Dr. Patti Schaefer, DVM Appointments at Family Dog
Spring and Summer 2012
Schedule @ Family Dog Training Center
All dates are Tuesdays. All times are between 12:30pm and 7:30 pm
Dr. Patti Schaefer owns Canisport Veterinary Services, a holistic
canine sports medicine and rehabilitation practice in Western
Washington. Dr. Schaefer's workshops on canine sports medicine and
performance injuries have been well received throughout the
country. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, as well as
animal chiropractic. Dr. Schaefer is a former professional
horsewoman, now competing in dog sports, with experience in a
variety of other bodywork modalities.
Appointments will be scheduled on the half hour. The 7:30pm time
slot is for previously seen clients (dogs) only.
Scroll down to view the schedule calendar for available time
slots. Appointments can be made in advance.
You can sign up for an appointment by email
or call 253-854-9663 with your time preference and we will get
back to you with confirmation. Cancellations must be made at least
24 hours in advance or you will be charged. A waiting list will be
taken if appointments fill up.
If this is your first time consulting with Dr. Patti, she
recommends that you bring along any pertinent x-rays and/or lab
work, so be sure to allow time to obtain those materials from your
The typical appointment lasts 30 minutes.
Questions for Dr. Patti regarding complicated cases may be emailed
to her at
or leave a message on her voice mail at
(360) 923-5759. Please allow at least 48 hours for her reply.
* Please note the following rules for attending Dr. Patti Schaefer
appointments at Family Dog Training Center *
In light of several recent aggressive and disruptive situations
involving individuals bringing their dogs to our training center
for appointments with Dr. Patti Schaefer, we are instituting the
following policies. Please read them carefully.
Only dogs that have a scheduled appointment with Patti Schaefer are
permitted in the facility. All other dogs must remain in your
All dogs, whether or not they are students at Family Dog, are
expected to be well-mannered and under control at all times.
If they cannot walk into the facility on a loose leash without
displaying aggressive behavior (including barking, lunging,
etc.) they must be muzzled and/or carried or crated.
Dogs must not disrupt classes or disturb other dogs.That means that you must keep your dog on a short leash and
not allow your dog to wander up to others.They must not be allowed to sniff or bark or growl or lunge.
They must be kept a minimum of ten feet away from all other dogs.
In short, do not interrupt classes in progress or allow your dog to
disrupt the class.
Please note that the safety of our students, and our classes, is
and will remain our highest priority. We will not
continue hosting Dr. Patti if our classes are disrupted and our
students' dogs are threatened. So, for those reasons,
we expect everyone who visits Dr. Patti at Family Dog to follow
these guidelines. If you are unable or unwilling to follow
these guidelines, we will ask that you not return to Family Dog and
schedule your appointments through the vet clinics in
Tacoma and Olympia where Dr. Patti
also see clients.
While these guidelines seem like common sense to most people, and
most of Dr. Patti's clients are already mindful and respectful,
incidents involving aggression -- including dogs being attacked and
injured -- have prompted the need for us to put these rules in
writing. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
Kathy Lang & the Staff of Family Dog Training Center, and Dr. Patti
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