Join our Intern Program!
We are always looking for qualified enthusiastic interns to join us at WVH.
Contact us today if you want more information and guidance on applying!
Geoff is originally from Northern California. He comes from a ranching family background, and competed in local rodeos growing up. He went to college at Cal Poly where he completed a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis on Beef Production in 2013. He then attended vet school at Washington State University. Geoff is excited to start his career here at Western Veterinary Hospital as our newest intern. His main interests include soft tissue surgery and sports medicine. During his free time Geoff enjoys backpacking and spending time outdoors with his dog, Malone.
Shia Gottwald, DVM (COMPLETED!)
Dr. Gottwald is a recent graduate of Washington State University. She is primarily interested in equine medicine, surgery, and theriogenology, with special interest in equine sleep deprivation, but is also involved with the medical and surgical care of our small animal patients. Dr. Gottwald is from Olympia Washington and has been riding since the age of six. She rode in open shows and participated in 4-H for ten years. During her attendance at Washington State University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences, she was an active member of the Collegiate Horsemen's Association. She also participated in research projects about Babesia bovis, equi, and caballi which are tick born diseases that impact equine and bovine health. During veterinary school, Dr. Gottwald was also an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, the WSU Radiology Club, and the WSU Colic Team. After her internship, she plans to continue on on to complete an equine medicine residency or may go into private practice. Dr. Gottwald joined us for our externship program as well, and is now welcomed back as a valuable asset to our thriving practice!
DOCTORS ON STAFF
Gary D. Hodges, DVM
Aloisio (Al) Bueno, MS, MV, DACVS
Tanna J. Villarreal, DVM
Carol H. Akers, DVM
Cullen Cooper, DVM
Karen Roberts, DVM
"For Doctor's Bio's go to "ABOUT US", and click on "MEET OUR TEAM"
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Call us at:(325) 703-6450.
For dog & cat boarding call: (325) 703-6451.
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Open during lunch)
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday
Available 24/7 for Emergency Calls
Cat & Dog Boarding: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon-Fri / 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat
Weekend Pick-up upon request
We strive to provide complete care for our patients through: AquaPacer Water Therapy and Conditioning Treadmill, Kinemagine Robotic CT Unit, O-Scan MRI, PRP, IRAP, Shock Wave Therapy, Dental X-Ray, Ultrasonography, Lameness Locator a Dynamic Endoscope as well as other Endoscopic exam units.
We now have a coggins lab on site.
ROBOTIC CT SCANNING IS HERE!
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