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
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 Economis 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.”
Nyla Potter 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. Nyla is a past president of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Her work in local pet rescue networks and a deaf Dalmatian puppy, 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. Finishing AKC Companion Dog titles, Earning AWCA Herding instinct certifications. Winning AMHR National Champion Country Pleasure Driving titles. Her personnel interests include Genealogy research and Hobby farming.
Christy Johnson Certified Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistance Program
Christy has been living in the Seattle area for the past year, and has been working in small animal practices for the past 5 years. Southern CA, to Reno NV, to Seattle WA, she has always felt at home in the animal medical industry. She finds the best part of the job is seeing people bring their pets in for preventative care, because she feels that it is very important having a healthy animal in your family.Her goal/passion is to work with exotic animals and wildlife preservation. Personal interests include mushroom hunting, exploring the city with her boyfriend, Michael, and spending time with their cat Espresso (a.k.a. “Beast”).
Melinda Fowler Ph.D., Veterinary Assistant
PhD - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
MSc - Biology
SOUTHAMPTON COLLEGE OF LONG ISLAND
BSc - Biology. Summa Cum Laude
Melinda is originally from rural mid-Missouri. She attended Long Island University in New York to study marine biology and then worked in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Galapagos and Antarctica studying marine mammals. She completed her masters and PhD in marine mammal physiological ecology in Santa Cruz, California. Following her graduate studies Melinda expanded her experience to songbird physiology in Vancouver, British Columbia. She realized a love for the Pacific Northwest and following the completion of her songbird research project, moved to Seattle and is excited to be at BVH to continue to work with animals.
Megan Staats Front Office Associate
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 Waltz Certified Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistance Program
Mikaila was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She is just out of the PIMA Medical Institute Veterinary Assisting Program. (You can even see her in their 2014 commercial) Mikaila has always had a passion for animals. She even has her own mini-zoo at home with her 8 pets including her extra-large dog, 3 cats, 3 sugar gliders and an albino hedgehog! During her free time she enjoys going on hikes with her boyfriend and dog Panda or in the kitchen cooking. She is very enthusiastic and outgoing and always willing to put animals first no matter what the case.
Jul Podawiltz LVT
Veterinary Assistant Program
Veterinary Technician Program
Associates Degree in Applied Sciences
Jul was born and raised in Federal Way, Washington, but spent 3 years of her childhood living in Europe. Ever since she was young she had a strong passion for animals, so immediately following high school, she followed her heart and dove right into the veterinary field. After being a technician for over 2 years, she has decided to focus on the emergency side of the veterinary field, and plans to specialize in emergency and critical animal care. She enjoys spending her days off playing tug-of-war with her Pit-Bull/Boxer mix Indiana Jones, and snuggling with her cat Davey Jones. Her other hobbies include watching movies, going to concerts, traveling when she can, and going to as many soccer matches as possible. Her favorite part of the job is watching or assisting with all types of surgeries, especially orthopedic surgeries, as well as seeing a client pleased with how we have treated their pet.
Tara Patellis Certified Veterinary Technician
Shane Gustafson Certified Veterinarian Technician
Ashley Davis Veterinary Assistant
Deana Dimaggio Veterinary Assistant
Debora McCalib DVM Veterinary Assistant
Tatayana White Veterinary Assistant
Austin Chick Veterinary Assistant
For Nearly 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 alone. Additional cost is associated with blood work, fluid support, medications, etc. Blood work, fluids, and medications are considered to be variable expenses, and will flux as the cost of such products change with the vendor. For an up- to-date estimate on such expenses, please call our front desk at 206.322.5444.
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IN-HOUSE, ready to be dispensed to your pet.
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