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Quality Ludington, MI Vet Care For Your Furry Friends!

At the Animal Hospital of Ludington we are very excited to see you and to help keep your pets in the very best health possible. We understand how special your pets are to you.

After all, we have our own pets and we know how important our animals are to us. Seeing your dog’s wagging tail or hearing your cat’s purring makes your day–and ours! It is the unique human-animal bond that we strive to enhance and preserve for as long as we can.

One of our many goals as your trusted Ludington vet is to educate you on exactly what your pet needs to live a long and healthy life. From newborn to geriatric animals, they are all important and deserve the very best care. We are here to help you, our clients, every step of the way.

All of us at the Animal Hospital of Ludington are truly honored when you entrust us with your pet’s care. It’s a big job, but we embrace it because it’s what we love to do. That is exactly why we get up each morning and come into the office. We feel very fortunate and grateful that we are among the “chosen few” whose duties are to care for God’s incredible creatures.

As we provide for your pet’s veterinary needs, we will learn exactly what your wishes are and include you in all medical decisions pertaining to your companion. Client education is the cornerstone used to guide you in all aspects of your pet’s care and to help you understand what is in your and your pet’s best interest.

During each office visit we strive to address all of your concerns about your pet in a relaxed way. We aim to be very thorough with each patient and each office visit from start to finish.

Our own education is very important and staff members regularly attend continuing education seminars to keep abreast of the most current techniques so we can deliver them to your pets. We embrace new technology such as digital radiography, surgical lasers, therapy lasers and new medications, to name just a few.

Your pet’s care is also enhanced and consistent from visit to visit thanks to completely computerized and very detailed medical records.

Our Ludington practice slogan is: “Quality, Caring, Compassionate Companion Animal Medical and Surgical Services.” Please stop by to visit or call us at 845-7719 to reserve an appointment today. Your Ludington veterinarian can’t wait to see you and your pets!!!

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  • They Like Our Service

    What our clients have to say…

    • Jill Lyn

      Just want to say The Vet did an amazing job. She was Awesome. She answered all our questions and was wonderful. They vet tech was amazing too. Thank you for taking care of my baby..

    • Julee Rae Sarto

      The staff and Doctors are absolutely wonderful! They are going through a tough time with us and have the upmost compassion and technical ability to make this better. I commend them all. Thank you for dealing with my tears and helping with Fred.

    • Rebecca Murphy

      Such a caring staff and doctors. They genuinely love animals and are so compassionate. After my dear cat Jade died at age 19, they sent me a condolence package - her paw prints in plaster & a little keepsake bottle with a lock of her hair. It came as a complete surprise about a week after she passed. Warmed my ♥️ more than I can express.

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.

    • Greg Mary Vukovich

      We would like to thank Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie for being there for CB with excellent care.. Dr. Steve was there from the beginning and he made CB's transition at the end very peaceful and easy for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are forever gratelful!!!!

    • Brad Pinkerton

      Thank you to the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington and especially Dr Paxton. We had no choice but to put our beloved Jasmine to sleep due to her condition. It was amongst the worst day of our lives. Dr Paxton and his wonderful staff treated us with the ultimate compassion and patience. The office even followed up within a few days later with a signed condolence card, a cast of her paw prints and a bottle with a bit of her fur. Janni and I are forever indebted to the kindness they showed to us. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone needing vet care for their pets.

    • Renee Bernardi

      A big thank you to Dr. Paxton for agreeing to be Tessa’s new vet and participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We moved to Michigan from Indiana just over 2 years ago and have been struggling to find a vet willing to participate which meant driving 3 1/2 hours each way once a year to our former vet. Dr. Paxton and his staff are wonderful. So glad I can finally say I have a vet I can trust my fur babies with.