South Whidbey Animal Clinic

Are you looking for quality, compassionate Veterinary care for your pets in the South Whidbey Island community? South Whidbey Animal Clinic is a progressive animal care facility and full service Veterinary Hospital serving the Clinton, Langley, Freeland and Greenbank communities for over 30 years.

Dr. Eric Patrin is a licensed veterinarian in Washington serving our community since 2006.  Dr. Patrin is an experienced veterinarian ready to handle both routine and emergency services. Our veterinary staff is ready to handle preventative care medicine, emergencies, small animal surgery, dental disease management and prevention, and geriatric care.

In addition to a great doctor, the entire South Whidbey Animal Clinic team is dedicated to providing every client with top quality and compassionate veterinary services in a professional environment that inspires trust and confidence from its clients.

Upon your visit you will meet a kind; friendly and knowledgeable support staff. Our clinic strives to create a comfortable & calm environment so your pet can relax.

SWAC offers high quality care and diagnostics for its patients.  Our clinic offers digital radiography (including digital dental radiography), ultrasound, in-house blood diagnostics, glaucoma testing, pulse oximetry and blood pressure monitoring.

We insure your pet gets the highest veterinary care available in addition to providing them a clean, quiet and comfortable place to stay

Vet check-up with client and her dog
  • Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wed: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Saturdays: 9:00AM-2:00PM
  • Dr. Patrin, DVM, Owner

    Dr. Patrin is a native of Shelburne, Vermont and followed a winding road to Whidbey Island. He received his B.A in International Relations with a minor in Russian language and literature from the University of Minnesota in 1996.  After a short stint in the "real world", Dr. Patrin left Minneapolis for San Diego, CA to pursue the biology courses needed for entry into Veterinary school.  After completing a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University in 2002, he was admitted to Iowa State University's college of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduating from Veterinary school in 2006,  a promising opportunity surfaced in Oak Harbor, WA .   Dr. Patrin became familiar with the South Whidbey Animal Clinic (SWAC) as a relief veterinarian for Dr. Robben Jones.  Dr. Patrin, wanting to own his own clinic pursued an ownership opportunity in Vermont in November 2008.  But, fate brought the family back to Whidbey Island in May 2010 to purchase SWAC.

    Dr. Patrin and partner Stacie share their home with three awesome kids all in the South Whidbey schools, and  have three dogs; a 3 year old Border Collie named Cali, a 5 year old Dachsund named Maurice, and a 7 year old Plotthound mix named Drake. There's also a naughty kitty named Ekon who patrols the house and keeps the dogs in check.

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Education:
    University of Minnesota, San Diego State University, Iowa State University
  • Katie Schork- Veterinary Technician

    Katie has been here at SWAC for 6 years and currently is the lead technician. She grew up on Whidbey Island, and enjoys fishing, camping, and being outdoors. She resides in Clinton with her Beagle, Calvin.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Sabra Whitlock- Veterinary Assistant

    Sabra has worked at SWAC for 3 years now as an assistant/technician. She grew up in Edmonds and has worked in the pet industry since 1998. Sabra moved to Whidbey about 8 years ago and has a goal of owning property and horses.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
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    Marla Whitlock-Veterinary Assistant

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Ashley Pennington- Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley Pennington is a 4th generation Whidbey Islander. She has been a veterinary assistant at South Whidbey Animal Clinic for the last year and a half. She started off as an intern for about 6 months so that she could receive a certificate from Sno-isle Tech to be a Veterinary Assistant and animal nutritionist. South Whidbey Animal Clinic is helping her to reach the goal of becoming Licensed Veterinary Technician.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Laura Babaidhan – Reception

    Laura has been with South Whidbey Animal Clinic since January 2017.  She is a student at the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) and mama to two beautiful girls, a goldendoodle named Murph, and their rescue dog, Finn.  What she loves about this practice is the warm, welcoming atmosphere and getting to know our clients and their pets.  She always looks forward to seeing all the familiar faces (and tails) and meeting new ones.  We are here to help!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Ashley Lynch- Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley Lynch grew up in Woodinville,WA where she raised and showed 4-H cashmere goats and sheep for 14 years. She moved to Whidbey Island 6+ years ago. She currently Lives in Freeland, WA with her boyfriend and plans to build house locally. She took the Veterinary Assistant course at Skagit Valley College in Mt. Vernon earning he Veterinary Assistant Certificate in June 2018. She looks forward to building relationships with you and your pets at South Whidbey Animal Clinic.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 24, 2018
  • Kelsey Dalton- Reception

    Kelsey is one of the lovely receptionists here at South Whidbey Animal Clinic. She has lived on Whidbey her entire life; Navy brat! She has a firecracker of a daughter, and a handsome fur baby named Orion. When she is not at work, you can safely assume she is spending time with her family in Oak Harbor, or at home working online to complete her degree in Human Resources through Southern New Hampshire University.  

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 24, 2018
  • Marissa Conlin- Veterinary Assistant

    Marissa Conlin and her husband moved from Georgia to Whidbey Island in 2013 and have been coming to South Whidbey Animal Clinic for the care of their two dogs; Khali and Diesel. She joined the SWAC Team in March 2018 and loves being able to take care of pets.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 24, 2018