Thursday, June 26, 2014

Former 'Animal Cops:Detroit' star opens vet clinic in Allen Park

By Erica McClain

ALLEN PARK — Dr. Malvinder Grewal, formerly of the Animal Planet TV program, “Animal Cops:Detroit,” has opened her first owned practice at 7430 Allen Road.

Called Healing Care Animal Hospital, Grewal's practice accepts dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits.

The hospital is at 7430 Allen Road, the former site of Brose Electric Lighting One.

In addition to traditional veterinary services, Healing Care Animal Hospital offers holistic and herbal treatments, including acupuncture, as well as rehabilitation, massage and laser therapy.

Grooming and boarding services are also offered.

Some rehabilitation exercises include the use of specialty exercise balls designed to encourage dogs to use all four legs for balance, which encourages strength.

Healing Care also uses a saltwater pool for hydrotherapy. The pool is used as rehabilitation post-surgery. Pool sessions are also recommended for geriatric, obese and arthritic animals, and a hospital employee is always in the water with a pet.

Acupuncture sessions are recommended for animals with skin issues, behavioral issues, cancer and arthritis. Grewal explained that acupuncture works for animals in the same sense it work for humans. A needle is used on specific points on the body to stimulate chemical substances to promote healing and relieve pain in the body.

Grewal recommends acupuncture especially for arthritic dogs as she said they do not respond well to drug treatment.

“How I got into acupuncture actually was I had my own issue with my sciatic nerve,” Grewal said, “which led me to seek acupuncture treatment and eventually get my own certification.”

Healing Care will soon be offering a gait analysis and treadmill rehabilitation sessions. Nutritional testing and chiropractic offerings are planned as well.

Grewal has been a practicing veterinarian since 2000, beginning with her position at the Michigan Humane Society, which was featured on “Animal Cops: Detroit.”

She said she chose Allen Park as her business' home because it's a part of her roots – her very first volunteer veterinary position was in the city.

Healing Care Animal Hospital is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The animal hospital offers 10 percent off discounts to seniors and military.

For more information, call the business at 1-313-791-7252 or visit its website,

This story was originally published in the News-Herald Newspapers, reprinted with permission.

1 comment:

  1. Dr Grewal is the finest most compassionate vet I have ever had.And I have had many through the years .She is new to me and my Dog Sweetie. Takes time to answer questions. and alleviate any and all concerns I have in regards to my dogs recent diagnosis of Hemosarcoma. I am blessed to have her as our Vet. I recommend her to anyone who is tired of less compassionate care. She takes time and does not do unnecessary tests and procedures. She is Top Notch in the field. If you want a EXCELLENT vet, shes the one.