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 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!


Dr. Wilson: American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Michiana Veterinary Medical Association, and American Association of Feline Practitioners.

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!