VCA Portage Animal Hospital

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8037 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002

Driving Directions

(269) 327-3459


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:30AM-12:00PM
  • After Hours Emergency refer to Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital (269) 381-5228.

Portage Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility specializing in dogs, cats, and pocket pets. The professional and courteous staff at Portage Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for our highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Portage Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Portage, MI and surrounding areas.

Our complete care includes the following: Preventative Care; Internal Medicine; Vaccines; Surgery; Orthopedics; Cardiology; Radiology; In-House Pharmacy; Dentistry; Chemotherapy; Cardiology; Diagnostic Imaging; Ultrasound; In-House Lab; and Boarding.

Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Portage Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

VCA Portage Animal Hospital Services

  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

VCA Portage Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Andrew Helmholdt, DVM

Dr. Andrew W. Helmholdt became an owner of Portage Animal Hospital in August 2005.  He is a 1991 cum laude graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  His practice experiences have included Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo.  He has special interests in cardiology/thoracic disease and performs echocardiographs regularly. In addition, he has a special interest in orthopedics and soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and general/internal medicine.  His family includes his wife, Tonya, and daughters, Hannah and Olivia.  They share their home with five cats, Bella, Mimi, Chin Chin, Little Miss, and Hope and three dogs, Lucy, Ellie, and Little A.
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Kevin W.

Kevin became a member of the Portage Animal Hospital as a receptionist in May of 2011. As a recent graduate of Vicksburg High School he is the youngest member of the clinic. He is starting his freshman year at WMU this fall. He is unsure of his future career, but has strong interests in business, photography and art. He really enjoys working at the clinic, and has a keen interest in his clients, both two legged and four legged.
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Mike Lin, DVM

Dr. Mike Lin has been with Portage Animal Hospital since April 2011. He grew up in Portage and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University in 1989. He went to work for Merck & Co. for several years before he returned to MSU and earned his DVM from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. He has practiced small animal medicine in Oregon, Illinois, Arizona, and Michigan. His interests include general/internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology.

Dr. Lin's family includes his wife, Dr. Amy, and sons, Chris and Alex. They share their home with two Golden Retrievers, Tora and Molly, Chris's snake, Glacier, and Alex's three guinea pigs, Chella, Jennie, and Squeakquel.
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