. On January 20, 2009, Geist residents surprisingly announced they wouldn’t appeal the judge’s decision.
But Geist has its history, named for Geist Reservoir, a manmade reservoir named after Clarence Geist, a former owner of the Indianapolis Water Company who foresaw a lack of growth and a future deficit in Indianapolis’s water supply and envisioned Geist Reservoir to address the problem. Geist gradually bought some 5,000 acres in Fall Creek Valley in the 1920s and 1930s, including the small town of Germantown, which today lies at the bottom of the reservoir. Although it was a controversial move, the reservoir was completed in 1943, five years after Clarence Geist’s death.
In the 1960s further controversy arose over plans for commercial and residential development in the area around the lake. A proposal in the 1970s to triple the size of the reservoir was defeated, and a housing boom began in the lake area. Geist Reservoir was the second-largest human-made lake in Indiana, providing approximately 7,000,000,000 US gallons of water to Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
In the recent years, Geist has experienced rapid growth, but the waterfront amenities offered at Geist have made it a haven for athletes, politicians, socialites, and business people. Past and present residents have included Reggie Miller, Paul George, George Hill, and Mitch Daniels. Some of whom are more infamous than famous such as Marcus Schrenker, and Tim Durham.
Veterinary Services Near Geist
We are proud to have several locations in and around this historic and growing area of Indiana. Bridgeview Animal Hospital combines the loving and historic friendliness of Geist with a high level of care and advanced veterinary technologies.
At Bridgeview Animal Hospital, we offer a wide variety of services to keep your pets as healthy as possible. It is our goal to give your pets the best possible veterinary care that they deserve! We are a group of highly trained veterinary professionals who are also devoted animal lovers, that will work hard to give your pets the best care that they deserve so that they can live long and healthy lives! Some of our services include grooming, vaccinations, emergency care, heartworm treatment, leptospirosis and Lyme disease, pet dental, puppy and kitten and senior pet care and much more.
If you need pet care, we are here to provide it in any way. We do our best to work with your busy schedule, and we are strong advocates of communication and will partner with you to solve your pet’s health care issues while providing the best care available.
Please call us at 317-841-3315 or schedule an appointment with us HERE to receive the best care with the smiling people at Bridgeview Animal Hospital.