Port Townsend/Port Hadlock Veterinary Hospitals

Celebrating the Animal-Human Bond Since 1979

port townsend/port hadlock veterinary hospitals

Hospital Mission Statement


"While emphasizing our core values of respect, professional integrity and compassion, we strive to provide exemplary service for our clients, as well as consistent, high-quality and value-driven medical care for each of their animals. We thereby seek to celebrate in the human-animal bond that enriches each of our lives."




The veterinarians and staff at Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic have set a high standard for pet care in Jefferson County. Owners Drs. Jeff Highbarger and Abbie Doll, who purchased the hospital and clinic in 2010, as well as their entire staff, know that your pet is a valued member of the family and deserves healthcare from a dedicated and knowledgeable veterinary team. We are proud of our reputation as compassionate veterinary professionals who provide the best possible care at an affordable price.

With our two locations nine miles apart in Port Hadlock and Port Townsend, we are able to offer a broad range of veterinary services—from traditional preventive and dental care, diagnostic testing, and surgical services to non-traditional integrated healing therapies like acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine—which means we can respond to your specific preferences when it comes to the care and treatment of your pet.

Founded in 1979, Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary healthcare center located in Port Hadlock, WA. The hospital offers a wide range of services including wellness examinations, dentistry, vaccines, parasite detection and prevention, dermatology, surgery, internal medicine, weight management, senior pet care, and avian and exotic pet care. We also offer state-of-the-art equipment and exam rooms and advanced diagnostic capabilities such as an in-house laboratory, digital radiographs, and ultrasound procedures—all incorporated into a facility that promotes a calm, home-like atmosphere for our patients and clients.

In 2003, the Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic started out as a mobile veterinary service until it found a permanent home at its current location, near the first hole of the Port Townsend Golf Course. The comprehensive traditional veterinary services offered at Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital are complemented by the alternative healing therapies which are offered at the hospital’s sister clinic in Port Townsend.

chimacum valley veterinary hospitalWhile traditional veterinary medicine is often our primary modality when diagnosing and treating disease, we believe many cases can greatly benefit from Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and nutritional therapy. Under the guidance of Dr. Abbie Doll, who has extended training and multiple certifications in TCVM, we not only examine and treat the body, but care for your whole pet, taking into account all of the variables that influence physical health and well-being. We strongly believe that when pets receive integrated, wellness-focused veterinary care, along with a loving home, they have the best chance of living a long and happy life.

In order to provide such a comprehensive approach to pet care, Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic place great importance on hiring only the most highly-trained and compassionate veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and support staff. Each member of our medical team is well-versed in veterinary trends and state-of-the art technology, including digital dental radiology, and supports the techniques used in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, which is also an important part of our practice.

A vital part of our commitment to the health of your pet is our relationship with you, the pet owner. We recognize that providing the highest quality veterinary care possible includes keeping you at the center of all we do. For that reason, we work closely with you to understand your pet's unique health needs, develop a customized wellness plan, and ensure you have the knowledge required to be a responsible, loving caregiver to your pet. It is our goal not just to ensure the health and well-being of your pet, but to be your partner in strengthening the bond you share with your companion.

Please take a look at our website. Many of the services we provide at both our Port Hadlock and Port Townsend locations are listed along with information about our veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and staff. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at either (360) 385-4488 (Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital) or (360) 379-1133 (Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic).


Veterinary Hospital Locations and Hours

Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital

820 Chimacum Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic

1445 F Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Payment Policy

We require full payment at the time services are rendered. If your pet requires hospitalization, a deposit equal to 50 percent of the estimated cost of treatment will be requested when your pet is admitted. The balance will be due when your pet is released. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, as well as cash and personal checks. We also accept CareCredit, a credit card that allows you to finance your pet’s veterinary care through low monthly payments. If interested, you can apply for CareCredit online prior to bringing your pet to the hospital.

For additional payment assistance, we strongly encourage our clients to consider obtaining a pet insurance policy, such as Petplan or Trupanion.

port townsend/port hadlock veterinary hospitalsAppointments and Cancellations

We operate primarily by appointment to allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures. Walk-ins are welcome, but unless it is an emergency, wait times may be long. Emergency cases will always receive top priority and occasional appointment delays may occur as a result. However, we realize that our clients have busy lives and we always do our best to make sure each appointment is honored in a timely manner.

For your added convenience, drop-off appointments are also available. Just bring your pet to one of our locations at a time that is convenient and leave him or her with us for a predetermined length of time. We prefer that you drop-off your pet as early as possible (please call us to find out the earliest time available) so one of our veterinarians can examine your pet and complete any diagnostic tests and treatments (if needed). Before leaving your pet, you will be asked for an accurate and detailed history of your pet’s symptoms, a list of services that you would like performed, and a phone number where you can be reached. A veterinarian or veterinary technician will call you to review the findings and recommendations. An estimate for additional services and treatments can be provided upon request.

We kindly ask that all dogs arrive at the hospital or clinic on a leash or in a securely-closing pet carrier and that all cats, birds, and exotics arrive in a securely-closing pet carrier. When possible we encourage clients to bring smaller exotic pets in their regular housing, as this can often help our veterinarians understand and diagnose husbandry issues. If you do not have an appropriate leash or carrier, please inform our staff prior to bringing your pet into the building and we will provide one for you to borrow. Our goal is to avoid any injuries that could result from bringing an animal into an unfamiliar and occasionally unpredictable environment.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your pet’s appointment, please give us a courtesy call at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time. If you call after business hours, please leave a message on our voicemail. Failure to provide 24-hour cancellation notice may result in a cancellation fee.