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Our Royal Oak, Ferndale & Berkley Veterinary Hospital is Here to Serve You


"Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened"----- Anatole France

Woodside Animal Clinic, located in Royal Oak, Michigan, has a long history of excellence in animal care. Our animal doctor, Dr. John Simon, incorporates holistic methods into his traditional practices when providing services at our Royal Oak veterinary hospital. In 1970, Dr. Simon took over ownership of our animal hospital and decided to expand his skills and expertise to include alternative medicine as part of his repertoire for pet healing and animal care. He studied the practice of acupuncture at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and became certified as a veterinary acupuncturist in 1982. A few years later he received his diploma in animal chiropractics.

Dogs Royal Oak

As a holistic veterinarian, Dr. Simon has a focused interest in many forms of alternative healing methods, including herbal medicine, glandular therapy, pulsed magnetic therapy, infratonic therapy, soft laser therapy and cryo-surgery. His extensive education and veterinary skill allows our Royal Oak veterinary hospital to provide several options when it comes to the care and treatment of your pet. We use both traditional and holistic care to treat a wide array of animals at our small animal vet clinic, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, turtles, iguanas and other pocket pets.

Physical exams, diagnostic testing, nutritional counseling, and flea prevention for your pet are just a few of the services offered at our veterinary hospital. We treat ear infections, perform allergy diagnosis, nail trimming, and spay and neuter surgeries.  We are unique in that we have been quite sucessful in treating a variety of  behavioral problems using amino acids, herbs and homeopathics. Our small animal vet clinic also houses a well equipped radiology department,  a full service pharmacy for any medication or herbal supplements prescribed. We have a surgery suite that provides the latest gas anesthesia and is equipped to perform both soft tissue and bone surgery.

Animal Hospital Credentials, Accomplishments and Publications

Dr. Simon is an author, speaker and a regular contributor to the monthly magazine  "Natural  Awakenings, where he writes on a variety of natural pet care topics. For 10 years he wrote a weekly column for the Royal Oak Tribune and hosted an award winning cable show entitled "Your Pets Good Health. He has written four books dealing with dog, cat and bird health. One of his books deals with the exciting area of anti aging in dogs. Articles he has written cover a wide range of topics including seizure therapy, skin allergy management, dental hygiene, arthritis pain management, and the care of dogs and cats suffering from back pain and paralysis. His writings include unique suggestion for treating limping dogs and dogs with cancer.  Dr. Simon works to provide preventative care tips and information for Royal Oak pet owners.

In addition to the traditonal veterinary services provided at our small animal vet clinic, Dr. Simon is committed to on going continuing education in the arena of holistic medicine. Such post graduate courses are necessary for him to be able to provide exceptional alternative care for his patients. Dr. Simon carries a list of honors for excellence in veterinary service. His various publications showcase his dedication to animal care and his passion for healing, which he passes along to pet owners that visit his animal hospital.

Call us at 248-545-6630 to schedule an appointment today.