• Reliability A Strong Team Available 24 hrs/day
    We treat every patient and client with honor and respect Education and understanding is key to a positive outcome
  • Compassion For All Equines and Their Families
  • Caring For Your Horses Donkeys and Mules
    Proud to be serving the beautiful pacific northwest since 2008

Contact Us!

Welcome to Mt. Rainier Equine

Call us at (206) 794-1351

Equine Emergency? Call us right away at (206) 794-1351

Our Mission here at Mt. Rainier Equine is to treat every patient and client with respect and compassion.

To create a relationship built on integrity and honesty that will last a lifetime and to provide a place of employment that encourages teamwork and growth.

At Mt. Rainier Equine, we treat your horses, mules and donkeys like the valued family members they are. We are a completely ambulatory veterinary practice that cares for your friends on the farm. Your equines’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve. We believe a visit from your veterinarian should be educational, affordable and comprehensive.

Please call us today to see how we can help improve the lives of your animals and provide excellent customer service to you.

Robert DeWard, DVM and Randall Verink, DVM
Enumclaw Veterinarian | Mt. Rainier Equine | (206) 794-1351

P.O. BOX 1190
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Robert DeWard, DVM
    Owner Veterinarian

    Bio coming soon..

  • Julie DeWard
    Owner, Practice Manager

    When we started Mt Rainier Equine in 2008 I never imagined we would have grown to the team we have today. My passion for horses spans my entire life. Veterinary medicine and a focus on improved health has been my career path since 1999 when I started working as a field assistant at another equine veterinary clinic. I love practicing yoga, gardening, doing anything outside and spending quality time with Bob, our two boys Ben and Drew and our animals.

  • Dr.
    Randy Verink

    I am a seasoned practitioner with over 34 years of clinical experience. I graduated veterinary school with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. My experiences include working in small, companion, food animal and mixed practices and running my own predominantly equine practice.

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  • Danielle Churchill
    Office Manager

    I have been with Mt. Rainier Equine since April of 2016. My passion for horses has been lifelong, my riding endeavors have spanned from showing hunter under saddle and Horsemanship, to trail riding, with my new adventure competing on an equestrian drill team. I currently share my life with a couple kitties, welsh corgis, my appaloosa and pony. (Not to forget my loving husband Kody who puts up with all the 'Horse Crazy!' 😊) 

  • Jeannette "Jet" Parrett
    Office Assistant

    A life-long passion for horses has led to a multi-faceted equine centered life. I love family time, adventures with my Arabian Coconut Macaroon and serving the rescue, show and racing communities.

  • Lauren Quaranta
    Veterinary Assistant

    Hello, all! I grew up in Issaquah, and attended Central Washington University where I earned a bachelor's degree in Medical Biology. I've been riding horses for most of my life, and was an active competing member of Central's Equestrian Team. My hobbies include spending time with my pets, trail riding, cooking, and learning more about equine veterinary medicine.

  • Kari Vaarvik
    Veterinary Assistant

    I started taking riding lessons when I was just 8 years old and grew up with horses as a Pony Club member here in Western Washington before attending Washington State University. I have always loved learning about horses, and enjoy all the life lessons that horses teach us. Though I don't currently have my own horse I have spent my career caring for some amazing rescued equines and working with some wonderful people in the equine veterinary care world. In my free time I like to hike, see a movie, or check out local events.


Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr. Bob, Dr. Beth, Julie and the crew are excellent. Great communication, excellent level of service. I recommend them highly.

    Chelsea G.

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    Dacia B.

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