This page is dedicated to the many good vets that we, as EPI owners, have had the good fortune to come across who have been wonderful to work with and have done a great job helping us manage our dogs and their illness.
This page is by no means a conclusive list but will be a "work in progress" as more and more recommendations come
in from EPI owners.
Dr. Ed Cohen Anthem Pet Medical Center, 42105 N 41st Drive- Suite 148, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Phone: 623-889-7090 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 623-889-7090 end_of_the_skype_highlighting http://www.anthempetcare.com/
Dr. Cohen immediately recognized the signs of Jade's disorder and ‘diagnosed' her correctly at our fist visit.
Advance Critical Care and Internal Medicine Hospital, 3069 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, Ca ( 949-654-8950
.......vet must refer you here .....
Dr. Steve Hill, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, 10435 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121, (tel: 858.875.7500) http://www.vshsd.com/
Dr. Frank Lux, 7441 Foothills Boulevard Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95747 tel (916) 789-2211 http://www.mypetdoctor.com/about/
Dr Lux graduated from Ohio State in 1968 and got his start in VietNam ,working with our military K-9s, mostly GSDs. He's outstanding if you have a GSD!
Dr. Watson.714-998-4322 at Villa Park Animal Clinic in Orange County, CA. http://www.villaparkanimalclinic.com/ They are an awesome team to work with! ( Feel free to check out their great reviews on-line )
Dr. Matthew Wheaton, Chief of Staff., "Alicia Pet Care Ctr, 25800 Jeronimo Rd, Suite n100, Mission Viejo, CA 92691., Tel # 949-768-1313. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.mypetsdr.com/about-us/our-doctors/dr-wheaton.html
Myah’s mom, Lori: "Dr. Wheaton immediately recognized Myah's EPI symptoms and was happy to send them to Texas A&M GI lab, at my request. He spends a lot of time with us during the office visit and got Myah on the right track very quickly. He even sent me EnzymeDiane information! Dr. Wheaton will work with you and your ideas, but what I love is that he doesn't stray from good clinical judgment. This is key, as we can get pretty crazy about our fur babies! The office is lovely and they have their own pet rescue organization."
(Addison diagnosis doctor): Katharine F. Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, MRCV'S, Diplomate ACVIM, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1620
They take my phone calls and emails and even call on their own to check up on Taya. We are so thankful for their caring work. Best of all they work with any vet that we take Taya to. We are full time Rv'ers so we travel all over the U.S. and so many vets we come in contact with know of Dr. Twedt and his work. He has even been to the White House to treat President's Dogs.
Dr. Teresa Seggerman, Lakewood Veterinary Hopsital,
http://lakewoodvet.com/ 285 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: (303) 233-5614, Fax: (303) 237-9322, Mon: 7:30am - 6pm, 6pm - 8pm by appt only, Tue-Fri: 7:30am - 6pm, Sat: 8am - 2pm, 2pm- 4pm by appt only. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lakewoodvet/?fref=ts
We just met with a Vet in Lakewood, CO (Outside of Denver) and she had knowledge of EPI and had treated dogs. She was very happy to reommend the B12 shots ($26/shot) and her exam fee was about $50. She said everything on this website aligned with what she knows about EPI and their textbook as well. She actually took a picture of the Dianes Enzyme to offer other owners as a substiute to their perscription. Anyway, she was worth the drive, knowledgable and said to continue on the Tylan, Probioitic, Enzymes, B12 etc...
