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Veterinarian of the year!

Valley Veterinary Clinic's Doctor Dan DeWeert, was awarded the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) Veterinarian of the Year!

Per the WSVMA press release; "Dr. DeWeert was selected by his peers in recognition of an outstanding career in veterinary medicine through local, state and national veterinary association activities.  His remarkable contributions to practice, his community, and other professional endeavors are also considered exemplary."

 

Dr. Dan DeWeert

Dan was raised in Kelso, WA. He graduated from Kelso High School in 1966 then served as a Veterinary Technician in the U.S. Air Force.
Dan graduated from The Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He worked as an associate veterinarian in Brewster, before starting Valley Veterinary Clinic in Twisp later that same year. His areas of special interest are equine medicine and small animal orthopedics. 

Dan, after practicing veterinary medicine for 38 years decided to retire in the fall of 2015. He is enjoying his additional time with family and  his friends, He still comes to the clinic on a regular basis to give helping advise and visit with clients.

Dan has been involved in the Veterinary Medical Association at both the state and national level for the last 32 years. He served as President of the WA State Veterinary Medical Association from 1986-1987. Dan has thoroughly enjoyed living here and raising his family in the valley. "Being an active member of this community is very important to me."says Dan.
Making the time to help in the community and give back has always been a strong suit for Dr. DeWeert.

- Dan was a Liberty Bell Football coach for 9 years.
- He assisted with AAU basketball and umpired little league baseball.
- Served in Kiwanis.
- Served on the Community Accountability Board.
- Dan volunteers as the veterinarian for the Methow Valley Rodeo.


 

Dr. Terri DeWeert

Terri was raised in Santa Rosa, California. She attended The University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 1988.
While in veterinary school she completed two fellowships: one at M.I.T. and one at The Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Upon graduation Terri did a residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, studying Comparative Medicine.

While working in the field of Comparative Medicine, Dr. Terri has been published 3 times in major veterinary journals.In 1993 Dan and Terri married, and she joined Valley Veterinary Clinic.
Her special areas of interest are small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery.Terri enjoyed raising her family in the valley and living in this beautiful area.While being active in the community Terri has enjoyed being:
- Cub Scout Leader
- 4-H Pig Leader
- Member of the Vocational Advisory Committee to the high school.
- As well as a member of the Community Accountability Board.
In her spare time Terri enjoys spending time with her friends and family, outdoor sports, gardening, cooking and riding her horses. In particular she enjoys the sport of cow cutting!


Lacey Jones - Veterinary Assistant 

Lacey was born and raised in Twisp, Washington. When she was young she developed an interest in horses and eventually worked for several outfitters during JR. high and high school. In 2009 she relocated to the Omak-Okanogan area and began working for the Animal Hospital of Omak as a veterinary assistant.  In 2010, she traveled to Virginia, and studied at Equissage to become a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She continued to work For the Animal Hospital of Omak until 2013 when she came to work for Valley Vet Clinic as a Veterinary assistant/technician. She took a year off to work for Big R (North 40) and came back in Aug 2014. Her son Levi keeps her very busy. Lacey enjoys her life back in the beautiful Methow Valley by involving herself in backpacking, horseback ridding, snowshoeing, hiking and time with her family.


 

Sarah Henry - Receptionist

Sarah Henry was raised in both Royal City, and Mazama. Sarah and her family traveled back and forth seasonally due to the family’s cattle operation. Sarah grew up on horses and still continues to enjoy this part of her life. She graduated from Liberty Bell High School in 2006. Sarah spent several summers working for Early Winters Outfitters as a wrangler, and helped teach people how to horseback ride. Prior to Sarah joining the Valley Veterinary Clinic, she worked for North 40 Outfitters (Big R) as an Animal Health and Tack Sales Associate. The 4 years spent at the store gave her a great baseline knowledge of equine, bovine, swine, poultry, canine and feline needs. She joins the clinic with a happy smile, and a positive outlook that everyone loves. Sarah enjoys ridding horses with her kids, hunting, hiking, reading, and her family time. She also wants to encourage her kids to develop a passion for the ranching lifestyle.

 

Barn Cat "Ruler of the Clinic"

Barn Cat joined us as a kitten in 2001 after being left by someone to fend for himself in our clinic barn.
No matter how the staff tried to coerce him to be friendly and come into the clinic, he just wouldn't participate.

The staff had no alternative, but to simply feed and water him in the barn, which was where he deemed it appropriate to stay until the first cold winter day. The warm glow of the clinic must have been too much for him to handle because he decided to rush through the clinic door and has proceeded to rule the clinic ever since!


 

Teak "Official Greeter"

Teak has been with Valley Veterinary Clinic since 2003.
She spends most of her day curled up at the front desk, or basking in the sun in the reception area.

In her spare time she thinks up new ways to look cute for yet another low fat cookie.


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