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Welcome to Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital! 

We are a full service, family owned, small animal veterinary hospital serving the Traverse City community since the 1950's. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care to our clients and their cherished animal companions. Our professional and courteous staff is committed to practicing the highest quality medical, surgical, and dental care. Our services are designed to provide routine preventative care for young healthy pets, as well as early detection and treatment of diseases as your pet ages. We understand the special role that your pet plays in the family and we are dedicated to enhancing the animal human bond through an emphasis on client education.

Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital was established by Dr. Richard Kratochvil, D.V.M. in 1953 and moved to its current site on Veterans Drive in 1961. Conveniently located between Downtown Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Mall, the new location allowed for owners and their pets to access top veterinary care, right in their own neighborhood.  In 1973 the building was remodeled to its present dimensions, and in 1988 was purchased by Dr. David Burke, D.V.M. During the summer of 2014, the practice went under new ownership to Dr. Jane Alexander, V.M.D. and Dr. Jeffrey Krysinski, D.V.M., who after owning a practice in Detroit for 16 years, decided to trade their city life for Northern Michigan. Also on staff is Dr. Marianne Jossens, D.V.M. and a crew of dedicated technicians and receptionists.

Over the next year, we'll be undergoing plenty of renovations. Keep your eyes open for new paint, a new sign, new landscaping, and a complete makover on the inside fo the building. Please excuse the construction in the mean time.

Like a well oiled machine, we all have our individual roles. Please take a minute to get to know each of us via the tabs on the left, with hopes that your visit will go even smoother.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact us!