Faythe Vaughan, DVM, RSO
Since earning her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, and completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery from WSU, Dr. Vaughan has practiced almost exclusively feline internal medicine and surgery. She developed a special interest in hyperthyroidism, while cultivating a ‘family’ of cat-loving clients for 28 years at Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center.
Over the last three decades, hyperthyroidism has become the second-most common metabolic disease in cats, quite possibly triggered by chemicals in our home environments. Dr. Vaughan now dedicates all of her time and attention to treating this current epidemic of hyperthyroidism. She has restored healthy thyroid function to over 20,000 hyperthyroid cats with the gold-standard curative therapy, radioactive iodine 131.
Dr. Vaughan combines her expertise in feline internal medicine and ‘family practice’ with her in-depth knowledge of hyperthyroidism to provide a whole-cat, whole-family approach to guiding therapy for hyperthyroidism in cats that often have complex medical issues. She strives to optimize recovery in cats that often present in fragile health, and to support the humans who love them.
She also actively gathers information about potential causes and prevention of hyperthyroidism from research scientists, and disseminates it to veterinarians and others interested in the health of cats and their human companions. Download The Evolution of Feline Hyperthyroidism 2017 Newsletter.
Her other credentials include being a mother to one fine human as well as an adorable feline family member.
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
Great place. They were so good to my kitty who was really scared. He seems to be completely cured. read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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