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Community Practice
Primary health care for your pet

Community Practice

Referral not required

Our team is not just here for emergencies and special cases – we also are committed to being there for you and your pet for the routine and preventative care that is key to your pet living a longer, happier life. Whether your pet is due for its yearly checkup and vaccinations or it isn’t feeling well, our veterinarians and staff are ready to provide the best possible care.

Care we offer

  • Wellness exams 
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental care 
  • Nutrition
  • Microchipping 
  • Parasite control 
  • Spays and neuters 
  • Diagnose common diseases 
  • Exams and treatment plans for short- and long-term illness

Hospital Stories

Meet the Veterinary Teaching Hospital team: Carly Collings

Carly Collings is one of our friendly patient services coordinators who greet you when you and your pet arrive at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital for an appointment. Carly, who studied and graduated from WSU with a degree in anthropology and a minor in sociology, joined our team in September.

Stephen Short Q&A

Patient services coordinator Stephen Short’s dedication and passion for veterinary medicine and the hospital’s patients and clients is always on display.

Health Topics

  • Steps to ease a panicked pet on Independence Day This July 4, there are a few things owners can do to alleviate their animal’s stress. It starts with being ready well in advance of the holiday — and the loud booms — arrive.
  • Pet safety in extreme heat Washington State Magazine | As temperatures increase and heat waves become the norm, keeping our four-legged friends cool during the summer has become a challenge for pet owners, especially in the Pacific Northwest, where many homes lack air-conditioning.
  • Keep your pets safe in the summer heat When temperatures elevate the conditions can become dangerous for our pets.

Clinical Studies

Any current clinical studies for this service will be listed below.

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Grateful Client Giving

Honor your pet’s caregiver

“This is a place of miracles.”
-Anne Hensley, veterinary hospital client