Wyandotte Animal Hospital

Were you aware, on average, pets age seven times faster than people? Most dogs and cats reach adulthood by age two. By age four they are entering middle age. By age seven many pets, particularly large breed dogs, are entering their senior years.

Because pets age so rapidly major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. Even pets that appear normal can have underlying problems. You can help keep your pet healthy by paying close attention to any changes in your pet's weight, eating and drinking, elimination, grooming habits, and behavior.

We highly encourage twice-a-year examinations, routine bloodwork vaccines, the use of year-round parasite prevention, and annual parasite testing. This can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat, and even prevent health problems before they become life-threatening conditions.

Our goal at Wyandotte Animal Hospital is to help your pet live a quality, healthy life.
Vet check-up with client and her dog
  • Mon & Fri: 9am-5pm
  • Tues,Wed,Thurs: 9am-7pm
  • Sat: 9am-2pm
  • Sun: CLOSED
  • After Hours Emergency: 313-389-1700
  • Paul Crawshaw, DVM

    Dr. Crawshaw earned his veterinary degree in 1994 from Michigan State University. Upon graduation he began his career at Gibraltar Animal Hospital where he worked for nearly eight years. After leaving Gibraltar Animal Hospital, he worked as a relief veterinarian for a year and a half at over 30 animal hospitals. He then spent the following two years as a full-time veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    In 2005, Dr. Crawshaw purchased Wyandotte Animal Hospital after the passing of Dr. Don Sturtevant. Wyandotte Animal Hospital has provided excellent healthcare for animals throughout its history and Dr. Crawshaw's goal is to improve upon that and maintain a highly-trained, compassionate, and motivated staff to provide the best care for every patient.

    Dr. Crawshaw, with the help of the staff, has updated the building by performing renovations, painting, and landscaping. Dr. Crawshaw has also updated the office equpiment, laboratory equipment, radiology equipment, patient monitoring equipment, and the boarding and grooming facilities. More improvements and renovations are planned for the near future.

    He enjoys fishing, golfing, bike riding, and reading in his spare time.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 03, 1994
    Education:
    Michigan State University
    Interests:
    General Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics
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  • Steven Poindexter, DVM

    Dr. Poindexter grew up in Michigan in the Downriver area and graduated from Woodhaven High School. He then attended Michigan State University to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, and earned his Bachelor's of Veterinary Science Degree. He furthered his studies through the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Program and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1997.

    Upon graduation from Michigan State University,  he began his career as a veterinarian at McLaughlin Veterinary Hospital in Trenton, Michigan and practiced there for 14 years.

    Wyandotte Animal Hospital welcomed Dr. Poindexter to our practice in January of 2012.  Dr. Poindexter's veterinary interests are in general medicine and surgery.

    In his spare time he loves to cook and spend time with his family and he enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, golf, and soccer.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 03, 1997
    Education:
    Michigan State University
    Interests:
    General Medicine and Surgery
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  • Vivian Nash, DVM

    If you ever come into our office and see someone sitting on the floor with a pet, you can be sure it is our own Dr. Nash.She has mastered the art of adding a warm personality to the Veterinarian profession. She is so passionate about animals that she knew at the age of 5 she was going to become a Veterinarian. At 16 years old she entered the veterinary field where she started as a kennel assistant and moved up the ladder to become a Veterinary Technician and then a Veterinarian.

    Dr. Nash joined our hospital September 3, 2014. She moved to Michigan from Columbus, Georgia where she earned her undergraduate degree in Zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, her first job as a Veterinarian was at an ER clinic, in Columbus, GA. That was a mixed animal practice where she treated multiple species of animals. Majority of all animals were accepted as long as they could fit in a stall in a barn. Even though she was born and raised in Georgia her dream was always to go to Auburn University, in Alabama where she earned her degree.

    Throughout her career she has treated many pets, some with a serious diagnosis. With her skill she has brought many back to good health. As we all know not every pet has a good prognosis. She knows that no single approach is the right one for every pet. Unfortunately some pets have an illness that inflicts them with significant pain. "It is always a sad occasion but my only choice may be to end an animals's suffering. I find solace in the knowledge that, after all the joy they bring us, it is perhaps the last gift we give to them."

    Dr, Nash is currently the proud Mom of KiKi, a 13 year old domestic short haired cat, Sable a 7 year old female Staffordshire Terrier, Liam a 3 year old male Chinese Crested and her recent addition of Odin. At the age of 8 months, Odin, a male Irish Wolfhound weighs little over 100 pounds and is still growing.

    Her free time hobbies include reading, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Her most exotic trip was to New Zealand but only the North island. This gives her an excuse to go back and visit the south island!

    One of Dr. Nash's tip for keeping your pet healthy and happy is annual wellness exams with vaccines.

    (Dr. Nash is pictured with Liam.)
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    Auburn University
    Interests:
    General Medicine and Surgery
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  • Pam S., Veterinary Technician

    Wyandotte Animal Hospital welcomed Pam to our team in 2005. She began work as our book keeper while working part-time here as a veterinary technician. Pam attended Wayne County Community College and Monroe County College with a concentration in veterinary care.

    Pam has been working as a technician in the veterinary field, including emergency care, since 1981. She began working full-time as a veterinary technician at Wyandotte Animal Hospital in 2008. 

    She has several Belgian herding dogs some of which are recognized show dogs. In her spare time, she participates with her dogs in competitions, agility, and Flyball Tournaments.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1981
    Education:
    Wayne County Community College
  • Kristie S., Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Wyandotte Animal Hospital welcomed Kristie to our technician team in  2008. Kristie has worked at other veterinary hospitals since 1990, including emergency care. Kristie graduated from Wayne County Community College earning her Veterinary Technician License in 1995.

    Kristie owns several Border Collie Mix dogs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and she also participates with her dogs in competetitions and Flyball Tournaments.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1990
    Education:
    Wayne County Community College
  • Nancy G., Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Wyandotte Animal Hospital welcomed Nancy to our veterinary technician team in 2009. Nancy earned her Veterinary Techician License from Wayne County Community College in 2010.

    She has one dog a Boxer named "Stein" and two cats "Midnite" and "Precious."

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2008
    Education:
    Wayne County Community College
  • Donna M., Veterinary Assistant

    Donna began working as a veterinary assistant at Wyandotte Animal Hospital in 2006. She has worked at other veterinary hospitals for several years prior to joining our team. 

    Donna has two dogs, "Ellie" a  Puggle and "Bernie" a Bull Dog Bassett Hound Mix.

    Donna enjoys spending time with her family and gardening in her spare time. She also enjoys landscaping design and  is responsible for the beautiful  landscaping at Wyandotte Animal Hospital.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2004
  • Geraldine K., Receptionist

    Wyandotte Animal Hospital welcomed Geraldine to our reception team in January 2012. Gerladine has worked in the veterinary field since 2000. She has three cats and one Chihuahua named "Lucy."

    In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and collecting quilts.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
  • Christna K., Receptionist

    Christina joined our receptionist team in May of 2012. She has several years experience working with animals at shelters, a doggie daycare center, as well as other veterinary hospitals.

    Christina is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Steve Irwin. Her goal is to continue to inspire and educate future generations about the importance of  taking care of our environment as well as the creatures we share it with.

    Christina shares her home with her dog Irwin (named in honor of Steve Irwin), two snakes and some aquatic pets.  In her spare time she enjoys going on nature walks with Irwin and volunteering at animal shelters and rescue groups.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2006
    Education:
    Wayne State University
  • Debbie L., Receptionist

    Debbie worked at AT&T and retired as a manager after 25 years. She then became a volunteer foster mom for dogs in need from the American Brittany Rescue group and the National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network. Debbie has fostered 15 Brittany dogs and is currently fostering her 16th in addition to two cats.

    Debbie has been a long-time client here at Wyandotte Animal Hospital and we gladly welcomed her to our receptionist team in June of 2012. Debbie is also currently attending veterinary assistant classes.

    In addition to caring for her foster pets, she has 3 dogs, 4 cats and 2 fifty-five gallon aquariums, which even include albino frogs.

    In her spare time she enjoys photography, scrapbooking, gardening, and golfing.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Education:
    Henery Ford Community College
  • Sherry W., Receptionist

    Wyandotte Animal Hospital welcomed Sherry to our receptionist team in May of 2012. She has worked as a receptionist at various veterinary hospitals since 1991 and enjoys her work very much.

    In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, working out, and outdoor activities.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 29, 1991