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Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates

Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates have proudly provided the highest standard of compassionate veterinary care for over 25 years. Equine Veterinary Clinic open 24 hours, 7 days a week

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We hope everyone has a Happy Easter Weekend! We are also sharing the news that our beloved Mara, who has been a vet assi...
04/15/2022

We hope everyone has a Happy Easter Weekend!

We are also sharing the news that our beloved Mara, who has been a vet assistant with us since 2012, will be leaving us to focus on her college classes and is moving forward with a career in business. We will miss her greatly but we are so happy for what the future has in store for her. Thank you Mara for all your hard work over the years!

Equine sports medicine doctors rarely get a feature on general interest media, so this interview with a member of our la...
04/07/2022
Finding Mastery - Dr. Laura Stokes-Greene: What We Can Learn From Animals

Equine sports medicine doctors rarely get a feature on general interest media, so this interview with a member of our larger equine veterinary community was a fun listen.

The biggest takeaways that resonate for me? Being on the cutting edge of equine sports medicine means being on the cutting edge of performance medicine across species. On top of that, we get to foster unique bonds with amazing athletes that transcend traditional sports dichotomies.

This week’s conversation is with Dr. Laura Stokes-Greene, one of the best equine sports medicine doctors in the world. Laura is also an avid entrepreneur, focusing on the intersection of medicine, technology, and creativity. She’s utilizing cutting edge biotech to help competing jumper and dress...

We must announce that after almost two wonderful years with Northwest Equine, Dr. Rohl will be joining her fiance and mo...
03/23/2022

We must announce that after almost two wonderful years with Northwest Equine, Dr. Rohl will be joining her fiance and moving across the country to Vermont. Her last day of appointments will be on April 4th. Please see the message below from Dr. Rohl:



“While new opportunities are exciting and we are looking forward to the future, this transition is bittersweet and I am especially sad to be leaving such a great group practice where all of the doctors and staff strive to bring clients and patients reliable, quality care. I would like to thank each and every client and patient that has welcomed me into their lives. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to care for your horses each day. I will miss giving all of your horses, donkeys, and mules wither scratches and pats on the neck. Thank you for trusting me to care for your equine companions.”

One of the unfortunate risks of transporting horses and gathering with new groups is exposure to infection. Many of you ...
03/04/2022
FAQ: USEF Return to Competition Protocols and California Hunter/Jumper Calendar in March

One of the unfortunate risks of transporting horses and gathering with new groups is exposure to infection. Many of you are aware of the current EHV-1 outbreaks in California and Florida. If you have not looked through the information available through the USEF or AAEP, these are great resources to start. We are available at any time to answer any questions you may have regarding testing, treatment, vaccination, and isolation protocols.

Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and fun competition season ahead.

https://www.usef.org/media/press-releases/faq-usef-return-to-competition-protocols-and

FAQ: USEF Return to Competition Protocols and California Hunter/Jumper Calendar in March by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 28, 2022, 7:21 PM EST What is required for my horse to return to USEF competition if it participated at Thermal or Rancho Murieta? USEF requires either one of th...

Happy Tuesday! We are pleased to share that our new and improved website has gone live today! For anyone that orders fro...
02/08/2022
Northwest Equine Veterinary

Happy Tuesday! We are pleased to share that our new and improved website has gone live today! For anyone that orders from our Online Pharmacy, you will now find the link at the top of our homepage. Our website has the same url at: https://www.nwequinevet.com/

Welcome to Our Practice

Merry Christmas from the Northwest Equine Team!What are some of your favorite holiday memories or traditions with your e...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from the Northwest Equine Team!

What are some of your favorite holiday memories or traditions with your equine family members?

Happy Holidays! Many of you know Tasha from working in the field as a vet assistant (14 years at Northwest Equine!).  Sh...
12/22/2021

Happy Holidays! Many of you know Tasha from working in the field as a vet assistant (14 years at Northwest Equine!). She has recently transitioned to working in our office so if you hear a familiar voice on the phone that would be our lovely Tasha!

