Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital
Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic
Jeff Highbarger, DVM:
Dr. Jeff Highbarger was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri, and afterwards he continued on to attend veterinary school there as well.
After graduation in 1997 with his veterinary degree, he moved to Central Florida where he practiced at a progressive, AAHA-accredited small animal hospital for thirteen years. In 2010, he and his partner (Dr. Abbie Doll) relocated to the Olympic Peninsula to fulfill their dream of owning their own veterinary hospital in a place that truly felt like home... and that is just what they found in Jefferson County.
Dr. Jeff 's favorite aspects of his job include preventative medicine, dentistry, surgery, ultrasonography, dermatology and internal medicine. He especially enjoys connecting with his patients and clients on a personal level, and loves being a part of the bond that they share throughout their lives. Dr. Jeff also volunteers his "day off" each week in order to participate in local spay/neuter programs that benefit the animals of Jefferson County.
When he is not working, Dr. Jeff likes to spend time hiking, gardening, SCUBA diving, home brewing, and visiting with his friends and family. Since moving to Washington, he has enthusiastically taken up beekeeping, and has a thriving backyard hive of Italian honeybees.
Abbie Doll, DVM, CVA, CVCH:
Dr. Abbie Doll was born and raised in Central Florida. After high school, she got a job working as a Veterinary Technician alongside Dr. Jeff Highbarger, who would ultimately become her mentor (and later, her life partner). Although she originally imagined herself as a "human doctor", her years working alongside many talented and inspiring veterinarians revealed that her true passion was working with and advocating for animals. Dr. Abbie studied Biology and Social Sciences at the University of Central Florida, and then continued her professional schooling at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation in 2007, Dr. Abbie started practicing small animal general medicine & surgery at a progressive, AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. It was here that she honed her skills and developed special interests in internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, nutrition and all aspects of pain management.
During this time, Dr. Abbie also spent many hours training at the Chi Institute (www.tcvm.com), acquiring her certifications in both Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Chinese herbal medicine. She has obtained additional hours of training in Veterinary Food Therapy at the Chi Institute as well. Dr. Abbie feels that these less traditional modalities are valuable tools, and often benefit her patients the most when they are combined with aspects of Western (regular) medicine. This "best of both worlds" approach is often termed Integrative Medicine.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Abbie enjoys gardening, training in ballet, creating art however she can, being outdoors and sharing in life with the people & animals she loves.