Wellness & Vaccinations

At Animal Hospital of Ludington, we believe that the greatest gift you can ever give to your animal companion is a commitment to wellness care. Routine wellness visits and preventative medicine provide a solid foundation upon which your pet can experience a lifetime of good health. These visits, typically once or twice a year, allow us to assess your pet’s present health, and then monitor his or her ongoing wellness over time. Seeing your pet regularly provides the opportunity to catch any changes or concerns early – before they have a chance to develop into a more serious and costly problem.

Our comprehensive wellness care services are designed to meet your pet’s unique needs at whatever life stage he or she may be in at the time. This may include a first round of vaccinations for your pediatric pet, a thorough health check and diagnostic testing as your companion ages, or the specialized care your senior animal needs to enjoy his or her golden years comfortably. In other words, we’ll be with you every step of the way to help your pet enjoy as long and healthy a life as possible.

Wellness visits at Animal Hospital of Ludington include thorough physical exams during which our doctors will check your pet’s external and internal health. We’ll also discuss such important things as your companion’s weight and nutritional needs, parasite prevention and treatment, behavior and anything else that we feel will help us develop a highly effective, customized approach to managing his or her health.

Another important part of wellness visits is vaccinations. These days, we are able to protect our companion animals from a wide variety of serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases through simple vaccinations. Yet, just because a vaccine is available doesn’t mean your pet needs it. We’ll carefully assess your pet’s unique needs, risk factors and lifestyle to develop a tailor-made vaccination plan that will keep them healthy and safe.

Finally, being able to see you and your pet regularly allows our veterinarians and care team to really get to know you both. We believe that in order to deliver the highest quality veterinary care, we must first develop relationships with our clients and foster lifelong bonds with our patients. The better we get to know and understand your companion, the more we can improve the chances of helping them enjoy as many healthy years as possible by your side.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • 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.

    • Tina Rommell

      We love you all. Thank you for taking such great care of my dog.

    • 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.

    • Jacklyn Osgood

      Dr.'s Paxton and all the employees are professionals. Your furry friends will be getting excellent care. Totally recommend.

    • 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!!!!

    • Laura Piacentini

      I can’t thank the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington enough. We brought our boy Henrik to you while camping at the state park and you got us in right away and were so great with him. He is usually terrified at the vet and has a lot of anxiety but he LOVED the staff there and was very calm the whole time. Thank you for making us out of towners feel right at home.

    • 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.