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About Our Doctors and Team

Led by Dr. Frank Miskena, the team at West Woodward Animal Clinic is here to provide the best care to our clients and patients by maintaining the highest standards in veterinary medicine. We provide complete, quality health care for the animal members of your family, including many exotic species.


Each staff member is caring, compassionate and efficient with a genuine love of animals that can be felt when you walk through our door. 

Dr. Miskena has personally selected the most knowledgeable and dedicated doctors, technicians, animal caretakers, as well as a friendly and courteous front end team that greets you and your family pet with a smile.


Dr. Frank Miskena

​Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1949 to a Royal Iraqi Air Force officer, Frank Miskena graduated from Baghdad University at age 22 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine and surgery.

He served as an officer in the Iraqi army, including a two year tour in the country’s northern section as a company commander, veterinarian and translator. After that, he returned to the university as an instructor of veterinary parasitology.

Dr. Miskena immigrated to the United States in 1977 and soon earned a master’s degree in pathology from Michigan State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He became an American citizen in 1983. The next year, he joined the U.S. Army as a captain and served on active duty for 12 years. In 1996, he moved to the Detroit area and bought a small animal hospital. That same year, he transferred to the Army Reserves and served his adopted country as a Civil Affairs officer for more than a decade.


He lives with his family in West Bloomfield and currently operates four veterinary clinics in the Detroit area. Find him easily on Google, as many articles featuring Dr. Miskena have been published in civilian and military newspapers and magazines, as well as in publications in the Chaldean community.

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