“Nice facility, vet was very nice, and clinic had what I needed.”

-Art Hirsch, 7/18/24

“Great service! Excellent staff! Dr. Reum is the best!”

-Becky Stone, 7/17/24

“The caring attitude on the part of the employees. The knowledge of the employees. The ability to answer all questions. The friendly atmosphere. The excellent care the animals get. The follow up to see how the animal is doing, is excellent.”

-Michael J Stone, 7/16/24

“I brought my 16 year old cat in because he started having seizures. I liked the fact they give you prices up front and explain everything about treatment options. They even called me the next day to make sure my boy was ok and asked if i had any issues filling the prescription. I’ve had cats for 40 plus years and can’t think of one time the vet called me at home to check up. Impressive.”

-Anonymous, 7/5/24

“I just liked how they handled my visit.”

-B. Blood, 6/24/24

“Quick friendly service and very helpful and knowledgeable information given.”

-Anonymous, 6/22/24

“They care about my dog like he is family because he is.”

-Anonymous, 6/21/24

“Their kindness and compassion.”

-Anonymous, 6/12/24

“I was so comforted with the friendly and professional services I received when my dear Mollie dog passed last year. Now I am taking my new little rescue dog in for her services. The staff and vets are excellent.”

-Anonymous, 6/8/24

“The staff at the Ludington animal Hospital is so kind, and caring not only to their patients, but to the people as well! They make you feel comfortable and when you leave there you know your pet got the best care!”

-Cheri Stibitz, 05/09/24

“I absolutely love the way you care for our boy. You guys are the best vet I have found anywhere close! I will stay a faithful client. Oliver says from a dogs perspective you are gentle and easy with the treats!”

-Abby, 5/7/24

“Caring and capable vet with helpful staff. Excellent communication and follow up.”

-Jen, 4/30/24

“kindness and caring”

-Paul Desmet, 4/26/24

“Caring service, great explanations.”

-Michael Gerard, 4/2/24

“Our 17-year-old cat, Lucy, suddenly fell ill and the team at Animal Hospital rearranged a very busy schedule to attend to her. Dr Reum and her assistant patiently and effectively led us through the process of diagnosing and treating her. This morning Lucy is rapidly recovering and we are extremely happy! Thank you, Animal Hospital. 😻”

-Cathy Organ, 3/29/24

“The staff was very friendly not only to me but to my dog. They were also very gentle with my best buddy which is very important and they kept me informed.”

-Marilyn Moschke, 3/23/24

“The staff is attentive, courteous and listen to your concerns and what you want to say without making you feel rushed. So much appreciated. Thank you very much!”

-Amy Krueger, 3/22/24

“Always the best care for my quirky dog! Thanks for remembering she is dog reactive and getting us out of the lobby before the next patient arrived! We appreciate it!”

-Jessica Nelson, 3/22/24

“Compassionate, friendly and professional staff, clean facility. Highly recommend!”

-Jeff Slade, 3/15/24

“Very thorough and caring and patient. My dog was quick to sense that the staff loved animals. He couldn’t stop wagging his tail.”

-Dale Bonser, 3/14/24

“A TEAM of very friendly professionals that really do care! My dog loves them all.”

-Jerry, 2/27/24

“The friendliness and concern. Also the thorough explanations of the problems involved.”

-Anonymous, 2/20/24

“Very professional, knowledgeable staff. Very friendly also.”

-Georgia Makowicki, 2/16/24

“From the time I enter the door until I leave each worker there is very kind and willing to help in any way and answer any questions I might have—also very kind to my pet which I do appreciate very much.”

-Dee Hiner, 2/13/24

“They were very kind to my older cat. I love that they took the time to explain everything to me.”

-Holly Goodwin, 2/1/24

“Staff and Dr was very caring and explained shots to procedures. I liked that I have choices for my little guy. I felt reasonably priced for our first time there and shots. I was very happy.”

-Kathy Alfred, 1/27/24

“They stay on top of my dog’s needs and communicate well with me.”

-Anonymous, 1/3/24

“The caring that we got from the new Dr. is great!!!”

-Joan Erfurth, 12/16/23


-Joan Erfurth, 12/12/23

“The vet I saw was great. I believe she did her job well.”

-Terri Schultz, 12/9/23

“Thank you all! awesome job and very quick! You all are the best!”

-William Haynor, 12/9/23

“Very pleased with our initial visit with our two cats. Dr Reum covered all we needed, made recommendations. Excellent.”

-Jim Beal, 12/6/23

“I had an appointment for our dog Brandy on Thursday the 30th of November. Everyone I encountered that day was full of smiles and beyond pleasant. The doctor went above and beyond as always. Answering all my questions. Went as far as explaining certain psychology tricks to try when comforting our puppy. Thank all of you at Ludington Animal Hospital!!!”

-Jaime Rangel, 12/4/23

“Every single person I have interacted with at Animal Hospital of Ludington has been lovely, on phone and in person. Everyone is kind and always so sweet to my pets and I. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.”

-Anonymous, 12/2/23

“We had an excellent experience with LAH with our cat recently. Every time we visit the office, everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. The space is always super clean.”

-Jessica, 11/22/23

“Staff is super friendly. The doctor is super patient and really educated me on the needs and differences between the dog I’ve had for three yrs and the puppy I’ve had three weeks.”

-Rangel J., 11/14/23

“Very satisfied with all staff, especially Dr. Reum!”

-Nancy G., 10/21/23

“Available, economical and friendly”

-Cindy, 10/13/23

“You are all so kind and helpful. I am 86 and I worry about Jackie. Your cheerful kindness is so very appreciated.”

-Stephanie S., 10/4/23

“I was unable to get into my normal vet clinic, so I contacted Ludington Vet Hospital. They were very accommodating and got my dog in quickly for treatment of a severe allergic reaction. Dr. Reum is kind and straightforward. All fees are discussed upfront.”

-Angela H., 10/4/23

“Great place! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!”

-Anonymous, 9/28/23

“Thank you. Your team is 1st class in treatment for Bubba. I feel comfortable in this setting. Great job!”

-K. McCray, 9/12/23

“Everyone is always friendly! I couldn’t ask for a better Vet office!”

