Dr. April Tolle Joins Our Small-Animal Department!

We're very happy to announce that Dr. April Tolle has joined our small-animal team! Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry, internal medicine and radiology, and we are thrilled to welcome her to PVH. Read a little more about Dr. Tolle below:

April Tolle, DVM
Dr. April Tolle knew at an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She grew up near Houston, Texas, and relocated to Dayton, Ohio, her senior year of high school. In Dayton, she shadowed local veterinarians and worked in the kennel of a local clinic.

She attended The Ohio State University in Columbus and graduated with her DVM in 2007. After veterinary school, she worked at small-animal practices in Cleveland before relocating to the Seattle area in 2012. Dr. Tolle’s professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine and radiology.

During her downtime, she enjoys drawing, climbing, and getting outside to hike and camp with her dog, Cooper. She also has a cat, Mr. Stigglesworth.

Dr. James Bryant Earns ACVSMR-Equine Certification

The time has come to add a few more letters after Dr. James Bryant’s name! Dr. Bryant recently traveled to Orlando to take his exams for certification by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. And (surprise, surprise) ... he passed! So we’ll be updating Dr. Bryant’s business cards to: James Bryant, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR.

We want to give BIG congratulations to Dr. Bryant for his new ACVSMR-Equine diplomate status. (There are separate specialties for equine and canine.) It is quite a lot of time and work to prepare for and take these exams and meet the other certifying requirements. Dr. Bryant is now “double-boarded,” adding this certification to his existing one from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. [2.17.16 update: As of this update, Dr. Bryant is the only ACVSMR-Equine diplomate in the state of Washington.]

What exactly is the ACVSMR?

An AVMA-recognized specialty organization, this group promotes “expertise in the structural, physiological, medical and surgical needs of athletic animals and the restoration of normal form and function after injury or illness.” You can read more at vsmr.org.

At Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians and staff are passionate about providing the best possible care to our patients. Certifications such as this, along with continuing education, strong working relationships with our clients, and collaboration among colleagues, allow us to do just that. Thank you for entrusting us with your animal friends’ veterinary care needs!

Congratulations, Dr. Bryant!

Smile for ... Dental Specials!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. To recognize this and promote the importance of dental health for our animal friends, we are pleased to offer dental specials for both our small-animal and equine patients. Details are below – let us know if you have any questions!

Dental Special for Dogs and Cats
February and March

PVH is offering FREE* full-mouth X-rays for our canine and feline patients during February and March.

Approximately 80 percent of dogs and cats over 2 years of age have significant oral health issues, which can result in pain, suffering and other problems. Many times, a tooth may appear healthy on the surface but can be fractured or infected below the gumline. X-rays allow us to see the tooth root and supportive structures to determine if there are any problems.

*PLEASE NOTE: A $120 to $200 value. Promotion is available only with a full dental cleaning and oral exam.

For details and appointments, please call 360.568.3113 to talk with a PVH small-animal receptionist.

Equine Dental Special
February Only

PVH is offering FREE* oral exams for equine patients during the month of February. 

With regular dental exams, we can identify and address dental issues as early as possible in our horses, including abscesses, ulcers, loose teeth, infected teeth or gums, periodontal disease, and misalignment of teeth. These days, many horses are maintaining functional dentition into their third – and even fourth! – decades of life. And that’s something horse owners and their horses can both smile about.

*PLEASE NOTE: Promotion is only available with vaccine appointments and/or dentals – charges apply if sedation is required.

For details and appointments, please call 360.568.3111 to talk with a PVH large-animal receptionist.

Basic First Aid Client Seminar Set for January 21!

Are you interested in learning about basic first aid and wound care for horses, along with barn fire prevention?

Please join us for the PVH large-animal department's next client education seminar on Thursday, January 21. All the details are below; give us a call at 360.568.3111 with any questions. Hope to see you!

Basic First Aid and Wound Care, and Barn Fire Prevention
Client Education Seminar

With Travis McKinzie, DVM, PVH Large-Animal Ambulatory Veterinarian
Guest Speaker Adam Farnham, Senior Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations and Sciences

Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:30 p.m.
At Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, 11308 92nd Street SE, Snohomish

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

There's no fee to attend, but please register by January 14: 360.568.3111