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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

Optimal Veterinary Care From the Dog Doctor

From puppy’s first visit to treating geriatric problems, John B. Smith, DVM, owner of The Dog Doctor, is there with a functional perspective on health and diet. Petcare Animal Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of outside laboratories. Smith says, “At Petcare, we offer not only sound advice based on our years of experience, but optimal veterinary care, allowing you the enjoyment of your pet for a maximum number of years.”

        Smith understands that disease is an opportunity for change and improvement, rather than an enemy that must be fought. He views the body as the dynamic interaction of matter and energy, in accordance with traditional medical systems and recommends nutritious, organic food based on his own knowledge of nutrition; including being a vegan for 25 years.

        Smith says, “Good health is not merely the absence of disease; implicit in good health is functioning at one’s optimum capacity. Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of good health; there is no one-size-fits-all pet diet. I will keep your pet healthier and you more informed about how to care for it naturally and organically.”


The Dog Doctor is located at 1954 S. Industrial, in Ann Arbor. For more info, call 734-213-7447 or visit