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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!

Looking for a Veterinarian in Traverse City that offers Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation?

by Administrator 12. April 2013 13:25

Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation in conjunction with other holistic treatments such as Cold Laser Therapy and Pet Massage Therapy.  If your looking for a veterinarian in Traverse City that can offer your pet pain-free options for their ailments, you have found the right place.   Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is the only pet vet in Northern Michigan that offers all three of these treatments in one convenient location.




A. What is VOM?

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal’s nervous system that has fallen out of communication. VOM will assist in re-establishing neuronal communication and thus induces healing. 


B.   Is Veterinary Orthopedic manipulation Chiropractic Care?

No, VOM exists in between veterinary and chiropractic care.  It has similarities to some of the chiropractic modalities and functions, by reducing subluxations and restoring function as is done is chiropractic care.  A hand-held device is used which is a popular human chiropractic technique call “activator methods” but it is not to be confused with that technique.  The differences between VOM and Chiropractic care are significant and distinct.


C.    Why is VOM so Accurate?

Because VOM finds and reduces all neuronal subluxations.  All neuronal subluxations have a pathological reflex demonstrably associated with them.  A pathological reflex is like a knee jerk response.  It is either there or it is not.  It is an objective means to determine the presence and reductions of a neuronal subluxation.  The pathological read is not “partially there”, “kind of there”, or “almost there” adding a factor of subjectivity to interpretation.  VOM is a precisely objective science. 


D.   How it Works

All chiropractic modalities have one thing in common in that they all reduce the vertebral subluxation complex by providing motion or force to the fixated or subluxated joint.

Spinal Injury = Neuronal Subluxation Syndrome=Pathological Read

Neuronal Subluxation + Motion (force) = Subluxation Reduced

So if you put motion into a joint that is associated with a neuronal subluxation sign, (a pathological read), you reduce the subluxation.  It is that simple.  All the various types of chiropractic techniques have this motion or force into the subluxated joint in common.  VOM delivers its force with a hand-held device called a spinal accelerometer.  It looks a bit like a spring-loaded doorstep. 



Please feel free to visit our website for more information on VOM or other services that we offer. 







Do you need an exotic veterinarian for your exotic pet? Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital can help!

by Administrator 4. October 2012 13:01

It is important that when looking for an exotic  veterinarian in Northern Michigan or anywhere that you consider these factors:

·         Does the veterinarian have training or experience with exotics?

·         Can the animal hospital handle emergency situations with my exotic pet?

·         Can lab testing and radiographs be performed at the facility

·         What other type of general care can be taken care of at the animal hospital?

When looking for an exotic veterinarian, Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital can help.  We provide veterinary services for exotic pets including, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets.  Dr. Peck has over 22 years of experience with working with exotics.  Our facility is equipped to handle everything from the annual exam to diagnosis of your sick pet, as well as therapeutic laser treatments and veterinary orthopedic manipulation.  Our exotic and avian services including:

·         Advise on diet, housing, and general wellness

·         Beak, wing, and nail trim

·         Most lab testing can be performed in our state-of-the-art laboratory

·         Digital radiography

·         Minor surgical procedures

Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is one of the few veterinary hospitals in Traverse City and the surrounding areas that can offer comprehensive care for your exotic pet.  We are here to help you with all of your pet’s needs; we are just a phone call away. 

Visiting the Bird Veterinarian in Traverse City

by traverseanimalhospital 25. June 2012 14:45

If you are one of the fortunate ones to share your home with a pet bird you know how charming these pets can be and what great companions they make.  Many of our feathered friends can live long and fruitful lives especially with the proper care.  Birds have very unique needs such as their nutrition, training, hygiene, and grooming.  Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is the premiere avian veterinarian in Traverse City.  We recommend annual wellness visits to ensure the overall health of your pet bird.  Wellness visits for your bird may include the following:

·         Examination and Consultation with Dr. Peck

·         Beak, Wing and/or Nail Trim

·         Gram Stain

·         Wellness Blood Profile

Dr. Peck has over 22 years of experience with avian pets.  He has become the trusted bird veterinarian, Northern Michigan has come to trust.  Dr. Peck and our entire team are dedicated to helping your feathered friend live a long healthy life so call us today to schedule an appointment for your pet bird!

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