Dr. Zinderman attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He has practiced in the greater metropolitan Detroit area for the past twenty years and has recently opened Comfort Care Veterinary Associates. Always a proponent of education, Dr. Zinderman has completed his certifications in physical rehabilitation and pain management. Dr. Zinderman is a member of the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management where he serves on the bylaws committee and the exam committee.
“As I have matured in my practice, my focus has turned to the comfort and care of our pets. In addition to my interest in general medicine, I have devoted my studies to the disciplines of pain management and physical rehabilitation. In addition to making my patients feel better, I believe I am helping them live fuller lives and strengthening the family bond.
“I became interested in pet comfort through my own experiences in my practice and with my own pets. My rescue dog Sally was attacked by other dogs as a puppy. She was brought to me with a punctured eye, broken jaw, and a hole in her head. After repairing her wounds, she awoke and was in terrible pain. She would not walk or eat. I initiated an aggressive pain management protocol and within hours, she was a happy puppy, eating, drinking, and running around. Since that time, I have been devoted to the alleviation of pain in our pets.
“My initial goals in practice were to offer at home hospice, palliative care, and compassionate peaceful euthanasia at the end of life. As my education, experience and skills developed, I have introduced at home pain management and physical rehabilitation services. These services can benefit pets at all stages, not just the end stages of life. My patients and clients have experienced and witnessed alleviation of debilitating conditions and return of function for pets experiencing injury, trauma, surgical postoperative recovery, and neurological conditions. These same techniques and procedures are also modified for our palliative and hospice patients.”
Dr. Zinderman has two rescue dogs, Charlie and Sally. He maintains several salt water and coral reef aquariums. He is married with two sons. During the summer, Dr. Zinderman spends a week in Maryland volunteering and teaching karate at Camp Possibilities, a camp in Maryland for children with diabetes.