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Easily manage your pet’s care with the PetPro Connect app
We’re excited to share a new tool for managing your pet’s care that we think you will love. PetPro Connect is a collaborative pet care platform that helps you easily manage prescription refills, schedule appointments, chat with us, and more!
To get started, download the PetPro Connect app!
The health of our patients, clients, and team is Latah Creek’s top priority. The novel coronavirus has a very real chance of impacting us all, and we are taking the matter seriously to reduce risks of transmission at our hospital.
Please follow this link for the curbside check-in process. For more information, please visit the AVMA and CDC.
Our Core Values
What we’re all about:
Latah Creek Animal Hospital has been a locally owned and operated business for over 20 years, first by Dr. Steve Bauer then by Dr. Megan Bauer, who began working here after graduating from WSU (Go Cougs!) in 2015.
As we look to the future, we have some exciting changes and initiatives that we are working on to make Latah Creek Animal Hospital a leader among local veterinary practices: our unique ownership structure, the strength of our team, and our commitment to fear-free practices. Our first big change, at the beginning of 2021, was to expand and restructure our ownership team. Latah Creek Animal Hospital will remain a locally owned small business but with more diverse ownership. Dr. Megan is still our beloved veterinarian and owner, and her new business partner is Jessica Osborne. Jessica is Spokane’s first Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and a Certified Veterinary Business Leader. She joins the team with 18 years of experience in the veterinary field.
Dr. Megan and Jessica believe that this ownership design is an ideal model that should be the gold standard for running a veterinary hospital, as it allows the ownership team to understand all aspects of running a small business, providing gold standard medical care to our patients, and maintaining a healthy team culture. Bringing both of their different fields of expertise together allows for better decision making, a stronger team culture, and better patient care.
In addition to our unique ownership structure, it is part of our mission to present our team with educational opportunities for continued growth and success. We want each team member to feel valued in the positions they hold and proud of their contributions to our patients’ care. Our front desk team is more than just “receptionists.” To us, they are client care representatives – they are the first smile you will see when you walk in the door and the concierge to our clients and patients. Our veterinary assistants are presented with growth opportunities and continuing education for their position, as they play a crucial role in client and patient care. If they choose, we facilitate the ability for our assistants to go to tech school as well if they desire further growth in the field.
We believe our Licensed Veterinary Technicians should be referred to and treated as veterinary nurses. Between the education they have received and the real-world experience they have, we know how valuable and knowledgeable they are, and we fully believe in elevating them to the top of their license so that they may use their education and expertise to help provide excellent care to our clients and patients. Our patients will now have the opportunity to have certain appointments set up with our nurses, and our clients with questions will often get the expertise of our nurses over the phone.
We are also very passionate about providing a fear-free experience for our patients. Veterinary care should be not just physical but emotional as well. We are committed to providing a low-stress experience tailored for each patient. We work with our clients at each visit to accomplish their goals while keeping their pets calm. When our patients’ stress levels are low, we are able to provide more thorough medical care and allow pet parents to focus on making a plan with the doctor to keep their pet happy and healthy.
Look for some fun events to be planned later this year, as COVID restrictions allow!
We provide veterinary care to the pets of Spokane, WA and beyond.
Latah Creek Animal Hospital is a local, family-owned full-service veterinary medical facility located in Spokane, WA. The professional and courteous team at Latah Creek Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly valued patients.
At Latah Creek Animal Hospital, our approach to canine veterinary medicine is aimed at ensuring the highest quality of life for your dog. We speak dog fluently!
We make it our mission…
- To build long-lasting relationships with our clients through education, respect, and empathy
- To provide a low-stress environment for our patients
- To partner with our clients to provide personalized care for each pet
- To give each patient our undivided attention during their visit
- To provide each team member the opportunity to learn and grow through both continuing education and shared experiences
- To encourage a culture of wellbeing and work life integration for our team
- To give back to the community through education to enhance the human animal bond