Guide to Reopening

Beginning July 1, 2021, Michigan is lifting most COVID-19 restrictions. The Animal Hospital of Ludington will allow clients to return to the building at that time. *

Here are a few guidelines:

Healthcare Options

  • Clients have the option to continue with curbside service or accompany their pets into the building.
  • Check-in and check-out for surgery appointments will continue to be curbside.

Important Details

  • Only one person is allowed in with a pet. **
  • Please call upon arrival as our door will remain locked. A team member will escort you directly to an exam room.

Safety Precautions

  • Masks are STRONGLY recommended for unvaccinated clients.
  • Pet owners will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the exam room.
  • Client must stay in exam room.
  • Check out will occur in the exam room.

Cleaning Protocols
After each client leaves the exam room, our team sanitizes:

  • Bench and door handles
  • Exam table & instruments
  • Front doors will also be cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Atter the visit: What’s Next?

Following the doctor’s exam, a veterinary assistant will collect payment in the exam room. Any follow-up visits will be scheduled at that time as well.

*Subject to change based on case numbers.

**For euthanasias, two people will be allowed into the building.

Guide to reopening


  • What our clients have to say…

    • 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!!!!

    • Karlene Hintz Boeve

      ‘Five Stars’ for Dr Paxton as he is a caring, knowledgeable, experienced professional! I had an in-depth conversation around the benefits of Cytopoint injections for my Westie with seasonal dermatitis. Success! Cytopoint was the solution to measurable relief.
      Also I want to share my thoughts on Euthanasia for an aggressive, violent dog. If your veterinarian recommends euthanasia, you should give it serious consideration. Some dogs are not wired correctly. The safety of children, family, & community should be the priority over an aggressive dog. Don’t wait for a disaster to transpire. My family has suffered do to non action of our neighbors aggressive dog.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Jacklyn Osgood

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

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.

    • Tina Rommell

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