Veterinary clinic set to open at SCRAPS

SPOKANE, Wash. - Animal care at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is set for a huge upgrade in the form of an in-house veterinary clinic.

On Friday, January 19, SCRAPS and Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney will officially cut the leash to open the new clinic.

Officials said the new addition will provide high quality health care to the nearly 10,000 animals housed there each year. 

Having an in-house clinic, staff and volunteers will no long have to schedule appointments at outside veterinary clinics for sterilizing, rabies vaccinations and dispensing medication.  

“Our vet and vet tech will work together with SCRAPS volunteers to provide much needed medical support in the care, treatment and sterilization of SCRAPS animals,” said Nancy Hill, Executive Director of SCRAPS.  “We are really looking forward to having a streamlined process, faster diagnosis of illnesses and quicker treatment of the animals here at the shelter." 

Dr. Kim Tanguay has been hired as the new veterinarian and Ashley Sherman is the new licensed veterinary technician.

 A grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals paid for the start-up equipment and a bequeath to the SCRAPS Hope Foundation funded the interior remodel to accommodate the clinic.