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May 06, 2009

Welcome to Bunchgrass Veterinary

Hello, and welcome to Bunchgrass Veterinary Blog!

This is the place where you get to know us a little better. We have been serving Whitman County for 26 years -- 9 years at our current location. Our clinic is located in a shabby old house at 707 N. Main Street in Colfax, WA. The house was built in the 1890s and served as a private residence until the 1990s when it housed a gift shop. In 2000, the interior was renovated to house our Veterinary clinic. We are saving up for an exterior facelift in the next few years. We also have an ancillary location at our residence with corals, holding pens, and chute for working and treating large animals.

At our clinic we treat just about anything you bring to us--cats, dogs, pigs, cows, horses, mules, sheep, goats, donkeys, llamas, alpacas and the occasional bird, ferret, rabbit, guinea pig, rat, hamster, and bobcat. If we are unable to help you, we often send you on Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. We usually send more exotic and/or wild animals on to WSU as well.

Our Doctors:
We have two veterinarians --a husband and wife team--on staff to serve you.

Dr. Randy McGraw graduated in 1983 from Washington State University with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). He started his practice out of his vet truck soon after graduation, working 100% with large animals. Over time, he has worked in several different locations and the percentage of large animal patients has gone from 100% to about 30%.

Dr. Wendy Meek graduated from Washington State University in 2001 with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. She joined Dr. McGraw's practice soon after graduation, and worked mostly on small animal patients for two years until a growing family forced a temporary "retirement" from clinic work. Dr. Meek does the bookwork, maintains the website, and hopes to return to clinic work when family matters allow.

Our Staff:
We have two excellent ladies that help us with everything from vet-tech work to answering phones, making appointments, and even maintaining the flower beds.

Kasey joined our clinic in 2009. She and her family have deep roots in Whitman County. She usually works in the mornings, and her specialties include patient admission, helping with the morning surgeries, and ordering supplies. She is "Mom" to horses, dogs, and even a pot-bellied pig.

Penny joined our clinic in 1999. She and her family also have farmed Whitman County soil for many years. She usually works in the afternoons, and her specialties include patient discharge, organizing inventory, and flower bed maintenance. She is "Mom" to horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, and even a parrot.