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Animal Hospital Located in Elk Rapids, Michigan

Elk Rapids Animal Hospital

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At Elk Rapids Animal Hospital, we realize that for many, an animal is more than just a pet. We are pet owners first, which is why we treat each patient as if they were our very own. With that in mind, we strive to practice high-quality veterinary medicine with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care that comes from the heart. It is what we pride ourselves in and something you simply will not find anywhere else.

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Our office is located in Elk Rapids, Michigan! If you’re interested in emailing us, please reach out to [email protected].

We are here to service the cities of Kewadin, MI, Elk Rapids, MI, Williamsburg, MI, Traverse City, MI, Rapid City, MI, Central Lake, MI, Eastport, MI, Bellaire, MI, Kalkaska, MI, Mancelona, MI and more!


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★★★★★ Nice caring Vets. Can get you in quick if needed.Terry H.Terry H. ★★★★★ We were seen on a somewhat emergency basis on a Saturday and they got us right in. Our 22 year old cat will not tolerate an exam and they were very patient with her, and without a definitive diagnosis, was put on a broad spectrum medication which has seemed to help her condition. They are all very compassionate and very knowledgeable in all aspects of diagnosis and treatments. They will definitely be our vet of choice in the future.Alden Community U.Alden Community U. ★★★★★ We had to put our beloved cat, Jezebel to sleep. They were caring, kind and attentive to our needs in our grieving. I couldn't ask for better care for our animals.donald D.donald D. ★★★★★ Compassionate vet care.D K.D K. ★★★★★ I took my Welsh Corgi in for a series of physical therapy sessions. They were so friendly and kind and they really seem to care about my pet. They set up a physical therapy program for her. She seemed to respond after only one treatment and I'm looking forward to the rest of the sessions. I highly recommend this practice!!!!Cheryl L.Cheryl L. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing staff and doctors! Highly recommend.Meghan A.Meghan A. ★★★★★ I was thrilled to find a holistic-minded veterinarian here and drive the extra distance just for it. Dr. Starr is knowledgeable and patient and kind. She focuses on food first which I love.She took the time to answer all of my questions and educating me on a longevity plan for my dog.Kristen S.Kristen S. ★★★★★ Great service by knowledgeable, caring professionals. Our dog Duker appreciates them, too!Stephen K.Stephen K. ★★★★★ We continue to be impressed with the efficient, kind and professional care our golden retriever receives here. The staff are all friendly and helpful and really seem to enjoy what they do.Gail C.Gail C. ★★★★★ The Elk Rapids animal hospital is truly a great place to go. They are extremely kind and caring and educated. Their vets and staff are top notched, and very professional. I have been taking my dog there for years and trust them. They take time with you, and listen to your concerns regarding your pet.Angelica D.Angelica D. ★★★★★ Great staff very helpfulJohn K.John K. ★★★★★ Had to pick up special dog food my mom, they took payment over the phone and was able to swing by afterward for a quick pickup.Anon A.Anon A. ★★★★★ Excellent care for a summer resident and cat owner. Promptly scheduled an appt and worked w my home vet to treat my cat.Ellen L.Ellen L. ★★★★★ Dr. Schultz and the entire staff at Elk Rapids Animal Hospital were incredibly kind and helpful when we needed care for our Shih-Tzu while we were away from home. Dr. Schultz explained his condition carefully and contacted me to see how he was doing. He is more than compassionate; he is empathic. We were lucky to find this place!Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ Wonderful kind and caring people from the first person on the phone all the way through to the Dr. My anxiety over what was happening was off the chart and yet everyone was kind , warm and caring and all helped me to be calm . I would recommend this vet hospital for the smallest to the biggest needs. Wonderful experience with qualified people.Carol H.Carol H. ★★★★★ Excellent staff, kind, caring and compassionate. Dr. Reynolds is a wonderful vet, she is honest, compassionate and kind.Tammi HTammi H ★★★★★ I was very pleased with my visit today. Tess had diarrhea since Fri. And she hasn't felt so good...everyone was very tentative and I could tell she liked the vet and the tech....thank you🐾🐾🐾👌🙋Marilyn E.Marilyn E. ★★★★★ I drove 2 hours to meet the veterinarian and was not disappointed! Great, friendly service! We were in and out in minutes!Carrie L.Carrie L. ★★★★★ Very pleased with the care that my dogs receive at the hospital. Everyone here is pleasant and professional. The doctors here take excellent care of my dogs and take time to explain and answer all of our questions.Deirdre W.Deirdre W. ★★★★★ I have always heard great things about this Vet office. I ended up needing a Vet & remembered everything I have been told about this office. I was extremely happy with the care they gave my Golden and the friendliness was awesome. Pricing wise, they seem to be rite on par with everyone else for the most part. Im pretty sure they are less expensive than most offices out there in regards to my experiences. I also really like being able to schedule appointments via the net. Very quick and easyJeffrey K.Jeffrey K. ★★★★★ Very helpful and friendly 🥰Nikki W.Nikki W. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff! Great attention to my elderly dogs concerns. Great communication.Constance F.Constance F. ★★★★★ We’ve been coming here for over a year now. Great care by every vet we’ve seen, we have a large dog and two cats and they’ve always been great with them. They don’t seemed rushed to get to the next patient and always provide great information/explanations.Bethany B.Bethany B. ★★★★★ Nice folks here and the Doggy cardiologist Dr. Pinkos takes good care of my Furbaby!!!The Old Truth T.The Old Truth T. ★★★★★ We had an urgent situation arise while traveling with our dog and the people at Elk Rapids animal hospital were so very kind and helpful. Even though they had a full schedule, they were able to work us in the same day. Dr. Freye was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and caring. Everyone there was compassionate and friendly; we know our dog received excellent care. He's already doing so much better, and we are incredibly grateful.April M.April M. ★★★★★ Our recent experience with the Elk Rapids Animal Hospital was excellent. The staff were professional, caring and competent. They went to great lengths to work my sick pet into a full schedule. The vet took her time to call and explain our pet's condition. We were very greatful!Kathy K.Kathy K. ★★★★★ The staff is very caring with our dogs and always pleasant with usRick P.Rick P. ★★★★★ They are a group of caring people who truly try their best to provide top notch care for our fur babies and to offer comfort and assurance for us. They spent an amazing amount of time examining and explaining. The cost was so reasonable. They do call you to follow up on your pets progress and to answer any questions you have. I appreciate the staff and Drs. who practice there. I am so glad to have chosen this place to take my dog Daisy to.Denise M.Denise M. ★★★★★ Our dog has received excellent care at Elk Rapids Animal Hospital from skilled and caring veterinarians and staff. He‘s been successfully treated for allergies and an ear growth requiring surgeryChris S.Chris S. ★★★★★ My dog ate something weird up north. Elk Rapids Animal hospital fit him in, and helped him. They also called me the next day to make sure he was better. Great place. Super friendly, clean and great doctor. 🙂Elizabeth H.Elizabeth H. ★★★★★ Was in Elk Rapids from out of town and needed a vet. They treated my dog like he was a long term patient. Very good and got in quickly. Highly recommend.Molly T.Molly T. ★★★★★ Great staff, the doctors themselves are wonderful, every visit here has been easy and great for my cats too.Derek NDerek N ★★★★★ 22 years ago as a brand new Michigan resident my dog experienced a seizure. I called the local vet — ER Animal hospital. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was directed to an emergency number. Dr. Morrison answered and 40 minutes later he had made the trip all the way from Suttons Bay where he was raking leaves off his driveway, to my home 10 miles north of ER, and was stretched out on our living room floor introducing himself to us and our lab rescue, Curly. That’s my kinda guy. Now that he has retired we miss him biggly and hope we will receive the same dedication from the newbies at ER.betsy A.betsy A. ★★★★★ They take such good care of our dogs!Clare F.Clare F. ★★★★★ We are a rehab customer. They have a well equipped rehab facility and the staff is great...Jay Vander W.Jay Vander W. ★★★★★ Superb care for my dog! Everyone at Elk Rapids Animal Hospital is very kind and caring. I have the utmost confidence in the care and treatment that my dog receives. Highly recommend!!!!Marsha L.Marsha L. ★★★★★ We are new to the area, and I discovered a lump on my dog. Our regular vet was three and half hours away, and I didn’t feel like I could wait until the next time we traveled back to our old hometown. So I called ER Animal Hospital and they were very responsive and I was able to get an appointment very quickly. Everyone we dealt with was courteous, helpful and professional. I truly love our old vet and I was worried we would not find another vet like him or like his staff. I was extremely pleased with the care and service we received here, would not hesitate to recommend Elk Rapids Animal Hospital!Ivanka J.Ivanka J. ★★★★★ Really enjoy the staff who genuinely seem to love their jobs. Could be post Covid standards, but I just expect to find staff everywhere who are tired or don't want to be there. ER Animal Hospital staff are into it. My dog is friggin nuts and they handled her with ease and grace. well done.Greg S.Greg S. ★★★★★ The day I had to put my 15 year old lab to sleep I received kindness, compassion, and professionalism. I held him as they gave him a shot that freed him of pain almost instantly. They treated him with the respect he deserved and then sent me a condolence letter. I felt my old boy mattered to them, and that mattered to me.James L.James L. ★★★★★ I had my Tessa Tutu spayed at Elk Rapids. I am visiting from Texas and the timing required her spaying be done soon. Was glad I chose Elk Rapids. They were very caring and attentive to Tessa and my other dog Cali Coo during recent visits.Maggie W.Maggie W. ★★★★★ I arrived at Elk Rapids animal hospital. The service and care for my fur baby was absolutely amazing.i traveled a little over and