-Sarah R., 9/12/23

“I was very impressed with Dr. Leslie.”

-Kathy B., 9/7/23

“Great. Service”

-Anonymous, 8/16/23


“They are very busy with tourist season now they took time to answer my questions.”

-Anonymous, 8/1/23

“Dr. Deines really treats my dog as if he were her own. She really takes the time to examine him and explain things thoroughly. She’s always so kind and caring and we love having her as our vet! The entire staff at Ludington Animal Hospital shows us so much love and care and we appreciate it more than they know. They are the best team!”

-Lauren W., 7/27/23

“Thank you for seeing us on short notice. I felt comfortable and confident that Clyde would be well taken care of. The staff is all friendly, informative, and reassuring. Thank you.”

-Rochelle R., 7/24/23

“Office efficiency and availability of appointments when time is a factor. Plus, of course, knowledgeable people who understand ones’ concerns and give advice accordingly.”

-Anonymous, 7/22/23

“Caring loving staff. Techs and Dr D.so kind to my old lady stray. Took time to explain and give her space to accept them. I Love ❤ this office.”

-Patricia A., 7/21/23

“You all have been nothing short of amazing. My best friend is always in good hands with you. Thanks for always going above and beyond!”

-Rob K., 7/15/23

“The whole staff was very friendly! I didn’t feel pressured and overwhelmed like my old vet. Dr. Paxton helped me with tips on raising a puppy. An extremely positive experience!!!”

-Merilee Wright, 7/1/2023

“Beautiful, loving care. Clear instructions. Kind and understanding during phone call updates. Sweet staff. Calmed my anxieties.”

-Brooke, 5/30/23

“Dr. Deines, Dr. Paxton and the staff have taken such great care of my pets over the years. They are compassionate and very caring.”

-Michele K., 5/12/23

“I appreciate the care, concern and the friendliness exhibited by everyone there. It means a lot to me and thank you so much.”

-Amy K., 5/5/23

“Staff was wonderful.”

-Bob S., 5/5/23

“Excellent service, nice organized clean facility, great personalities and service, reasonable prices!”

-Dianne S., 4/22/23

“Dr Leslie D was very passionate towards my cat. She gave her the utmost care that I could ask for. She gave full disclosure of the costs involved before performing them and asked permission to proceed if they were ok. She is very passionate in her work and unbelievably knowledgeable in what she does. And I appreciate everything she does! Thank you!”

-Gary, 4/21/23

“Dr. Paxton is very thorough with his examinations. He has a very kind and gentle personality with a touch of humor. The girls that assist and reception are very helpful and considerate. Thank you all for caring and taking good care of my cat. I will definitely recommend your clinic to anyone needing good, caring care for their fur babies.”

-Jessica, 4/21/23

“Rating: 10 – Accommodating, caring, and great follow up.”

-Michael G., 4/21/23

“Rating: 10 – Very considerate care for our dog.”

-Anonymous, 4/21/23


“Rating: 10 – Urgency to take care of my kitty.”

-Robert B., 4/21/23

“You took care of Doris for us. The impression made us decide to bring our new pups here too.”

-Michael, 4/20/23

“Absolutely nothing but high praise for the staff and doctor.”

-Tim, 4/12/23

“We dealt with them before and they took such good care of our pet that now we have another pet, we only will deal with a vet that we fully trust. I love the new hospital and the new Doc. [his daughter] I fully and completely trust this hospital and all the girls they have working for them.”

-Joan E., 4/14/23


“Everyone at the office is so kind. They always make me feel at ease taking my pup there. When he was getting fixed they kept me updated all day which really helped with my anxiety about leaving him for the day.”

-Anonymous, 3/29/23

“Professionalism, ability to explain procedures and costs effectively and understandably, could see us in a decent timeframe for urgent animal services.”

-Ashley S., 3/26/23

“I was extremely pleased with the high level of care and professionalism demonstrated by the entire staff during my recent visit for my cat. I found medical information provided by the staff to be clear and concise. All my questions and concerns were patiently answered and left the clinic confident that my cat had received a high level of care. Thank you!”

-Patricia J W., 3/24/23

“Personalized care/staff demeanor.”

-Derrick/Erica P., 3/23/23

“I’ve never had such a thorough and thoughtful vet for my beloved pets as the staff at Ludington Animal hospital. I only wish my own physicians were the same.”

-Anonymous, 3/16/23

“A staff that actually cares!! It is so refreshing. We only regret that we didn’t find this place sooner.”

-Jen S., 3/14/23

“The staff was great to us. Very professional. And they try to accommodate to my dog’s personality.”

-Anonymous, 2/25/23

“I like that its not a crazy atmosphere like the other vets. Very calming and clean and the Drs go into detail and that I actually get to see the Dr the whole time. I don’t feel like just a number here. Thank You!”

-Troy Sanabria, 2/18/23


“Thanks for helping with Charlie Brown! I know he’s a handful to deal with.”

-Ted W. 2/8/23

“Every time I have been in my animals and I have been treated with respect, care, and compassion. I get all my questions answered and receive a lot of information on how and what to do. Very friendly staff!!”

-Tracy Cooper, 1/7/23

“Great care and wonderful people.”

-Tom Rasmussen, 12/28/22

“They were able to see my dog 3 hours after I called. They were kind. My dog had a very thorough exam. They also called a few days later to see how my dog was feeling.”

-Anonymous, 12/09/2022

“Friendly doctors and staff. Answer all questions asked of them. Give easily understood explanations. Are concerned about the animals they deal with. Have already recommended AHL to several people and will continue to do so.”

-Michael S., 12/01/2022

“Fitting us in on an emergency was great. But the top reason for this recommendation is the fantastic doctor and staff for their care and kindness that they showed our dog and us. Exceptional people.”

-Wayne H., 12/01/2022

“All of the staff are friendly and professional.”

-Gwen S., 11/16/2022


-Raymond L., 11/06/22

“You are all very kind and helpful. You take time to answer my questions and reassure me.”

-Stephanie S., 10/31/22

“We have a very sick dog and after having a bad experience with our last vet. I was referred by a friend. The office is so pleasant, and all the staff is great and very knowledgeable. Dr. Deines was so nice with our dog and treated him carefully, so he was very comfortable.”

