229 North US 31 South

Traverse City, MI 49685

+1 231 943 8500

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About Our Clinic

About Animal Medical Center of Traverse City

The Animal Medical Center of Traverse City was established in 1982 by Doctors Tom & Karen Mertaugh. We are very proud to have preserved our one hundred-year-old “BIG BLUE FARMHOUSE.” Over the past thirty-one years, our practice has evolved into a modern companion animal veterinary clinic. Our compassionate team maintains the highest standards of pet care with a full range of medical services for your animal friends. 

Our goal is to improve your pet’s quality of life through routine wellness care, good nutrition, vaccinations, and deworming. Early detection of any disease process is vital to ensure the best outcome of treatment. Our practice offers an in-house laboratory, pharmacy, dentistry/dental radiography, ultrasound, and surgical facility to expedite your pet’s diagnosis and treatment. We are here to provide you with personalized, compassionate services. 

Our team is looking forward to being your pet’s health care advocates!

Our Doctors!

Dr. Margaret R. Schopp, DVM

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie is a Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the class of 1998. As of July 1, 2013, she assumed ownership of the Animal Medical Center of Traverse City. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Maggie worked in a mixed equine and small animal practice for 5 years. In 2003 she moved to northern Michigan and has focused her attention on companion small animal medicine ever since. She has a strong interest in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, dentistry and helping you maintain a long, happy life with your pet through preventive medicine. Dr. Maggie, her husband John, their two children. their 2 cats 🐱and 12 free range chickens 🐓have been enjoying the unique lifestyle that the Traverse City community has to offer.

Dr. Katie E. Zayaz, DVM


Dr. Katie Zayaz graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation, she completed a small animal internship program near Washington, D.C. at the South Paws Referral Center. Following her internship, Dr. Katie spent two years at the Veterinary Specialty Center, an emergency referral hospital outside of the Chicago area. She moved to Traverse City in 2007 to be closer to her family and became a member of our team. Dr. Katie’s passion for oncology, internal medicine, radiology, and geriatric medicine makes her a valuable asset to our medical team.  She and her husband Joe have three young children. The Zayaz family share their home with a very tolerant cat 😻.  When her children allow her time, Dr. Katie loves reading and gardening.

"Dr. Maggie, Dr. Katie and ALL the wonderful ladies at AMC are so friendly and knowledgeable!"
- Pamela Weaver

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