CONNECTICUTDr. Gotler, Bolton Veterinary Hospital, 222 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, CT 06043 Phone: (860) 646-6134 or (860) 456-4298 24/7 Emergency Care http://www.boltonvet.com/
Dr. Gotler and the staff at Bolton Veterinary Hospital worked diligently to get my border collie Kaedence diagnosed (November 2007). We were in the office at least once if not two times per week with blood work as I was literally watching her die right before my eyes. Their initial diagnosis was that she was suffering from severe food allergies. Thanks to Dr. Gotler we had the diagnosis of EPI AND food allergies (lo and behold chicken and rice). Dr. Pikas at Bolton Vet had a GSD with EPI so he is extremely knowledgeable in the disease. They answered all my concerns and questions regarding EPI with caring and patience. Kaedence even donated blood for EPI research. The staff at Bolton Vet was very excited to pull the blood and wants me to keep them informed as to any results with the study. Today she is a happy, healthy 4 year old typical border collie who does agility, obedience, rally, goes camping, rving, swimming and just enjoys laying in mom’s lap upside down sleeping. I purchase the EPI Calendar every year for Bolton Vet to show my gratitude for saving my little girls life.
David Lambert, Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital, 616 Wauregan Road, Danielson, CT 06239, (phone: 860-774-7650)
Dr. Lambert has been wonderful in trying to solve this situation and working with me in all ways.
He is not only my vet but has actually be came a friend in this process
Amy Matthews DVM PHD, Frontier Medicine, 17 S Main St # B, East Granby, CT 06026, Phone: 860-653-7831
Amy is a holistic vet that i use in addition to my traditional vet.
She is wonderful and my dog is so relaxed an enjoys to go and have her work on him.... with chiropractic, kinesiology,
massage and accupunture she has helped my dog a lot.
Jim Mininillio, DVM with Countryside Veterinarian Hospital located at 374 Leavenworth Rd Shelton CT ( tel: 203-929-0500)
ALL the vets in this office are awesome!
Frances Paulin, DVM with Bethel Village Square Animal Hospital located at 10 Elizabeth St, Bethel CT (tel: 203-730-9800)
Dr. Weaver at the Animal Hospital of Towne Lake in Woodstock, Georgia
Without her speedy diagnosis, my 4 year old dog would have not made it through. My Maltese, Barkley, went from 4 pounds to a now healthy 8. He's doing great thanks to his enzymes and prescription diet.
Dr. John R. Fleming, Prairie State Veterinary Clinic, 100 Ravinia Place, Orland Park IL, 708-349-3331
Dr. Fleming is wonderful, after a week of unsuccessful treatment for diarreha, he immediately suspected EPI.he is a marvelous veterinarian, very skilled, and quite expert in his field.
Dr. Adam Mordecai, Internal Medical Specialist in Buffalo Grove, IL, 1515 Busch Pkwy, Buffalo Grove, Il 60089, http://www.vetspecialty.com/I recommend Dr. Mordecai as he has taken excellent care of Soleil and has ordered all appropriate testing. He takes the time to discuss testing and treatment options. He does not order unnecessary tests. He also takes calls and returns calls promptly. The staff at Vet Specialties is very accommodating and professional. He is very knowledgeable about treating EPI and IBD. He will also take the time to answer any and all questions you may have and will even research things for us if needed. Carol
Dr. Mike Passarella at Antioch Animal Hospital in Antioch IL , 40949 N. Il State Rd #83 , Antioch Illinois 60002, Phone 847-395-0636, Fax 847-395-0638. http://antiochanimalhospitalinc.com/
Dr. Passarella is Soleil's local vet. He was aware of EPI in cats and though he had never treated one he did send Soleil to her specialist for diagnosis. Dr. Passarella is very knowledgable about EPI in Cats and has been extremely helpful. He and his staff always take my calls or call back quickly. They will fit Soleil in for appointments immediately if needed. Dr. Passarella is the vet that created the recipe to compound pancreatic enzymes which ultimately saved Soleil's life. He has also taken calls from other vets for people with EPI cats to offer help and suggestions. He and his staff are wonderful people who are always there to help. Dr. Passarella orders all appropriate tests and takes the time to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Passarella will also research things for us if needed. Carol
Dr. Luke Stahlheber, Northgate Small Animal Hospital, 1497 Vandalia, Collinsville, Il 62234
Dr. Jonelle Hankner and she is at Edgewood Animal Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The number to her office is 319-396-7800 and she is also on Facebook. Dr. Hankert is spectacular... she'd never dealt with EPI before my dog Hailey but she knew to look for it and what she was looking for. Once Hailey was diagnosed my vet went above and beyond researching multiple aspects of the disease. She knew right away to provide Hailey not only with enzymes, but also B12 shots. Although she prefers a dry kibble diet to the raw I feed, I'd recommend her to anyone in Iowa or near Cedar Rapids
Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital 5200 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, Mo 64119, 816-453-7272.