-Anonymous, 10/27/22

“Ludington Animal Hospital always does a fantastic job caring for my cats and explaining their care plans to me in terms I can understand.”

-Anonymous, 10/28/22

“Very thorough and respectful. Explained in detail what was going on and what the next steps are. Left with a good feeling and lots of information. Everyone was very helpful and nice. Thank You!”

-Troy S, 10/26/22

“Dr. Deines is SO available to answer questions and is very helpful! Love her!”

-Caroline D, 10/17/22

“The Dr. was awesome! It was the girl. We have had other vets at other places who were rude and mean. She was so awesome with my pet and to me!”

-Anonymous, 10/14/22

“Thank your team for accepting our beloved dog Jack to help him – when he SO needed help with his paw. Greatly appreciated the kindness and care.”

-Judith, Joe & Jack R., 10/7/22


“All of the employees were very very helpful and friendly. They showed great concern for our cat “precious”. Receive phone call follow ups with the doctors and the assistance. We could not have picked a better place to take our precious too.”

-Jim, 10/7/22


“Very thorough exam. Talked to Tux in a caring manner, like he was human!”

-Anonymous, 10/2/22

“Friendly and knowledgeable staff.”

-Anonymous, 9/26/22

“They treated my senior dog like one of the family. She was put at ease with friendly voices and gentle attention.”

-Anonymous, 9/25/22

“Very friendly and are very good with the animals”

-Anonymous, 9/20/22

“The Dr. And staff were very good getting us in right away and taking great care of our dog.”

-Anonymous, 9/9/22

“I went into the office believing I would have to put my dog to sleep that day, and she came home with me.”

-Anonymous, 9/4/22

“Professional. Timely. Compassionate.”

-Mary H. 8/18/22

“You all are the best!    I remain so impressed not only by frequent updates but your care and Compassion.  I am so glad I made the switch to a team I can trust!  It puts my mind and heart at ease.  Thank you all so very much.”

-Amy K. 8/10/22

“My dog was in distress and they were very kind and helpful in getting her issue resolved.”

-Debbie 7/27/22

“Was very glad to be able to come in with my cats. Everyone does a nice job.”

-Sharon V. 7/27/22

“While we were new clients they were able to get us in the day after I called. The receptionist told me they had a cancellation the next day and I could fill that spot.”

-Janet C. 7/23/22

“They are very thorough and keep me posted as to what my dog needs in medication, shots, and exams.”

-Anonymous 7/20/22

“Thank you Dr. Deines and staff for the care during Riley’s visit. You are very thorough, you explain things well, and you show compassion to my pets. I appreciate how nice everyone is including Ashley at the front desk.”

-Bonnie D, 7/16/22

“Everyone is friendly and gave me very good and clear information. Very happy with my experience.”

-Rick E., 7/5/22

“Great service, friendly and good care for my pup and me.”

-Anonymous, 7/1/22

“Thank you for the amazing care you always provide to Mitzy! You are very much appreciated:) “

-Alethea M. 6/29/22

“The staff was very accommodating and they were very thorough in their evaluation of my dog.”

-Cindy D. 6/28/22


“Everyone was so nice and the price was reasonable.

-Darlene P. 6/25/22

“Very clean facilities with courteous and efficient staff. My dog got all the care and attention he needed. It was a very enjoyable visit.”

-Michael T. 6/21/22

“We have spent the past 11 summers in Ludington and have used this practice for our dogs. Over that time we have come to appreciate the diagnostic skills of Dr Paxton who quickly and accurately identifies the health issues with our pets. We have found the entire staff to be very capable and friendly. Lastly a shout out to Ashley who was able to work our Sheltie Cody in for an urgent care appointment.”

-Jim Y. 6/18/22

“Thoughtful, thorough, caring staff. My favorite vets!”

-Kathy 6/14/22

“Honest communication regarding what is going on with our cat.”

-Jean S. 5/23/22

“Very knowledgeable staff and doctors. Got my dog in for an emergency right away. Very clean and nice office.”

-Anonymous 5/21/22

“Neat and clean environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff.”

-Tim M. 5/17/22

“They provided helpful information and were very kind. My kitty wasn’t nervous at all here.”

-Anonymous. 5/12/22

“Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my kitties! I wish I’d gone to AHL sooner.”

-Erin R. 5/8/22

“You guys are all amazing! We appreciate you all more than you know! Thank you all!”

-Nikole F. 5/6/22

“The team is very knowledgeable and very nice, made the appointment feel easy and they loved seeing my parent’s dog!”

-Karla O. 5/5/22


“I think the entire staff is so genuinely caring and compassionate and very knowledgeable. “

-Delores D. 5/3/22

“The vet techs & doctors are very caring & love animals ❤

-Lisa C. 5/2/22

“Thank you for your care of Jasmine Rose. You do such a wonderful job 👏. “

-Jasmine R. 4/16/22

“Won’t take my pets anywhere else.”

-Anonymous 3/26/22

“We love you all so very much!  Thank You for the wonderful care you give my sweet boy.”

-Tammy & Rune 3/23/22


“Thank you so much for keeping me updated on when our kitty, Kiwi, went in for spay surgery.  I really appreciated the technician’s personal calls for when she went in to surgery, out of surgery and recovery.  The doctor’s personal call explaining how she did during surgery and what to expect post-op recovery and what to watch for was very very helpful.”

-Elaine P., 3/2/22


“I am so very pleased to have Abby cared for by Dr. Deines and staff. Abby is my first animal and not knowing what to expect with medical care for an animal, I must say I am abundantly happy for the love and knowledge and advice given to me for Abby. It has been obvious to me that each of you truly do love animals and that makes me happy. Thank you and I look forward to our next routine visit. Blessings to each of you!”

-Mary H., 2/22/22

“So grateful for the exceptional care you gave to our puppies during their surgery. Everything was well explained and well thought out. Everyone was compassionate and kind. We couldn’t ask for better veterinary care for them!”

-Tracey B., 2/16/22

“Everyone in the office were very pleasant and appeared to be be quite competent from my observations..”