We would like to share some exciting news about our very own rockstar receptionist, Carley. When she is not here working...
12/21/2021

We would like to share some exciting news about our very own rockstar receptionist, Carley. When she is not here working in our office, she is practicing and competing as an amateur reiner. This past October, Carley competed in the 2021 NRHA Northwest Affiliate Regional Championships held in Nampa, Idaho, on her mare Lectric Lil Gun. She bested a tough field of horses and riders to take the win in the Novice Horse Non Pro Level One Affiliate Regional Championship Class. She also finished top ten or better in every class she entered, qualifying her and her horse to compete at the North American Affiliate Championships in Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, she was unable to go to Oklahoma this year but she hopes to someday in the near future. Way to go Carley!

Finishing up our Vet Tech spotlights with Angie and Adrianna! Thank you everyone for showing all of our field assistants...
10/25/2021

Finishing up our Vet Tech spotlights with Angie and Adrianna! Thank you everyone for showing all of our field assistants so much love this past week.

Angie is our newest addition to the field team and she's doing her best to keep up with this crazy group. She also has a sweet ride and is happy to talk cars, if you'd rather discuss motors that don't produce manure.

You all have likely talked to Adrianna in the office, where she is the scheduling mastermind and champion of problems solving. We do occasionally get to steal her in the field, and if she weren't so valuable in the office, I guarantee we'd be fighting for her to be in our trucks all the time.

Thank you, Angie and Adrianna!

Vet Tech Week spotlights #8/9 are Kim and Kelsey! You may not see these two as often as some of the other faces, but the...
10/24/2021

Vet Tech Week spotlights #8/9 are Kim and Kelsey! You may not see these two as often as some of the other faces, but they're still integral parts of our team.

Kim is our ultimate last minute fill-in person and spends the rest of the time managing a string of horses in training and busy lesson program. She also finds time to do some hard core fishing and makes an excellent smoked salmon.

Kelsey does remote work for us, when she's not in the field, acting as an assistant trainer for a large competition barn, or working with her own talented dressage mare, Sia.

Vet Tech Week continues into the weekend. This morning's spotlight is Becca!Becca recently joined our team, but we've kn...
10/23/2021

Vet Tech Week continues into the weekend. This morning's spotlight is Becca!

Becca recently joined our team, but we've known her for quite a while, as part of the Deerfield Farms horse show and leadership programs. Becca is someone who loves learning new things and is constantly striving to improve, which will serve her well when she heads off to vet school. Thank you, Becca!

It's time for Vet Tech Week spotlight #6... Mara!Mara brings joy and silliness to every day in the field, even when she ...
10/22/2021

It's time for Vet Tech Week spotlight #6... Mara!

Mara brings joy and silliness to every day in the field, even when she refuses to admit that she's "thriving." She's a natural horse handler and goes above and beyond to make sure every person she is around is taken care of. Oh... And she's also studying for her business degree on the side. Thank you, Mara!

Vet Tech Week spotlight #5 is Kari!We've loved getting to know Kari after she came over from Mount Rainier Equine. When ...
10/22/2021

Vet Tech Week spotlight #5 is Kari!

We've loved getting to know Kari after she came over from Mount Rainier Equine. When asked for a few words about Kari, Dr. DeWard offered the following:

"Kari is my secret weapon in the truck. Like the Swiss Army knife of assistants, she is always there, attentive, poised, and ready to offer exactly what’s needed to get the job done. I’m so thankful for her calm, quiet demeanor, her confidence working with the patients and clients, her attention to detail and most of all her compassion for the animals. A thank you to Kari for somehow keeping me on task and getting me home safe each night; for being passionate and dedicated to your work, and striving to continually learn and grow. You truly brighten my days."

Vet Tech Week spotlight #4 - Liz!Liz is that person that everyone (whether human, canine, equine, or other) wants to be ...
10/21/2021

Vet Tech Week spotlight #4 - Liz!