Dr. Michael Hodgson, DVM and Dr. Lianne Carr DVM.
I would like to say that Dr. Hodgson had seen one other EPI dog during his practice. Dr. Carr became involved in Dutch's case and did not know that much about EPI, BUT started to research it going to TAMU site, epi4dogs site, and any other site she could find. She gathered so much information and did a lot of follow up. These doctors work together very closely and exchange information constantly so that each knows about as much as they can about your pet. Dr. Hodgson will come to the house when your pet needs to go to the Rainbow Bridge.
Dr. Jeff Dennis, DVM, Veterinary Specialty Clinic, 11950 W. 110th St. #B, Overland Park KS 66210, 913-642-9563This is the specialty vet that did Dutch's colonoscopy and told us about the grain free food. He kept in touch with the other vets we had working with us so that everyone knew what was going on. He said he was not expecting Dutch to get megacolon.
Dr. Rick Cox and Dr. Brandon Pauly of Conway Springs Veterinary Clinic, Conways Springs, KS.
Shively Animal Clinic at 2401 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216, telephone: (502) 778-3682
(fabulous clinic- - they see an average of 200-250 dogs per day.....and are very familiar with anything that can afflict a dog. Extremely reasonable!)
Dr. Neal B. Neuman, Montgomery Village Animal Hospital, 19222 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20886 Tel: (301)330-2200 http://www.mvah.us
Dr. Pasekoff at Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital , 7515 Brooklyn Bridge Rd, Laurel, MD 20707 Hospital Phone: 301-776-7744, http://www.rockygorgevet.com/
Nikki's vet who diagnosed the EPI was Dr. Pasekoff at Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital
Dr. Mike Fallon (owner and chief surgeon) or Dr. Terri Grobe (GSD fancier herself) at Fallon Animal Clinic, 79 Mass Ave., Lunenburg, MA 01462 telephone (978-345-4429)
Dr. M. M. Drake, Canton Center Animal Hospital, 5900 Canton Center Road, Canton, Michigan 48187 , Phone: (734) 459-1400
Dr. Lorri Stewart, DVM. She practices at Mattawn Animal Hospital, 50588 County Rd. 652, Mattawan Mi 49071. 269 668-3307.
If it wasn't for wonderful Dr.Stewart, Claire would not have survived!
Jaeger has been successfully treated for over a year now by our vet....and handled his PF's too...wow...she has been amazing and willing to listen to us about his issues, etc.
Dr. Marcia Campbell , Walworth Animal Hospital, 1711 Penfield Road, Walworth, NY 14568, phone: (315) 986-1616, fax: (315) 986-3021, 1-800-477-8341
Dr. Patricia Collins, Valley Cottage Animal Hospital, Valley Cottage New York 10989 845-268-9263 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 845-268-9263 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Dr. Collins is very easy to talk to, friendly and compassionate, and definitely loves animals. When I first brought Sammie to her because of his constant diarrhea, she is the one who told me about EPI and the research being done.
Danielle Rutherford, VMD, located at Westside Veterinary Center, 220 West 83 St, New York, New York 10024, Phone: 212-362-8948 Fax: 212-580-1800. http://westsidevetcenter.com/ Although not an EPI expert, her willingness to work with me allowed Dakota to be diagnosed quickly and start the recommended therapy within 48 hours of sending the blood sample. Her practice even created a billing code for the Texas A&M testing. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Michelle Sonnema located at Goosepond Animal Hospital, 1110 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950, phone 845-783-2333. The link to their website is: http://www.goosepondvet.com/ I am so blessed to have a wonderful vet who diagnosed my dog. She (Dr. Michelle Sonnema) is on top of EPI and has helped me to get my dog healthy. When I first took my dog to her he was at 80 pounds. He is now on a diet because he has gained too much weight. Yeah!!! He's at 105 lbs now.