-Brian D., 2/8/22


“Our yellow Lab had a 3 inch gash on his leg that needed to be stitched. Our personal vet’s office didn’t have time do it. After calling over a dozen other vets, Dr. Paxton agreed to take care of the dog’s leg. I believe they fit us in by giving up part of their lunch hour. From the staff to Dr. Paxton, everyone was great. Can’t thank them enough and we would highly recommend them.”

-John & Amy M., 2/6/22

“I would just like to say how moved we were by the unexpected memorial and beautiful card we got from the office and staff. It’s just what we needed and your compassion and the taking the time to do that means so much.”

-Amy, 1/27/22

“The entire staff were kind and knowledgeable”

-Judy J., 1/20/22

“Very compassionate with a great staff”

-Diana W., 1/20/22

“You are all very kind and compassionate for which I am grateful. Thank You so much for not only your professionalism but for your care and caring as well.”

-Anonymous, Fall 2021

“Some of the nicest people I have met. They truly seem to care about our beloved pets.”

-Anonymous, Fall 2021

“You all are Great! So caring, compassionate, taking the time to explain things. We are so impressed and glad we made the switch!”

-Anonymous, Fall 2021

“We are so happy with your services and care for our pets, O’malley cat, and Billie, our Golden Retriever. O’malley just had neuter surgery last week and he is doing so well no one would even have known he had surgery, he was ready to play, we had to put him in a crate several times because he kept getting the zoomies and trying to wrestle with Billie. Your staff is always very kind and our pets are happy coming in to see you. So, thank you! :)”

-Dana K. 1/11/22

“The staff was great in addressing my concerns & showing the love they have for animals.”

-Anonymous, 11/23/21

“My dog was sick and it was hard to find a vet accepting new clients. They gave me an appointment the next day. Dr. Paxton was very professional, explained everything well and was good with my dog. His staff were all very professional and nice. The office was very clean too.”

-B.D., 8/7/21

“Quick, efficient, clean and pleasant as usual. That’s why we keep coming back.”

-Anonymous, 7/30/21

“I spend a lot of time in Ludington during the summers, and I have a vet that my dog goes to regularly in our home city. Upon noticing that my dog may have an infection while on vacation, I brought her to Animal Hospital of Ludington. Great care and facilities! With having no background info on Ruby, they took excellent care of her and gave me great information that I can use to follow up with her regular vet at home. Thank you!”

-AD, 7/27/21

“I am a new puppy owner and have not had a dog in over 40 years. Dr. Paxton and his team made it easy for me to keep up on Scout’s shots and other issues that are important for a new dog owner.”

-KP, 7/27/21

“Kindness, gentleness, honest concern and knowledgeable care for my cat Abby.”

-MH, 7/24/21

“We are summer residents and are only occasionally in need of pet care. In this case it was a canine influenza shot so we could board our black Lab. The whole process was carried out professionally and with obvious concern for the welfare of our pet.”

-WE, 7/23/21

“Friendly, courteous and professional care.”

-Anonymous, 6/26/21

“Staying in the area for the summer, my pup needed a Dr. Called and was able to get an appointment the next day. Everyone was pleasant & caring for my baby. Thank you to everyone!!”

-Pam G., 6/17/21

“Quality pet care and customer service.”

-Anonymous, 6/12/21

“They will do what needs to be done at the time. Special consideration when the time calls for it.”

-Dennis W., 6/5/21

“I couldn’t ask for more compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable vets to care for my pets. My kitty is very nervous around other people and Dr. Leslie is very gentle with her. I would recommend Dr. Paxton and Dr. Leslie to anyone who is looking for a veterinary practice to care for their furry family members.”

-Kathy B., 5/7/21

“We have been using your veterinarian services for 23 years now and we have always been so happy with the quality, the caring and compassion and the total experience for our kitties. We love the new location too! Thank you for all the years you’ve devoted to caring for the areas animals.”

-Anne K., 2/11/21

“Your compassion is amazing!”

-Judy D, 12/15/20

“Very professional and easy to understand in a time of emergency”

-Anonymous, 10/9/20

“The friendliness and professionalism of the staff was greatly appreciated!”

-Steven S, 10/4/20

“I have already recommended your facility to others, the Nurses were compassionate as well as the Doctor. and helped me help my buddy. It was very glim for my little buddy but the Doctor pulled him through. I know the Doctor and staff do really care and I thank you all so very much.”

-Gordy A., 10/1/20

“When we were on vacation our dog was limping and you got her in and reassured us nothing serious was wrong.”

-Pam C., 8/2/20

“Out of town patient – you were able to squeeze my older pup in to be seen on the same day!”

-Kathryn J., 7/13/20

“Thank you so much for getting our Lucy in. We really appreciate it!  (good to see Leslie also!) :)”

-Deenie, 2/26/20

“I was very happy coming in. Did not wait long and was very informative Very clean.”

-Anonymous, 2/13/20

“Good job. Handled him nicely.”

-Rich K, 2/24/20

“Dr. Paxton and his staff have provided care to our pets for many years and has always done an outstanding job in keeping them in the best of health.”

-Anonymous, 4/8/20

“You were able to get Wilbur in quickly, very thorough, gave me options, and prices are reasonable. Wilbur is doing much better. I have already referred my neighbor and she will be switching over.”

-Jane C., 3/8/20

“Very concerned and professional. Staff is always very friendly.”

-Ervin K., 2/24/20

“I would recommend the Animal Hospital of Ludington due to friendliness of staff, genuine care and concern for pets, very clean and bright atmosphere, time spent answering questions and explaining things concerning our visit. I was referred to them by a relative who takes her dog there and I was very happy with my visit there as well. The staff was very kind, the room was very clean and bright, and the Dr. took time going over questions and concerns.”

-Dana, 2/14/20

“Beautiful office, friendly staff, excellent docs :)”

-Anonymous, 2/11/20

“Bella loves coming to the Animal Hospital. Everyone takes good care of her and gives her so much attention.”

