Choosing a Veterinarian and Veterinary Practice for Dental Care and other Veterinary Care Needs!

When choosing a veterinarian and veterinary hospital, be very selective!  Learn some critical issues of standards of care and interview the staff and veterinarians about those issues.  If they don’t answer or communicate in a way that meets your expectations … Read More »

Did you know raw salmon or trout could kill your dog in the Pacific Northwest?? What is Salmon Poisoning Disease?!

Easily the most bizarre infectious disease ONLY found in our Pacific Northwest part of the world is Salmon Poisoning Disease.  If you have ever presented your dog to our clinic in Bremerton or Tacoma from mid-August to late January with … Read More »

Dr. Luttinen’s first week on the job as a veterinarian in 2001: pink nail polish, a corneal ulcer, and Marley!

While carrying a dozen veterinary journals and a surgery textbook in my right hand and my laptop bag in my left, I entered the back of Snohomish Veterinary Hospital (SVH) to begin my 4th day as a licensed veterinarian.  I … Read More »

Instrument Milk: Dr. Luttinen’s personal reflection on his first day working at a veterinary hospital!

There are many times in my personal and professional life that I’ve experienced what many people refer to the “it”!   We all sort of know and/or have experienced what that “it” is but it eludes description.  It’s that “magical” moment … Read More »