At Klahaya Animal Hospital our mission is to promote the health and well-being of animals while developing trusting relationships with their owners.
Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
DIAGNOSTIC BLOOD & LABORATORY TESTING
SOFT TISSUE & ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
*In house progesterone testing
**All dogs are required to be health tested per their breed club recommendations prior to breeding. Please see https://www.ofa.org/ for recommended tests based on breed.
The word Kla-Ha-Ya, loosely translated to English, means “welcome.” It is a very old Native American word used by the Snohomish tribe. Klahaya Animal Hospital is a community oriented small animal veterinary hospital that embodies the community of Snohomish.
Klahaya Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital providing the highest quality, up to date medical care and diagnostics. Our hospital will accommodate emergency cases as well as routine medical, surgical, and dental problems. In addition to medical and preventative care, we provide reproductive services for our health tested patients. Klahaya Animal Hospital strives to be a trustworthy and respected animal care facility for our community by providing the best possible medical care and exceptional customer service to every patient and every client, every time.
Dr. Anders J. Thoreson was born and raised in Snohomish and this community is extremely important to him. He grew up with a passion for animals and has a knack for reading and treating them. Dr. Thoreson spent much of his childhood showing dogs of many different breeds. In 2006, Dr. Thoreson won Best Junior Handler at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He attended Washington State University for his veterinary degree, then came back home to Snohomish to provide care for the animals of his community. Dr. Thoreson is still involved in dog shows and he judges at shows on occasion. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.