-Anonymous, 2/4/20

“I am very pleased with the care given our animals when we visit. You are concerned for them and also us. “

-Anonymous, 2/5/20

“Thank you guys so much for being so kind and caring for our little Leo. “

-Conrad family, 2/4/20

“Vet spent a lengthy period of time with me explaining some of the growth patterns and behavioral issues to expect with my new puppy since I had never owned this breed before. “

-Anonymous, 2/10/20

“A top-notch veterinary clinic with brand new, state of the art space and knowledgeable and caring vets and staff. We’re pleased to have such a high-quality group in Ludington and are confident they’ll help us keep our dog in good health for years to come. “

-Barbara, 1/30/20


“Linda and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent surgical procedures recently done on our cat, Shiloh. There has been no problem whatsoever with the healing process he is going through….Having had several pets over the years, you are, by far, the best animal clinic/hospital we have dealt with. No question goes unanswered, no matter how stupid the question may seem. You are all very caring individuals. Procedures are all fully explained, both before they are done and after they are done…Once again thank you very much for the care you have given our Shiloh. “

-Michael S., 1/15/20


“My beloved cat Jade was cared for here in the last two years of her life and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the gentle, compassionate, top-quality care she received from everyone. Jade loved coming because she knew she was being helped.”

-Rebecca M. 1/20/20

“I thank the team here for the concerned help and expert care of my animal.”

-Raymond S. 1/2/20

“I’m impressed by your whole office. Thank you for working with me instead of judging me.”

-Lisa W. 1/20/20

“I did not feel rushed at all, and felt Dr. Leslie spent a lot of time explaining all the information that I needed to know for my cats health.”

-Vicki M. 1/28/20


“Excellent care and well explained diagnosis.”

-Anonymous, 12/15/19

“I had a great experience with the animal hospital. Buddy had a skin issue and the doctor did a great job making Buddy calm and comfortable. Thank you!”

-Derek C. 12/5/19

“The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and our 2 dogs enjoyed their visit.”

-Anonymous, 11/2719

“The doctors and staff do an excellent job with our dog, Sid. They are flexible with appointments, and always friendly and happy to see our pet.”

-Brian B. 9/23/19

““The visit went well. Thank you!”

-Anonymous, 9/9/19

“Excellent service, friendly techs, reception, clear understanding from dr.””

-Mary H.  9/26/19

“Very kind and caring. Helpful and informative on procedures. You are a wonderful group of talented individuals.”

-Anonymous, 9/10/19

“All three ladies were great! Compassionate, friendly and knowledable”

-Shirley D., 9/14/19

“Courteous, caring staff. Extremely fast service to have our dog neutered. Very informative.”

-Chrysten G, 8/22/19

“Customer Service and they seem to really like my dog.”

-Arthur H., 8/22/19

“Caring and thorough health care for our animals.”

-Anonymous, 8/12/19


“We were directed to Ludington Animal Hospital early Sunday Morning as an emergency call for our cat. Dr Denis (I know I’m spelling that wrong) and a vet assistant met us there at about 1:30am. They were so kind and compassionate. They never made us feel bad for getting them out at such a crazy hour. After caring for our cat we proceeded to walk out without a carrier and the cat slipped our grip and escaped! We live 30-45 min away & weren’t familiar with the area. Both the Dr & Tech helped us scour the area for about 30 min until we found our cat hunkered down under a car. We were so thankful to them.

-Kerri & Len, 8/6/19

“Definitely would recommend. I felt like they understood my concerns and acted like family in taking care of my cat.”

-David G., 7/29/19

“They were very understanding didn’t feel pressured my cat loved them took the time making sure all questions were answered”

-Deb G., 7/27/19

“Extremely friendly staff. Very informative without any judgement.”

-Anonymous, 7/27/19


“I needed an urgent appt and the vet I had seen before in this area was too busy. I was referred by another vet to Ludington animal hospital. I was extremely pleased with the service, the care, the personal call from the vet, and how welcomed I was as a new patient.”

-Sarah K, 7/26/19


“Dr. Paxton was great, his staff was friendly and helpful and very welcoming to the practice. They provided me with the most complete care for my new puppy and great advice for not only her but for my aging bulldog too. The visit wasn’t rushed, Dr. Paxton took time to ask questions and answer completely anything I questioned. Highly recommend the practice!”

-Marni N, 7/11/19

“Everyone is so nice and great with all of our dogs. We appreciate the gentle kind care they receive here. We never feel like we are just another client. They take time and get to know our dogs and engage in conversation. It is a very pleasant experience. Thank you so much for all you do.”

-Anonymous, 5/29/2019

“Saw us immediately. Awesome staff even with a difficult patient (typical shih-tzu). Very compassionate and through.”

-Anonymous, 5/24/2019

“Thanks for always being here for us!”

-Heidi, 5/23/2019

“Love you guys.”

-Sara Jones, 5/23/2019

“Great job! I’ve always appreciate the kind care here, since I had to put my first baby to sleep in 2011. Thanks so much!”

-Anonymous, 5/21/2019

“Scheduling appointment was fast and easy. Wait time was minimal. Appointment with Dr. Paxton was efficient and Buddy is now on his way to a pain free recovery.”

-Anonymous, 5/21/2019

“The entire staff is so kind professional and knowledgeable.”

-K. Burkett, 4/18/2019

“Very nice staff, fully informed me of Michigan living for my dog. Very helpful with vaccines and information on flea/tick treatments.”

-Anonymous, 4/18/2019

“Everything was perfect thank you!”

-Anonymous, 4/11/2019

“Excellent care-staff is always welcoming, knowledgeable and caring!”

-Anonymous, 4/9/2019

“We appreciate Dr. Steve Paxton and Dr. Leslie Deines and the entire staff at the Animal Hospital. Thank you for being patient with our rambunctious one and a half year old lab Cooper. We appreciate you fitting him in to be neutered when we decided to have that done sooner than this summer. Thank you for listening to us with his “issues”. He is doing fine now and we appreciate ALL of you! “

-Cindy and Mike Hill, 3/29/2019

“Great experience, problem found, assistant and receptionist very comforting and proficient.”

-Anonymous, 3/19/2019

“Excellent care! Thank you!”

-Anonymous, 3/12/2019

“Missy has been given great care throughout her life. We appreciate the advice now that she is in her senior years. Thank you. “

-Anonymous, 3/11/2019

“Very informative and pleasant. The doctor explained things well!”

