Lake Street Veterinary Clinic

Lake Street Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Boyne City, MI. The professional and courteous staff at Lake Street Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Lake Street Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Boyne City, and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Lake Street Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
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  • Lake Street Clinic
  • 500 N Lake Street
  • Boyne City,MI 49712
  • Phone: 231-582-6266
  • After Hours: 231-347-4552
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  • Lake Street Hours
  • Mon, Tue: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thur: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: Closed
  • Mike McDonald, DVM, Practice Owner

    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.  The 10,000 square foot addition included the most comfortable boarding and grooming facility that money could buy.  Dr. McDonald graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. Dr. Mac 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.  In addition to the Setters they have a miniature poodle and two cats.  The daily challenges of veterinary practice still excite Dr. Mac as much as they did when he was a student.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1975
  • Kurt Erxleben, DVM, Practice Owner

    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, and Dr. Dulak.  Married to Christyn, they have three children, Eden, Sara and Noah and also owns 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 and just being outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1992
  • David Zehnder, DVM

    Of course with a name like Zehnder, you have to know that Dave is originally from Frankenmuth where he began practicing Veterinary Medicine after he graduated from Michigan State University in 1976.  In 1983, Dave joined Dr. Mike McDonald 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.  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:
    Mar 31, 1976
  • Tracy Dulak, DVM, Practice Owner

    Veterinary medicine is Tracy'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.  Tracy shares her home with husband Dominic,  "Bean" their Golden Retriever, "Abbey" their Labrador Retriever and 2 cats, "Birdie" and "Sparty."
     When Dr. Dulak is not at the clinic, you can find her spending time hiking, camping, traveling, fly fishing 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 also became a partner with the Bay Pines Group and plans to make Bay Pines her veterinary home forever.
  • Krissy Palo, DVM

    Years in Practice:
    May 08, 2017