Ottawa Animal Hospital

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620 Butternut Dr.
Holland, MI 49424

Driving Directions

(616) 399-2540


  • Hours:
  • 2691 120th Avenue
  • Holland, MI 49424
  • Phone: (616) 396-7420
  • Fax: (616) 396-7464

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
From your first phone call we promise to exceed your expectations both in pet health care as well as client services. We pride ourselves on being an AAHA certified hospital and are confident that you will see what sets us apart from the others as soon as your visit. We look forward to being your pet's health care provider and friend for life.

Ottawa Animal Hospital Services

  • AAHA Accredited
  • Acupuncture
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Cat Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Holistic Care
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • 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
  • Surgery
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Ottawa Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Eric Heitman, DVM

Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Heitman has been the owner of Ottawa Animal Hospital since 1989. He graduated from Michigan State School of Veterinary Medicine. He is married with two beautiful daughters. His dogs Asa and Nelly are his canine companions, in addition to two miniature named Fudge and one standard size named Lena.
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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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Wendi Soper, DVM

Dr. Soper was born and raised in Wyoming, MI. She performed undergraduate studies in Animal Services, as well as her veterinary training as MSU and graduated in 2002. Immediately after graduation she moved to New Jersey to perform additional training at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. After completing an internship program, she moved back to MI and started working at OAH. She has quite a menagerie of animals including three dogs, three cats, one rabbit, one parrot, a few turtles and numerous aquariums.
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