Traverse Bay Humane Society Builds Their Own Vet Clinic

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (LTBHS) has run up against the same problems as many other animal rescue groups and animal shelters in the country – a lack of resources to offer low cost spay/neuter services and other veterinarian services to pet owners and also for their own animals. LTBHS decided to take matters in their own hands and built their own facility on the grounds of their animal shelter in Harbor Springs. Executive Director, Deter Racine explained, “Our needs outstripped the ability of our local veterinarians to handle the increased number of animals coming through our doors each year.”

The Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic opened to the public in April of this year after earmarking donation money for the project in addition to launching a capital campaign to raise the rest of the money.

The clinic offers spay/neuter services as well as wellness and preventative care, vaccinations, dental care, ultrasounds, X-rays and geriatric care. They are currently offering their services to cats and dogs (no large animals).

Patients from Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix counties are always included in their service area for their low cost spay/neuter program. Pet owners can get their dogs fixed for $70 and their cats spayed or neutered for only $40 by appointment. Special clinics like the ones offered in October are offered to anyone.

Veterinarians Dr. Deborah Andreen and Dr. Paige Fowler are dedicated to providing the best possible medical care to all of their patients along with their support staff. To make an appointment, call 231-622-6363.

For more information on their clinic, you can click here.


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One thought on “Traverse Bay Humane Society Builds Their Own Vet Clinic

  1. Michele Simons October 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm Reply

    HSBC is getting ready to launch their capital campaign to raise $200,000 to finish the work in the building they acquired. I’m running for a spot on their board of directors. I’m also doing the scheduling for the TNR program. We’ve been using All About Animals Rescue in Warren for this. They are working to bring their facility in the Flint area to operation. If you want info on any of this, or to do coverage of HSBC, contact

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