Education, Experience and Compassion =
Competent Veterinary Consultation
- B.S. Biology/Zoology, Eastern Washington University, graduated Cum Laude 1986
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University 1991
- Continuing Education courses in Internal Medicine, Animal Behavior and Training, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Pharmacology, Senior Wellness, Pain Management, Preventive Medicine
- Dr. Byrd’s 21 years of clinical experience includes ownership and management of two veterinary clinics, a house call practice, shelter work and extensive work with rescue groups. She has experience with a variety of species including horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and exotics.
- Director of The Endangered Species Research and Breeding Center – performed studies in genetics and reproduction, in conjunction with EWU, on two cheetahs in an attempt to help this species reproduce.
- Horse Training Apprentice, Clinic Supervisor at a wild animal park, Veterinary Assisting, Research on Wound Healing in Horses.
- Dr. Byrd has always been insistent that every animal in her hospital’s care is treated with respect and compassion. She works hard to connect to the animal first and to tend to their immediate needs. (Sometimes owners feel left out!)
- Every employee Dr. Byrd had was hired for their caring and respectful treatment of their patients.
- She performed shelter work in an effort to reform the organization to a no-kill shelter.
- Dr. Byrd has donated an annual average of $30,000/year in services to animal rescue organizations and low-income individuals.
- Dr. Byrd has numerous testimonials to her level of compassion from her former clients, associates, employees and friends.
- Dr. Byrd also volunteered her time for people in need, and was awarded Pierce County Volunteer of the Year for her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children. She also served as volunteer for Pierce County 4-H when her daughter showed horses for 9 years.