hour. The care was very reasonable. I am planing on returning to for all my pets care. Once Zeva return, she gave a great bark review. Zeva is ready to return for a visit.. Thanks for taking such good care.Brad C.Brad C. ★★★★★ The doctors have cared for three of my pets. My 8 yr old dog is the only one left now. They are always knowledgable and compassionate. I trust them completely.Anna B.Anna B. ★★★★★ Thanks to Dr. Jen's loving care, my little dog, Bella, has regained her health and at 10 years of age she is doing so well. I was very concerned about her for a while but Dr. Jen turned her around and gave me back my beloved best friend. Thanks Dr. JenLinda S.Linda S. ★★★★★ I did not have an appointment but they were so nice and squeezed us in the same day I called. They were very responsive and informative and gave me confidence that my kitty was in good hands.Beth S.Beth S. ★★★★★ I’ve been taking my two dogs to Elk Rapids Animal Hospital for the last year (during COVID, so it had been curbside). It makes it a little more difficult to get to know the people that work there, but I must say I have been very happy with the care my dogs have had.Ellen B.Ellen B. ★★★★★ Thank you all for taking such great care of our Goof. You made a very painful experience comforting. ❤Bambi H.Bambi H. ★★★★★ My dog is a new patient and I love this office! Everyone is so nice, our vet is knowledgeable, and everything has been great experience!Lindsey J.Lindsey J. ★★★★★ Excellentrobert S.robert S. ★★★★★ Super friendly staff, good value, easy drop off COVID procedures! And they have Saturday appointments!Christa B.Christa B. ★★★★★ The doctors and staff at Elk Rapids Animal Hospital go above and beyond to take care of their patients. My Cazzie went in for his surgery and I felt so confident having him there. They are all so kind, explained everything thoroughly before and went over all the post op care. I am so happy with our experience and would recommend them to every dog owner.Cari S.Cari S. ★★★★★ Dr. MORRISON DMV. is my family's favorite.Karen S.Karen S. ★★★★★ Elk Rapids Animal Hospitable were the most kind and caring when we had to put our beloved pup down. We were so taken care of. They even mailed us dog prints and a beautiful card.Heather R.Heather R. ★★★★★ ER Animal Hospital has provided excellent care for my new rescue dog, Luna. I'm a first time dog owner and staff have been so patient and responsive to all my questions and concerns. Soon after I adopted Luna we discovered a cronic problem with a paw and ER did surgery right away. Follow-up care has been great. Again, staff have been so helpful and continue to provide excellent care.Ann M.Ann M. ★★★★★ Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. They take excellent care of our 12 year old Shih Tzu, Lucy!Judy H.Judy H. ★★★★★ Prompt, friendly, and professional.Michael F.Michael F. ★★★★★ Elk Rapids Animal Hospital is one of the best Vets we have ever been too. Everyone is extremely friendly and responsive. The doctor called us to check on our dog the next day and the receptionist called a few days later. You can tell they really care.Jane&Chuck S.Jane&Chuck S. ★★★★★ After several very positive experience’s, I have switched our Vet care from downstate to Elk Rapids Animal Hospital for annual physicals and Primary Vet care. Appointments are timely. The administrative professionalism, Doctor’s and Staff support is like no other. I feel we are in great care and not just a number in need of every test available. We appreciate you all!kay D.kay D. ★★★★★ I have used Elk Rapids Animal Hospital on many occasions for many reasons for my 12 yr. young dog. From the front desk to the vet. techs to the veterinarians, they all have been caring, professional and helpful every time we have visited. I would highly recommend!Lori A.Lori A. ★★★★★ Thank you Elk Rapids Animal Hospital for the thoughtful package you put together after helping me euthanize my furbaby. I was expecting Maverick's paw print to come in the mail, but you guys went above and beyond with the white envelope with happy poems, little bits of his hair, and then the raised paw print. Thanks for everything. <3Chelsea C.Chelsea C. ★★★★★ I would not take my animals anywhere else .They are so good, and professional, thank you!Babs K.Babs K. ★★★★★ The kitten package is great!Ashley S.Ashley S. ★★★★★ My Niki is a 15 year old "mutt". She's been having aging issues and everyone has been very helpful. Even in this crazy no face to face time 2 different Drs have taken the time to personally call to answer my questions and check on NikiLinda M.Linda M. ★★★★★ We live out of town and are visiting for the summer, and they treated us like local residents. Dr. Zoerner was great at communicating what was going on with our dog and explained, in detail, what she believed the issue to be.Steven F.Steven F. ★★★★★ Dr. Morrison and his staff have all exceeded my expectations. They are all so caring and helpful. Dr. Morrison is fantastic--very thorough, knowledgeable, and open-minded. I wish I could take them all back to Florida with me for the winter! 🙂Debra G.Debra G. ★★★★★ The staff and doctors are amazing. Services are explained with options and excellent care for our dogs. The answer inquiries timely and thoroughly. We are very glad we switched.Sarah M.Sarah M. ★★★★☆ Expensive.Gwendolyn M.Gwendolyn M. ★★★★☆ Great Vet. Our boy Thor can be difficult at times but the team at ER Animal Hospital handles him very well.Chuck T.Chuck T.js_loader