Liz is that person that everyone (whether human, canine, equine, or other) wants to be friends with. She's always there to fill in for another team member when emergencies inevitably happen, and manages to keep up some impressive yard game skills while studying for her CVT license and planning a wedding. Thank you, Liz!

Day Three of Vet Tech Week features Hannah!Hannah left sunny California to come hang out with us, and we're so lucky to ...
10/20/2021

Day Three of Vet Tech Week features Hannah!

Hannah left sunny California to come hang out with us, and we're so lucky to have her. She's a baby wranglin' pro and brings a sense of humor to every "what the heck?!" situation. If day one of emergency calls with me didn't scare her off, nothing will.

It's Day Two of Vet Tech Week and today's shout out is for Ardelle.When I first met Ardelle, I awkwardly introduced myse...
10/20/2021

It's Day Two of Vet Tech Week and today's shout out is for Ardelle.

When I first met Ardelle, I awkwardly introduced myself and said, "I hear you wear a lot of hats." She looked at me with confusion and quickly went back to the four tasks she was in the middle of. For anyone who has met her in the field, I'm sure you'll agree, though, that she does some of everything. Ardelle, thanks for always pushing for the best, while still being a horse crazy girl at heart.

Happy Vet Tech Week! We love our assistants and know they do so much to make the doctors', patients', and your lives bet...
10/19/2021

Happy Vet Tech Week! We love our assistants and know they do so much to make the doctors', patients', and your lives better.

Today's shout out goes to Tasha. She's a master of efficiency and "confuse them with enthusiasm" horse handling that makes even the toughest horses tolerate those nasty needles.

Heat Advisory!With the sudden and unseasonably warm weather coming in the next few days, it's important to prioritize yo...
06/26/2021

Heat Advisory!

With the sudden and unseasonably warm weather coming in the next few days, it's important to prioritize your horse's cooling.

Choose the most well ventilated environment possible, even if it means a little more sunlight.

Encourage your horse to drink extra water by offering mashes and wet hay. Adding apple juice to one of their water buckets can also entice better hydration.

Electrolytes can be given sparingly (read the label instructions to avoid overdosing) or a tablespoon of coarse salt can be included with their feed.

Sweating is a good thing! If you notice that your horse is breathing heavily and rapidly or has an elevated temperature without appropriate sweat, give them a good rinse, wipe off the excess water, and let your veterinarian know.

Apply sunscreen (infant formulas work well) to pink noses to avoid sunburn/sun scalding.

"HOT" TIPS FOR SAFE SUMMER RIDING

As you prepare for fun in the sun with your favorite equine, make sure you understand how the combination of heat and humidity can take the fun part out the equation — and potentially even turn into a dangerous situation for your horse.

When riding in hot weather, remember to take precautions and use your common sense. Remain vigilant for dehydration and for signs of heat exhaustion, as the situation can quickly escalate into heat stroke. If your horse looks hot and tired, it's time for a drink, a cold bath and a break in the shade.

Consult your veterinarian for more information, or learn more about the signs of heat stroke on our website at https://aaep.org/issue/heat-stroke

Our office is closed today in honor of Memorial Day, but there is a doctor on call should you need it!
05/31/2021
Remembering Black Jack, the "Riderless Horse" - Jumper Nation

Our office is closed today in honor of Memorial Day, but there is a doctor on call should you need it!

Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day for honoring those who have served in the military and remembering those who have lost their lives. Humans and their counterparts across the world have played incredible roles in military service throughout history, from falcons to horses. From active duty on t...

For anyone looking for an educational discussion about the health of an aging horse, tune in on Tuesday, May 25th.
05/14/2021

For anyone looking for an educational discussion about the health of an aging horse, tune in on Tuesday, May 25th.

A friendly reminder that rabies, while very uncommon in Western Washington, is still out there in our bat population.
05/11/2021
BAT POSITIVE FOR RABIES FOUND IN KING COUNTY – PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER

A friendly reminder that rabies, while very uncommon in Western Washington, is still out there in our bat population.