-Anonymous, 3/9/2019

“Very pleased with the service- prompt and efficient- very friendly- fast- will recommend.”

-Anonymous, 2/28/2019

“Wonderful experience. All questions answered completely. We love coming here and appreciate the professional service.”

-Anonymous, 2/25/2019

“Very good.”

-Michael T. Mouquesk, 2/19/2019

“The entire staff was extremely helpful, very kind and understanding. Thank you!”

-Anonymous, 2/15/2019

“The doctor was very friendly and helpful. He took the time to really explain everything to me and made me and my kitty feel comfortable on our first visit here! Thanks!”

-Anonymous, 2/7/2019

“Thank you for taking time to talk today- you gave me all the info I needed to feel better about the 2 cat situation! Thanks again”

-Anonymous, 1/30/2019

“Overall excellent – Dr. Lesile goes above and beyond. Staff always friendly, clinic is clean.”

-Anonymous, 1/23/2019

“Good Job, everyone is very nice.”

-Anonymous, 1/22/2019

“The staff is always helpful and friendly. Rarely pushy about treatments, that is why we stay here!”

-Anonymous, 1/16/2019

“You are doing great! Thank you for the excellent care! We value you and the care you give.”

-Anonymous, 1/16/2019

“Excellent experience with vet and assistant. Very patient, explained everything in detail.”

-Anonymous, 1/9/2019

“Wonderful compassionate care as always! Thank you.”

-Amber and Willow Rozek, 1/9/2019

“Loved my visit today. Dr. and vet assistants were friendly and answered all my questions!”

-Anonymous, 1/9/2019

“Very pleased with care and service. Also appreciated considerations of home situation as we planned the care of my cat. Many thanks to Dr. Paxton and Staff.”

-Anonymous, 1/8/2019

“Thank you! We appreciate you caring about Brady as much as we do! You are the best!”

-Tammy S., 11/12/2018

“I feel that you are really concerned about my cats and want to do anything you can to keep them healthy.”

-Anonymous, 10/4/2018


“Prompt, kind, respectful service. Our girls were given the best care. Thank you so much.”

-Cindy G., 7/23/18


“Our appointment was an emergency for our dog. Dr Paxton and staff were compassionate and helpful. This was very important to me as this was a bad/sad situation and outcome. I would not hesitate again to use this office.”

-Joyce C., 7/6/18


“Perfect as always.”

-Gina L., 6/5/18

“The staff is very helpful! Dr. Paxton does a great job, he is always very friendly. Thank you for the great experience!”

-Anonymous, 6/5/18

“Doing great. Very happy!!”

-Anonymous, 6/15/18

“Dr and staff here are all very caring and professional toward all clients and my family that I have seen.  Thank you for caring so much doctors and staff!”

-Jeanne M., 6/1/18

“The exam was thorough and approached in a kind and loving manner. The treatment chosen has been very effective and Angel is healing quickly.  When you go there, read the sign by the candle on the front desk and you’ll know you’ve made the right choice. We will be back…but I hope just for vaccinations!”

-Anonymous, 6/15/18

“I feel like you are part of my dogs family & that you love her like I do. Thank you for her care.”

-Anonymous, 3/25/18

“Very friendly and able to adjust schedules as needed. Thanks!”

-Anonymous, 3/23/18

“I absolutely LOVE you guys here at AHL! Dr. Paxton and his staff are the absolute best and I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else. Thank you All.”

-Anonymous, 3/28/18

“It is great to get in the same day. You’re service is great. My dog is very protective of family members, so if I’m in the room she growls, and the vet is great about this understanding.”

-Anonymous, 3/16/18

“My evaluation of your services is a 10. Why: flexible to my needs, gentle/good with Tawny no matter what, everyone is competent and knowledgeable, responsive to my concerns regarding my pet, very compassionate when your beloved pet has to cross the bridge to heaven, level of professional friendly demeanor always. Very very good as services were done quickly and efficiently. Tawny appreciates it. Thank you all for who you are and the high standard of care you provide.”

-Mary Lou E., 3/9/18

I am very happy with Dr. Paxton and daughter. Both care deeply about my cat. I’m so glad I have them as vets. All the ladies are great too. Thanks!

-Anonymous, 3/8/18

“Your entire veterinary clinic including its physicians, staff, facilities, and services is a top notch animal medical provider. I am always very pleased every time I take my dog for his check up or treatment. Both Drs.Paxton are the best !!!”

-Zelal U., 2/13/18

“Great caring professional service”

-Anonymous, 2/9/18

“Dr Leslie and her staff are always so friendly and personable. They take great care with both of my cats and helped to get my flea problem under control. Hooray!!! Love the tender care they give my animals and would recommend them to anyone who asks.”

-Jill S., 2/8/18

“You are friendly.“

-Dawn D. 2/8/18

“They are very real, honest and caring. They respect and fully answer questions in an easy to understand manner.”

-Anonymous, 2/3/18

“Friendly staff”

-Judy H., 1/17/18

“I love that the staff was very nice and were passionate about giving our puppy the best care possible. I love that they have done multiple follow ups to see how our new puppy is doing. It show me and my family that they care.”

-Jason S., 1/12/18

“Very friendly staff.”

-Juanita D., 1/15/18

“Very friendly and informative”

-Jodie R., 1/12/18

“Dr Leslie Paxton and her staff seem to be very passionate about their jobs and seem to truly care about our puppies’ health.”

-Jason S., 1/11/18

“Both Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie are top notch veteranarians. We have been going to the animal hospital since ‘I don’t remember when.’ They have been with us through two dogs and two cats, so at least 20 years. Beside Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie being GREAT, the entire staff at the Animal Hospital is friendly and helpful. We were amazed at how compassionate the staff was when it was time to have our 12 year old lab put to sleep last winter. We appreciated their help so very much. Now, we are starting again with a wonderful black lab puppy and we look forward to ‘Cooper’ have a long and healthy life with the help of the Animal Hospital!  We HIGHLY recommend them….”

