About Us

Founded by Dr. Ben Colmery in February 2003, The Dixboro Veterinary Dental and Medical Center believes that all animals under its care are entitled to the following:

  • Accurate Diagnosis
  • Accurate Treatment
  • Compassionate Care
  • Owner Visitation
  • Clean Environment

The mission of our hospital is to provide the very best veterinary dental and medical care possible. The pets are cared for by employing evidence-based medicine using the latest technology. The DVDMC now has its second generation digital x-ray machine for even better diagnostic images. Every resource is used to fulfill our mission.

Our Staff


Dr. Ben H. Colmery III, Diplomate
American Veterinary Dental College

Dr. Ben Colmery is a Board Certified Veterinary Oral Surgeon and Dentist. His background includes twenty-two years in general practice and seventeen years as adjunct faculty at Michigan State University. In addition, he has five years of experience in emergency medicine and ttwelve years of experience as a referral specialist, three of which were in the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Colmery has co-authored two textbooks in veterinary dentistry and lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. His complete curriculum vitae is listed on www.vetdentistry.com.


Dr. Linda Sell
General Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Linda Sell graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and has been practicing in Southeastern Michigan ever since. Dr. Sell has a special interest in behavior modification and training. She has been involved with the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club for the past fifteen years instructing basic household manners and puppy training. In addition, she is involved with Flyball, Obedience, and Agility training and competing with her four dogs.

Medical Center Policy

Hospital Hours
8:00am to 7:00pm Monday and Thursday
8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Doctors Hours

By appointment
9:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Evenings and Weekends by arrangement

Hospitalized Pets
No pet will be left unsupervised in the hospital – period.

Communication & Scheduling Appointments:
Conventional phone during normal business hours:
(734) 975-1623
After hours scheduling (or anytime): email us.


Pet Visitation:
Anytime when prearranged by the staff

After hours Emergency Care:
Options include:
a)Animal Emergency Clinic in Ann Arbor (734) 971-8774
b)Animal Emergency Center in Novi (248) 328-1788
Both facilities will contact Dr. Colmery or Dr. Sell when possible.

The Future:

The goal of The DVDMC is to become a facility with twenty-four hour patient care. Our plan is to invite veterinarians who wish to maintain supervision of their hospitalized patients to use our facility. Emergency care will be provided by arrangement with the patient's primary care veterinarian.

American Animal Hospital Association

AAHAThe Dixboro Veterinary Dental and Medical Center has successfully achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. This practice was evaluated on over 900 standards established to ensure that their patients and clients receive the highest level of care.

Accredited practices must meet specific standards in the following areas:

  • Anesthesia
  • Client Services
  • Contagious Disease
  • Continuing Education
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency/Urgent Care
  • Examination Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Human Resources
  • Laboratory
  • Medical Records
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Practice Leadership
  • Safety
  • Surgery

This practice holds a place of honor within the Association and profession. Only 12% of the veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada have made the commitment to voluntarily participate in an on-site evaluation to ensure compliance with these standards.

Hours of Operation:
Dental:  9-5 M-F
Gen-Med: 11am - 7pm Mon
9am - 5pm Tues, Wed, Fri 
2pm - 7pm Thurs
9am - 12pm every other Saturday

5740 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Phone: (734) 975-1623
Fax: (734) 929-6632