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Welcome to Mt. Rainier Equine
Your Veterinarian in Buckley,WA
Call us at (206) 794-1351

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

If you live in Buckley or the surrounding area and need a trusted equine veterinarian to care for your equine – look no further. Robert DeWard, DVM is a licensed WA veterinarian, treating all types of equines. Your equines’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

At Mt. Rainier Equine, we treat your horses, mules and donkeys like the valued family members they are.

Robert DeWard, DVM
Buckley Veterinarian | Mt. Rainier Equine | (206) 794-1351

P.O. BOX 1470
Buckley, WA 98321

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Robert DeWard, DVM
    Owner Veterinarian

    Bio coming soon..

  • Julie DeWard
    Owner Practice Manager

    Bio coming soon..

  • Elizabeth Carothers, DVM, MS
    Associate Veterinarian

    Bio coming soon..

  • Danielle Churchill
    Office Manager

    Bio coming soon..

  • Jacqui Seyer
    Lead Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon..

  • Victoria Lynam
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon..

Testimonials

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.
  • "Thank you guys again for hanging out for another episode, late night edition, of Star feels left out."
    Dacia B.

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  • Caring for Senior Horses

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  • Advances in Equine Breeding & Assisted Reproduction

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  • Preventing Thrush in Horses

    Thrush is a bacterial infection, and one of the most common diseases, affecting horses’ hooves. You will likely know it when you see — and smell — it. The pungent, tar-like black discharge collects in the sulci, or grooves, along the sides of the frog, the triangular structure that covers about ...

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  • Select the Right Saddle

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  • Why You Need to Keep Stalls Clean

    How often do you clean your horses’ stalls? Ideally, horse stalls should be cleaned every day and kept as clean as possible. Since horses often lie down in their stalls at night, this behavior means that if you are not keeping the stalls clean, horses could be lying in their own urine or manure – ...

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  • Prevent Incurable Horse Virus

    Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, advises the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The virus is rare and causes inflammation of the brain called encephalitis. Animals, especially horses, are vulnerable to this infection. "All equine cases are ...

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  • Nutrition Affects a Horse's Behavior

    Has your horse not quite been themselves lately? Have you noticed unusual fatigue or conversely, excitability? You may be surprised to learn that nutrition and dietary choices play a significant role in determining equine behavior. And, it is not simply what they eat, but how. Horse owners often report ...

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  • Horse Talk: Oral Exams Matter at Every Age

    Regular dental care is an important part of equine wellness care. Horses have a hypsodont tooth and an anisognathic jaw conformation. This means that the upper jaw is wider than the lower jaw, an arrangement that maximizes a horse’s chewing efficiency. A horse’s teeth and bite are important for more ...

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Office Hours

24/7 Emergency Service!

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed