The equine hospital at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital caseload is 90% equine and 10% camelid/small ruminant. As a whole, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital includes six departments: equine referral hospital (servicing the greater Puget Sound region), equine ambulatory (providing primary care service in Snohomish and surrounding counties), bovine (local herds, small ruminants and dairy herd consulting service), Alternative Medicine/Rehabilitation (acupuncture, chiropractics, Chinese herbal medicine and canine rehabilitation), and small animal community practice, and small animal emergency.
Equine hospital: 25% elective surgeries, 35% emergency surgeries, 20% internal medicine cases, and 20% outpatients. Of the equine hospital cases, at least 5% are camelid or small ruminant. The equine practice encompasses a very broad range of breeds (QHs, WBs, TBs, Arabs, drafts, minis, gaited horses, etc). We see an equally broad range of performance disciplines including western performance, pleasure, hunter/jumper, dressage, gaited, driving, endurance, racing, etc.
Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available
- Conrad Boulton, DVM, DACVS
- Jim Bryant, DVM, DACVS
- Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS
- Joanne Fehr, DVM, DACVS
- Michelle Delco, DVM, DACVS
- Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM
- Full library with journals and books
- Computer database available
- Daily rounds
For the equine hospital: morning SOAPs and treatments are completed in time for case rounds at 7:30 am. This is followed by in-patient diagnostics and follow-up care, outpatient cases, scheduled surgeries, and admissions/discharges. Routine work is typically finished by about 6 pm. Externs are asked to help receive after hours cases and scrub-in to surgeries. They may work over the weekends and are free to take a weekday off to enjoy the Cascades, San Juan Islands, Seattle.
10-12 hours/day, 6-7 days/week
Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
11308 92nd Street SE
Snohomish, WA 98290
Signature on file: Dr. Michelle Delco