DETROIT — Patterson Dog and Cat Hospital in Woodbridge turned 175 years old this year. To celebrate, the veterinary hospital held a block party on July 20. Facilities tours — including the famous second story, food trucks and music, as well as a petting zoo and a brief presentation of the history of the business were offered during the festivities. Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) was in attendance and presented a commemorative tribute to the hospital for its contribution to the community. 

“I grew up just three blocks from the Patterson Dog and Cat Hospital,” said Robinson. “Patterson is so much more than just a simple veterinary hospital to me; it is the place I have entrusted to care for some of my most important family members: my dogs Briscoe and Pinky, and my cat Barney. For nearly two centuries, Patterson has been helping Detroiters tend to their four-legged friends as a valuable and integral part of our community, and I am happy it is here to stay.”

Patterson Dog and Cat Hospital is registered as a historic place by Department of the Interior. It is the oldest continuously-operated small business in Detroit and the oldest veterinary hospital in the country.