Christina Weckesser DVM, Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, 6450 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. 845-876-6008. She has been great, providing me with complete vet history on Pixie when we got her. She had been dealing with Pixie's EPI since her diagnosis, but was very open and receptive to information I brought up from the website. She has answered all my questions thoroughly, and I've never felt rushed, no matter how many questions I have.
(he diagnosed my Izzy and gave us fabulous care... treats the whole dog, really cares about his patients and owners and is very financially reasonable!)
*** North Carolina State University College of Veterinarian Medicine http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/
Dr. Mike Andrews, Town & Country Vet. Hospital , 12515 SE Division Street Portland, OR 97236-3129 , 503) 761-2330
I appreciated that he suspected and tested for EPI and even though her values showed the opposite of EPI he called and gathered advise from colleges and decided to go ahead and test treat Susie with Enzymes for Chronic Pancreatitis, and it saved her life, she was absolutely wasting away with everything she ate going straight through her. She has made a complete recovery on the enzymes, And Mike never gave up until we found a solution.
Bend Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Doug Evans and Dr. Byron Maas, Dr. Sarah Cummings, 360 NE Quimby Avenue, Bend, OR, tel 541-382-0741
These vets are wonderful and extremely competent. I would highly recommend them to anyone that lives in Central Oregon.
Dr. Carlin, Veterinary Medical Center, 7764 Route #6, Mansfield, PA (tel: 570-662-7655)
Dr. Carlin has always been gentle & kind to my dog/s thus allowing them to have good experiences while there. No Stress, no adverse problems ever. There is also a new vet, Dr. Suresh, in the practice who is very knowledgeable about EPI!
Dr. Tim Barrow, Oley Valley Animal Clinic, Oley. PA 610-987-6237
Dr. Dawn Dinger , Pittsburgh East Animal Hospital, http://peah.vetsuite.com/ (tel: 724-325-2006) located at 1718 Golden Mile Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146. She is a true asset to this practice!
Adam Denish V.M.D., Rhawnhurst Animal Hospital, 7905 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152, (tel 215-333-8888)
Dr. Denish is fantastic! He has helped me in numerous ways with Kody throughout her 6+ years.
Although everyone at this facility is incredible, I'd recommend Dr Edling to anyone, with any pet (she was our vet when we had 7 ferrets, before I got my GSD, and we drove over an hour to see her, that's how great she is). She's happy to research, she's up to date on a lot of things my other vets haven't been, and she gives great, personal care for both my pet, and this crazy pet owner!
Dr. Cindy Brumbelow, Grassmere Animal Hospital, 3926 Nolensville Rd, Nashville TN 37211 (tel: 615-832-6535)
Dr. Brumbelow has treated all of my animals since 1994, through some pretty exotic ailments (cushings disease, diabetes, glaucoma, anal gland carcinoma and now EPI). She is interested in learning new things and is open to holistic treatment. She treats me as an equal partner in my dog's health care. I have continued to go to her even after moving half an hour away from the clinic.
Dr. Thyra Walker DVM, Forest Park Clinic for Cats and Dogs, 318 Forest Park Blvd.,Knoxville, TN 37919, (tel 865-584-4600) Fax 865-584-4633
Dr. Walker has been very interested in learning more about EPI and has treated a few dogs with this condition over the years. (From a 2nd EPI member who is now also a client of Dr. Walker) "Dr. Walker is exceptionally approachable, extremely helpful and supportive and is knowledgeable about EPI in dogs. She is bright, caring and warm and will make you feel that you are not alone and that she is part of the team that will help you get your beloved pet on the road to recovery!"
