Welcome to Bay Valley Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Bay City, Michigan
Call us at 989-686-0703

Pet Emergency? We try to accomadate as many emergencies as we can each day. But due to the overwhelming need we are currently only accepting established patients for emergency appointments. Please call ASAP as the Urgent Care spots fill up quickly each day. Best to call at 8 am when we turn on phones if needing an Urgent Care appointment.

Bay Valley Animal Hospital was founded in 1979 by Dr. Philip Engelhardt Sr. and has been providing veterinary care for the past 41 years for Bay City and the surrounding areas in MI. In 2018, Dr. Engelhardt Sr. decided to keep the practice in the family by selling to his son, Dr. Philip Engelhardt Jr. and daughter-in-law, Dr. Elizabeth Hogen. Since then, the practice has expanded to a five doctor practice. Dr. Philip Engelhardt Jr, Dr. Elizabeth Hogen, Dr. Philip Engelhardt Sr., Dr. Thomas Catlin, and Dr. Elizabeth Haiderer are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Bay Valley Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital for routine care, surgical procedures, dental care, and sick patient visits. Our doctors are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Bay City veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 989-686-0703 and we would be happy to help you. Our Bay City veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Bay City pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Bay Valley Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Philip Engelhardt Jr., Dr. Elizabeth Hogen, Dr. Philip Engelhardt Sr., Dr. Thomas Catlin, Dr. Elizabeth Haiderer

Bay City Veterinarians

Bay Valley Animal Hospital | 989-686-0703

6015 Westside Saginaw Road
Bay City, MI 48706

Covid-19 Update as of July 2021

As of June 1, 2021 masks will not be required when outside in the parking lot for curbside services. However, we will ask clients to put on a mask if coming in to the building until July 1, 2021.

This is giving our staff time to get fully vaccinated if they choose to do so and to follow the MIOSHA guidelines. July 1, 2021 mask will not be required outside or inside for all patrons and staff.

We will however still be asking clients to call when they arrive for appointments, and we will let them in the building when an exam room is available for their pet's appointment. Curbside will still be available for those who do not want to come in the building or if rooms are full, we can still do a curbside appointment to keep the flow going. Clients will be allowed in the building without calling if they are picking up medications or food. For the most part, we will go back to normal, we just want to limit the number of people in the waiting room to control the flow and still promote social distancing the best we can.

The doctors and staff appreciate all of our client's support and understanding over the last year as we had to develop a new way to continue to help our patients yet keep our clients and staff safe.

Request an Appointment. Please understand that we may not be able to check the on-line appointment reservations first thing each day, so it is best to call to schedule your pet's appointment if your pet needs to be seen immediately.

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  • "Staff are amazing my animals don't get super scared often end up over loving the nurses and doctors. Everyone is very friendly and puts my animals at ease and they are very reasonably priced and think of their clients pocket book when making suggestions."
    Amber G.
  • "Knowing you’re very busy and assessing my cat’s situation you did fantastic. Everything was explained, potential cost and time frame seeing my boy. The Dr. did a fantastic job explaining the situation and possible issues that need to be considered, along with options. The nurses were also very informative and pleasant to deal with as well as the front desk. Thank You all for understanding the importance of a pet owner and the respect was greatly appreciated."
    Martin C.
  • "The doctor took the time to answer all questions without feeling rushed. Thank you!"
    Sara B.
  • "The tech was very nice and helpful. Dr. Engelhardt spent a lot of time with my pets and explained everything very well. I was very pleased to see that my bill was very reasonable for the services. As a new client, I appreciate all of these things."
    Cindy L.
  • "[I appreciate] the excellent care Lucy received and always receives at Bay Valley Animal Hospital. Dr. Hogan spent time explaining to me the results of Lucy’s appointment and answering all my questions! I can’t say enough about Bay Valley Animal Hospital!"
    Debra L.
  • "I would like to thank Dr Englehardt and Staff at the Bay Valley Animal Hospital for helping my Cat Loki get better. They are a very friendly and caring staff. :)"
    Eric S.

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Returned to normal hours June 1, 2020


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