We treat your pets like family.

We understand how important your pets are to your family. Dogs and cats are essential family members who offer a reason to get moving, a joyful welcome after we’ve been away, companionship when the house is empty, and undeniable love at all times. Because of all that our pets bring to our lives, we strive to ensure that they are happy and healthy. In this, pet owners and the staff at West Shore Veterinary Clinic share the same goal.

Low stress pet care

Pets are often anxious when coming to the vet. Previous visits have shown them that the clinic is a scary – sometimes painful – place to visit. At West Shore Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to reducing the stress pets feel at the clinic.

Exam-room Checkout

Reception areas can be the busiest and least private area of an animal clinic. Therefore, we offer in-exam-room-checkout. Pay your bill, discuss follow-up care, and schedule your next appointment in the privacy of the exam room.

Exceptional Medicine.

Exceptional Service.

What people are saying about us

  • Dr. Heckler is a knowledgeable and compassionate vet! We have taken our cats and dogs to her for many years. She developed treatment plans for several of our pets which had chronic conditions and helped them to live long and healthy lives. You couldn't ask for more! She has also been there at the end when it was time to say good-bye. Look forward to seeing her in her own clinic!

    L.D., Spring Lake, MI
  • I brought my cat and dog here for their yearly check-ups and shots and I'm VERY impressed! The place is spotless, has large front windows that give it a very open feeling, and they even have separate waiting areas for cats and dogs. Everyone was patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My considerably shy dog even ate out of one of their hands, which is unheard of for him! I'm so excited we found a vet we can trust. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    A.N. Jenison, MI

Why choose West Shore Veterinary Clinic?

Good Medicine

We practice medicine using state-of-the-art equipment. Our doctor and staff members constantly look for new products, techniques, and training that can help us offer better results for the people and pets we serve.

Privately Owned

Private ownership means we don’t have a corporate office telling us which tests we have to run or which products we have to sell. We think this human-to-human and caregiver-to-pet interaction best serves the interests of our clients and their pets.

Compassionate, Professional Staff

We didn’t have to train our team members to be compassionate and empathetic. They already had those characteristics when we hired them. Our team combines that empathy with their professional skill set and an owner/pet-centric focus that delivers the most effective care possible.

Above and Beyond the Call

Exceptional medicine. Exceptional service.