Phinney Ridge Animal Hospital

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Operating as usual


Dear Friends and neighbors,

It is with great regret that we must announce the closure of Phinney Ridge Animal Hospital after 37
years serving the greater Greenwood area. Lack of available staffing, due to the pandemic, has made
operation of the clinic untenable. It has been a great joy and honor to provide care for the pets in our
community, and to be part of the lives of so many amazing people through the years. We will miss you

Our Last appointments will be May 20th and our last day will be May 27th, 2022. We are committed to
transferring your pet’s care as smoothly as possible. If you choose a new facility before we close, please
call so records may be transferred. Also, if you need routine refills, please request them, but please
make arrangements to transfer care as soon as possible so you don’t run out during the transition. Dr.
Henkle will be selecting a position at a different facility: for updates please watch our page.
After May 27th, the clinic voice mail and email will be monitored regularly for requests for transfer of

We wish you and your pets all the best in the years to come.

With Appreciation,

Debra Scheuerman, DVM, Owner

Cynthia Henkle, DVM, Associate
Jennifer Bolton, Manager
Jessica Ancheta, Receptionist
Amelia Lathrop, Assistant


We are now open Tuesday through Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm. Saturday 8.30 - 4.00pm.


Yes, we are still open, albeit with abbreviated hours. This is a difficult time for all but we want to be available to you and your pets should you need us.

Temporary Hours

TUESDAY: 9.00am - 5.00pm
WEDNESDAY: 9.00am - 5.00pm
FRIDAY: 9.00am - 5.00pm
SATURDAY: 9.00am - 4.00pm

If you are having an emergency please call:
Blue Pearl Veterinary Center
13240 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, Wa, 98133
(206) 364-1660

Animal Medical Center
17518 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, Wa, 98155
(206) 204-3366

Emerald City Emergency Clinic
4102 Stone Way N
Seattle, Wa, 98103
(206) 634-9000

Our door will remain locked during business hours and we will only be allowing one client (or couple) into the lobby at a time.

Please call from your cell phone to check in for your appointment or to let us know you need to pick up food or medications.

Our hours may change but we will be checking voicemails and returning calls as needed.

If you are going to one of the ER’s, call ahead to let them know you are on the way. They will have similar protocols in place.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well.

Health officials warning Lewis County residents after rabid bat discovered
Health officials warning Lewis County residents after rabid bat discovered

Health officials warning Lewis County residents after rabid bat discovered

LEWIS COUNTY, Wash. -- A confirmed case of rabies in a bat has Lewis County officials urging residents to be careful. The bat was found near Centralia by a resident and his dog on July 12 when walking along his property. The county says the two were the only ones that contacted the bat and that it.....

High maintenance cat seeks care giver to love and hug!           This torti point, blue eyed, beauty is Rose.  She is 9 ...

High maintenance cat seeks care giver to love and hug!

This torti point, blue eyed, beauty is Rose. She is 9 years old and has diabetes. Rose is seeking a quiet, indoor only home with someone who has experience with, or is willing to learn about, diabetes in cats. She gets insulin injections twice a day and is a model patient. It is suspected that she may have a beef allergy and she occasionally gets (non-contagious) sniffles due to a severe respiratory infection a few years ago at Tacoma Humane Society.
Rose really likes to be held and gives the best kitty hugs ever. She is a petite, gentle soul who will win your heart in minutes.
If you would like to meet her ask the front desk. She will be staying with us until the end of June.

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When it comes to risks to our dogs' health, the culprits are literally all around us. While a nice walk is quality time for both and dog and owner, it can be fraught with potential danger. One such hazard is the lowly grass awn, which has the potential to be deadly. Read more.

Today, we are open because your pets need care and are blissfully oblivious to all that is going on in the world.  If we...

Today, we are open because your pets need care and are blissfully oblivious to all that is going on in the world.

If we were a coffee shop, we would be closed.

Our hearts and minds are with the hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating peacefully all over the world.


It's Foxtail Season!
It's Foxtail Season!

It's Foxtail Season!

Since then, I've seen dogs and goats suffering similar foxtail trauma. To avoid serious and urgent surgery to remove foxtails that migrate inside the body through the abdominal wall, up the nose, or into the bladder, it is important to always check all animals for any foxtails on their body or in th...

Anya & Stella!

Anya & Stella!


Thank you to everyone who has called to check on us. We are very fortunate to not have any damage following this morning's gas explosion. There was just one cat in the hospital (who is looking for a home by the way) and he seems fine. We are open but Greenwood is closed from 83rd to 87th and parking is very limited due to emergency vehicles.

Researchers have revealed the 25 tell-tale signs your cat could be in pain
Researchers have revealed the 25 tell-tale signs your cat could be in pain

Researchers have revealed the 25 tell-tale signs your cat could be in pain

When it comes to pets, most of us would like to think we're quite in tune with our furry loved ones. But how do we really know how they're feeling, and can we tell when they're not having a great time?

Thankfully, a new study has revealed the 25 definitive signs that show if your beloved…

Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24 | Pet Poison Helpline
Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24 | Pet Poison Helpline

Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24 | Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison Helpline Raising Awareness of Household Dangers to Pets The 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012, marking five decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small chi…

Itchy? Fleas make early return to Seattle
Itchy? Fleas make early return to Seattle

Itchy? Fleas make early return to Seattle

SEATTLE - Pet owners beware. Fleas are making an early return this year, with some veterinarians saying they started seeing infestations as early as January.It's a first for Dr. Maryam Salt of the Queen Anne Animal Clinic. In seven years, she says she's n

Hidden Potential Toxins - Pet Poison Helpline
Hidden Potential Toxins - Pet Poison Helpline

Hidden Potential Toxins - Pet Poison Helpline

Batteries, medications, grapes, raisins, xylitol and more items are toxic to pets and can be hidden in every day objects. Know the dangers ahead of...

