Dr. William is one of our Senior Veterinarians and co-founder of Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. Will combines a deep passion for medicine and surgical procedures with a love for nature and for animals. He majored in Biology at Calvin College, where he participated in a research project studying the effects of heavy metals, such as mercury poisoning, on wild bird populations. He spent that summer on and around the Great Lakes, gathering blood samples from the birds, which was not always an easy task.
At Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine and then Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Will developed his passion for innovative medicine and surgical techniques. After graduation, Dr. Will began his career in corporately-owned veterinary hospitals. He quickly realized that the corporations focused on profit margins rather than outcomes, and behind the scenes treated the client as a number rather than as real people with real names. Dr. Will realized that there is a real need for a family veterinary practice that specializes in the needs of the local community.
He founded Blue Lake Animal Hospital, along with his wife and partner veterinarian, Dr. Heather, with the goal of providing excellence in veterinary medicine and in customer service. At Blue Lake Animal Hospital, Dr. Will is dedicated to both the pet parents and their pets. They are members of the Blue Lake family. Dr. Will continually works to deliver the very best customer service and the very top medical care.
Dr. Will has a passion for learning and expanding his knowledge and abilities in veterinary medicine. He practices general medicine, treating a wide variety of pets including dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics and some large animals. He specializes in orthopedic medicine, and has learned and developed treatments for orthopedic surgeries that are cost-effective while providing exceptional outcomes for damaged or worn bones and joints. He is currently working on developing therapy options for orthopedic patients including post-surgical care and physical therapy that helps patients heal faster and get back to strength.
Dr. Will is married to Dr. Heather, and they have two young children. They also have their fur family, including a sweet English Bulldog, a special-needs French Bulldog, and an energetic Golden Retriever puppy. They additionally routinely care at home for a variety of patients who need long-term nurture, care, and rehabilitation. Their children enjoy an interesting home!
Dr. Will loves being part of the Blue Lake Animal Hospital team. He is proud of his employee team members who show expertise and competency in each of their fields. Due to the clinic serving such a wide variety of patients, the doctors and staff are constantly challenged to learn new medical information and techniques. Blue Lake Animal Hospital is a unique and challenging environment where there are new things to learn every day. Dr. Will began the hospital with the goal of creating a family environment where our team members, our patients and the families who love them will be part of our family. He constantly works to achieve that goal, and is excited to become a vital part of the community.
1679 68th ST SE, Suite A Caledonia, MI 49316
Excellent reptile knowledge!
Everyone that works there from top to bottom are great.
Extremely nice and polite and very professional.
I was impressed with the staff and Dr. Heather! You can tell that they truly care for your pets health and wellness!
I had to get my Sugar Glider Sebastian in to be seen, he was not acting right. Dr. Van Den Heuvel reassured me that he is healthy and well taken care of. Even though I do not have an exact answer to what had happened I was able…
Dr. Will is a great doctor he is currently treating my dog Jadie with her arthritis and trachea issues and also a friendly staff!
Highly recommend any rabbit owners to go here! The staff and doctors are very kind and knowledgeable about bunnies.
The entire staff is fabulous! This husband and wife team make a fantastic duo, you can tell all the staff love what they do! I drive over an hour each way to work with them and it’s worth every mile, thank you all so much! If you are…
Dr. Will was great! Very friendly and answered all our questions...Highly recommend.
Great veterinary service by wonderful people.