Griffith Veterinary Hospital
(734) 449-PETS
Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm
Saturday 8am-noon

Q: What is zoonotic disease?

A: Any disease that is transmissible from animals to people.

We love that vaccines and preventative measures for our animal friends can sometimes incidentally protect our human friends as well! While we can only advise you on animal health, we encourage clients to read about zoonotic disease from the CDC and to ask their own healthcare provider for helpful information!

Being a family-owned and operated business, we’re able to offer you that personal, small-town feel you’ve been looking for in a veterinary hospital!
We are not a franchise, we are a small business based upon the simple premise of helping animals one pet at a time.
 While our top priority is excellence in veterinary care for our beloved animal friends, we care equally as much about making your experiences with us just as excellent!

At Griffith Veterinary Hospital, we genuinely care about the well-being of your pets, which is why we offer a wide variety of services. We practice out-patient services, as well as a wide variety of surgery, all for small animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.). We are not a 24/7 facility; we are a family practice. If you have an animal emergency, we recommend that you seek emergency services as quickly as possible from a qualified animal emergency facility as close to your emergency as possible.

Our typical hours are:

Monday 8am-6pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm
Wednesday 8am-6pm
Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-6pm (Friday afternoon may be a relief veterinarian, call to see.)
Saturday 8am-noon (Saturdays book-up fast!)

But please call ahead to be sure, since hours may vary for holidays, etc. We want to make sure that we can be here for you, so we prefer to work by appointment whenever possible. 

We are located at 240 Jennings Road, in Whitmore Lake, Michigan (which runs parallel to US-23). We are highly visible from US-23, between 6 Mile Road and Barker Road (on the WEST side of the interstate). You'll recognize us as the "log cabin on the lake", as our building is log and Wildwood Lake is outside our backyard! Google Map:

We accept cash, check, and ALL major credit cards as forms of payment. We also proudly accept Care Credit. Payment is expected at time of service. If you are interested in Care Credit, please contact us to find out more! You can also visit the following website to learn more and apply for Care Credit:

In case you're curious:
We are not affiliated with any other veterinary hospitals, although others do exist with similar names. We are the "Griffith Veterinary Hospital" that is located in Whitmore Lake, run by Barbara Griffith-Watkins.

Please remember:
All information on this website is subject to change, not excluding services, offerings, hours, and even employees. We strive to maintain our website and keep it as current as possible, but please remember that procedures and protocols are ever-changing in this line of work... so please feel free to call us or stop by to ask any questions that you may have, or to gain the most up-to-date information.

                       WELCOME SPRING!                      We are now done with our temporary winter hours and have resumed our normal schedule of             Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and Saturdays 8am-noon (except for certain holidays). 

Phone (734) 449-PETS
Fax (734) 449-2123

At this time, we are still seeing patients in a curbside-only manner due to COVID-19. Schedule your appointment as usual on the phone (734-449-PETS), and then visit our outdoor check-in desk when you arrive in our parking lot please. If the weather prohibits our outdoor check-in area at some point, please just call us from your vehicle and we will check you in over the phone and then we will come to your vehicle to get your pet.

Please do not enter our building, we will come to your vehicle (we are all wearing masks). If there is a reason you absolutely must enter our facility, you must bring/wear a face mask (currently, the only cases where owners are allowed to enter are for euthanasia reasons only, and even then only one case at a time may be in the building and you still must call us from your vehicle first). 

We will update our website as regulations change. Thank you for your understanding!
Q: If my dog is current on his Lyme vaccine, do I need to notify you if I find ticks on him?

A: The Lyme vaccine is extremely important for dogs in our state, BUT Lyme Disease is only one of many diseases that can occur as a result of a tick feeding on your dog. The longer a tick feeds on a dog, the more likely it is to transmit illness. We had a patient who developed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever here in Michigan due to a tick, so we do prefer to hear from you if you've found a tick embedded on your dog, even just to document it on your file and answer any questions you have have.

We offer a test for Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis; it is a quick blood test that we can run in our office while you wait in your vehicle.

We also sell a small metal tool called a Tick Key that can help you remove the tick properly.