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Welcome to Ottawa Animal Hospital!

Ottawa Animal Hospital is a full-service, AAHA accredited and Fear Free certified veterinary medical facility, located in Holland, MI.  We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve. With our five skilled doctors on staff, we have over 100 years of veterinary experience to utilize for our patients. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Ottawa Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

If you have any questions, call (616) 399-2540 / (616) 396-7420 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. 

At Ottawa Animal Hospital, you will find a warm heart for a cold nose. It is our mission to provide comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care. Our motto is to treat every client as though they were family and every pet as if they were our own.


We have two convenient locations to serve you:

West                                                                                    East

620 Butternut Dr.                                                        2691 N. 120th Ave

Holland, MI 49424                                                       Holland, MI 49424

(616) 399-2540                                                             (616) 396-7420

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Eric Heitman, DVM
    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Heitman has been the owner of Ottawa Animal Hospital since 1989. He graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Diane Bergstrom, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Diane Bergstrom graduated from Michigan State University's Veterinary School in 1989.

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  • Wendy Swift, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Swift graduated in 1996 from Michigan State University with a degree in Animal Behavior and Neurobiology and again in May of 2000 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Susan Turner, VMD
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Susan Turner graduated veterinary school in 2009 from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Sarah Zimmerman, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Zimmerman graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

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  • Anneliese Kittrell
    Practice Manager

    Anneliese established her career in veterinary medicine in 2005 and she began managing veterinary clinics in 2014.

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  • Robin Aalderink
    Veterinary Technician Supervisor

    Robin is a graduate of GVSU with a degree in Bio-medical Sciences.

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  • John Bauman
    Veterinary Technician

    John joined our team as a kennel assistant in 2001 and has progressed to be a veterinary technician.

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  • Emily Groen, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Emily has been a LVT at Ottawa Animal Hospital for 11 years.

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  • Allison Hoving, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Allison has always had a passion for animals. She grew up on a dairy goat farm where they also raised and showed chickens, llamas and rabbits.

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  • Sara Meyer, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sara has worked at Ottawa Animal Hospital since August of 2012.

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  • Julie Kalman, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Julie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Michigan State University.

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  • Brianna Slagh
    Veterinary Technician

    Brianna started working with the Ottawa Animal Hospital family in October of 2013.

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  • Amanda Rosenhauer
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda was born and raised in Boston, MA where she worked for a small animal veterinary clinic.

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  • Amanda Paepke-Vanopynen
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda began working in the veterinary field in 2015, and has worked in both general practice and emergency medicine.

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  • Chloe Maggini
    Veterinary Assistant

    Chloe first joined our team in March 2017 as a kennel technician.

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  • Darlene Belanger
    Veterinary Technician

    Dar was added to our team in October of 2018.

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  • Kylie Whitsell
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kylie recently joined our team in November of 2018.

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  • Maggie Fogerty
    Client Service Supervisor

    Maggie has worked in the veterinary industry for 20 years.

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  • Jami Cliffman
    Client Service Specialist

    Jami has been in the veterinary field since 2000. She has worked as both a vet assistant and in client service.

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  • Alyssa Israels
    Client Service Specialist

    Alyssa started at Ottawa Animal Hospital as a kennel technician and is now a client service specialist.

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  • Tanja Degraaf
    Client Service Specialist

    Tanja has been in the veterinary field for almost 7 years. 

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  • Mackenzie Craymer
    Client Service Specialist

    Mackenzie became a part of the Ottawa Animal Hospital family in June of 2017 and has since enjoyed the many aspects of her job including meeting clients, working with animals, and spending time with the amazing staff.

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  • Holly Hays
    Client Service Specialist

    Holly joined the Ottawa Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2018.

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  • Jennifer Marlink
    Client Service Specialist

    Jennifer started with the OAH team in October 2018.

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  • Samantha Brown
    Medical Records

    Samantha has been in the veterinary field since 2010. 

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  • Belinda Fitz
    Medical Records

    Belinda has been at Ottawa Animal Hospital since 2008 as a client service specialist, but has recently moved to the back to help with medical records.

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  • Stephanie Boeve
    Kennel Technician

    Stephanie was born and raised in the Holland/Zeeland area.

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  • Khaitlin Knoll
    Kennel Technician

    Khaitlin started as a kennel assistant in August of 2018.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "This place is awesome! I have been to over 6 vets within the last few years and I keep coming back here, despite me having to drive an hour to get to this office. I love how they call to check up on your pet when they are sick or had an issue. In fact, my boyfriend just brought his puppy here because of the good service he saw that I received with my two dogs. I will always highly recommend OAH!"
    Michelle Lynn
  • "We've gone through many vets. We've never been more satisfied and sound in anything than we are in our decision to bring our family here. From the beginning we were treated with respect and our pets with love. The expertise provided through MSU and this office helped us diagnose, and ultimately treat our Gallagher! As rare as the condition was, within a couple weeks and a visit from a specialist, he looked better than we have ever seen him look! We take him every 5 weeks for shots now and as rough and tough as he sounds and acts, they have no fear. We are in and out of there."
    John VanSpronsen
  • "Ottawa Animal Hospital is great!! The staff is very knowledgeable and the doctors are great!! They have various treatment options for all conditions and provide excellent year round care for my cat. I recommend them to everyone that is looking for a place to take their pets!!"
    Ashley Underwood
  • "Thank you so much for your wonderful care of our handsome boy Levi, over the past 6 years. I would highly recommend Ottawa Animal Hospital, they go above and beyond with the care of our precious fur-babies. Very caring place and they even make follow-up calls to see how their patient is doing."
    Julie Ohse
  • "We've been taking our furbabies to OAH since we moved to Holland over 6
    years ago. From annual checkups to accidents requiring immediate attention,
    the staff is always super friendly and very attentive whenever we visit
    them. Thank you guys for everything you do!"
    Adam Burnett
  • "There is NO question in my mind that Dr. Heitman has created a tremendous, loving and highly talented team including, of course, Dr. Heitman! In the past 15 years I have lived in seven cities all over the Eastern half of the USA with my pets, cats & dogs. In doing so, I have found that Ottawa Animal Hospital's competition is slim to none! Most veterinarians have only a veterinarian office. This special veterinarian took his office/clinic to the next level by taking the time, doing the extensive & hard work to create a state of the art pet hospital with top equipment, top veterinarians & a superb & very qualified staff! To get here
    Dr. Heitman had to pass approximately 954 tests!! How many vets do you know who care this much about your pet (s)? Dr. Heitman's Ottawa Animal Hospital is outstanding! They stand out in West Michigan & the Eastern half of the USA! Thank you Dr. Heitman!"
    Fran
  • "The doctors are so caring that they make you feel that your dog is the
    most important dog to them. I believe they do everything possible to help find the problem and then treat that problem the best that they can. I love that. I wouldn't go anywhere else."
    Mary Hofmeyer Lorence
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Office Hours

We do not see appointments before 8am

Ottawa Animal Hospital West Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Ottawa Animal Hospital East Office

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed