Specialty Care

We frequently use the referral resources of local specialists to give your pet the best healthcare options.  The following list provides some information about our most commonly used specialists in the area.

Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging (IEVI)
Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging offers specialized diagnostic imaging services. IEVI employs minimally invasive diagnostic imaging modalities including CT Scan, ultrasound and regular radiography.  Radiographs taken by Lakewood Animal Hospital are reviewed by the radiologists at IEVI as a quality assurance measure for your pet.   Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging is located at 21 East Mission, Spokane, Washington
(509) 326-3427

Internal Medicine Specialist Services
Your pet should see an internal medicine specialist if his or her disease is uncommon or rare, a neutral second opinion is sought, or to obtain assistance in making or confirming a diagnosis in conjunction with your regular veterinarian. Pets with multiple or complicated disease processes, and/or those who require 24-hour hospital care may also benefit from assessment by internal medicine. In addition, an internist can often offer more advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for complicated conditions.
Common conditions evaluated by an internist include gastrointestinal disease, kidney disease, urinary issues, respiratory disease, endocrine disease, immune disease, disorders of the blood or bone marrow, medical neurologic disease and some types of cancer.
Some of the procedures that are offered include endoscopy, colonoscopy, cystoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, bone marrow sampling, spinal fluid taps, joint fluid sampling and chemotherapy.

Internal Medicine Specialist is located at 21 East Mission Avenue in Spokane, Washington 99202
(509) 326-7246

Inland Northwest Veterinary Specialty Care
Dr. Ginman  BVSc, Diplomate ACVIM
Just as your family physician might refer you to a specialist for a particular problem, your family veterinarian may refer you and your pet to a veterinary specialist. The specialty of small animal internal medicine is broad in scope and focuses on the treatment of numerous organ systems. In human medicine, these same areas would be treated by a wide array of subspecialists, including gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, pulmonologists and urologists.
Inland Northwest Specialty Care is located at 3046 East Seltice Way in Post Falls, Idaho 83854
(208) 777-2707 or (509) 241-0122

Veterinary Surgical Specialists, PS
Veterinary Surgicaly Specialists perform an average of 3 – 5 surgeries a day classified into orthopedic, soft tissue or neurological procedures. These include knee ligament surgeries, bone fracture repairs, tumor removals, liver procedures, gall bladder procedures, airway improvement, joint dislocations, disc retrieval and gastrointestinal procedures. The nurses often assist with these surgeries and sometimes the doctors work together on complicated cases. Postoperative, emergency veterinarians and nurses in the building provide continuous care to the patients.
Veterinary Surgical Specialits, PS is located at 21 East Mission Avenue in Spokane, Washington 99202
(509) 324-0055
Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane
Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane offers advanced medical and surgical therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in pets. Treatment of animal eye problems including glaucoma therapy, cataract surgery, ulcer therapies, chronic ocular discharge, refractory dry eye and other uncommon conditions. Animal Eye Clinic offers the only specialty eye care for pets in our whole region.  

Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane is located at The Riverpoint Campus, 218 East Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, Washington  
(509) 368-6800

Inland Northwest Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dr. Tammy White is a board certified veterinary dentist serving patients in Coeur d'Alene.  We refer patients to Dr. White for root canal therapy, crown restorations and dentistry second opinion evaluation.

Inland Northwest Veterinary Specialty Dentistry is located in Coeur d'Alene ID, 655 East Best Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
(208) 930-1753

Washington State University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the nation's top veterinary schools. It has one of the best-equipped veterinary teaching hospitals in the world with a highly regarded faculty.  The new Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) opened in 1996 and is one of the best equipped veterinary teaching hospitals in the nation. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is committed to excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of animal health. Sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies are available including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, endoscopy, arthroscopy and radiation therapy.

Washington State University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located in Pullman Washington
(509) 335-0711

Dermatology For Animals
Dr. Rose Miller 

Dr. Miller obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Washington State University in 2008.  She sees dermatology patients at the Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Coeur d'Alene.
Dermatolgy For Animals is located at 1336 West Kathleen Avenue, Coeur d'Alene ID 83815
(208) 944-7000
Northwest Canine Training and Aquatics
Northwest Canine Training and Aquatics specalizes in canine aquatic therapy and training.

Northwest Canine Training and Aquatics is located in Otis Orchards, Washington
(509) 226-3211

Canine Behavior Consulting
Erick Hess,
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
(208) 691-1720

Hayden, ID

[email protected]
Canine and Feline Reproduction / Breeding
Washington State University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Washington State University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located in Pullman Washington
(509) 335-0711


Verinary Surgical Specialists
Veterinary Surgical Specialists offers specialized surgical care for pets in our region. Common surgeries that we refer to VSS include complicated fracture repair, cranial cruciate repair, complicated tumor removal, spinal surgery, "laryngeal paralysis" surgery, and ear resection/ablation surgery.  We also refer patients to VSS to receive a second opinion when we are unsure of the exact cause of a patient's lameness or pain.  VSS is located in the same facility as Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging and the Pet Emergency Clinic of Spokane.

Veterinary Surgical Specialists is located at 21 East Mission, Spokane, Washington
(509) 324-0055