-Cindy Hill, 7/17/2017

“Excellent veterinary care. Superior staff. Easy to make an appointment. When my beloved Peaches passed away last summer, I received a card from their office offering condolences that meant a lot to me. I still have it. They are really caring bunch.  “

 – Scott Grunder, 12/18/2016


“Dr. Steve and more recently, Dr. Leslie have been taking care of our pets for about 14 years. They and the staff are wonderful. It was a tough year when we lost both of our beloved dogs and they could not have been more caring or supportive. We just acquired a new puppy from the shelter, giving us a great reason to go back and visit all of our friends at the Animal Hospital of Ludington. “

 – Jennifer Grey, 11/14/2016

“We have been going to Ludington Animal Hospital for over 15 years and the staff are like family. Our dogs love everyone – they stop and wait at the office door every time we go for a walk. They are the most caring and gifted veterinary staff! From simple to serious – they provide excellent care, instruction, and support. “

 – Anonymous, 11/04/2016


“Staff are wonderful!! Thank you!! “

 – Bridget Kalman, 8/29/2016


“We were traveling in our motorhome from Arizona and noticed there was something wrong with our dog’s left eye. The staff gave me an appointment the next day and Dr. Paxton saw my dog. Everyone was very nice and gentle with my dog. We have drops for his eye and he is doing much better now. “

 – Ellen Baker, 8/19/2016


“Friendly and no waiting”

 – Theresa Baker, 8/18/2016



“Friendly people. Competent staff. Clean facility.”

 – Robert Mitchell, 7/31/2016


“Staff is very friendly. Dr. Paxton is very caring and wants what’s best for Max.”

 – Jan White, 7/31/2016


“The exceptional care, compassion you provide, and the way you provide a lot of information on the condition and treatment. Very caring people, especially when you came over to put our dog to sleep….made a painful moment a little better”

 – Sigrid McGinty, 7/31/2016


“Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie have given our dogs wonderful care throughout their lives. Caring for elderly pets and making end of life decisions is never easy but they and the rest of the staff continue to help us sort through medical care options and decisions, applying their expertise in a kind and compassionate way. I can’t imagine using a different vet and I cannot say enough good things about them.”

 – Jennifer Grey, 7/10/2016



“Everyone is friendly, loves animals and takes care of you when you walk in the door.”

 – Andrea Williams, 7/8/2016


“Quality friendly service with the best staff in town; why wouldn’t I recommend them?!”

 – Anonymous,  6/11/2016


“We could feel the passion the veterinarian had for animals, and everybody there was very kind and helpful!”

 – Travis Ewing, 6/2/2016

Kindness and compassion of the staff toward our kittens.”

 – Carolyn N., 5/8/2016

“The caring that is shown to my Luna and me by every single person I have contact with……there is absolutely no doubt.. they are simply the best!!!!!”

– Dawn K, 4/22/2016

“Best veterinary service I’ve experienced, each time I’ve came in, thanks.”

 – Samantha Taylor, 4/19/16

"We have received knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate care for our pets for many years now and could not recommend Drs. Steve and Leslie Paxton more highly. Now that our dogs are nearing the end of their lives it is especially important to us to have veterinarians who can help us sort through the many decisions that need to be made about their care. We trust them implicitly. In addition, we love the rest of the staff who are unfailingly courteous, efficient and friendly."

 -  Jenny Grey,  4/10/2016

“He was very thorough and I appreciated discussing all options before choosing or being directed towards treatment for my animal.”

 - Amanda Greene Kozicki,  3/25/2016

“Personal care and friendship”

 - Alan Nichols, 3/22/2016

“Always feel welcome and always get ay questions answered and never feel rushed to be done. The care for my pets for the many years that I have been coming there has never changed. Always a good atmosphere. Thanks so very much.”

Madeline Hamelen, 3/19/2016

“The staff was very welcoming and Dr. Paxton was very nice and to the point. Would certainly recommend”

 - Ryan, 3/3/2016

“Professional Staff”

 - Robert Mitchell,  3/3/2016

“Friendly and kind to my cat Lisa”

 - Kevin Burns, 3/3/2016

“Fast, friendly, and very good with our dog. Compared to other places very affordable too.”

- Shane Parks,  2/21/2016

 “Care and compassion for our doggie, Lilly! Plus they are Michigan State fans!”

 - Russ and Kathy Saxton, 2/10/2016

 “The doctor explained everything with detail and he gave us so many options on our concerns and questions. I felt welcomed and we’ll informed about my dogs health. I was attended quickly and the pricing on the shots are very reasonable!”

 -  Ayram Rodriquez, 2/9/2016

“Pets come first, friendly and helpful staff”

- Mirenda Vincent, 2/5/2016

” The attention addressing my concerns and familiarity doc has with my little Lola. Plus, the rest of the team at Ludington Animal Hospital is so kind, sincere, patient and all very beautiful people too! Gonna miss the quality of care and level of compassion exuded by this top notch pet vet!”

 - Cynthia Tiel,  2/2/2016.

“I totally trust Dr. Paxton. He has my dog’s best interest at heart. I also think Sheena is GREAT!!!”

 - Diana Kuras

“We have already recommended Dr. Paxton to several of our friends and family.”

- Jeff White

“Everyone there is very friendly and clearly knows what they are talking about when it comes to animal care.”

- Hannah Plummer

“I believe my animals are well cared for and cared about.”

 - Cathy Horowski

“They treat my dogs as if they were part of their own family.”

- Bethany

“Everyone was very nice and Dr. Steve involved Abby in the exam by letting her listen to her dog’s heart.”

- Shelby Hughes

“You always seem to sincerely care about our pets! And we know they are in good hands when we leave them with you.”

 - Shari Vandervest

“Courteous. Friendly. Helpful. And for us, right in when we needed.”

- Fairlyn Keson

“Very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you”

- Sheila Carpenter

“The doc and the assistants are all very good.”

- Linda Hixson

“I appreciate the friendliness of staff and the great care our dog receives. They take time and answer all questions”

- Anonymous

“I am happy to have met Dr. Paxton, not long after he opened the hospital. I cannot say enough about how compassionate and caring Dr. Paxton, Dr. Leslie, Sheena, and all the staff are. I have had the best care for my dog’s all their life, and would never go anywhere else. They are there for you in the beginning when you have a young pup, and will be there throughout, until the end. I know, I have experienced this with 2 losses recently. Without the Animal Hospital of Ludington, and Dr. Paxton and staff, it would have been much more difficult to get through. Thanks Dr. Paxton, and staff, we love you all!”

