About Us

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About Us 2017-09-16T11:47:59+00:00
Dowagiac veterinary technician cleaning a dog's teeth.

A doggy visitor has its teeth cleaned

Dowagiac Animal Hospital was founded in 1971 by Doctors Frank and David Butts and has stayed at the forefront of veterinary care ever since. Dr. Eugene Wilson became the owner in 2011 and is making every effort to uphold that tradition of excellence and progress.

Doctors Frank and David Butts are a remarkable pair and have served this community so well, for so long, and in so many ways. Their legacy will persist for years to come. Not only did they provide the absolute best medical care to our animal citizens, but they are also very active in the community.

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of medical care for your pet and, at the same time, keep it as affordable as possible; in other words we want to provide the best pet care value. On top of that, and perhaps even more important, we want to deliver that care with the utmost compassion and empathy.

We understand the stress, worry, and anxiety an ill pet causes a family. We work hard to inform, educate, and make you, the pet’s caretaker, part of the decision-making process.

We offer the Southwest Michigan community (and beyond) complete medical, surgical (including orthopedic and laser), and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic testing, including in-house lab, radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, and endoscopy. We are a one-stop center for your pet’s health care needs.

We also offer boarding to our regular clients with a clean, sanitary, climate-controlled kennel. We even have radiant heat in our runs, making winter stays far more comfortable!


Dowagiac Animal Hospital is a member of American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Wilson: American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Michiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Western Michigan Association of Small Animal Practitioners, and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.

Areas We Serve

We draw people not only from Dowagiac, but from a huge area of Michiana, including Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana: South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Niles, St. Joseph, Hartford, Paw Paw, Mattawan, Edwardsburg… we even have a good handful of people from Chicago!

Our Team

Dr. Eugene Wilson
Dr. Eugene WilsonVeterinarian, Owner
ReubenVeterinary Assistant
RachelVeterinary Assistant
MichelleVeterinary Tech
KristelVeterinary Assistant