COVID-19: Our four-legged family’s needs during a global pandemic


March 23, 2020

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Maggie Schroeder and I was lucky enough to join the amazing team at Columbia City Vet Hospital at the beginning of the year. I graduated from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and have been in private practice for almost 3 years. My career started out at a 24-hour hospital where we saw a...
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Ringworm: the disease that has nothing to do with worms!


February 20, 2020

One should always be leery when finding a free purebred cat on Craigslist. And I found out why firsthand! When I lost my senior kitty in December, my current cat, Waffles, was very lonely. I needed another cat who I could name after breakfast food and be his new best friend. Enter into my life, a free persian cat from...
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Something’s fishy. Is it Salmon poisoning?


January 20, 2020

Kicking off 2020, we decided to discuss a topic regarding a case we recently had in which a dog was diagnosed with salmon poisoning.  What is salmon poisoning? Salmon poisoning is caused by a rickettsial bacterial called neorickettsia helminthoeca. It’s found exclusively in the Pacific Northwest as it requires several intermediate hosts. If anyone is familiar with tick-borne diseases such...
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It’s Gettin’ Hot Out There… Especially for Your Dogs


May 28, 2019

Seattle’s hot spell last week was a pleasant little reminder that summer is almost here. Summer means a lot of good things, one of which is camping trips with my family… dogs included, of course. The gorgeous weather left me unable to resist the temptation to take a break from our busy Seattle lives. So, my husband and I piled...
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Road-Travelin’ Felines!


March 29, 2019

Hey there! Dr. Lizzy here. I field many questions from worried cat owners about upcoming travel. These questions range from whether to fly or drive with their cat, to techniques and medications that might ease the travel. Felines by in large, do better traveling than their reputation would have you believe. In this piece, I’ll address some of the more...
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CBD… THC… DOG… OMG


February 28, 2019

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the potential benefits of using CBD products in pets. The purported benefits include pain relief, helping with anxiety-related behavior and aiding in digestive disorders. As veterinarians, we receive questions regarding the use of CBD on a regular basis from pet owners who are in search of a more natural solution to...
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Are grain free diets really better for my four-legged family?


January 21, 2019

Aloha! I’m Dr. Shannon Nagasako, I’m the other “new” doctor lucky enough to recently join the team here at Columbia City. I was born and raised in Hawaii, completed my Bachelors in Portland, went to veterinary school in Colorado and glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest where I’ve been a veterinarian for the last eight years! Being in...
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It’s raining cats and dogs in Columbia City!


May 24, 2016

At 3810 S. Ferdinand Street in Seattle, Dr. Lizzy Dean and co-founder Dr. Katie Rob will open Columbia City Veterinary Hospital mid-June 2016. CCVH was conceived over a late night snack in Whistler Village after a long day on the slopes. Our desire was to start a veterinary hospital that provides practical and individualized expert veterinary care for pets in the...
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