As the weather warms up in King County, bats come out of hibernation, which means a big increase in human-bat interactions compared to other times of year.  Bats that are infected with rabies can spread the infection to humans who have bare skin contact with  bats or bat saliva. 

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25203 Roberts Drive
Black Diamond, WA
98010

General information

Equine veterinary practice offering expert services in all areas of equine medicine. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide routine and advanced care for horses of all ages, breeds and disciplines.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(425) 432-1914

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Well Red Viper is all tucked in at the new location!!!! We are excited about where this transition will take us! Follow our continued adventures at Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates Any questions regarding your animals care please direct to Northwest Equine: (425) 432-1914 or [email protected] Much love, health and happiness to you and your four legged family in 2021!
We have been so grateful to care for our wonderful patients and clients since 2008. With your support, our business has grown beyond our expectations. Our mission has always been to provide quality, compassionate care day and night. As many of you are probably aware, we have been engaged in an exhaustive search for another veterinarian for some time now in an effort to continue to provide the kind of care we feel you and your horses deserve. During this time, Dr. DeWard has been seeing as many appointments as possible and continuing to be available for the 24/7 emergency service we feel is so valuable. As you can imagine, this work load required a great deal of sacrifice for our family and has demanded some creativity on the part of everyone at the practice to continue working toward a common goal. We deeply appreciate the patience and flexibility our clients have shown as we navigate these challenges. Recently, we were presented with the opportunity to join the group at Northwest Equine. While we recognized this would be a huge change for everyone involved with the practice, it seemed like the move would provide the perfect marriage between our desire to continue to fulfill our practice mission, and our need for greater balance to ensure our clientele continues to receive the kind of care they have come to expect. It is without hesitation that we are writing to inform you of our decision to join forces with Northwest Equine as of December 1, 2020. Dr. DeWard has always thrived in a collaborative, team environment and he is excited for the knowledge he will be able to share as well as gain with his new colleagues. This change will allow for our mission to flourish, with the added benefit of access to more doctors with varying backgrounds, specialties, strengths and services. Work/ life balance is key to longevity in the veterinary profession. Any of you who have seen Dr. DeWard’s collection of pictures while at a farm call know how important his family is to him. He is looking forward to quality time spent making memories with them. Being part of a larger group will give opportunities for appointments on “back- up” days where your appointment will not be affected by emergencies! When requesting an appointment you are welcome to request Dr. DeWard specifically or see one of the other amazing doctors on the team. As for me, I will be stepping away from the practice to focus my attention to our boys. COVID has created some unexpected challenges as well as made me re-evaluate my many roles and desires. This has been a difficult decision for me as I have been an integral part since the beginning at Mt. Rainier Equine. However, I know you are in capable and caring hands with the staff at Northwest Equine and that your needs will be met and exceeded. Many of our current team members will be moving over with Dr. DeWard, bringing familiar faces and voices. Our team is so much like a family, changes are difficult and we will forever cherish the people that have worked with and supported us along this journey. The journey is not coming to an end, it is growing and evolving. Please find us now at nwequinevet.com and follow our new adventures at Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates We are so thankful for the trust you have placed in us. We look forward to many more years caring for your equine veterinary needs. THANK YOU Kari Vaarvik for putting together an AMAZING video of memories! It will be cherished 💜
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Steve Latimer of Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates to the Alpa2EQ family! https://nwequinevet.com
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Steve Latimer of Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates to the Alpa2EQ family! https://nwequinevet.com
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Completely caring and amazing Service.
Dr Kathrine and Vet tech Anika, tjank you so much for checking Moka's swollen eye. I am glad it was clogged tear ducts from the smoke and ash, and not anything more serious. She is coming out of the tranquilizer (& "position 3".pose) and grazing. She can have lunch when fully awake. Thanks Again!👵🐴m🐴o🐴k🐴a