VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital

Phone: 231-922-0500
Fax: 231-922-0161
10387 Cherry Bend Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business Hours
Sun Closed
44.794390<--lat long-->-85.645980

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital is a full-service, AAHA-accredited, veterinary medical and surgical hospital, located in Traverse City, Michigan. The professional and courteous staff at Cherry Bend Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Cherry Bend Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to all of northern Michigan! We also offer a full-service doggy daycare as well as dog training and behavioral services. Please take a moment to contact us today and learn more about our veterinary practice and how Cherry Bend Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your pet.

Mission Statement

The staff of VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital is dedicated to the celebration of the animal-human bond through the pursuit of excellence

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

Our staff at VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated team members who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, we recognize that each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we have well educated, compassionate, and dedicated team. Our team consists of people trained in various areas such as behavior, ultrasonography, nutrition, dentistry and grief.

We strive to be the best that we can be and provide the best quality care possible.

Dr. John Sheard
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. John Sheard graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and joined VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital in 2010. 

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Dr. Katherine Houpt
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Katherine Albro Houpt received her veterinary degree and also her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania of Veterinary Behaviorists.  Dr.

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Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
231-922-0500 or request an appointment.