Meet Doctor Bloom

Dr. Paul Bloom, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, Diplomate ACVD®​, Certified Fear Free Practitioner Dr. Paul Bloom founded Bloom Animal Hospital in 1984, eight years after graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). That same year he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), a certification renewed in 1994, 2002, and 2012.

In 1987, Dr. Bloom began training in advanced veterinary dermatology and was one of only two doctors selected from the Metro Detroit area to participate in a dermatology clerkship at MSU. Then in 2001 he became Michigan’s FIRST board-certified veterinary dermatologist by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology®​ Board (ACVD®​) in full-time private practice – one of only 380 diplomates of veterinary dermatology in the entire United States.

Dr. Bloom is currently one of only 10 double-boarded veterinary dermatologists in the nation. This means he not only has the depth of training (ACVD®) but also the breadth of training (ABVP) in veterinary medicine to offer you the best care possible. In 2019, he received the MSU CVM Distinguished Alumni Award – Practitioner; a prestigious award given only to the most exemplary of Michigan State’s alumni. At that same ceremony he received the 2019 Philanthropist of the Year for his work with the Mexican Equitarian Clerkship and contributions to support equine residents at MSU.W

When Dr. Bloom is not at the animal hospital, he serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater (go Spartans!). Some of his students have and continue to complete their dermatology rotation at Bloom Animal Hospital, and in the summer of 2019 he is beginning a new phase at the hospital as a veterinary dermatology residential director. Dr. Bloom and his wife Susan reside in South Lyon with our many pets: one dog, one goat, one sheep, two miniature donkeys, three cats, and two horses. It’s a full house!

To give you an insight to Dr. Bloom’s purpose in life, we thought we would share some of his philanthropic endeavors:


For over 25 years, Dr. Bloom has volunteered his time and expertise as a veterinary dermatologist, both at MSU and at his clinic, to train veterinary students and veterinary dermatology residents. He strives to improve the practice of veterinary dermatology by lecturing to practices across the country, and the world. Representing the ACVD®, he has lectured pro bono to veterinarians in regions of the country that are underserved by veterinary dermatologists.


In 2011, The Blooms established an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Bloom’s Mother called the Frances Melman Fisher Memorial Fellowship. Frances Fisher had a lifelong passion for education, a love of animals and their welfare, and a great generosity of spirit. These qualities led the Blooms to sustain her memory by establishing this scholarship. Every year, a select group of veterinary students are awarded financial support to fulfill their dreams of becoming veterinarians and helping animals

Help for Animals

The Paul and Susan Bloom Fund was established in 2011 to help pay for the care of large animal companions (horses, sheep, goats, pigs, etc) whose prognosis is good and whose owners express financial need. Clients participate in the treatment plan of the animal and participate in a payment plan to the best of their ability. With your contribution, you can join the Blooms in providing support to families who need financial assistance for the life-saving care of their companion large animals. Donate Today!

Most recently, Dr. Bloom and Susan are planning on building a brand new facility for Smokey Acres, which will help them more effectively care for their growing community of cats. They are currently caring for several cats, and hope to begin construction soon in order to better serve the feline and human community by providing lifelong sanctuary for cats with special needs.

Please view Dr. Bloom's
Curriculum Vitae

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