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

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!

Surgery

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 many, but not all, 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. A warm, quiet, and comfortable place is what we offer your pet during its first night after surgery. We ensure all our patients receive effective 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 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

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.

Boarding

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.

Euthanasia

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.

Hours

Monday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – Noon
Sunday: Closed

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures we operate on an appointment basis.

Emergency Service

We are available during regular office hours to treat any pet emergencies. Please call our office to inform us of your pet’s critical needs. Our medical team will be available to provide immediate care for your pet upon your arrival.

If your pet needs AFTER HOURS emergency care please call the Bay Area Pet Hospital in Traverse City at 231-922-0911.

We at the Animal Medical Center of Traverse City are not owned or operated by a national corporation. We strive to provide personalized, compassionate veterinary care through a local family owned facility. Thank you for visiting our website and taking time to get to know us.

Contact Us

Animal Medical Center
229 N. US Hwy 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49685

(231) 943-8500

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Our Hours

Monday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – Noon
Sunday: Closed

After-Hour Emergency?

Please call Bay Area Pet Hospital
231-922-0911