Welcome To
Long Lake Animal Hospital

When Only The Best Will Do

In everything we do, we believe in setting new standards. We believe in reimagining the future of veterinary medicine. We believe in providing your pet with the best care, every time. Welcome to the veterinary partner you have always deserved.

We exist because we believe that your pet is family. And when it comes to family, only the best will do. When we care for your pet, we are driven by a simple questions… how can we provide world-class care? This spirit has created a legacy of pioneering patient care. From being the first in the area to incorporate cutting edge diagnostics, a rehabilitation center, stem cell therapy, and more… here, we set a new bar. Because love should never settle for anything less.

We are here to service the cities of Traverse City, MI, Lake Ann, MI, Interlochen, MI, Maple City, MI, Cedar, MI, Empire, MI, Grawn, MI, Kingsley, MI, Beulah, MI, Suttons Bay, MI and more!

The Best Experience Imaginable

This is more than an animal hospital. It is a sanctuary for pet owners. Here, we care for you like family. We take the time to get to know you. To understand you. To care for you, every time, with dignity and respect. We treat your needs like our needs. Your problems are our problems. And your family like our family. This is a deeper kind of care. Because we aren’t just in the medicine business. We’re in the business of making a difference in your life.

The Best Team Possible

World-class care is an audacious standard. It takes a special kind of team. One that doesn’t just try to be good at their professions… but to be truly great. To set new standards for what it means to be a veterinarian, a technician, a customer service representative. Because to us, providing the best possible care for you and your pet is not just a job. It is our calling in life. And we’ll care for you both like our own.

