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Retired Veterinarians



  • Don Canfield, DVM
    Primary Location Served: Green Lake Animal Hospital

    Don Canfield, DVMDr. Canfield earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with Distinction, from Washington State University. He then interned at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston.

    He then was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Washington. Completing his fellowship in 1970 he became one of the original partners in Seattle Veterinary Associates. While on sabbatical, Doctor Canfield was appointed an Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1975 conducting cardiovascular research and teaching. He returned to the practice in 1976.

    “Minimizing health risks and managing long-term health needs have always been my primary interests and goals. Meeting the medical and surgical needs of my patients and their families is my daily goal.”

    “It has been my honor and privilege to be a veterinarian and a partner in Seattle Veterinary Associates for over forty years”

    Dr. Canfield lives in Vashon Island and loves spending his time with three dogs (Kip the Border Collie; Milan, a Labrador Retriever and Gwinnie the Cock-a-poo), four cats (Squash the smash faced orange guy; Dorothea, another foundling gray and white drooler; her fellow drooler, Franklin the black cat who wants to be a dog and Phinneus the 3 1/2 legged blackberry patch cat), Annika a 17 year old thoroughbred Mare, Echo the Gecko, and assorted chickens. He also has strong interests in local schools and community issues and the School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University.

    He likes to spend time with his family, travel, ski, hike, and sea kayak and The Seattle Mariners.

  • Pat Richardson, DVM
    Primary Location Served: Green Lake Animal Hospital

    Pat Richardson, DVMDr. Richardson earned his degree from the University of California, Davis. He completed an internship and residency program at Washington State University, where he also taught as an assistant professor. While at WSU, he concentrated on small-animal internal medicine and surgery – his primary interest of today.

    For more than 20 years, Dr. Richardson has focused on veterinary dentistry. He has two cats and a dog. He also enjoys spending time with his family, taking part in continuing education initiatives, skiing in the winter, and biking in the summer.