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…

    • Kandi Miller

      my babyboy captain comes to you and he just loves you all

    • 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!!!!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Jen Ely

      We've been taking our dogs here for the least 10+ years and they are compassionate and caring with our pets and very informative when special care is needed. Truly grateful they are our vet.

    • Shawn Bennett

      Wonderful staff. Nola could not possibly have been in better hands.