Celebrating 30 years on the Hill!
of our patients, clients, and employees above all
-- for the sake of the greater whole
spays / neuters
adult / senior wellness
soft tissue surgery
radiology / oncology
long term health management
end of life decisions
WE ARE CAT FRIENDLY.
A Cat Friendly Practice has met the criteria set by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has been awarded certification.
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Dr. Greg McWilliams MS, MBA, DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
MS in Business Administration
MS in Anatomy and Physiology
SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA
BS in Print Journalism
Born and raised in the citrus growing community of Exeter, CA, Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Saint Mary’s College of California. He attended the Institute of Economics and Political Studies (Cambridge University and London School of Economics) and the University of Cape Town South Africa where he studied print content analysis. After working as a newspaper reporter in California, he became inspired by his own pets (two Hungarian Vizslas named Grace and Truman) to become a veterinarian. He worked his way through veterinary school in a small animal orthopedic research laboratory developing products and procedures that help humans and animals alike. After finishing veterinary school, he completed a post-doctoral in medicine and surgery at the Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. He received additional training in knee surgery, fracture repairs, and is “master TPLO and abdominal ultrasound certified.” Passions include orthopedic surgery, critical care, and oncology.
“My mother used to say that the only unconditional love in this world comes from pets – and sometimes our parents. I couldn’t have picked a more fitting profession that not only propagates the well being of animals – but also the happiness of their owners.”
Greg resides in Capitol Hill with his youthful and vivacious Vizsla named Charlie.
Nyla Manager and LVT
Associates in Animal Technology
Nyla’s career experience in veterinary medicine has encompassed emergency, surgery, companion, mixed and wildlife practices. She has a Dental Technician 1 certification and is a past president of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Her work in local pet rescue networks lead to a passion for pet behavior. Studying with pet behavior consultant and author, William E. Campbell, she completed the pet behavior consultant course and consulted at local veterinary practices in the Puget Sound area. A lifelong animal enthusiast, she has raised rabbits, chickens, dogs and horses. She successfully competed in breed and club sponsored competitions with her collie dogs and miniature horses. She has finished AKC companion dog titles and earned AWCA herding instinct certifications. She also won the AMHR National Champion Country Pleasure Driving title. Her personnel interests include genealogy research and hobby farming.
Megan Assistant Manager
Megan was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and most recently lived in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked in various pet related fields for the last 7 years. Megan recently moved to Seattle with her dog Zoom and her fish Creeper. She is looking forward to enjoying the mild weather of Pacific Northwest. Her personal interests include exploring the city and parks with her dog, cooking, trying new restaurants, and playing board games.
Mikaila Certified Veterinary Assistant
Mikaila was born and raised in DesMoines, WA. She went to school at PIMA Medical Institute in the Veterinary Assisting Program. (You can even see her in their 2014 commercial) She is currently working on getting her technician’s license. Mikaila has always had a passion for animals. She even has her own mini-zoo at home with her 9 pets including her extra-large Newfoundland, Panda & her Black Lab/Irish Wolf Hound, Keely, 5 cats, turtle and an albino hedgehog! During her free time she enjoys being outside hiking or at the park with her dogs. She is very enthusiastic and outgoing and always willing to put animals first no matter what the case.
Shane Licenced Veterinarian Technician
Shane is originally from the great state of Montana. After living there for 21 years, he moved to Yakima and has been in the Seattle area for the last 15 years. Shane’s 3.5 year old lab mix, Khaleesi, often accompanies him to work at BVH. Shane has been a LVT for almost a decade! His favorite part of working at BVH are the emergencies that come in. He enjoys the rush of resolving the temporary chaos of a pet and client in need.
Kelli Certified Veterinary Assistant
Kelli was born and raised in Kent, WA. She attended PIMA Medical Institute in 2011 and has worked as a Veterinary Assistant ever since. She has had a strong passion for animals that started at a very young age. Kelli has 2 cats and a recently adopted a pitbull puppy named Remi. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her boyfriend, taking her puppy to the park, and hanging out with friends and family. Her favorite part of her job is making her patients as comfortable as possible and having the clients leave with a smile on their face.
Austin Veterinary Assistant
Austin is from Tri-Cities, WA. He worked as a freelance sound engineer in TV production but left the field to work in animal care. He worked at a pet store for five years as a dog trainer and provided daily medical care for sick and injured exotic animals from reptiles to birds, and small mammals. He has two cats named Turbo and Bollo as well as two aquariums. One for plants and invertebrates and the other for growing bioluminescent algae. His favorite part of the job is seeing an animals’ personality emerge while they heal after a successful treatment.
