Lansing, Michigan

517 487-0133


Stephen R. Sage, DVM

Margaret M Berry, DVM

Ruth A. Zarka, DVM

Alice Snook, LVT


Veterinary services: Pet health care

Welcome to Mt Hope Veterinary Hospital. We are a small animal (dogs and cats) veterinary practice providing complete pet health care services for your companions.

Staff and facilities: Who we are and what we do

Our veterinarians and assistants are ready to provide the complete health care needs for your companions. With over 60 years of combined practice experience in small animal veterinary medicine our team of veterinarians can provide you the care your four legged family member deserves. The majority of our practice is devoted to dogs and cats. We are able to treat ferrets, rodents, rabbits and some other exotic species.

Dr. Berry graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She has worked in clinical practice since graduation. Her service in state and local veterinary organizations includes: past president of the Mid-State Veterinary Medical Association, former chairman of the Animal Welfare Committee of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Humane Society. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, fishing and her profession.

Dr. Sage graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He has worked in clinical practice in the Lansing area since graduation. He is currently a member of the Mid-State Veterinary Medical Association, the MVMA,and the AVMA. He also has a bachelors degree in biological science from MSU's college of Natural Science. He is experienced in many kinds of surgery including orthopedic repairs and has a special interest in canine and feline ophthalmology and dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioner's.

He is a Vietnam era veteran. He is involved in our local Audubon Society and is an accomplished amateur nature and wildlife photographer. Some of his work may be seen on his photography web site

Dr. Zarka graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Prior to her start in MSU's CVM she was a graduate of MSU's College of Fisheries and Wildlife. She has been active in small animal clinical practice for over 20 years and has practiced in the Lansing area for over 16 years. She is interested in preventive medicine, surgery and dentistry. Dr Zarka is has a special interest in behavior consultation and likes to make visits for her patients less stressful.
She lives in the Lansing area and enjoys spending time with family and friends and at home with her own three dogs and six cats and Matthew, her significant other. She enjoys reading, gardening and trying new recipes.

We welcomed our new licensed veterinary technician, Alice, to our practice this year. She brings with her a tremendous wealth of experience, skills, and organizational talents to our practice.

Dr. Horton will be pursuing her interests in acupuncture for a portion or August and is planning her relocation to Kalamazoo after that. We will miss her and appreciate all her dedication to our mission. I know she had a great working relationship with so many of our wonderful clients and pets in the past five years.

Services: Meeting your needs

From simple medical problems to complex medical cases. Our in house laboratory is equipped with state of the art chemistry and hematology analyzers and we routinely do work though the DCPAH at Michigan State University and Idexx Reference laboratories to perform nearly any test available in regular clinical practice.

Our surgery and dentistry are performed with a number of safe, balanced protocols of modern anesthetics and analgesics including Isoflurane gas anesthesia. Monitoring is regularly performed using an ECG monitoring, pulse oximetry, blood pressure and other measures..

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