Dr. Amanda Ramage has been a team member of Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary clinic since September of 2018. What Dr. Ramage finds most satisfying about being a veterinarian involves working with clients and their pets to improve quality of life for both the pet and owner. She does so by finding a treatment plan and strategy that fits each individual patient, whether it be a more traditional western medicine approach, holistic approach, or a combination of both.
Some of Dr. Ramage’s professional interests include integrative holistic medicine, nutrition, behavior, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. At Washington State University, Dr. Ramage pursued an undergraduate education in Zoology. She received the Zoology Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship of 2010 for her passionate pursuit of education in the field of zoology. Dr. Ramage went on to achieve her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Saint Georges University in 2016. There she was given an award as the most active fundraiser for the International Veterinary Student Association Spain, having raised over $3,000 for hosting the exchange students.
A great motivation behind Dr. Ramage’s professional interests in veterinary medicine was her mother. Growing up Dr. Ramage was invoked by helping her mother in her dog obedience classes. She always knew she had wanted to work with animals, and once she received a puppy of her own she grew fascinated with becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Ramage loved bonding, training, and showing her puppy. At 12 weeks old her puppy had broken her leg, introducing Dr. Ramage to the setting of a veterinary hospital and the powers of veterinary medicine.
At home, Dr. Ramage and her husband, Dr. Conner Ames share their home with their furry family. They own a Beauceron named Orac, a rescued mix breed from Grenada named Rosie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cassy, and two cats named Hansel and Desi. In her spare time, Dr. Ramage enjoys training her dogs in various sports including obedience, rally obedience, agility, schutzhund and herding. She also likes going hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, road biking, running, cooking, traveling, and horseback riding.