Jessica Veterinary Assistant
Jessica was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA but recently moved out to Washington to expand on her skills in the veterinary field. She recently graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Brentwood, CA with a B.S. degree in Biology. She always had a passion for animals. From a young age she would spend her weekends volunteering at her local animal shelter and once in college she began to volunteer for a low cost animal hospital. She has worked in the veterinary field as a vet assistant for 3 years and says the best part of her job is knowing she can make a sick or injured pet feel better at the end of the day. On her spare time she likes to go on hikes, try out new restaurants in Seattle and FaceTime with her three German Shepard pups (Buddy, Canelo and Kiwi) she has back in her home town.
Anthony Veterinary Technician
Anthony was born in Jefferson City Missouri, and raised all over the Midwest. He received his degree from Hickey Vet Tech Institute in St. Louis. Anthony previously worked at a kennel to help gain experience working with animals. Anthony moved to Seattle in May of 2015 with his pet and best friend, Ernie, a 12-year-old blind and diabetic Pug. Anthony’s interests include animals, space, and all things unknown. In his free time, Anthony enjoys watching movies, playing games and walking around with Ernie discovering new things to do in Seattle.
Keo Front Desk
Keo was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in a small city called Everett, WA before staking out and finally calling Seattle home. From such a young age, she always held a compassionate heart for animals from all walks of life including switching her lifestyle to cruelty free products in 2009. This change prompted the interest in wanting to work in a profession alongside other animals lovers and being a voice to the furry little creatures. So began her journey into the veterinary field in 2013, and until this day, believes the most rewarding part of her job is the certain “feel you get” when part of a team that offers outstanding patient care, from the moment they walk through the door, to when they exit. Keo joined the BVH family in July of 2015 and delights in heartwarming stories that people share about their furbabies. When not exploring Seattle, you’ll find her kicking back with a good book, DIY projects on the house, sailing in the San Juan islands and on her next travels almost always with her American bully, Carnage, by her side.
Drizzle House Cat, Honorary DVM
I was alone in the wilds of Seattle in the Winter of 2014. I refused to tell where I am from. I am a proud and regal huntress, set adrift in this puddle jumping sludge. Bedraggled, rain soaked and lean beyond the expertise of my huntress skills, I happened upon a kind stranger in my path of saturated swill.
Taking pity on the plight of the poor stranger, drenched from the rain drops above, I bid him “Lets’ find safe harbor”. So we journeyed awhile together. He gave me the name of “Drizzle”. I consider him my friend. He found a place for me to be happy with servants, toys and adventure.
I now explore and hide in caves of boxes, plotting my hunting strategy while I nap, surveying the room’s savannah from my perch under the warm lamp. I languish on satin sheets and hunt flying feathers, and chase monsters under the doors. Meet new friends like me and cast aspersive looks at dogs from my perch.
I am a regal huntress, no longer mussed by the elements. I rule my servants with authority and no longer lack for anything – especially belly rubs and full dishes.
Partners in Pet Health
Organically grown, Capitol Hill owned
For 30 Years
Animal Health Care matters, but veterinary medicine is more than just health care.
IT’S WORKING HARD TO KEEP SERVICES AFFORDABLE SO PETS RECEIVE THE CARE THEY NEED. BVH OPERATES ON A TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE COMPOSED OF (1) PROFIT, (2) SOCIAL, AND (3) EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH.
IF THERE IS A PROFIT, IT’S DISTRIBUTED TO THE EMPLOYEES OF BVH TO PROPAGATE THE GOOD CARE ITS STAFF DELIVERS.
AS PART OF OUR SOCIAL MISSION, WE WORK HARD AT KEEPING SPAYS, CASTRATIONS, AND VACCINES AS LOW AS POSSIBLE AND PROVIDE SUBSIDIZED TREATMENT TO PETS BELONGING TO HIV+ CLIENTS IN THE CAPITOL HILL DISTRICT.
AS PART OF OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION, WE PRACTICE EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, MEANING WE USE RESEARCH TO GUIDE OUR DECISIONS. WE’RE HERE TO EDUCATE, NOT PERSUADE…
While we work hard to keep our preventative medicine expenses down, we refuse to cut corners.
Examples of cutting corners includes performing spays and castrations without pre-operative blood work, anesthetic monitoring and fluid support, or post-operative pain control.
Spay, castration, and vaccination are the most important steps we can take to ensure our pets remain healthy and prevent suffering. Below is a price chart for your reference:
|Lbs||Feline Spay||Feline Castration||Canine Spay||Canine Castration|
*All vaccines are $20. This includes FVRCP, Feline Rabies, FELV, DHPP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella (kennel cough), Canine Rabies.
*Preventative health exams $65
The above prices are for the surgical procedure, pre-operative medications, induction, anesthesia, IV fluid support, multi-parameter monitoring, and pain medications. Additional cost is associated with pre-operative blood work, which may be needed on a case-by-case basis.
FLEA and tick CONTROL.
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WE stock a wide range of pharmaceuticals
IN-HOUSE, ready to be dispensed to your pet.
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