Northwoods Pet Care Center

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2188 Independence Dr
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Driving Directions

(989) 775-3900


  • Hours:
  • M-T-Th-Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun: 11:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Sun: 6:00PM - 6:30PM

Northwoods Pet Care Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Mt Pleasant, MI. The professional and courteous staff at Northwoods Pet Care Center 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. Northwoods Pet Care Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Mt Pleasant, MI and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Northwoods Pet Care Center can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Northwoods Pet Care Center Services

  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Vaccinations

Northwoods Pet Care Center Staff Profiles

Barney A.K.A. The Boss

Barney made Northwoods his home in December of 2012.  He is a well-educated cat with degrees from Feline Etiquette University as well as Crouching Cat/Hidden Catnip Ninja School.  At the clinic, he brings a lot of sass and he is present when every patient awakes from surgery.  Barney takes great pride in being there for the patients after surgery.  Currently Barney believes all the staff at the clinic are his pets as well as his catnip banana.  On his down time, Barney enjoys sleeping in the window seat, stealing unattended food, hanging up on clients who call the clinic as well as demanding well deserved attention.

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Years in Practice: 4

William M Kolesar, DVM

Dr. Kolesar graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  At the beginning of his career he worked in an all equine practice.  Later, he gained additional experience with large animals working in a mixed animal practice.  Throughout Dr. Kolesar’s career, he concentrated his practice caring for companion animals including dogs, cats, pocket pets and exotics.  In 1999, he opened Northwoods Pet Care Center with his wife Julie, a licensed Veterinary Technician.  Together, their goal was to build a high quality veterinary practice providing patients with compassionate, humane, quality medical care as well as providing clients with thorough knowledge to make the best decision for their pets’ health.  Knowledge that will assist with decisions regarding sick or injured pets and providing preventative health care to give pets a long and happy life.  When Dr. Kolesar is not at the clinic, he spends his time doing home improvements in their new home, woodworking and hunting.  He also enjoys entertaining his friends and family which include his not so furry children, Lindsay and Justin and his furry children, a yellow lab Spirit, a highly energetic black lab Kyna who you might have met at the clinic as well as his sassy cat Luna. 

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Years in Practice: 29

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1987

Julie, Business Manager/Groomer

In 1999, Julie along with her husband Dr. Kolesar opened the doors of Northwoods Pet Care Center.  She has earned a degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology at Michigan State University.  When opening the clinic, she shared the same vision as her husband to build a veterinary clinic that provides compassionate, high quality, medical care to their patients.  Julie wears many hats at the clinic.  She manages the office aspect of the clinic and assists with patients’ medical needs, but she is usually found in the grooming area of the clinic making our patients look beautiful.  Julie is one of the few groomers who is able to groom cats and she enjoys the artistic aspect of grooming all her patients.  When she is not knee deep in fur, Julie spends much of her time doing home improvements in their new home as well as being followed by her fur children; Spirit a yellow lab, Kyna a black lab and Luna a feline who believes she is a dog.  Just so her not so furry children do not feel left out, Julie is also very fond of spending time with them as well.  Finally, beware on April first.  April Fool’s Day is her favorite holiday and no one is safe!

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Years in Practice: 17