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8:00am - 5:00pm


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8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 12:00pm



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We understand that a pet is part of the family. Our goal is to provide each one with a long, healthy and happy life. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family too. From new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way. Our comprehensive suite of veterinary services ensures that every aspect of their wellbeing is given the excellent care they deserve.

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Erin from Kewadin, MI

Everyone in the office is so friendly and kind. The time is taken to make your pet feel comfortable. You can always get right in to see someone if needed. There is no other vet I would use for my fur baby!

Barbara from Ann Arbor, MI

Every person was very personable – not to mention being so kind and loving to Max. The explanation of the procedure, as well as relevant information, was helpful and reassuring. 

Melissa from Traverse City, MI

Everyone was sweet and welcoming and the veterinarian took the time to go over my pet’s full health and even did some research on a possible condition he has and called me back about it.

Louis from Elk Rapids, MI

Friendly, knowledgeable, professional. What more can one ask? You care about Daisy and her health, just as we do. Thank you!

Nicole from Kewadin, MI

I love everything about Elk Rapids Animal Hospital. The Staff and Doctors are always so helpful with my pets and it’s great knowing that you can get in the same day with an emergency.

Amie from Traverse City, MI

I can’t thank you enough for making a contribution in the memory of my Zeke. I also want to thank you, the entire staff at ERAH, for taking such amazing care of him in his last days. I am forever grateful for you being there for me during such a difficult time. Your kindness and comforting support will never be forgotten.