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Toys for Tots 2017

We collected a tremendous number of toys for Toys for Tots this holiday season. As a thank-you, clients received 5% off services at Haven Animal Hospital.

Check out Haven Animal Hospital's Mannequin Challenge!

Who do you think won this year's Halloween Costume Contest?

Puppy Kindergarten: Pawsitive Training by Dunewood
Hosted by Carol Bordua, CPDT-KA (certified professional dog trainer-knowledge assessed)

Is your puppy chewing on things it shouldn’t? Need help potty training or does your puppy leap to greet behaviors? Come join us for Puppy Kindergarten! Puppy Kindergarten is an important program for puppies ages 8 weeks to 5 months and their family!

What you’ll learn are positive methods to motivate your puppy and activities to build your puppy’s confidence; this done through effective communication and consistent and reasonable rules.

You will also be have the opportunity to “pass the puppy,” observe “puppy playtime,” and experience an obstacle course!

For more information or to enroll, please contact Carol Bordua, CPDT-KA at (616) 502-2199 or email at [email protected]


Our fall clean up was completed by our entire staff last weekend September 28th and 29th. It was an absolutely beautiful day to be outdoors helping the environment and bettering our community. We had a great time. Please remember not to litter, clean up trash when you can and help the world stay a prettier place whenever you can. Every good action makes a difference! Thank you.

The team of Haven Animal Hospital

Pets for Vets Dog Wash Fundraiser!
May 21st from 9am until 1pm

We are PROUD to take part in our community in any way the we can! This fundraiser was near and dear to our hearts... Pets for Vets is a organization that specifically selects shelter dogs facing euthanasia and train them to be emotionally support dogs for a veteran in need of a friend. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs using positive reinforcement and teach the dogs good manners to fit in a veterans life style. These dogs are healthy, up to date on all of their vaccines, micro-chipped and receive reduced cost veterinary services for the rest of their life. We believe in this program and are so proud to be a part of their success! Thank you to all who come out and enjoy the fun and helped raise money for such an amazing cause!

Girls Scouts Troup Tour!
May of 2016!

THESE are the girls of our future! We are so proud to have young, talented girls interested in getting their animal badge! This girl scout troop came in for some fun learning! We were able to show them the clinic cats, meet one of our employees bird, let them play with ferrets and we looked at a lot of xrays, surgical equipment, and other tumors/teeth/masses so they could see what it was all about! This was a rewarding experience for everyone! Glad to have them!

Grand Haven High School Boomerang Event

This event was a ton of fun! Nikkey and Whitney interacted with several senior classes in regards to their interest for future careers... We were able to show off a ton of our specimens gathered over the years at Haven Animal Hospital, discuss career paths and long term financial goals! It was SO much fun hearing all the different interests in there kids and being able to give them a glimpse of the work we do! Thanks for having us and we will see you next year!

January, 2015 - WGHN CAMEL RACES!

2014 Grand Haven Jingle Bell Parade

Haven Animal Hospital Crew - Merry Christmas!

To help celebrate, Dr. Bytwerk and some foreign exchange students from around the world came out to help spread holiday cheer and peace on Earth!

Amber with her two daughters, MacKenzie and Olivia helped pass out candy to the children at the parade! Thanks for joining in on the fun!

We had a great time

Celebrating 20 Years of Business!

Thank you to all those who joined us at our Open House June of 2013!

Here are a few photos of our fun event, our guests and staff!

Pound Buddies Rescue brought only a few of their adorable pups that are in need of a good home. If you are interested in adopting or fostering please go to for more information.

Meet Pepper Joy and her loving mom. They had quite a good time!

Dr. Bytwerk snapped a fun photo with her daughter, Emma, as we prepared for our guests and visitors!

Sam, Karly and more of the gang taking a break and enjoying some good food. Many thanks to Tim for the wonderful meal. Cooked to perfection!

Thank you again to all our wonderful and loyal clients and their beloved pets who joined us in celebrating Haven Animal's 20th Anniversary. Can't wait for our next Open House event in 2014! Please plan on joining us.

We Did It!

We raised $1,200 to assist this great event and cause for our local shelters!

Join Haven Animal Hospital March 24th

Humane Society of West Michigan is excited to present the 2nd annual fund raising party, Paws, Claws & Corks!

Grand Haven 2012 Christmas Parade - helping bring in the season!

Even though we didn't have any snow, even rained some, we all still had a festive time. The city turned out well for this event.

Dr. Bytwerk and some of us preparing the float.

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Guido, Dr. Bywerk's miniature donkey is settling in the ride.

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Olivia, Tammi's daughter was a fantastic little elf. She was an expert at handing out candy too! Her helper Maxx was was more interested in other things. Emma's getting saddled up. Amazon, her Arabian, was a great sport and he sure had a lot of spunk for 32 years old!

Please join us next year! We'll hope for a white snowy parade in 2013.

New to Haven Animal Hospital? Email completed Welcome and Vaccination History forms to [email protected] prior to your first appointment and receive $5 off!

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