Meet The Owner


Pete VanVranken, DVM

Founder of The Scoop

Our Mission...

...to share our training, experience and knowledge of safe pet food, nutrition and overall wellness, providing anyone the opportunity to learn, so they may give their four-legged family members happy, healthy, full life.





​Founder-Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic
Years in Practice: 42
Education: MSU

Dr. Pete is a 1974 graduate of MSU and the founder of Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic. He and his wife, Sharon, have two children along with 3 dogs, and 3 cats. Dr VanVranken enjoys playing basketball, MSU sports, and old cars. His favorite part of the job is seeing a patient go home after surviving a critical condition and helping people through problems. His least favorite part is seeing animal abuse and people who don’t take proper care of their pets.

A Little About Us

Established in 2015, The Scoop Pet Health & Wellness Center was opened by Dr. Pete VanVranken of Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic in Battle Creek, Michigan. As a veterinarian for more than 35 years, Dr. Pete saw major health issues in pets caused directly, and indirectly by the foods they were being fed. His own dog Cookie, a rescue dog from a local shelter, passed away due to ingestion of manufactured food that contained copper, which built up in Cookies system and eventually caused her death. Dr. Pete took a stance. He wanted to provide a place where pet owners could get quality, safe food and informative pet education, along with convenient drive through service.

We believe that every pet deserves quality, safe food! Not all pet foods are good for your pet. Be sure you are feeding your pet, not only the right amount and kind, but food that is produced by companies with integrity, those doing everything in their power to ensure there is nothing in their pet food that can harm your 4-legged family member. Promise yourself—next year at this time, your pet will be on a diet of only safe food!

We are here to help you keep that promise. We look forward to meeting you.

The Scoop - Pet Health & Wellness Center treated my precious little Fluffy with all the care and attention you could ever ask for!

The store manager is very knowledgeable. She took the time to show me the food that would be best for our new dog, Sophie.