Dr. Christine Wilford
After graduating from Texas A&M’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, Dr. Wilford pursued a small animal internship in Blacksburg, Virginia at Virginia Tech. Shortly after, she and her veterinary cardiologist husband moved to Seattle. Working in several private practices, she secured her feline internal medicine path in 1994 when she joined Cats Exclusive to work alongside Dr. Faythe Vaughan.
Managing the eldest patients with multiple problems has become Dr. Wilford’s niche. She loves the rich character of the senior cat and enjoys the deeply devoted families who appreciate every feline quirk. Crafting strategies to attain the longest, though sometimes fragile lives, with the greatest quality through the least intervention brings fulfillment to Dr. Wilford’s busy days. The most complicated cases inspire the most thought and creativity. This high level of individualized care requires a passionate commitment to ongoing continuing education.
Being invited to join the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center provides Dr. Wilford a new avenue to not only see some of the most challenging cases and get to know the deeply loving families of those cats, but also realizes an incomparable opportunity to collaborate with her highly respected colleague, Dr. Vaughan.
Over the years, Dr. Wilford founded the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing spay/neuter access for all cats. She ran the Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association’s continuing education program for over 24 years, held a three-year term on the Seattle Animal Control Commission, and served as President on the PSVMA Board of Directors. In 2004, Dr. Wilford received the Washington State VMA Distinguished Achievement Award, and in 2018 she was chosen as the Washington State VMA Veterinarian of the Year.
The Wilford-Woodfield Zoo consists of 5 cats, 4 dogs, 4 horses and 2 fabulous daughters who all love the Pacific Northwest. Actually, one dog might rather live where it’s a bit warmer.
I wanted to drop you and everyone at FHTC a note to let you know that Byron (the PAWS™ kitty FHTC treated pro bono earlier this year) was adopted last month! Even better, he... read moreByron
Great place. They were so good to my kitty who was really scared. He seems to be completely cured. read more
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... read morePiro Kramar. Vashon Island Pet Protectors
Vashon Island, WA
My family has had Lila since she was a kitten. She is turning 15 in October, I was only 10 when we got her. I moved away as an adult for a few years... read moreLila
Dr. Vaughan; Kathy; Miranda; and anyone who was involved in treating and caring for Tigger. Just wanted you to see the life Tigger is leading because of your excellent care on this upcoming anniversary... read morePepper
Monty is 12 years old. Dr. Vaughan had been monitoring Monty’s thyroid over the years and identified that he was borderline for hyperthyroidism. After discussing his overall appearance, behavior and appetite, we decided that... read moreMonty
My cat was diagnosed as hyperthyroid when she was 10. We had her treated as soon as she was diagnosed and I was glad it was found early. I didn’t really give the thyroid... read moreSavannah
We want to thank you for your extraordinary efforts in looking after our Samson's well being. You took the initiative of a problem we were not aware was even present. We are very, very... read moreSamson
Port Townsend, WA
You took care of our Nina Kitty and it was like she found the Fountain of Youth! At age twelve, she had been slowly losing weight and getting a bit more "yowly" but we... read moreNina
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... read morePox
Will & Grace found me in 1999 when they were four weeks old. They were born near in a parking lot off Highway 99. They are twins and do everything together. This year they celebrated their... read moreWill, Grace, and Hunter
They are very personable, professional, and knowledgeable about their very specialized practice. If you have a cat with thyroid issues, I highly recommend this clinic. read moreBecky
Ripley (kitty) and I just wanted to thank Dr Vaughan and the whole staff for your great service and care. You were all great to work with, and communicated well with us! Ripley left... read moreKali & Ripley
Thanks to Dr Faythe Vaughan, and her kind staff in Shoreline and Tacoma for giving us at least 5 extra, good quality, years with our buddy, Rocky! He was a rescue cat to begin with, and his good... read moreRocky
Hello! Just wanted to let you know Rio Blanco is doing great! As soon as we got home he started emptying the bowls of food! I haven't even opened the anti-nausea or the... read morePatrick and Rio
Princess started losing weight and after checking with the vet she was confirmed as being Hyperthyroid. After Approximately 13 months of of a paste-like med applied to the ears, switching from left to right... read more
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... read moreMiss Fanny