SHULAK DR. FREDERICK B. Graduated from Michigan State University in 1958. Following graduation, he served as a captain in the former Air Force Veterinary Corps for two years from 1958-1960. Stationed in Newfoundland and Northern Maine, his duties were that of Preventive Medicine Officer and base veterinarian which included the care of the base sentry dogs. He founded North Branch Animal Hospital in Southfield, Michigan in 1966 and practiced small animal medicine. He was best known for his expertise in avian medicine. He was a charter member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and was the Michigan Liaison for more than 30 years. He was a Treasurer of and a life member of the Southeastern Michigan V.M.A., a life member of the Michigan V.M.A., and an honor roll member of the A.V.M.A. His practice was AAHA accredited for 30 years. In 1986, the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association presented him with an award for his "Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Practice" regarding avians. A gifted singer and actor, he participated in musicals, comedy, and drama in community theatre for more than 40 years. He leaves a collection of Inuit Sculpture with an endowment to the Michigan State University Museum. He also leaves two endowments to the M.S.U. Veterinary College of Veterinary Medicine: one to further student interest in avian and exotic medicine and the other for veterinary student scholarships. He is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Allen Shulakoff, Charles and Wanda Shulak; aunt, Lee Meyer; cousin, Adelle Meyer. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY, 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
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We will miss Dr. Shulak--his kindness and big heart. He took care of my little dog, (and of me too), with sincere grace and generosity. It was a joy to know him.
Dr. Shulak was the first veterinarian I had ever met as a child. He was so compassionate about his profession it reflected in everything he did. I was only 10 with a pet rabbit, he didn't care, he explained to me like I was an adult about how to care for a rabbit. I was forever grateful. I became a veterinarian. When I would see Dr. Shulak at seminars, he would hug me and tell me how proud he was of me....I instantly turned back into that little child admiring a wonderful veterinarian. Dr. Shulak, you were the greatest!
Dr. Shulak will be missed by everyone at Smart Link Solutions. He was a joy to talk to and his feelings towards his patients was top priority. We will miss him.
Freddie, I only just now found out you were gone. You took such wondeful care of my birds when I lived in Farmington Hills many years ago. You are loved and missed.
I met Fred in 1972 or 1973....my ex-husband played for the Detroit Tigers and we owned a home in Lathrup Village.....the last time I saw Fred was in 1989 when I came to Michigan to visit Fred and Friends. We kept in contact through the years.....Fred was so devoted each year in sending me a wonderful Christmas card with a wonderful written note..I was not as faithful with the Christmas cards. When I didn't hear from him I wrote to him and my card came back.....then I sent it to the North Branch Animal Hospital and did't hear from him this holiday. So here I am today Jan.26th looking Fred up and shocked to see he has pasted away. I really loved Fred we got alone so well, and when we talked or saw each other, it was like we were never apart. I will miss this lovely man...I feel bad he is gone. Deborah Vander Hoek ....