Veterinarian in Ferndale, WA: Caring for Pets for More Than 80 Years


For the hundreds of pets that have walked through the doors of Whatcom Veterinary Hospital over the years, we’ve provided nothing but high-quality veterinarian care in Ferndale, WA. The same is true today, more than 80 years after our inception. We know how important your four-legged friend is to you, and we want to give him the same compassionate care that YOU do. That’s why we offer a wide range of veterinary services in our animal hospital with your pet’s well-being and comfort at the forefront. Located in Ferndale, WA, our veterinarians proudly welcome dogs and cats in and around the Ferndale, Bellingham, and the Whatcom County area, so if you’re looking for a new vet, we hope you’ll choose us! Get started by calling (360) 384-0212.

About Our Animal Hospital

Whatcom Veterinary Hospital was founded in the 1930s and began offering a number of veterinary services to the Whatcom County community. As clientele grew, the need for a larger space prompted a reconstruction process in 1975. Our animal hospital now stands as a 4,300 square-foot facility and shares the same roof as the YMCA. In 1992 ownership transferred to Dr. Don Aupperlee, the leading veterinarian. He and the other veterinarians, along with their support staff, go the extra mile to create an atmosphere that is both warm and accommodating for pets and people. After all, pets are family, and they should be welcomed as family.

Learn about our newest Veterinarian, Dr. Lisa Donaldson

Veterinarian in Ferndale, WA

"Thank you Dr. Aupperlee and Whatcom Vet for providing outstanding care to my animals for over 15 years. I do not live in the county but it is worth it for me to drive to Ferndale knowing the quality of care that you provide.  The staff is outstanding and everyone consistently goes out of their way to be compassionate, helpful and supportive."

Christine N. November 8, 2016

Veterinary Services We Offer

We know you have many choices when it comes to choosing a vet, and we think you’ll like the friendly atmosphere here at Whatcom Veterinary Hospital. Our primary focus is set on caring for your pets and serving your family with the necessary services. We take an honest, tactful approach to veterinary care and thoroughly discuss what your pet needs. Whether your pet needs a wellness exam dog teeth cleaning, cat and dog boarding and grooming or surgery, we take a complete approach to veterinary care.


The best way to treat an illness is to prevent it. That’s why we recommend preventive wellness exams and vaccinations for your pet.

Need someone to watch your pet while you’re out of town? Let her stay with us! We offer comfortable boarding for both dogs and cats.

You can learn more about our veterinary services by visiting their corresponding pages. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your pet, or if you have any questions about our Ferndale animal hospital, give us a call at 360-384-0212! We look forward to seeing you and your companion soon!