924 Hastings Street Traverse City, MI 49686 Phone (231) 941-7241
Oakwood Veterinary Hospital

About Oakwood

Oakwood Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1977. We are proud of the over 30 years of service we have provided the Traverse City area. Our highly trained staff of veterinarians and animal healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing you and your pets with the highest quality veterinary service in the area.

oakwood veterinary hospitalWe provide leading edge preventive medicine, routine dentistry, general surgery, and excellent diagnostic capabilities. We have an extensive in-house laboratory for fast and accurate test results. A well-stocked pharmacy gives our doctors a variety of treatment options for our sick patients. A new digital xray unit allows for better diagnostic images that can be processed and viewed in minutes. We are one of the few veterinary practices in Northern Michigan with this technology Another benefit of digital xrays is the ability to email them to specialists in seconds for rapid second opinions when necessary.. We do not offer boarding or grooming, preferring to focus on healthcare. We do have relationships with a variety of training and grooming facilities in the area and will be glad to make recommendations or provide referrals.

We provide referral services to local veterinary hospitals for complex orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures that a typical general practitioner may not be equipped for or experienced to perform. Dr. Henshaw has years of experience and extensive post-graduate training in advanced surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques. We offer these services on a referral-only basis and service all of Northern Michigan. If Oakwood is not your regular veterinary hospital, ask your veterinarian to provide a referral if your pet is in need of a complex surgical procedure or second opinion.

We are here to answer any questions about your pet’s health and well-being. We wish to provide you with the information to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s care, so that you become a partner with us in providing services that are tailored to you and your pet’s individual needs.


We LOVE Dr. Henshaw and his staff!

They are so friendly and helpful, and are excellent at remembering details about our crew. They were very accommodating when I wanted to bring all three in at once for their annual checkups - we were like a small circus in the exam room!

Dr. Henshaw's style is relaxed but very attentive and he's very honest about his thoughts. You can tell he's in this for the health and well being of your pet, NOT the cash.

Highly recommend Oakwood!

Liz K.
Traverse City, MI

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5 pm

8:00 am - Noon

After-hours Emergency Services available 24 hours 231-941-7241

Typical Dr. Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - Noon &
2:00 pm - 5 pm

8:00 am - Noon

Note: some variation due to season, holidays, etc.

924 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686
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Phone: (231) 941-7241
Fax: (231) 941-1958