Veterinarian’s Oath~~Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Dr. Mark Kummer, Owner
Dr. Mark Kummer grew up in southern California, but fled northward upon earning his veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1993. He joined the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital team in 1995, and gratefully accepted Dr. Hall’s offer of partnership in 1999. Dr. Kummer has special interests in surgery, ophthalmology, and radiology. When not treating patients, he enjoys golfing, hiking in our beautiful mountains, and relaxing with his life, Jennifer, son John Benjamin, and their horse and numerous cats.
Dr. Wendy Zawoysky, Owner
Dr. Wendy Zawoysky completed her DVM training at WSU. After spending time in a large mixed animal practice in Oregon, serendipitous events led her to join FVH in 2005 where she is pleased to have found, “a working philosophy of compassion, competence, care, and excellence.” She joined the ownership team of FVH in 2013. Dr. Zawoysky has particular interest in soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, and geriatric medicine. Her passions are family, gardening, good friends and good food.
Dr. Claire McPhee, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Claire McPhee grew up largely in the Midwest and has always hoped to end up residing in the Pacific Northwest. She obtained her Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina and her DVM from North Carolina State University. She moved to Bellingham after veterinary school and has become firmly rooted here ever since. Her particular interests include alternative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and behavior. In her spare time, Dr. McPhee enjoys running, biking, and other mountain activities with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. Mike Hinckley, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Hinckley grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and decided to call Bellingham home after attending Washington State University for veterinary school. His particular interests include preventative care, dentistry, and internal medicine. Outside of work Dr. Hinckley enjoys skiing, running with his dog, biking, and exploring all of the great activities that Washington has to offer with his wife Allyssa.
Dr. Tamara Godbey, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Tamara Godbey grew up in State College, Pennsylvania and after completing her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University she attended veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Soon after graduation she moved west to Vancouver, British Columbia where she worked in private practice and later at the University of British Columbia. Her interests include acupuncture, geriatric medicine and pain management. She enjoys hiking, food gardening and walking her two old pups, Skagit and Madison.
Dr. Heather Schasch, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Heather Schasch (pronounced “Sash”) grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii. She graduated with her Animal Science degree from the University of Hawaii-Hilo before attending veterinary school at Washington State University. After graduation she moved to the desert southwest and then Utah to practice before returning to Washington to join the Fairhaven team. Her passions include Feline medicine and she is a proud member of the Association of Feline Practitioners. She also has special interests in dermatology, geriatric medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry. In her free time Dr. McIlvenna enjoys spending time with her pets and husband hiking, mountain biking and exploring the outdoors.