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…

    • Brad Pinkerton

      Thank you to the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington and especially Dr Paxton. We had no choice but to put our beloved Jasmine to sleep due to her condition. It was amongst the worst day of our lives. Dr Paxton and his wonderful staff treated us with the ultimate compassion and patience. The office even followed up within a few days later with a signed condolence card, a cast of her paw prints and a bottle with a bit of her fur. Janni and I are forever indebted to the kindness they showed to us. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone needing vet care for their pets.

    • Venisa Peterson

      they took wonderful care with my puppy and explained everything

    • Tina Rommell

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

    • Kathy Ann

      We are very happy with all of the staff. They are all friendly, knowledgeable and answer questions.

    • Heather Lange

      They took great care of my dogs my 1 1/2 yr old mix got fixed and I was nervous they didn’t mind me keep calling to ask questions and was great with our German Shepard will always use them and they are affordable

    • 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.

    • 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.