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
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. 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.”
Dr. Sandra Coon DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Born in Swedish Hospital Sandy grew up in rural Bothell. She haunted the neighboring dog breeder, sheep rancher, and dairy farm and fell in love with animals and the people who cared for and valued them. After attending a C-Section helping to revive puppies as they came out, she never questioned what she wanted to do with her life.
Sandy finds great joy in being a general practitioner, she loves preventative health care best of all. Helping animals to stay healthy is really what it is all about. Additionally she loves dentistry, and chronic disease management such as kidney disease, hyperthyroid disease, hypertension and geriatric animals. Sandy has practiced at Broadway Veterinary Hospital since 1990. Sandy lives in North Seattle with her husband, son, dog, cats, and guppies. She thrives in the outdoors practicing permaculture, organic gardening and volunteering at Cascade K-8 Community School.
Dr. Allison Edwards DVM
Small Animal Rotating Internship
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (Go Cougs!)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Allison joined the practice in 2014. She is a Seattle native and is excited to finally be back in her home town after too many years away! Capitol Hill has been her favorite stomping ground since attending Holy Names Academy.
She considered multiple career options, but found her passion in veterinary medicine while volunteering and interning at PAWS in Lynnwood. After graduating from WSU she completed a small animal rotating internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, one of the most prestigious veterinary hospitals in the country. It was here her passion for emergency medicine was ignited. Bring on your vomiting, diarrhea, wounds, toxicities or anything else that wakes you up in the middle of the night and she is in heaven!
In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, traveling and pretty much any other activity that gets her outside. Currently she shares her living space with her one cat, Mortimer (and he prefers to keep it that way).
Dr. Claire Hoffman DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Art in Recreation & Tourism
Born and raised in Bremerton, WA, on the Kitsap Peninsula, Claire initially pursued a passion for travel and outdoor adventure and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation and sustainable tourism from Western Washington University. After completing an internship with a small group travel company on Bainbridge Island and a year of globe-trotting, she decided to change course and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Claire worked as a veterinary assistant at Broadway Veterinary Hospital in 2006-07 while completing her veterinary school prerequisites at Seattle University.
In 2008, she moved to the great state of Michigan to attend Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After four intense years (and frigid winters), she returned to her beloved Pacific Northwest with her husband Galen and their cat Herman.
Professional interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, preventative medicine, and nutrition.
Personal interests include running, yoga, cooking, and watching college sports. Go Spartans!
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.
Cristina Hawkes LVT
Cristina was born in Northern California and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula in Poulsbo, Washington. Cristina started working in veterinary medicine at the Kitsap Humane Society as an animal care technician in high school and quickly fell in love with the profession. After graduating high school she moved to sunny California where she rapidly grew in the field working as a full time technician. She pursued further education by enrolling in a veterinary technician program as she continued to work in the field. After four sunny years in California and two years studying veterinary medicine, she made the move back to the northwest where she now lives in West Seattle with her boxer Stella and cat Zephyr. Going into her 8th year as a technician, she continues to grow in the field and has plans to go back to school to pursue her degree.
Professional interest includes in-house laboratory work, surgical nursing, and educating the public on animal health.
Personal interest includes photography, CrossFit and cooking. She also has a passion for the music industry, which inspired the move to Seattle.
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.
Taryn Smethers LVT
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE
Veterinary Technician Associate Degree, Honor Roll
TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate of Arts & Sciences, High Honors
Taryn is a licensed veterinary technician whose path in the field has given her a diverse perspective and a broad set of skills. She tinkered with her MacGyvering skills as a zoo veterinary technician—sometimes you have to get creative when a 25 gram budgie with a broken leg needs a teeny tiny splint, or you have to find a way to get a tiger to take his medication (hide it in whipping cream). She honed her efficiency in a local shelter prepping high-volume spay/neuter surgeries and bottle feeding orphan kittens while entering the surgical reports. She took her show on the road in Mexico for a spay/neuter project, working in humid 90 degree heat—often without running water—while speaking pidgin Spanish to the gatitos, perritos, y sus padres humanos. Her professional challenge du jour is emergency medicine, where there is no such thing as a “normal day.” You can find Taryn at the park on sunny Seattle days—usually upside down—doing AcroYoga with friends and her free-flying socialite cockatoo, Peaches.
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”).
Christina Kazakos Certified Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistance Program
Christina has lived in Seattle all her life and has always had a passion for animals. Pursuing her dream of working and caring for our furry companions, Christina completed the veterinary assistant program at Pima. Having three cats, one dog, and a wonderful 2 year old daughter, Arrianna, Christina spends most of her time with her family and her pets.
Aaron Whipple Certified Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Technician Degree Program
Early Childhood Education Certificate
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE
Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanics
Aaron Whipple is originally from a small town in Upstate New York, call Batavia. After graduating High School, Aaron joined the United States Air Force and later opted to partake in the Blue to Green Program to help downsize the Air Force and became an Army Solider. During his time in the United States Armed Forces, Aaron obtained his Early Education Degree and started pursuing his passion in Veterinary Medicine.
In 2007 Aaron was honorably discharged from the military and moved to Port Orchard, WA where he joined the team at Animal Hospital in Bremerton, WA. From there Aaron was offered a position at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as a Research Technician and was involved in many high profiled studies.
He is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College and finishing up classes to obtain his Veterinary Technician License.
On his time off he enjoys hiking, camping, scuba diving, skiing and pretty much anything that takes him outdoors!
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.
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.
Rose Sanchez Veterinary Assistant
Molly McCormley Veterinary Assistant
BSc - Marine Biology
Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism
Minor in Theater Arts Performance
Born and raised in the Seattle area, Rei is a graduate of the University of Idaho (go Vandals!), with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. After working as a general reporter for CBS 5 News in Phoenix, AZ, she decided she missed the rain and made the move back to the PNW! Since then Rei’s background has been in office management and project coordination. An animal lover at heart, she decided to take the leap and search for a position within the veterinary realm! Rei joins Broadway Veterinary Hospital with over a year of veterinary client care coordination experience.
Personal interest include jumping in puddles, borrowing books from the library, and hanging out with her English bulldog Daisy and black cat Stella.
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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