4 Paws Veterinary Clinic


4 Paws Veterinary Clinic is the long-term dream of Teri Byrd. Teri is a veterinarian who lived on Vashon from 1999 to 2007 doing house calls and working with Vashon Island Pet Protectors. She has returned to the island after a varied career as Clinical Director at PIMA, Medical Director at Emerald City Pet Rescue and being a relief doctor for other hospitals for over 20 years.

Our goal at 4 Paws Veterinary Clinic is to make the clinic a pleasant place to be for patients, clients and our team. To achieve this goal our team has received certification in fear free techniques for handling animals with treats, pheremones and time tested natural anti-anxiety agents. Stop by the clinic to pick up a “pre-exam” packet of natural chewables that will help with the next visit.

Dogs and cats are completely separated for their experiences at 4 Paws. They come in separate entrances, are examined in separate rooms and if they need to stay, they stay in sound proofed, comfortable, separated rooms where pheromones are used to decrease anxiety.

It is also our mission to be environmentally responsible. We are paperless and try to use only environmentally friendly agents and Oxygen manufactured in house.

Our clinic has the most advanced equipment available with digital x-rays, dental x-rays and a full surgery suite equipped with Cardell Monitoring, Doppler Monitoring and Technician monitoring throughout the anesthesia process. Safety and pain relief are highest priorities for our patients.

Our wonderful team consists of our Practice Manager/veterinary assistant Jami McLaughlin, our registered veterinary technician Talia Jennings and the much beloved Jan Lofland as our client services provider.

We encourage everyone to stop by and take a tour with your pets to get them used to the clinic where they will be given lots of treats and attention. The outside of the clinic has a park like setting for your companions. The Clinic is located at 9822 SW Gorsuch Rd, at the old play space location.

4 Paws offers preventative medicine, wellness guidance, behavioral and nutritional counseling, internal medicine, surgery and dentistry.

4 Paws Veterinary Clinic is now Open!! Our hours are Sunday 10-2 and Monday through Thursday 9-6 206-567-7782, reception@4pawsclinic.com