Meet Our Doctors
At Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital the care and comfort of your pet is our top priority. We are devoted to providing quality medical care for your pet. This means we are committed to utilizing the latest techniques in creating a Fear Free environment, pain management, anesthesia, surgical skill, and diagnostics.
Dr. Christopher J. Hilton
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.
What his clients say:
'Dr. Hilton is simply the best. He truly cares about our dogs and provides great care for all 4 of our dogs. From routine care to surgery, we have had it all with excellent outcomes. We love Dr. Hilton and the team at Gibraltar veterinary hospital!!'
'Cannot say enough regarding the compassion and caring received by Dr. Hilton and the entire staff! Bozo, Spatz, Max, Grace and the Kovac family are SO grateful!! Thank you!'
'I will always, without a doubt, recommend GVH. Dr. Hilton is always looking for the best way to care for my pups without over medicating, and keeping in mind their entire history. He knows my dog and their medical past when he comes in the room and always makes the best recommendation. The front desk staff is helpful, quick, and efficient. The pharmacy techs always are quick and make sure to go over medical instructions again to make sure we are clear on directions. Always a pleasant experience.'
Dr. 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.
What her clients say:
'So much gratitude goes out to the staff and Dr. Hilton for taking such good care of Gracie. I knew something was not right with her and they were able to see her the day I called. It was such a relief. The vet/tech/reception was so compassionate and gentle with her and, Dr. Hilton explained all procedures and diagnosis/treatment in terms that I could understand.'
'Dr Hilton was wonderful with us, along with all of the staff! I will definitely be returning!'
Dr. Michael Cole
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.
What his clients say:
'Dr. Cole couldn't have been any nicer, he was very sweet and gentle with my dog who was very sick . He's an excellent doctor.'
'Dr. Cole and the staff: Thank You for giving us the best care, and service!! We have been coming to GVH for 28 years. It is important to get the best for our 'pet family' Bear and Guinness. We trust you.'
'We were very pleased with everyone. They were very good to our cat. Dr Cole was awesome. Thanks'
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.
What her clients say:
'Love doctor Judy. I would have to say she is the best vet I have ever had. Caring and knowledgeable. Explains things very well and she truly cares about your pets'