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ I always feel the doctors and staff love my dogs as much as I do. Additionally, I must complement them for their customer service. I recently had a billing issue. I was pleased - Rebecca resolved it immediately.Becky B.Becky B. ★★★★★ This is an excellent place to take your pet for medical care. They are friendly and knowledgeable and seem to really care about their work. They took their time listening to my concerns and made me feel like my dog and cat are in great hands. Definitely recommended.Allison S.Allison S. ★★★★★ Kind and caring providers of veterinary care. I highly recommend Long Lake Animal Hospital. They are equally kind to pet owners.Barbara S.Barbara S. ★★★★★ Dr. Raddatz, Dr. LaCrosse, Rebecca, Lisa, Erin, and ALL the team of doctors and staff at Long Lake Animal Hospital have taken such good care of our cat family for 15 years. We're so grateful for their good work and compassion!David M.David M. ★★★★★ Great staff very caring. Always think of the patient first. Treat pet parents great as well.🙂Chuck E.Chuck E. ★★★★★ They've been caring for our pets for over 20 years. Always caring and compassionate. Dr. Raddatz is the best. She takes the time to explain things and answer any questions you have. The whole staff is exceptional.KLG Adventures Pure Michigan E.KLG Adventures Pure Michigan E. ★★★★★ Excellent care very competent and caring.Would recommend.Jordan W.Jordan W. ★★★★★ We recently transferred the care of our Havanese boy to the Doc’s at Long Lake Animal Hospital in Traverse City. We are thankful for the staff, for their compassion and for their expertise. The technicians are very helpful and knowledgeable. It’s a great place!C S.C S. ★★★★★ The Dr's and staff are very knowledgeable, so nice and professional. We had to put our dog down due to cancer and I'm so glad to have been able to do it at Long Lake. It was fast and very peaceful.Amber B.Amber B. ★★★★★ Fantastic staff. Chelsea is comfortable with all the staff. So grateful for you.Cindy T.Cindy T. ★★★★★ My 16 year old dog unfortunately has reached the time for him to be put down. Everyone I interacted with at Long Lake Animal Hospital was very kind. Caring , compassionate and helped me make the best decision for my dog.Linda R.Linda R. ★★★★★ Staff is fantastic. Our elderly dog had a very challenging condition and the staff was ALWAYS there to help.Sandra B.Sandra B. ★★★★★ The staff is sensitive and truly dedicated to our pets' health!Bob GBob G ★★★★★ Very caring staff.The physical therapist Paula is awesome.Very caring and compassionate about the animals and her work 💓Angel S.Angel S. ★★★★★ We rescued a beautiful German Shepherd from Kentucky. He had issues so we took him to a vet in Cadillac. After three months of treating him Cadillac couldn’t identify his ailment. We took him to see Dr. Lisa LaCross. She examined him, identified what the issue was and began treatment that very day. Love that vet!Judy C.Judy C. ★★★★★ The Doctors and staff at Long Lake Animal Hospital are the best. I so appreciate the mixture of compassion and expertise that has been my experience with them. I have a 15-year old Sheltie and they have been wonderful helping me walk the thin line between expectations, comfort and quality of life in an aging pet. I am so grateful for this wonderful team.Vicky Z.Vicky Z. ★★★★★ The doctors and entire staff are kind, patient and thorough. We are new permanent residents, and are lucky to have found such excellent veterinary care.Bonnie R.Bonnie R. ★★★★★ I wouldn’t go anywhere else with my dog. I am an hour away but it’s worth it. They are so caring and also professional at the same time.Haley S.Haley S. ★★★★★ Can’t say enough great things about this vet’s office! We are consistently treated with kindness and they are almost always able to get our pup in within a few days. They have done a wonderful job with every service we’ve seen them for, and are accommodating to our needs. We’re so grateful we made the switch, and our pup is too! Highly recommend long lake animal hospital!Anna K O.Anna K O. ★★★★★ We have lived in the Long Lake area and owned dogs for the past 22 years, We have always taken our dogs to LLAH and have seen it grow from a one vet clinic to a thriving animal and rehab hospital. Our dogs have always been well taken care of at their clinic. Last year our dog was in an emergency situation after a car accident and we rushed him over. We called along the way there and we were met at the door. After a quick check over, our dog was rushed into surgery to prevent him from bleeding out from a ruptured spleen. He also had a dislocated hip and cracked pelvis. He was hospitalized for a week. During this time he received excellent care and became attached to all the staff and especially Dr. LaCrosse. Dr. LaCrosse stayed with him until 10 pm after his surgery to make sure that he was stabilized. If they had not been there for us our dog would have died. We shall always appreciate their love and care for him. It took him almost 3 months to learn to walk again and get his energy back but he is now living a healthy and happy life. We will be forever grateful to the staff and doctors at Long Lake Animal Hospital.Ernest A.Ernest A. ★★★★★ They have taken great care of our cats for the past 7+ years! We really appreciate the supplemental treatments that they offer, like chiropractic, for our elderly kitty. They’re always quick to get us on the schedule whenever something comes up. The doctors and staff truly care about the well-being of our cats.Sara F.Sara F. ★★★★★ Our dog Copper loves the friendly staff! They helped him avoid surgery on torn ACLs with laser treatments. Dr. LaCross is the best!ShanelieShanelie ★★★★★ They are friendly and give quality care. They are very caring.Jacqueline H.Jacqueline H. ★★★★★ I’ve used this business for 15 years now - ever since the docs performed emergency bloat surgery on my first standard poodle, Cassie, saving her