VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital

Dr. Houpt

VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital is honored to introduce Dr. Katherine Albro Houpt V.M.D Ph.D. DACVB. 

Dr. Houpt received her veterinary degree and also her PhD from the Unicersity of Pennsylvania.  She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.  Dr. Houpt specializes in the treatment of behavior problems of animals, primarily dogs, cats, and horses.  She directed the Animal Behavior Clinic and taught at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.  Dr. Houpt is the author of many papers and a widely used textbook, Domestic Animal Behavior.  She frequently lectures both nationally and inernationally.

Dr. Houpt is currently accepting new patients.  She is willing to perform consultationson location here at VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital or within the patient's home.

You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Houpt by contacting her at 989-448-8083 or  You may also visit her website at


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

If your pet requires emergency veterinary care please call our hospital immediately at 231-922-0500, if it is after hours you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for our hospital.