At Compassionate Care Animal Hospital, your pets are our priority!


compassionate: adjective which means feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others; synonyms include understanding, caring, sensitive, warm, loving, considerate, kind, humane, big-hearted

Our passion for animals and their human families motivated us to open our doors on February 4, 2015, in order to bring outstanding veterinary care to every patient in a personal, compassionate setting. Our doctors are skilled in areas of veterinary care ranging from general practice medicine to emergency medicine. Our Fear Free certified staff fully embrace Fear Free methods to reduce stress for your pet during their visits. There is cumulative experience within our practice of well over 40 years in the veterinary profession and each of us bring a unique range of skills, interests, and knowledge to CCAH that enables us to provide your pets the highest level of care.

CCAH is an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited veterinary practice. Animal hospitals are not required to be accredited, but meeting these high standards for quality in every aspect of our medical care is of utmost importance to us at CCAH. AAHA evaluate us on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to attain this recognition and must undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations every three years to maintain our accredited status. We strive to deliver excellent care because your pets deserve nothing less.

The Fear Free mission is based on preventing and alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. Fear Free certification was founded by Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” and is intended to help veterinary professionals learn how to make a visit to the vet a positive experience for both pets and their owners. At CCAH, 100% of our staff are Fear Free certified, which means our veterinary care goes beyond tending to just your pet’s physical needs. We are able to address their emotional well-being through the use of Fear Free methods and “take the pet out of petrified.”


Spirit's legacy fund

Spirit’s Legacy Fund was created by Compassionate Care Animal Hospital to help families and their pets. Most of our doctors and staff at CCAH have been in the veterinary profession for 10+ years, including emergency medicine, and know first-hand the stress of caring for sick or injured animals. We have all helped families deal with the very difficult decisions of what medical treatments to pursue and how to manage the cost. We feel that no pet should suffer and no family should have to say goodbye to a beloved animal with a curable condition due to financial restrictions. The Spirit’s Legacy Fund was created to meet this need. It is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. The fund is managed by Dr. Forbes and 100% of the money donated is used for patients’ medical expenses. Click here to learn more.

We are more than grateful for the exceptional care the staff of Compassionate Care Animal Hospital gives to our beloved Max. Our concerns are never trivialized and Max is treated with dignity and such love that he loves being with you. He gets so jealous when you are attending to other patients! Thank you! If I could shout your praises from every rooftop I most certainly would; I’m terrified of heights! Bless you all.
— Besty M. of Ann Arbor