life. (Most dogs do not survive bloat). I consider the entire staff my friends and trust them implicitly with my current two standard poodles, Annie Oakley & Lucille Ball. I recommend this place to all pet owners I meet. Their Covid system of care worked very well over this past year and a half too. These are some awesome people!Trudy W.Trudy W. ★★★★★ We have been going to a different local vet for years. After our dog, Fran, needed surgery to remove a growth on her head we decided it was time to switch. Our previous vet quoted more than double what LLAH charged us to perform the surgery and clean her teeth. She is healing up well after 2.5 weeks. Would recommend for value.Nick O.Nick O. ★★★★★ If your pet needs physical therapy or veterinary care, I enthusiastically recommend Long Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. LaCrosse and Erin are THE BEST!!! They are doing a wonderful job with our dog, and he loves it there! They also have boarding, and clients come from far and wide to give their pets the outstanding care Long Lake provides.Michelle D.Michelle D. ★★★★★ They take excellent care of my kitties. Everyone there is friendly and conscientious. They all seem to love animals, so I know that my boys will not only get good health care but they will be treated with loving kindness.Lin S.Lin S. ★★★★★ First visit and the time and attention was fantastic. Thank youHettie S.Hettie S. ★★★★★ A wonderful place when our dog needs help. A very talented and friendly care team.Joe H.Joe H. ★★★★★ I will say this about Long Lake animal hospital I would drive 200 miles to take my dog to this place they are the only vet that I would have touch my dog they're very very special people and very caring and that means a lot to meScott S.Scott S. ★★★★★ These ladies are awesome! Highly recommendCarrie T.Carrie T. ★★★★★ They are so sweet there! And take great care of all my pups and work well with me having 3 dogs.Mika H.Mika H. ★★★★★ The Vet Techs come right out to the car and greet our pets, then take them in for whatever is needed. They are very prompt on their appointment times. Found an issue with one of our dogs that others missed. Overall very happy with the service and care they provide.Bradley P.Bradley P. ★★★★★ Dr LaCross was so kind and caring. They were terrific!Tammy B.Tammy B. ★★★★★ When I had my Abhegayle she always enjoyed visiting Dr Lisa. Abhe knew there were treats. The yellow Lab that gave me 13 years of unconditional LOVE.Elmer B.Elmer B. ★★★★★ Always Great Service!!Debbie W.Debbie W. ★★★★★ The entire staff at Long Lake Animal Hospital have continuously exceeded all our pet care expectations. Their collective expertise, professionalism and concern for our "little family members" is well deserving of our trust in caring for our pets. All of "us" are treated like family with loving care.James M.James M. ★★★★★ The staff and doctors at Long Lake are the BEST! I've had nothing but kindness, professionalism and caring practices here. We've gone the gambit from having an older dog, cats and a new puppy as patients at the Hospital. Even with all the protocol surrounding Covid they are smiling under their masks!Kimberly G.Kimberly G. ★★★★★ All the staff was very accommodating to my pet during his dental cleaning visit. They let me work with them so my pet was very comfortable during his first time cleaning. The after care instructions was very clear and they answered all my questions.Lisa C.Lisa C. ★★★★★ I've been going here for many years and I've always found everyone to be very kind, and passionate about my pets. They always make sure to get me a appointment as quickly as possible and even if booked will let me do a drop off appointment if my pet needs to be seen right away. Open to listening to my ideas and suggestions regarding my pets care which I find very important. Highly recommend if you want to have confidence in the veterinarian you are taking your pets to.Carol H.Carol H. ★★★★★ Have been a customer for 20+ years. Excellence in pet care is their true voice. They have served our needs very well..Mike Willsey (.Mike Willsey (. ★★★★★ We consider ourselves truly fortunate to have found Long Lake Hospital. They have shown us and most importantly, our dogs the care and compassion that is needed.steve F.steve F. ★★★★★ Kind, compassionate professional care.Jenifer M.Jenifer M. ★★★★★ This was the best veterinary team we've ever worked with. After a couple of months of sickness, they helped us give our 15 year old beloved cat, Ozzie, a wonderful send off into the great beyond. They spent a lot of time assuring us that they felt our pain but that it truly was the humane thing to do. Many thanks to all who expressed their condolences and guided us through this.Terry G.Terry G. ★★★★★ I researched veterinarian's before moving to the area. I knew when I found LLAH, they were perfect for us. We take in difficult rescue dogs, and they require patience and a lot of understanding. The staff has been incredible for us, and I know our latest dog isn't easy, but they never make us feel like she's a pain. I deeply appreciate the care and professionalism we receive, they make us feel welcome and I know I can trust them.Tracy B.Tracy B. ★★★★★ We chose Long Lake Animal Hospital for our pets care and have been happy with every aspect of their service. The doctors & staff are knowledgeable, professional, kind and helpful. I feel as if they care for our pup as their own.We would highly recommend them and look forward to a continued relationship.Rebecca A.Rebecca A. ★★★★★ Our pets have been patients at Long Lake Animal Hospital for many years. We have appreciated the professional, loving care by all of the staff. Our pets have always been able to be seen and treated, even on short notice. We are grateful to have such a quality facility with such skillful clinicians in our community.Jill M.Jill M. ★★★★★ They took good care of CottonRobert G.Robert G. ★★★★★ The staff at Long Lake Animal Hospital