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Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to the pets in the Traverse City area


by Administrator 29. August 2013 10:40

Ever since opening our doors in 2009 we have had a strong connection and commitment to the community of pets in Traverse City and the surrounding areas.  Our involvement in pet activities range from fun events such as the annual Winter Wow!Festival and the monster dog pull, to the Acme Fall Festival and various other pet events in Traverse City.   In the winter of 2013 we took on a cat hoarder case and the team at Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital along with client and friend volunteers rescued, bathed, vaccinated, neutered, and placed 30 cats into new loving homes.  In September 2013 we will be partnering with 9 & 10 News, Invisible Fence of Traverse City, and the Acme Business Association to put on a pet expo and adoption event where the goal will be to place 40 pets from various pet adoption agencies in the Traverse City area into new forever homes.  Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital along with other Traverse City veterinarians offer a discounted pet care program for those people who adopt pets from the area pet adoption agencies.  We find that this is another way we can give back to the community of pet lovers so we can make the start up costs of owning a new pet a little more affordable for the clients and also get the pets off on a new healthy start.  

Throughout the year Dr. Peck, an experienced avian veterinarian and the staff at Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital assist with the treatment and surgeries on injured raptors that are brought in by raptor rehabilitators such as Rebecca Lessard with the Wings of Wonder Organization.  The team at Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital donates their time and resources to help these beautiful birds with the hopes that they will be released back into the wild or can become a part of the educational programs put on by Rebecca and the Wings of Wonder programs. 

Within our hospital we also put on community wide programs like our annual Lost But Not Forgotten Pet Memorial Service.  This is where we invite pet owners to come to NMVH on the third Thursday in May each year to celebrate the lives of our pets that we’ve had to say good-bye to this year.  This service has proven to be a very healing experience for those that attend and mourn the loss of their beloved pet. 

Monthly Northern Michigan Veterinary  Hospital also offers Puppy Social Hour on the second Wednesday of every month.  This free community event allows puppies and puppy parents to come together to play and socialize and helps puppies realize that coming to the vet hospital doesn’t have to be a negative experience, it can also be fun!

As a way to reach out to our neighbors and senior citizens in our community we have started a program called the Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network Pet Care Program.  This is a two-part program where monthly we bring to the residence pet activities such as Puppy Social Hour, dog agility demo, pet meet and greet; where residence got to meet  not only a dog, but also a pet milk snake, and pet domestic rat.  We also hosted a dinner program at Hope Village where we got to mingle with the residence and introduce our program and everyone got a chance to win prizes during our pet trivia game.  The second part of the Pet Care Program is assistance to the residence that have pets of their own.  With this package we offer appointment pick-up/drop-off in addition a senior discount for services.  This program has been so rewarding for our staff and the residence at Hope Village and the Grand Traverse Senior Center Network look forward to their monthly activities with these loving animals. 

Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is not just a Vet hospital in Traverse City, we care about the community of pets in Traverse City and we are here for you and your beloved furry and feathered friends!

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