From the GLX-Files
VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital
4011 Ocean Beach Highway
Longview, WA 98632
Dr. Baumgartner seems very cavy savy. She’s been one of our guinea pig vets since Nov. 2014. She saw and diagnosed my young female this spring with ovarian cysts, even though Flossie is young to be developing them. She recommended an exotics specialist in Portland, OR for second opinion and possible surgery. He commended Dr. B. on finding the cysts since even he could barely feel them. I think they also have another exotics vet on staff, Dr. Gilbertson, who sees guinea pigs. The director no longer does because of allergies.
Contributed by: GrannyJu1 - 7/28/2015
Jones Animal Hospital Inc PS
3322 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA 98409
South Puget Sound area exotics vet. Sees reptiles as well as warm and fuzzies and is recommended by the Rabbit Haven shelter as well as local pet stores. I've used them for wellness checks but have not had to yet for serious issues. Rabbit Haven also recommends a few other vets on their site: http://www.rabbithaven.org/BunnyBasics/veterinary_referrals.htm
Contributed by: StevieAndFuzz - 11/12/2004, 9:09 pm
All Creatures Animal Hospital, Doctor Little
4241 State Highway 3 Bremerton, WA
Emergency 24 hour vets. Dr. Little is experienced with exotics and guinea pigs including micro surgery, has a wonderful "bedside" manner and stays current on research. All Creatures is also the clinic used by the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island.
Contributed by: Moody'smom - 12/21/2009
Browns Point Veterinary Clinic
6720 E Side Dr NE # 4 Tacoma, WA 98422
Doctor Lianne Sperlich is an exotics specialist and has a lot of experience with guinea pig and rabbit surgeries, especially spay/neuter surgeries. We took Alistair to her to have him neutered and he was well cared for while there, they also sold critical care and had it right in plain view of the public, sent us home with pain medication and was given an antibiotic (I requested an antibiotic to prevent an infection post-neuter). She does the neuter and spay surgeries for cavies that need it for medical reasons for Foggy Creek Cavy Rescue. She was very approchable and friendly and really seemed to love cavies.
Contributed by: Cinnabuns mom - 11/01/2010, 7:00 pm
Animal Health Services
611 W Cowlitz Way # A Kelso, WA 98626
Animal Health Services is an AAHA accredited clinic that takes Care Credit. Their exotics veterinarian (and owner) is Doctor Nancy Kuehlwein, who has personal experience keeping rescued cavies. Our cavies have seen her for nail trims, exams, and diagnostic x rays. She was knowledgeable, cavy savvy and understanding. She diagnosed one of our elderly rescues (Magellan) with bumblefoot and arthritis, and does follow up calls to see how your pet is doing. This clinic also gives 501(c)3 non profit rescues a 15% discount on veterinary services. The staff we've met there have all been compassionate and friendly. They have been kind enough to let us fill pet prescriptions at human pharmacies to get them cheaper when our budget has been stressed.
Contributed by: Cinnabuns mom - 11/01/2010, 7:07 pm
VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital
4011 Ocean Beach Highway Longview, WA 98632
This VCA Animal Hospital has two exotics veterinarians who see cavies and are cavy savvy (one exotics veterinarian there does not see cavies as she is allergic), and they take Care Credit. We have had three exams done with doctor Russell Moore who was cavy savvy, and told us about the need for larger than pet store sized cages and making your own cage. We have had numerous exams, x rays, emergency care, and a culture done with doctor Karen Vallee, another one of their cavy savvy exotics veterinarians, she was very sympathetic and kind when we lost our two elderly cavies despite her working hard with us to save them. They do follow up calls to see how your pet is doing and the whole staff is extremely friendly and compassionate.
Contributed by: Cinnabuns mom - 11/01/2010, 7:11 pm