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COVID-19 Updates

 

Because of COVID-19, we are changing how we offer veterinary care for people who are low-income qualified or experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area with pets. For now, we will no longer be offering in-person visits and transitioning to telehealth. This is so we can still offer care and follow regulations for social distancing. The One Health Clinic is expanding our partnership to include Doney Coe Pet Clinic and Seattle Dogs Homeless Program.

If you have been a client of the One Health Clinic in the last 12 months, we can offer telehealth appointments per the current state law. To set-up an appointment, fill out this form online, email us at onehealthclinic@wsu.edu or call 206-428-3020. If you have not been a client within the last 12 months, still contact us and we will do what we can to get your pet care depending on the urgency of the need.

For any personal health needs, please visit our partner, Neighborcare Health’s website. This is a challenging time for all of us, so it is important to make sure you reach out if you have questions about your physical or mental health.

We are raising money to support emergency care that needs to be referred to local veterinary clinics. To support the One Health Clinic, you can donate using the link on this page.

Support the One Health Clinic

 

To learn more about these outreach opportunities, contact Christie Cotterill at (206) 219-2402 or by email.

To make a gift by mail: 
Please make check payable to the WSU Foundation and send to:

Veterinary Development Office
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

 


One Health Clinic

 

The One Health Clinic is a place where people experiencing homelessness with companion animals can get medical and veterinary care in a side-by-side setting to improve the health of the whole family. 

The Clinic is a partnership with the University of Washington Center for One Health Research. The goal of this partnership is to research the impact having a companion animal has on people facing homelessness and to provide research-based recommendations for combined healthcare. 

The clinic is offered twice per month and is an extension of the human healthcare provided through the Neighborcare Health Youth Clinic at New Horizons shelter. Veterinary care is provided by DVM students on rotation at Seattle Humane under the supervision of Dr. Katie Kuehl. University of Washington pre-med students volunteer through the University District Street Medicine club to support the patients.

Veterinary care includes wellness check-ups, vaccinations, treatment for common conditions and other primary care services. Spay, neuter or other surgeries are not performed at this clinic. Referrals for free spay/neuter surgeries are available. Other referrals for discounted services are discussed on a case-by-case basis. 

Human medical care includes treatment for illnesses or injury, care for ongoing conditions, vaccinations, STI/HIV care, birth control, referrals to specialists and dental care, and more. Referrals for care that cannot be provided at the clinic are available. 

The One Health Clinic was created as a first step to determine the need for animal care services for people facing homelessness in Seattle and King County. We believe that by offering health care for people and their pets, all members of the family unit, whether they have 2 legs or four, are healthier. The long-term goal is to provide resources to nonprofit and governments, so the program can be replicated in communities across the United States. 

To learn more about the One Health Clinic, visit our Facebook page

DVM students also participate in other community outreach activities serving people who are low-income or experiencing homelessness. These include Healthy People + Healthy Pets in Spokane, Doney Coe Pet Clinic in Seattle and Pet Project in Bellevue. 

 


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