Bay Pines Veterinary Group

           Welcome to Bay Pines Veterinary Clinic! Our veterinary office phone number is 231-347-4552. We also have a boarding and grooming facility. The phone number for Bay Pines Boarding & Grooming is 231-347-1383
           We always welcome new and seasonal clients! We are even open on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm to serve you better! Our mission statement reflects our belief that your pet's care trumps everything else. "Best for the patient, best for the client, best for us." We have a doctor on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our clients. So you can rest assured that in a time of emergency, we always have a doctor available to you!

Our hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology we can find so that we may offer you and your pet the best care possible.

This includes:

  •       on- site blood machines and lab
  •         on-site urinalysis equipment
  •       digital radiography
  •       ultrasound
  •       digital dental radiographs
  •       cold laser therapy for rehab
  •       CO2 cutting laser for surgery

And a caring, capable team to utilize them! 

Erika Veterinary Assitant
  • Bay Pines Location
  • 8769 M-119
  • Harbor Springs,MI 49740
  • Phone: 231-347-4552
  • After Hours: 231-347-4552
  • Fax: 231-347-1039
  • Email Us
  • Bay Pines Hours
  • Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mike McDonald DVM

    With a vision of providing excellent veterinary care in the area, Dr. McDonald founded Bay Pines Veterinary Clinic 1977.  He and his wife Joan planted a seed that has grown into a veterinary practice that employs 5 veterinarians and over 30 staff members.  In 1998 they fulfilled a dream and built the new hospital to provide the best facility they could create to care for pets. Dr. McDonald graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. Dr. McDonald chose Emmet County because of vast outdoor recreational opportunities.  He still enjoys upland bird hunting with one of his 5 English Setters. You might also find him with fly rod in hand or on his bicycle or cross-country skis.  Dr. Mac and his wife Joan have 3 grown children, Michael, Libby, and Stewart.  The daily challenges of veterinary practice still excite Dr. Mac as much as they did when he was a student.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 01, 1975
    Michigan State
  • David Zehnder DVM

    Of course with a name like Zehnder, you have to know that Dave is originally from Frankenmuth. He began practicing Veterinary Medicine there after graduating from Michigan State University in 1976.  In 1983, Dave joined Dr. Mike McDonald here at Bay Pines and not long after became a co-owner of the practice.  His lucky pets include 3 dogs and aquarium fish.   Under the listing of  "personal interests and hobbies" Dave listed dating his wife and nurturing the growth of his 4 children and his grandchildren.  He also is involved in Questscope, an organization that provides hope and transformation for marginalized women and children in the Middle East.  Dave says "My primary goal is to provide the best veterinary care available by keeping current with continuing education and being sensitive to the wants and needs of both my clients and their pets."
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 1976
    Michigan State University
  • Kurt Erxleben DVM

    Even as a high school student, Dr. Kurt Erxleben was hanging around Bay Pines, volunteering in the clinic.  Then came college and graduation from Michigan State's Veterinary School and, as they say, the rest is history.  Dr. Erxleben has been with the Bay Pines Group since 1992 and also wears the hat of owner, along with Dr. Michael McDonald, Dr. David Zehnder and Dr. Tracy  Dulak.  Married to Christyn, they have three children, Eden, Sara, and Noah and own multiple pets.  Most days you will find Dr. Kurt working at Lake Street Veterinary Clinic in Boyne City.  When he does have a spare moment, Dr. Kurt enjoys hunting, anything related to sports (GO GREEN!), and just being outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 1992
    Michigan State University
  • Tracy Dulak, DVM

    Veterinary medicine is Dr. Dulak's second career. After initially earning her Business Administration Management degree from Lake Superior State University and working in the business world for 6 years, Tracy returned to school and earned her DVM degree from Michigan State University. We are all so happy that she did! Tracy and her husband, Dominic, share their home with 2 rescue dogs, "Bean" and "Abbey" and 2 cats, "Birdie" and "Spartan."  When Dr. Dulak is not at the clinic, you can find her spending time hiking, camping, traveling, fly fishing, doing yoga, or just relaxing with her friends and family.  Dr. Dulak  also maintains our employee pet memorial garden at Bay Pines, which utilizes her love of perennial gardening.  In the summer of 2008, Tracy became a partner with the Bay Pines Group and plans to make Bay Pines her veterinary home forever.  
    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 1999
    Michigan State University
  • Nancy Turner, Practice Manager

    With a degree from Central Michigan University in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts, Nancy never imagined that she'd be managing a Veterinary Clinic.  But when her husband was transferred to the Petoskey area back in 1981, she found herself job hunting.  Nancy started out as a receptionist, then Office Manager and now Practice Manager.  "I am truly blessed to work for and with some amazing people.  AND we get to work with your pets!"  Nancy and her husband Bruce live in Petoskey, have a grown daughter, and two cats, "Olive" and "Rudy."  Oh, and did we mention that she is an AVID Green Bay Packer fan? 
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 18, 1981
    Central Michigan University