Dr. Russell T. Hagan, DVM, Meadowbrook Corners Animal Clinic, 8650 Meadowbrook Dr # C, Fort Worth, TX 76120, (817) 795-7860
Dr. Hagan's been so great ever since I started going to him in February. He stays in close contact with TAMU and doesn't hesitate to give them a call if I have a question that he can't answer.
Dr. Mark van Ness DVM owner Greenway Animal Clinic Houston Tx on Richmond Ave
Dr. Mark Van Ness DVM owner Greenway Animal Clinic Houston Tx on Richmond Ave
Dr. Rodriguez at Schertz Animal Hospital in Schertz, TX http://www.schertzanimalhospital.com/
He is very easy to get along with, good sense of humor, gentle with the animals. He doesn't give me any problems when I ask to go to a specialist or want this or that test run unless he just feels it's really unnecessary. I would recommend him.
I’d like to Recommend my vet to be added to the EPI Vet List. The company is VetSit and the veterinarian is Dr. Brittany Beall. Dr. Beale has been a huge help with my Rottweiler Sherlock. She is knowledgeable, willing to research and learn more when needed, caring, and professional. I highly recommend her to anyone with a pet in the Seattle, WA area. Thanks!
Sincerely,Joel Cameron, CCS
General Manager, Seattle Dogworks Training & Education Studio
Student Coordinator, Seattle School of Canine Studies
[email protected] 206.919.8105 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 206.919.8105 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Jackie Obando, Marta Nobrega at Mercy Vet, 2707 76th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2735, tel: (206) 232-7667, http://www.mercyvet.com (has more vets but these two have treated EPI before).
Everyone at the clinic is great, but Dr Obando is the one who saved my dog’s life. Dr. Obando and Dr. Nobrega both have experience treating dogs with EPI. They also will do phone consults. Dr Obando is very supportive of clients doing their own research and has referred other clients to me as a source of information on cheaper enzyme alternatives. She is extremely ethical and kind. The only vet my dog has ever really liked! Only go to them if you are interested in alternative medicine. They do both alternative and Western, but are really dedicated to alternative animal medicine. They often have a relatively long waiting list for new clients, so don’t wait to call as you may have to wait up to a month for a first appointment. Once you’re a client of record, getting appointments is easy. Usually within a day or two.
Frenchs Forest Veterinary Clinic (I cant believe the improvement we have seen in River since taking her there!)
Forest Shopping Centre
Beeville Rd, Petrie QLD 4502.
Ph: (07) 3285 5050.
Dr Chris Andersen, Wanniassa Hills Veterinary Clinic, 87 Langdon Avenue Wanniassa, ACT 2903 Phone (02) 6231 5129.Chris is fantastic, he does a lot of research and was also willing to try my suggestions (after reading them on your site).
Dr John Jenvey, All Creatures Veterinary Centre, Corner Tharwa Drive and Duggan Street Calwell ACT 2905 Phone (02) 6292 1900.
Dr Jenvey is fantastic and knows about EPI
Adelaide Animal Hospitals (Propsect, Trinity Gardens, Burnside): a multi-vet practice at three locations across Adelaide. Phone (08) 8344 4233.
Dr Chiew Lian Khut & Dr Jessica Victory are seasoned practitioners in the current best practice methods for managing EPI. Chiew is Lulu's current case manager and has a passion for sharing information to improve the quality of life and the manageability of animals with EPI.
Dr Chris Girling- Noah's Crossing Vet Clinic, 168 Hayman Road, Lewiston SA 5501 ph: 08 8524 2260
Dr Greg Rhodda & team, Meadows Veterinary Clinic, 2 Battunga Rd Meadows SA, Ph 08 8388 3455
Dr. Peter Verhoef, CROYDON PET HOSPITAL.,5 Dorset Rd , Croydon, Vic 3136 tel 03-9727-4004, fax03,9727-4012, email: [email protected]
Dr. Vern Chase, Pine Ridge Vet Clinic, 483 Ontario Street, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada K9A 3C1,
Dr. Chase was very quick to properly diagnose Turbo's EPI and he is very supportive of us and Turbo's treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Chase!!! ~Cindy Blower
Dr. Derek Clark, Abbotsford Animal Hospital, 14958 Yonge St, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, L4G 1M7, 905-727-7379 or 416-801-9593.
