All veterinarians, nurses and support staff of the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital are Fear Free certified professionals. Our hospital requires every team member to invest in continuing education that elevates their ability to identify and reduce fear, anxiety, stress, and pain in our patients.
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 and radiology. When not treating patients, he enjoys golfing, hiking in our beautiful mountains, and relaxing with his wife, Jennifer, son John Benjamin, and their loving 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. 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 and two children.
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, Monkey 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. Schasch enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, mountain biking and exploring the outdoors.
Dr. Megan Kennedy, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Megan Kennedy, born and raised in Maryland, completed her veterinary education at Virginia Tech in 2006. Post graduation, her love of travel took her abroad to live and practice medicine in Dubai. She ultimately moved to the northwest in search of mountains and evergreens, and now can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. Outside of work, she’s passionate about yoga, flower gardening, her family, and raising chickens. Her professional interests include behavioral therapies, ultrasound imaging, and advocating for animals in all ways necessary. She’s been a Fear Free Certified practitioner since 2017 and brings her passion and commitment for it to every patient.
Dr. Kelly Estes, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Kelly Estes completed her veterinary education at The University of Tennessee in 2017. Prior to pursuing her passion of becoming a veterinarian, she worked as an engineer and project manager for 10 years. Dr. Estes enjoys the problem-solving aspects of veterinary medicine and helping people navigate the many stages of their pet’s lives, considering both their physical and emotional wellbeing in the process. She has special interests in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and pain management. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, traveling, and experimenting with nature photography. She and her husband share their lives with 2 rescued dogs.