Comfort Care
Veterinary Services

Compassionate Pet Services

Veterinarian in Canton Offers Home Pet Euthanasia, Pain Management, & Rehabilitation

Dr. Zinderman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University and has been practicing for over 25 years in Southeast Michigan. He is certified in both physical rehabilitation and pain management.

“My initial goals in opening Comfort Care Veterinary Services 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 been able to expand and alter my services to open a pain management, physical rehabilitation and acupuncture service. These services can benefit pets at all stages, not just the end stages of life.

“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.

“When not in the clinic, you will find Dr. Zinderman enjoying the outdoors. Whether bicycling, gardening or playing with his dog, Kylie; there couldn’t be a better place to be. Dr. Zinderman also practices in the discipline of Shotokan karate. “I find the practice of karate a rigorous but meditative experience. It is a chance to challenge oneself as well as a way to find a quiet place in my mind.”

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I would like to say a very special and heartfelt thanks to Steven Zinderman. Not only is he the top physical rehab vet in the world (my opinion!), but he came to our home so that Simon could leave us peacefully. This man gave us an extra 2 years with Zak, a wonderful year with Emery James, and a sweet gentle goodbye to Simon. Comfort Care Vet in Canton, Dr. Z, our hearts, adoration, and loyalty are all yours.


Hi Dr. Z. Waffle started being himself last evening, thank GOD! He seems to be doing very well, He just did a 3 legged stand!!! I am not going to push this, but I am happy to say he seems SO much better! He is sleeping now, but he is back to being Waffle! Thanks, I bow to Trigger Point Therapy once again! Thank you Dr. Zinderman, and staff. *I still am crossing my fingers and toes!

Mary Ann Mullahy

Dr. Zinderman,
Thank you for seeing Callie today on short notice. I have the utmost confidence in your abilities to get Callie back to feeling better. I am sorry I wasn’t able to be there with Callie today, but please know that I will be there as much as I can during Callie’s rehabilitation. Callie has benefited greatly from your help in the last couple of years and I couldn’t think of anywhere we’d rather want her to be but in your care. Hope to see you soon!

Valerie Hill

Our corgi Sonny could not put any weight on his right leg and was on steroids and other medicine that wasn’t working. After only 2 sessions with Dr. Z he’s up and walking and even though we have a long road ahead Sonny’s quality of life has improved immensely in a short period of time. Dr. Zinderman is kind, compassionate and really knows what he’s doing!

Nancie Rowe-Janitz

I’m very pleased with my visit’s with Dr. Zinderman! He helped my dog back to walking on all 4 legs after a difficult surgery. He is so gentle, and knowledgeable in everything he does. Punkin attended 10 visits with Dr. Zinderman, and is back to her normal self! Thanks again Dr. Zinderman!!

Allison Hawrylow

Your Pet Deserves The Highest Quality Of Life

Steven Zinderman, DVM, CCRT, CVPP

41740 Michigan Avenue, Canton, MI, 48188

Ph: (248) 429-9866 | Fax: (734) 713-1301

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my pet need physical therapy/rehabilitation?

Most of us have experienced the benefits of physical therapy or have someone close to us that has. Whether after an injury, surgery, illness or a chronic or debilitative condition, the body needs guidance to regain strength, restore or maintain optimal function, improve fitness, and improve the overall quality of life.

Physical rehabilitation is the process of using multiple interventions including manual manipulation, trigger point therapy, stretching, targeted massage, joint isolation and mobilization, as well as pain management to help our pets return to and improve their overall health and function.

Click to download & complete our Physical Rehabilitation Request Form.

When should I call for Emergency Services?

Bring your pet to the local emergency service any time your regular veterinarian is not open and you feel that your pet’s condition is serious enough to need immediate care. Some of the signs that indicate an emergency are:

  • Trauma (hit by car, bite, broken bone, fall)
  • Wounds (especially those that penetrate)
  • Breathing difficulties Seizures
  • Lameness
  • Sudden blindness
  • Poisons
  • Eating foreign material
  • Continued vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Distended or painful abdomen
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens
  • Pain
  • Rapid breathing or heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness

When will I know the time is right?

Dr. Alice Villalobos first developed a Quality of Life Scale for animals in 2010. Her scale utilizes a pet’s condition and gives subjective measurements to Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Hygiene, Happiness, Mobility, and a More good days than bad category to assess the current situation.

Through continued refinement, I have developed a Quality Of Life scale that is used to help guide in our companion’s care goals. This will be reviewed each visit to ensure we are providing the best care for our friends. You live with your pets on a daily basis and sometimes you just know when the time is right. When there are questions, we are here to help.

Can’t my regular veterinarian provide these same services?

Today, most veterinarians are offering some form of pain management, end of life care and euthanasia services. Although your regular veterinarian may have taken care of your pet for their whole life, when your pet develops special needs, they require special treatment. Your regular veterinarian is focused on wellness care. This includes preventive medicine, vaccinations, dental care, and handling the routine illnesses of your pet.

While your veterinarian may be able to perform surgical procedures, most veterinarians have not been trained in rehabilitation medicine. The care of our geriatric and terminally ill patients also requires a dedication that a busy wellness practice may not be able to handle.

Comfort Care Veterinarian Services provides these special needs. We work in conjunction with your regular veterinarian and we come to your home. We do not do vaccinations, dental cleanings, surgical procedures, or dispense medications. Your regular veterinarian will receive a report after each visit. In fact, you may even be referred to us by your regular veterinarian allowing them to focus on what they do best.