- Mary and Dan Haynor

“You all seem to care about our animals as an important part of the family. When William had serious health challenges while we were in Florida this year, you were always available on the phone to give advice on how to manage the decisions we needed to make. We have absolute trust in both. Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie as well as the staff. Thank you for all you do!!”

- Jenny Grey

“I like that even if I may be overly concerned about my pets that they check them over and answer any and all questions that I may have AND they don’t make me feel like it wasn’t an important concern.”

– Judy Forman

“Attentive; compassionate; caring- you take great care of my girl Tawny.”

– Mary Lou Earnshaw

“Your staff is awesome. From your professionalism to your personal touches. GREAT GREAT GREAT.”

– Shari Vandervest

“We are very happy with the care our pets receive and we would not take them anywhere else. We also appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the staff.”

– Jenny and Jim Grey

“Dr. Steve Paxton started taking care of our dogs in 1993 and now Dr. Leslie Paxton does as well. I would recommend them to anyone in need of health care for their furkids too. The doctors and the their staff members are excellent at what they do, and all are very caring and patient when answering our concerns.”

– Carol Christiansen

“Very friendly, professional staff. They all obviously care very much about the animals they are treating and their compassion is evident in the manner in how they care for them and communicate with their owners.”

– Anonymous

“I moved back to town recently and needed to take my 12 year old golden in. Dr. Paxton is great. I am glad to have the opportunity to have him as a vet. Staff as well are personable and caring.”

– Randi Veneman

“Very good care for 2 generations of our yellow labs over the last 18 years. The staff has always been friendly and caring of our pets.”

– Anonymous

“Best vet ever!! I wish we had found you sooner!”

 Becky Rathburn

“I started going to Animal Hospital of Ludington because of a Special they were doing Last Tango for Tom. The lower cost was VERY appreciated for those of us trying to help local Feral cats. We have continued to have other family animals get Procedures since. EVERYONE is courteous, compassionate, educated and kind, from the Drs to the Staff. We will continue to use and also recommend them definitely.”

– Kristine Casteel

“The staff and doctors are very caring and outstanding at what they do…….which is provide the best veterinary care available to our community!!! Absolutely the best veterinary office in the area!!”

– Anonymous

“The entire staff sincerely cares about our pets well-being.  It’s more like family.”

– Shari Vandervest

“Very pleasant staff to work with. Explained standard procedures and answered questions for a first time dog owner.”

– Anonymous

“Leslie was very attentive and knowledgeable.”

– Anonymous

“I feel confident my pet receives quality care at animal hospital.”

– Cynthia Tiel

“Customer service quality! Answered all my questions and didn’t make me feel like they were in a hurry to get to the next person! Excellent pet care!”

– Tammy Bacon

“Very pleased with the care and service while there. Why not 10? Just because there is always room for improvement. Just to keep you striving as a vet service for all those who enter your door. Nothing is perfect in the world. But we always must keep striving for that 10.”

– Anonymous

“There is genuine concern and caring when I come in with Max. The staff is always kind and helpful. Both doctors make me feel like Max is their only patient.”

– Jan White

  • What our clients have to say…

    Lisa VogelLisa Vogel
    12:33 30 Jul 22
    Dr Paxton saw my 15.5 year old dog yesterday and was so kind and responsive. My dog had developed a honking cough, and at his age, anything... like this gives me great concern. He did a thorough exam, my dog was super comfortable with him and his tech, and it was refreshing to visit a vet who doesn’t up-sell with a battery of tests. Excellent service from everyone, reasonably priced.read more
    Joslyn DeBoodeJoslyn DeBoode
    14:36 07 Jul 22
    We were camping just south of Ludington and needed a vet for our pup. They were able to get us in and help us out with no problems. It was so... great!! Staff was so friendly and helpful! We are grateful for their assistance!!read more
    Becky HaissBecky Haiss
    01:22 21 Apr 22
    Very accommodating to us. We're able to squeeze us in for an emergency visit when our dog was sick. Helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
    Paula MPaula M
    13:03 11 Apr 22
    Pet seen for preventative care and spay surgery. All options and prices were clearly outlined prior to procedure. Opted for laser surgery, pet... healed very well with no complications. Dr. Denies and her staff keep me updated throughout pet visit. Have used this facility over the years for my pets and they have treated them kindly.read more
    Brittany HoldenBrittany Holden
    00:59 21 Mar 22
    Love this clinic! Everyone from the ladies who greet us at the front desk to the veterinarians are incredibly kind. Dr. Deines has taken great... care of my dog and cat for the last year or so. She takes the time to answer all of my questions (sometimes before I've even asked!) and she puts myself and my pets at ease. I recommend this clinic to anyone looking for great care for their pet(s)!read more
    Loren BachLoren Bach
    22:52 08 Mar 22
    We recently moved to Ludington and I polled my neighbors about a local vet. Very happy that we had a recommendation to start with Animal... Hospital of Ludington.Unfortunately, my previously healthy older small dog developed a heart valve problem. Dr. Deines worked with me to try medications. Eventually I needed to have my dog euthanized but Dr. Deines and all the staff, were so kind and explained everything so it made it an easier time for me and my husband.Our younger dog is doing well and she will continue care with the Ludington Animal Hospital. Thank you so much for your care and attention.read more
    Diann Neil EngbladeDiann Neil Engblade
    01:23 24 Feb 22
    We have been clients of Animal Hospital of Ludington for at least 20 years. They take wonderful care of our animals and their compassion when... having to euthanize animals is wonderful. I highly recommend themread more
    Janet BAXTERJanet BAXTER
    01:38 29 Jan 22
    Thank you Steve for the wonderful job you have done on Willie's toe nails!!! They are short again and no rough edges. I know he is a handful... but thank you for doing a great job! You have been a friend and trusted vet to us for many years. Please don't retire too soon. Only thing missing is the toenail polish! LOLread more