One Health Clinic – Healthy People + Healthy Pets

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One Health Clinic

While students are on the shelter medicine rotation in Seattle, they are invited to participate in the One Health Clinic. This Clinic is a partnership with the University of Washington Center for One Health Research and Neighborcare Health to provide side-by-side healthcare for people facing homelessness and their companion animals. Primary veterinary care is offered by the DVM students under supervision of Dr. Katie Kuehl. Human healthcare is provided by Neighborcare Health. 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. DVM students work together with pre-med, nursing and social work students from the University of Washington.


Dog in Car

Healthy People + Healthy Pets

A few times a year, we partner with the WSU College of Nursing to offer the Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic in Spokane. Primary veterinary care is offered by DVM students under the supervision of Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth alongside services from nursing students and faculty. The goal of this partnership is to offer veterinary and medical care to people who are low-income or facing homelessness in the Spokane region. Clinics are typically held in February and November.

Doney Coe Pet Clinic

Another option for DVM students while on the shelter medicine rotation in Seattle, is to participate in the Doney Coe Pet Clinic. This clinic is offered twice a month and provides veterinary care for people with low-income or experiencing homelessness. DVM students partner with local volunteer veterinarians to provide basic primary care to clients.

Kitten with firefighter

Cat in Vet Clinic

Pet Project

In partnership with Seattle Humane, DVM students offer care for people living with HIV/AIDS or cancer through the Pet Project. This opportunity is also available for students while on the shelter medicine rotation in Seattle. Students offer basic veterinary care for clients twice per month at the shelter.


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

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