All of the vets (there are 4) at Abbotsford are terrific and the tech and office staff are wonderful too. We commute almost 40 minutes to get to them because we love them so much. Dr. Derek Clark is Cedar's primary vet. He suggested that we test Cedar for EPI after only 4 weeks of symptoms even though they don't have any other animals in the practice with EPI. A nice call that really helped us help Cedar before she had lost too much weight!! Derek is friendly, respectful, skilled and knowledgeable. He really listens to us, gives us his honest opinion about treatment options and always is respectful of our decision. He's very open to dialogue, to learning new approaches and is always willing to consult someone with more experience if this is needed. We highly recommend Dr. Clark and his colleagues at Abbotsford Animal Hospital.
Dr. Marc Glavin, at the Carp Road Animal Hospital, in Stittsville, Ontario Canada. Tel 613-831-2965.
On our very first visit to our vet, Dr. Glavin, with Lucy he suggested we might be looking at a case of EPI. He conducted all the appropriate tests and immediately prescribed antibiotics. Within a week Lucy was being treated with enzymes for EPI and is doing very well. Thanks to his careful questioning and diagnostic skills, we were spared a protracted period of worry and Lucy was spared further deterioration. We are very grateful.
Dr. Lyle Kjernisted, East St. Paul Animal Hospital, Suite BB, 3133 Birds Hill Rd, East St Paul, MB R2E1G4 tel ;(204) 661-2183 ,
For the dogs with EPI in my neck of the woods here's my vet who has been super helping Toffee...she is now a whopping 80 lbs compred to a year plus ago where she weighted 40lbs
Dr. Olender, at the March Road Veterinary Clinic, March Road, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
All the vets in this practice are very helpful especially Dr. Olender who diagnosed Buffalo. Dr Olender went to a lot of trouble researching EPI and then recommending the enzymes and special diet that Buffalo has been on for quite a few years now with success. A big thank you to the March Road team.
Alan Norris, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, 920 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7 ,CANADA
(416) 920-2002 http://www.vectoronto.com/staff_internal_medicine.php
Dr. Norris iis an Internal Medicine specialist. He is a very dedicated doctor and saved my Honey Bunny
Dr. Sheri Sime at the Gorham Animal Hospital at 852 Gorham Street, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 1Y8
Tel: (905) 895-4552. http://housevet.ca/ Sheri and her staff are excellent. Montgomery (cat) has benefited greatly from the care he has received at the Gorham Animal Hospital. They have gone above and beyond for him, time and again. I can't recommend them enough.
Dr. Srikant B V, Prakruthi Veterinary Hospital, No: 38/27, 1 A Cross, 5th Block, 3rd Phase, Near Kamakya Theather, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085. Phone No: 0091 080 26690232, mobile: 0091 9844057919
(Dr. Prakruthi is well versed in EPI and has access to running a TLI blood test to test for EPI and has access to CREON)
Nardini Rudder Veterinary Centre, 21 Russell St., Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 7AL (TEL 01698 361136)
Thrums Veterinary Group, Back Brae, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland PH10 6NW Telephone 01250 871010
Dr. Ian Crawford, (and Dr Yvonne) at Crawford & Crawford Veterinary Surgeons, 28 Green Lane , Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 6HB, (tel: 0151-724-2664)
visit their website at: http://www.mvol.co.uk/crawfordandcrawford/clinic?id=0
Shuttleworth Veterinary Surgery http://www.shuttleworthvets.co.uk/index.html
located at 209A Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire UK, BB4 7PA Telephone: 01706 225300
These vets have done a great job with Dexter a very cute but complex patient!!!!