Shoreline

19203 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-1243

Tacoma

5506 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 471-9200

Restoring Health & Happiness to Senior Cats Since 1992

Restoring Health & Happiness to Senior Cats Since 1992

Dr. Dennis Wackerbarth

Dr. WackerbarthDr. Wackerbarth is the medical director and founder of both the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center and Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center. A graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977, Dr. Wackerbarth is well known for his contributions to feline medicine in the Northwest. He established Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center in 1981, becoming one of the first practices in the United States devoted to feline medicine. In the early 1980’s, he co-founded the Seattle King County Medical Association’s continuing education association for veterinarians. In 1992, he began administering radioiodine treatments for feline hyperthyroidism after extensive training at University of Washington and University of Saskatchewan (in Canada). He was the first veterinarian in the Northwest to offer radioiodine therapy for cats. Dr. Wackerbarth serves as the medical director for both the Shoreline and Tacoma locations and is a consultant to hundreds of veterinarians in the region. In 2012 and 2013 he was featured in Seattle Metropilitan Magazine as a Top Veterinarian in Seattle.


Testimonials
  Three months ago my 13 year old kitty Miss Fanny spent three days in the care of Dr. Vaughan and the staff. Before treatment she had been losing weight, getting more lethargic and her coat was much too dry. She was found to have two... read more »

Miss Fanny
North Bend, WA

Pox’s Story Does it make sense to treat hyperthyroid in a fourteen-year-old, mostly outdoor cat? That’s what we were asking ourselves in the summer of 2013. Pox let me know his opinion by following me around all summer, talking continually. He plainly said, “I feel lousy;... read more »

Pox
Seattle, WA

As a member of an animal rescue organization on Vashon Island (VIPP), as well as being a chronic cat owner, I've had many opportunities to visit the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center. Over the past 30+ years, I've taken scores of cats to Shoreline for definitive... read more »

Vashon Island Pet Protectors
Vashon Island, WA

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