Ann Arbor Animal Hospital
Is this your veterinarian?
2150 W. Liberty Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
- Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is a full-service, 24 hour facility that strives to provide the very best veterinary care to our patients. Our highly trained staff of professionals and state-of-the-art equipment are just part of the story. Every dedicated member of the team will treat you and your pets with courtesy, compassion, and respect, while offering quality care and customer service. Our practice provides a diverse group of services to promote overall patient health, including preventive health plans that save you money while providing the preventive care your pet needs. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help improve the health of your pet.
Ann Arbor Animal Hospital Services
- 24-Hour Animal Hospital
- Behavioral Medicine
- Blood Transfusions
- Dental Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- Laser Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Preventive Health Plans
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Rabbits and Small Mammals
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Regenerative Medicine
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Ann Arbor Animal Hospital Staff Profiles
Jess Franklin, DVMPrimary Care Team Leader
Dr. Franklin graduated with her DVM from Cornell University in 1978. She then completed an internship in food animal medicine at MSU and in 2000 started acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Franklin started at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital in 1986 and feels her strength is in managing complex or complicated medical problems. She says, “At Ann Arbor Animal Hospital we put the patient and family first. Vaccine and preventative protocols are tailored to the individual.”
She was focused on becoming a veterinarian from an early age. When speaking of her inspiration she says, “As one of the lucky few who guessed right the first time, I did not ever consider another career choice… I knew I would be a veterinarian at age 14.”
Dr. Franklin has three daughters who have now “moved out into the world.” Her current household includes her partner Karl, her mother Lois, a Belgian Tervuren named Maddie, and several goldfish. Her advice for pet owners is to remind us, “Cats live 15-20 years, and most dogs live 8-13 years. This means we are facing age-related health issues and life quality issues every day. I have a golden rule for cats…each cat has the right to accept or refuse therapy. The cat should get to decide. It’s a balance between treating the physical ailment and allowing the cat to enjoy her life.” Show More
Taryn Clark, DVMPrimary Care
Dr. Clark graduated from MSU with her DVM in 2000. She has been working at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital since graduation and has interest in general practice, chronic disease, pain management, immune-mediated diseases and cancer. In 2006 Dr. Clark completed a 130 hour acupuncture course in small animal and horses from the Chi Institute in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Florida. In January of 2014 she completed a 226 hour chiropractic veterinary program in small animal and equines and earned a certificate in Spinal Manipulative Therapy from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin. She hopes that she can improve quality of life for many patients integrating traditional western medicine with her further education in chiropractic and acupuncture offering multiple modalities for pain management and overall wellness.
Dr. Clark’s household includes her husband Jeremy; two children, Connor and Teagan; two dogs, Dublin and Delaney; and two cats, Leia and Carrot; a horse, Karim and ten chickens. She enjoys traveling, boating and swimming and most of all spending quality time with her family. Show More
Amanda Critchfield, DVMPrimary Care
Dr. Critchfield graduated with her DVM from MSU in 2003 and has been working here at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital since the fall of 2012. She practices general medicine and has developed a particular interest in geriatric medicine.
She has had a long time interest in medicine and over time has developed an appreciation for how important animals are to us. She wanted a career that would further support the human-animal bond.
Dr. Critchfield lives in the Chelsea area with her husband and two sons. Their household is complete with their cat, George and two dogs, Zeke and Bowie.
Dr. Critchfield appreciates the compassion the AAAH staff has for animals and their owners. The teamwork, respect, and support the staff have for one another makes working at AAAH a great experience. She encourages pet owners to “remember that we are a team. We value your perspective and opinion about the health of your pet as we diagnose and develop our treatments.” Show More