Michael Petty, DVM, is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain practitioner and acupuncturist. As the owner of the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and Animal Pain Center in Canton, Michigan, Dr. Petty has devoted his professional life to the care and well-being of animals. He is the past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the co-author of the 2015 American Animal Hospital Association Pain Guidelines.  A frequent speaker and consultant, Dr. Petty has also published articles in veterinary journals and elsewhere. He is the author of Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs, published by Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton, on February 1, 2016. He enjoys gardening, reading and traveling, and lives in Michigan on a horse farm with his wife, two daughters and two Portuguese Water Dogs.

Dr. Petty has devoted his professional life to the care and well being of animals. Within this sphere of care, he has expanded his knowledge to encompass the most up-to-date and compassionate treatments available. These special skills include certification in pain management from several esteemed organizations.
  • Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner
  • Certified Medical Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
In addition, Dr. Petty is the Past-President of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, serves in an advisory capacity to several pharmaceutical companies on topics of pain management, and is the co-author of the AAHA/AAFP 2015 Pain Guidelines.