EXCEPTIONAL REPRODUCTION GUIDANCE & CARE

FOR WHIDBEY ISLAND BREEDERS

Conscientious breeders deserve to have a relationship with a veterinarian and staff familiar with your goals, willing to work with you, share your concerns, and revel in your joy. The Animal Hospital by the Sea is excited to be able to provide exceptional service to those interested in maintaining quality breeding programs.

Today’s breeder benefits from an extensive array of scientific tests and services to help evaluate and manage a breeding program. An AKC Breeder of Merit herself, Dr. Dieden grew up in the dog sport world and has more than 25 years’ experience with training, exhibiting, breeding, whelping, and raising successful conformation and performance dogs. She has also experienced the joy of working with cat breeders and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Society for Theriogenology.

Dr. Dieden not only shares your enthusiasm, but also appreciates the dedication, commitment, and investment it takes to manage a successful breeding program. She provides a wide range of personal expertise in everything from health screening (OFA, CHIC, and DNA) to breeding management (timing, collection, vaginal and surgical inseminations) pregnancy confirmation by palpation and blood test, birthing assistance (including elective Caesarian section), and neonatal care. Finally, she is available to help guide you in the raising of healthy, well-adjusted litters through to the time of their transition to their new homes.

AT THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL BY THE SEA, WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING REPRODUCTION-RELATED SERVICES:

  • OFA and DNA health screening including tests recommended by the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)

  • Fertility exams (both male and female)

  • Breeding timing (progesterone, luteinizing hormone, vaginal smear)

  • Semen collection, evaluation, and preparation for shipping (fresh chilled ICSB Puppy Paks available)

  • Vaginal and surgical artificial insemination

  • Caesarian section (elective and emergency)

  • Whelping assistance

  • Neonatal checkups, tail docking, and dewclaw removal

Your pet’s overall health is our priority when considering reproductive advice and services. Our staff is committed to providing your pet with the utmost in quality care from conception to birth—and beyond.

Take a moment to call and schedule an introductory consultation so that we may become acquainted! Together, we can work to create a customized breeding plan that will enhance your program and optimize your pet’s overall health and vitality.

Besides, we love to swap stories!

The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. The Animal Hospital by the Sea does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via the internet. Please consult your pet’s veterinarian in matters regarding the care of your animals.

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