MICHIGAN'S 1ST FEAR FREE HOSPITAL!

Thank you

Welcome to Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital, where we have been offering exceptional companion animal care to the downriver area for over 30 years. GVH is proud to be certified with the American Animal Hospital Association and the first hospital in Michigan to be Fear Free Certified. We look forward to serving you and your pet! 

"Our team is committed to providing compassionate care to pets and quality information to clients. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of service and accountability to enhance the human-animal bond."



Best of Hour Detroit

Voted Best Veterinary Hospital "Hour Detroit" 2008,2010, 2013, 2015, and 2016!

Location

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Hospital Hours

Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital

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-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Your Pet Care Team

Our Doctors

  • Christopher J. Hilton, DVM

    Dr. Christopher Hilton joined our team in 2013.  He attended Cornell University where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Before Cornell, he attended Wayne State University and received his Bachelors in Biological Science.  He has a special interest in orthopedics, surgery, and  dermatology.  Other certifications include Fear Free and Feline Friendly.  

    Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and cats Meow, Ash, Bambi, Ozzie, and Kiki.  Dr. Hilton also enjoys running, training for local races, and playing baseball.  

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  • Elisa J. Hilton, DVM

    Dr. Elisa Hilton also joined our team in 2013.  She attended Cornell University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Bachelors in Biological Science.  Dr. Hilton has a special interest in feline medicine, Fear Free, and pathology.  

    She enjoys DIY Pinterest projects, training for local races, reading, playing with her cats Meow, Ash, Bambi, Ozzie, and Kiki, and spending time with her husband and two children. 

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  • Michael Cole, DVM

    Dr. Michael Cole joined our team in 2015. He attended Michigan State University where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and attended the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelors of Science. Dr. Cole is also a Fear Free certified veterinarian. Dr. Cole grew up working in his father's veterinary practice in Northern Michigan. This passion for the family business lead him to a career in veterinary medicine. His special interests include Gastroenterology and behavior. 

    When he's not working Dr. Cole enjoys catching up on his favorite TV shows with his cat Charlie, playing board games with friends, camping, reading, and trying new restaurants. 

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  • Judy Duderstadt, DVM

    Dr. Judy Duderstadt joined our team in 2019. Dr. Duderstadt graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She has a special interest in Feline medicine, Dermatology, Internal medicine and Fear Free techniques.   Her love for continuing education allows her to provide the best possible care to her patients.

    She is passionate about animal rescue,  enjoys travel and spending time outdoors. Dr. Duderstadt and her husband share their home with their dog Luna, 2 cats Tiger and Lily and their ferret Nibbler.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Great experience"
    Kelly F
  • "I love Gibraltar Vet Hospital. My dog does too! Wonderful staff. I always have an amazing experience !"
    Anonymous
  • "From the time I walk in the front door the staff at the front desk is always friendly, helpful and ready to assist any way they can. I was taken promptly to

    a room and the veterinarian came in shortly. Again, the veterinary staff is always welcoming, friendly and professional. They are very caring and listen to

    learn of any concerns and talk with you about your pet's wellness. As always,

    Gracie's groomer, Sherrill, has been grooming Gracie for over 10 years. She is awesome. I fully trust the care, kindness and recommendations to keep Gracie well and happy. Some dogs dread going to the vet or groomer. Not Gracie. She loves the staff at Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital and so do I."
    Charlene F
  • "Alfalfa is a very timid, formally feral, kitty who wasn't feeling well. The veterinarian and techs quickly brought down his fear level, working slowly and gently with him. They where able to get all the diagnostics done without having to use sedation for this special kitty!"
    Judy D
  • "My experience with Dr Hilton was nothing but top notch

    He and the staff answers all of my questions about Zeus and his care

    This is the only place Zeus goes for care"
    Ken S
  • "Everyone was very helpful. They truly care about your pet. I would not take my dog anywhere else."
    Jerry / Jolene D
  • "We love sending Ginger to be boarded. She gets so excited every time she goes and we know she is well taken care of."
    Chad/Courtney A
  • "My dog's canine tooth chipped and Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital was able to get me in the same day and have surgery the next! It was an easy process! I figured it would cost an arm and leg but it was affordable! They even let me know about payment plans if necessary. I walked in as a new customer and now they gained one for life! Thank you for helping my dog!"
    Kristina L
  • "Staff was very helpful. Most notably Megan, she was exceptional and went above and beyond her role to provided possible solutions to a very difficult problem. Thank you Megan."
    Fred M

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