Ottawa Animal Hospital

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620 Butternut Dr.
Holland, MI 49424

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(616) 399-2540


  • Hours:
  • West: 620 Butternut Dr
  • Holland
  • MI 49424
  • Phone: (616) 399-2540
  • Fax: (616) 796-0244

Ottawa Animal Hospital is a full-service, AAHA accredited veterinary medical facility, located in Holland, MI. The professional and courteous staff at Ottawa Animal Hospital 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. Ottawa Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Holland, MI and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Ottawa Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission      

To provide comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care, while providing employees with desirable, fulfilling and rewarding employment.

Ottawa Animal Hospital Services

  • AAHA Accredited
  • Acupuncture
  • AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Training
  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Cat Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Digital Dental Radiographs
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Holistic Care
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Pet Specials
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Ottawa Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Wendy Swift, DVM

Dr. Swift graduated in 1996 from Michigan State University with a degree in Animal Behavior and Neurobiology and again in May of 2000 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She started working at Ottawa Animal Hospital shortly after graduation. She enjoys internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, exotic animal medicine with an emphasis on small mammals, animal behavior including aggression, multi-animal family interaction, noise phobias, and inappropriate behaviors (inappropriate elimination issues, barking, digging, etc), purebred cat/dog predispositions, and sporting dog medicine/kinesiology.

From July 2003 to July 2011, Dr. Swift worked for the Humane Society of West Michigan giving homeless animals a voice focusing on shelter medicine, veterinary forensics, animal welfare advocacy programs, and shelter management. With a true passion for the pets and people at Ottawa Animal Hospital, she returned to continue practicing veterinary medicine in Holland. Dr. Swift is a Reiki Master Healer and can offer pets a balance between traditional and holistic medicine. Holistic options include nutritional consultation and dietary supplementation, massage therapy, crystal healing, aromatherapy, and Reiki healing treatments. Dr. Swift is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator who loves incorporating positive pet and family interactions to strengthen the human animal bond. She loves to spend time with her husband, son, and furry family members including guinea pigs and labrador retrievers.
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Eric Heitman, DVM

Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Heitman has been the owner of Ottawa Animal Hospital since 1989. He graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is married to wife Michelle and they have two beautiful daughters: Kristen and Kylie. His German Wirehaired Pointer, Nelly, is his canine companion, in addition to two horses, one goat, and a few chickens.
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