The Animal Pain Center
… is a referral center within Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital, a veterinary clinic in Canton MI. We work with referring veterinarians to treat painful conditions in your pet. If we accept a referral from your veterinarian, please do not ask us to perform routine procedures including vaccinations, parasite control and testing, general health exams or any other procedure for which you were not referred to us. We work as a team with your veterinarian and we may from time to time ask you to return to their clinic for blood tests, x-rays or other procedures which they can easily perform.
If you do not have a referral, we will not turn you away. It is our purpose to relieve pain and suffering in all animals that come to us.
Dr. Mike Petty, D.V.M.
I have devoted my professional life to the care and well being of animals. Within this sphere of care, I have expanded my knowledge to encompass the most up-to-date and compassionate treatments available. These special skills include certification in pain management from several esteemed organizations:
Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner
Certified Medical Veterinary Acupuncture
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
In addition, I am the Past-President of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, I serve in an advisory capacity to several pharmaceutical companies on topics of pain management, I am the co-author of the AAHA/AAFP 2015 Pain Guidelines, and am the author of Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs, to be published in January 2016 by Countryman Press.
I live in the Canton area with my wife, two daughters who are attending college and a menagerie of pets. I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading and travel with my family.