229 North US 31 South

Traverse City, MI 49685

+1 231 943 8500

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General Health Services

At the Animal Medical Center of Traverse City, we offer a full range of veterinarian services for your companion animals including routine spay and neuter, routine preventative medicine and wellness, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and dental radiology, ultrasonography and radiology, and in-house laboratory testing and pharmacy.

General Health Services Offered

  • Routine Preventative Medicine and Wellness Care for Your Pets
  • Routine Spay and Neuter for Canines and Felines
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Radiology/Ultrasonography
  • Dentistry/Dental Radiology
  • Dermatology
  • In House Laboratory Testing
  • In House Pharmacy
  • OFA

General Health

Our doctors feel that the best medicine is preventative medicine.  This begins with the necessary puppy/kitten exams and vaccinations.  In order to maintain a long, healthy life with your pet it is crucial to continue with annual examinations and booster vaccinations.  Pets over six years of age should have annual laboratory screening tests for a comprehensive health check up.  In order to protect our clients and staff from the risk of zoonotic exposure to rabies it is our hospital policy to keep all our patients current on their rabies vaccinations.

We feel good nutrition is of the utmost importance for maintaining a healthy pet.  For your convenience, our practice carries a selection of professional pet foods and nutritional supplements.  We will be happy to consult with you on your pet’s individual care.  For those of you with exotic species it is important to understand they have unique nutritional and housing needs as well.  We are here to guide you in the right direction of care that will lead to longer, happier lives for your pets!

Veterinary medicine has made great strides in recent years and pets are now enjoying much longer, trouble-free lives than ever before. We would like to become your partner in providing the finest of health care for your pet!


All pets presented for surgery must have food withheld for 9 hours prior to a surgical procedure. All our animal friends scheduled for a surgical procedure will have a thorough physical examination by one of our doctors. In order for us to help protect your pet against illness, proof of current vaccinations prior to hospitalization for surgery will be required.  If you are unable to provide proof or your pet’s vaccinations are not up to date we will be happy to administer them on the scheduled surgery date.

It is routine for some of our patients undergoing a surgical procedure to be hospitalized overnight. As added insurance for you and your pet, a doctor will stay on site overnight to perform frequent monitoring of all patients during this important recovery time.  We ensure all our patients receive pain medication to relieve any discomfort they may experience.

All pets being discharged after a surgical procedure should be restricted in their activities and should not be allowed off leash while outdoors for 10-14 days or until sutures are removed. During this crucial healing period, keep the incision as clean and dry as possible (avoid bathing and/or swimming during this time). Do not allow your pet to scratch or lick its incision. If you notice any swelling, reddening of skin, or discharge from the incision please telephone for advice. (If you have ANY questions we are available at 231-943-8500)


Hospitalization may be a new experience for both you and your animal friend. After a short period of adjustment your pet will adapt to the clinic environment, care, and feedings. We have several diets available to offer your pet. If your pet has special dietary needs that the doctor may not be aware of please let us know.

No other clinic in town has a doctor with a residence onsite. Our unique facility allows for close monitoring of your pet’s condition both day and night.

To help ensure that your pet’s treatments are completed please schedule a pick up time on the day of discharge. Please remember to administer all medications as directed by your pet’s doctor.

Refilling Prescriptions

If your animal friend is on a chronic medication(s) or prescription diet that requires regular refills we ask that you call our office 24 hours prior to your planned pick up.   Prescriptions have to be approved by the doctor.  A brief telephone call to request a refill can save both you and our staff valuable time.  If you are considering using an on-line pharmacy, please check with us first as our prices are usually quite competitive. We strongly recommend that phoned in prescription refills be paid for at that time to facilitate a quicker pick up process when you arrive.


We do not participate in routine boarding of animals at our facility. Animals under our care are either undergoing a surgical procedure or have an illness of a serious nature. For this reason we feel that it is in the best interest of your pet to consider boarding at a kennel or private home. Our receptionist will be glad to suggest several reliable facilities in the Traverse City area. You may also visit our “Pet Resources” on our website then drop down to “Helpful Links” for local boarding facilities.


Our job is healing! The euthanasia of healthy animals is not a policy of this hospital. If there is more pain than pleasure in your pet’s daily routine or if it is terminally ill or injured you may choose to consider euthanasia. Cremation services are available.

Payments & Fees

Payment is expected at the time services are rendered.  We make every effort to provide fair and reasonable fees for our services.  You are encouraged to discuss all charges with the doctor before services are rendered.  We have no desire to extend anyone beyond their means or intentions.  For your convenience we accept VISA, Master Card, Scratchpay, Check/Cash, and Debit.

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