Meet Our Team
Our veterinarian and support staff in Canton share a deep respect for animals and the bonds they have with their owners. We believe that offering quality services and exceptional client and patient care should be the norm for every practice, because it's what every pet family deserves. In addition to thorough treatment, Dr. Petty is also a strong advocate for effective and personalized pain management in pets. Learn more about his commitment to pet pain management and compassionate treatment in the section below.
Dr. Mike Petty
Dr. Michael Petty, DVM, is the author of Dr. Petty's Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain (Countryman Press, February 2016). He is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain management expert and acupuncturist. As the owner of the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Pain Center in Canton, Michigan, he has devoted his professional life to the care and wellbeing of animals.
Dr. Petty is the past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the co-author of the AAHA/AAFP 2015 Pain Guidelines. A frequent speaker and consultant, he has published articles in veterinary journals and serves in an advisory capacity to several pharmaceutical companies on topics of pain management. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on pain management and rehabilitation topics.
Within this sphere of care, Dr. Petty has expanded his knowledge to encompass the most up-to-date and compassionate treatments available. These special skills include the following pain management certifications and distinctions:
- Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Certification (CCRT)
- Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture
- Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP)
- Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
Dr. Petty is a 1980 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He has been the owner of Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital since 1985. He lives in rural Michigan on a horse farm with his wife and two daughters, along with Alvin, a rescue cat, and Kiki, his Portuguese Water Dog.
Beth, Hospital Manager
Beth has been with Arbor Pointe in her capacity as office manager and receptionist since 1994. Prior to coming to Arbor Pointe she worked at a national testing lab that served both human and veterinary practices.
Janet has been in the veterinary industry in various capacities since 1998 and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to joining us at Arbor Pointe, she worked at a veterinary practice in Chicago.
Stacie got her technician degree at Wayne County Community College in 2011. She also underwent training to become a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to joining our team at Arbor Pointe, she worked at a large specialty practice.
Cleo, IT manager
Joined our team in 2016 from the Homeward Bound rescue group. She says she is certified in IT management but we are still waiting for her to produce the certificate. Her only demonstrable computer skill is clogging up the intakes with fur.
Dr. Petty and his Arbor Pointe staff are so very compassionate and extremely professional! I’ve taken my dogs and cats here for years. The clinic is pristinely clean! I very much appreciate their excellent communication and total up to date knowledge for the needs of my fur babies! Highly recommend!
Jake was never a “normal” dog. Everything seemed to hurt or scare him. When my vet suggested I see Dr. Petty, I immediately made an appointment. Despite the hour trip, we have been seeing him ever since. Jake is a much happier boy. Now that Dr. Petty has cared for him, he is living his best life.
When the emergency veterinarian said my cat was going to die, I went to Dr. Petty. After a series of treatments, my cat lived 9 more years. Ever since, I have brought all my pets to Arbor Pointe. Dr. Petty is kind, compassionate, wicked smart, willing to think outside the box, and just a darn good veterinarian.