is always friendly and respectful. They are very kind to my pets!Dolores B.Dolores B. ★★★★★ Love love LOVE Long Lake Animal Hospital! They are so kind, caring, professional and thorough. They took such amazing care of our cat and we are so very grateful!Beth C.Beth C. ★★★★★ Rosemary Layosa-McGarry, they're the best! I've taken my pets there for over 20 years and feel blessed we have these great doctors.Rosemary L.Rosemary L. ★★★★★ Our boy Jax had the worst start as a puppy and spent almost a month a MSU after our 1st vet told us to put him down.. After his stay at MSU he required after care, so we returned to the first vet for that care the 1st vet had the attitude of writing him off for dead yet again, so we sought out another vet that would care. We found Long Lake Animal hospital and got just that! Dr Lisa is amazing and although we knew Jax was not going to live a full long life with his condition, he was in fact still alive and she treated him as such and not like a waste of her time. Jax lived a year and a half as a very happy and special boy. His condition caught up with him and he passed a few days ago but the staff at Long Lake never gave up on him and never treated him as if he was a lost cause. We are forever grateful for the care he received and the special attention he received from the girls that work up front 🙂 Jax always loved to see them.shelly D.shelly D. ★★★★★ Thank you to Dr Lisa LaCross and my daughter Erin for taking care of my Reba and Cora. They are my family. Dr Lisa is a wonderful and caring Doctor. Erin does a fabulous job working in rehab. It’s her calling. I worked as a receptionist many years ago. I miss the clients and there furry family. Great job to everyone at Long Lake Animal Hospital. 🐾🐾🐾Diane C.Diane C. ★★★★★ This place has been fantastic! Our pit bull had TPLO surgery on her right rear leg and we had an initial consult with them and then did a 5 week visit that had our dog bouncing back really fast from her surgery. A typical drop off is pulling up and texting the number in the parking (they are Covid-friendly with curbside drop off) and someone comes out to pick up your animal. Pick up is usually around 2 or 3 depending. At the end of the five weeks they did give us two recommendations going forward four different treatment options to help continue to grow the strength of her leg. Overall this place was fantastic and we will be going there again when we have the dogs second surgery on her left leg.Dylan C.Dylan C. ★★★★★ On time, friendly, professional and clean.We love our new Veterinarian❣️🐾Genell S.Genell S. ★★★★★ We have brought all our critter kids to Dr. Lisa LaCross at Long Lake Animal Hospital for 9 years since moving to this area. We trust Dr. Lisa to care for our pets and will always recommend Long Lake Animal Hospital to everyone.Lindy B.Lindy B. ★★★★★ Great people who care.Thanks for all your help.Richard S.Richard S. ★★★★★ We were up on vacation and had a concern with our 11yo Lab. They got us in the next day, were very nice, and didn't try to sell us a bunch of unnecessary treatments. They addressed the concerns professionally and really eased our minds from worrying. The price was very fair too. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.Robert P.Robert P. ★★★★★ I've been impressed by Long Lake Animal Hospital for more than a decade. They always do their best to ensure that my pets are healthy and thriving. Long Lake Animal Hospital is a professional operation yet you feel like family when you stop by. They communicate incredibly well and always follow through when you need them.Tom K.Tom K. ★★★★★ Long lake Animal hospital is always very thorough & caring about the animals.Dr. Lisa LaCross is the best vet that I've ever had for my pets, always willing to answer all of my questions and concerns.You can tell the staff there truly loves the animals & their job!I very highly recommend LLAH to anyone who has pets & are looking for the best care for themRick N.Rick N. ★★★★★ They do a super job taking care of my dog. Have a great staff who knows how to take care of what my dogs needs are. I could not ask for a better veterinary clinic. Well respected and knowledgeable.Thomas K.Thomas K. ★★★★★ Love these guys! They’re easy to work with, are timely for appointments, and truly care about my pets. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a great vet!Kelsea H.Kelsea H.js_loader


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Our Services

We are a full service hospital check the link to see the list of services we provide. Dr. LaCross and Dr. Hickman will provide the care you are looking for and as a team make sure the attention you have been seeking is met.

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I always have had the best service. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and answer my questions. The staff was there for me when my previous dog was sick and dying. And now they are there for my new puppy.


The staff treat you and your pet like family. Staff really friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Long Lake Animal Hospital to anybody that has a pet.


I visited during lunch hour and the office was quite busy. Erin was very professional on how she accommodated everybody’s needs and kept the office running smoothly at the same time.


We were in and out before the schedule appointment time. The staff had my dog’s medications all ready to go before we got there. Everyone was very friendly.


Being a pet owner can be hard, your pet can’t tell you if something is wrong and you want to be sure you are doing the best to take care of them. The veterinarian at Long Lake Animal Hospital was patient and listened to all my concerns!


We have been with you for many years. You have taken care of three of our dogs: Coors, BBking and Bailey. Cleatis since he was a puppy. Cleatis is 11 years old with a lot of health problems. You are always there whenever a problem a raises. Thank you.