NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
We now have texting!
We are excited to now offer texting! You can contact us via text at our regular clinic phone numbers. Clients: Let us know if you would like us to use text as the primary method of contacting you. We can text you with exam reminders, appointment confirmations, etc. and you can contact us with any of your regular questions, concerns, and needs. If you are a new client hoping to set up a first time appointment, we still recommend that you call us as we have a number of questions about your pet we will need to gather prior to scheduling.
Welcome back Dr. Brantman!
We are excited to announce that Dr. Karen Brantman will be returning to us in June! She has been practicing ophthalmology in Michigan where her family is located but she will return soon to the Pacific Northwest that she adores and her NWAES family. She is well-loved and we cannot wait to have her back!
Welcome back Michele!
For those of you who know and love our lead technician Michele, we have some exciting news: She's coming back! Michele had a few month hiatus to catch some sun in Arizona and as of Monday the 5th she will be back to work with us. We are all elated to have her back and can't wait to see her!
Goodbye Dr. Tofflemire!
We announce with great sadness that Dr. Tofflemire will be leaving our practice to pursue another opportunity in New York State. His last day with us will be this Friday, January 19th. Please join NWAES in wishing him the best of luck! He will be greatly missed.
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists Establishes New Fund to Help Animals in Need
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists (NWAES) has become a partner in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund (VCCF), a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to support veterinarians who provide veterinary services to animals in our community whose owners are faced with extraordinary hardships.
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists donates considerable time and money every year to a number of local animal health-related charitable endeavors in Western Washington. With a growing number of pet owners unable to afford veterinary care, the need for charitable help far outweighs the ability of any individual veterinary practice.
As a participant in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, NWAES will provide animal care for pet owners facing financial hardships, including low-income seniors, disabled veterans and others requiring service dogs, good Samaritans who rescue animals, and victims of domestic violence. As a partner in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, NWAES encourages the community to make charitable contributions, which are tax-deductible and support and enhance our charitable work. Contributions may be made in memory or recognition of beloved pets.
The VCCF's expenses are funded entirely through charitable donations and 100% of every dollar contributed to support the charitable work of NWAES is used to directly fund the care of animals in our area.
Donations can be made online at www.VCCFund.org. Please make sure you identify your gift it to support Northwest Animal Eye Specialist's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. For more information, visit AVMF.org to learn more about the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund and other animal health and wellness programs.
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Appointments Available on Saturdays and 24 x 7 for Emergencies
Did you know that we are open on some Saturdays (9 am - 4 pm) for appointments? Both our Kirkland and Renton locations see Saturday appointments but the schedule can vary so call for more information. Our Saturday appointments book up very quickly so call ahead to snag a spot!
Additionally, our doctors rotate emergency call and are available 24 x 7 for those acute and urgent eye problems that do arise.
We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited Referral Practice!
Both our Kirkland and Renton hospitals are American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-Accredited Referral Practices. h accreditation in the new location after we can go through the accreditation process. Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of veterinary care. In order to achieve this accreditation, a veterinary hospital must be evaluated to make sure that standards are met or exceeded in areas including patient care, hospital services, and equipment. Specialty standards for ophthalmology became available in the latter half of 2008 and Northwest Animal Eye Specialists is one of the first ophthalmology practices in North America to achieve such referral accreditation. Overall, only 15% of animal hospitals in the US are accredited by AAHA (and it is much fewer than that for specialty practices).