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Okay or no way - Pepto Bismol?

I was always told to give my dog Pepto Bismol for mild vomiting, but a friend recently told me that Pepto Bismol can be toxic to dogs. Is this true?

Pepto Bismol contains bismuth salicylate, which is somewhat similar to aspirin. While this medication has been prescribed by veterinarians at appropriate doses, large enough quantities of bismuth salicylate could cause effects similar to aspirin poisoning, depending on the circumstances of exposure
Because many human medications can be very harmful or even deadly to pets, the ASPCA advises pet owners to never give animals any medication or supplement that is not specifically prescribed by a veterinarian. If you suspect that your dog may not be feeling well, call your vet so that your pet can be properly evaluated and given appropriate treatment.

Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at any time or place. It's a good idea to take some time to ready your home and family for natural disasters.

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Not sure how to contact our office?

Call our toll-free number at (888) 462-4435, 24-hours-a-day, year-round. We are always available and ready to assist with any animal poison related questions.

WATCH: This Cat Can Play Jenga
WATCH: This Cat Can Play Jenga

WATCH: This Cat Can Play Jenga

A round of a-paws for the Jenga-playing cat! Impressive feline holds its own against owner in classic puzzle game.

Timeline photos

Timeline photos

Planning to hide chocolate Easter eggs for this kids' annual Easter Egg Hunt this year? Just remember, ingestion can lead to toxicity for your pet. Read all about it here:

Timeline photos

Timeline photos

Every season or holiday has its own potential pet dangers associated with it. While some of these pictured are not toxins, ingestion can cause problems for your pet. Easter "grass" is particularly enticing to cats who love the crinkly noise and feel . . . ingestion can lead to foreign body obstruction that requres surgery. For more information, visit our website:

Saving Cyrano: How Additive Manufacturing Helped a Cat
Saving Cyrano: How Additive Manufacturing Helped a Cat

Saving Cyrano: How Additive Manufacturing Helped a Cat

Medical: Saving Cyrano: How Additive Manufacturing Helped Create a One-of-a-kind Knee Joint for a CatCyrano the cat (above) is the first feline in the U.S to receive a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). Femoral and tibial components were created with a Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) system from EOS…


8205 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm


(206) 784-9200


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Thank you team for helping us out this morning. This guy is particularly grateful.
Dr. Henckel called to express her and the clinic's condolences over the loss of a mighty awesome cat I had the honor of sharing my life with for 17 years. For the staff of Phinney, here's one last goodbye. Tikka, 2001-2018.
This is the best veterinarian that I have ever taken my pets to. Dr. Henkle and her office staff are so caring! Dr. Henkle saves Fremont’s life and we are forever grateful. He is so full of life and happy now 🙂. He was going bald (not good for a Pomeranian) and his hair has almost completely grown back. We love you guys!!!
Ripple's Tipple! A beer brewed for my late great pup. An event to raise money for Frankie's Friends at Chuck's Hop Shop on 3/19 and to taste the beer that honors Ripple's name. Except she was not a Rottweiler.....she was a mutt :)… We will have Ripple's Tipple on tap when we open today! We brewed this lovey IPA for the lovely folks at Chuck's Hop Shop Greenwood and it will be poured at both Chuck's locations for an amazing cause which is near and dear to us here at Skookum. This was brewed with spelt and oats and hopped generously with citra, el dorado and african queen. A little bit about the reason for brewing the beer and the story behind the name: "This beer was brewed in honor of one of our favorite canine "regulars". Ripple(the 3-legged rottweiler)would visit us daily for treats and was loved immensely by all of us. She was diagnosed with mouth cancer about 6 months ago, underwent several months of chemo, and finally had to be put down due to the tumor in her mouth growing so large she could no longer eat without injuring herself. She continued to visit us daily throughout her treatment, literally dragging her owners here, to get her milk bones and the occasional hotdogs we'd cook her. She made her daily rounds and bullied her way into being loved at several local businesses. A percentage of the proceeds from these kegs will go to Frankie's Friends ( an organization specializing in cancer research and providing funds for owners that cannot afford the care their pets need!"
Hello! This is going to be a strange request, but I believe one of your vets was my best friend back in junior high school, and I've been looking for Cindy Henkle for YEARS to reconnect, ever since she moved to NYC with her family right before 8th grade. If you could pass on my inquiry, whoever manages this page, it would be most appreciated. Hopefully, she will remember me too :) Thanks!
Daisy says thanks for doing such a great job on her surgery yesterday! We love Phinney Ridge Animal Hospital!!
Happy Birthday Dr. Henkle!
Dear Friends at Phinney Animal Hospital, Whenever I pulled up in front of the hospital, Wally recognized where he was and tried to jump over me to get out of the truck first. Of course that would have landed him in traffic, so I forced him back, then got out and went around to let him out on the sidewalk side. He was not trying to get away. He really wanted to get inside to see his friends. He would drag me up the stairs (no mean feat) and rush in the door. Of course, true to his Chow heritage, he did have very definite ideas as to how his treatment should proceed and we truly appreciated your patience in dealing with him. Thanks for everything. Jeanne and Greg Trudeau
The Three Biscuiteers (and Phinney Ridge patients), Sophie, Princess and Jax, with Carole at Shoreline off-leash dog area Labor Day Weekend.
Just what you want to see on a Thursday, lol. Is this normal seepage..he was running around aka hopping on 3 leg like a mad man for a few minutes and then it started. He Is still swollen too:( should we come in or is he ok..well as ok as you can be for being chomped on?