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.

Come visit our Zen inspired relaxation & consultation room featuring a dog lounge couch, comfortable seating & a saltwater fish tank. This is where we will soon be offering Laser Therapy & Canine Massage Therapy services.

SWAC also offers boarding services for cats & dogs with medical needs. Our boarding patients are routinely monitored by our medical staff and doctors during their stay here at SWAC. 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-Fri (Office): 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Mon-Fri (Appts): 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Saturdays: 9:00AM-1:00PM
  • 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. He convinced Lisa (his California fiance) to give up the beaches and palm trees of San Diego for the blustery winters and corn fields of central Iowa.  After graduating from Veterinary school in 2006, they agreed on a move to the West Coast.  It was a promising opportunity that surfaced in Oak Harbor, WA which brought the Patrins to Whidbey Island.  Their daughter Sophia and son Evan were born in 2006 and 2008 respectively.  While on Whidbey, 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.

    The Patrins have two dogs, an eight year old Great Dane named Maggie and an 11 month old Mastiff named Enzo.  They also have an 11 year old Abyssinian mix cat named Abby and Peanut the hamster.  The Patrins are happy to be back on Whidbey and look forward to getting involved in the community and becoming a staple for veterinary care on the south end.

    Dr. Patrin's passion is to serve his clients with compassionate, thorough, and individual veterinary care.

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 27, 2006
    University of Minnesota, San Diego State University, Iowa State University
  • Pia Carruth, LVT

    Pia is a Licenced Veterinary Technician at SWAC.  She is originally from Germany and moved to Whidbey Island in 2001 with her husband Gregory.  Pia worked many years in the field of administration as a translator and liaison specialist.  Once on Whidbey Island, she turned her passion for animals into a profession.  She has worked in the veterinary healthcare field for ten years, graduating from Dallas Community college with a degree in veterinary technology in 2005.  Pia has known Dr. Patrin and his family for many years, and was thrilled to join the SWAC team in the summer of 2010.  Pia and her husband Greg live in Greenbank with a menagerie of cats, dogs, rabbit and a guinea pig.  Pia absolutely loves the people and pets of Whidbey Island.  She enjoys wildlife rehabilitation and photography, and when time allows she enjoys vegetarian cooking and reading.

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Dallas Community college
  • Megan D.

    Megan has been a receptionist here at SWAC since November 2009.  She is an asset to SWAC for her technical diversity, ability to multitask in a demanding environment, and her excellent communication skills.  She has a natural ability to comfort both animals and clients with her professionalism and charm. She is originally from New York and moved to Illinois at age thirteen.  She learned early on that she had a natural love of both domestic and small exotic animals.  Megan started her professional career as a Veterinary Technician in a small animal 'cat' clinic in Illinois.  She soon discovered that her true passion is not only with one type of pet, but many. In 2007 she moved permanently to Whidbey Island where she found her place here at the South Whidbey Animal Clinic.

    Megan and her husband reside in Freeland with their two companion animals: Guinevere (a Siberian Husky) and Penelope (an Alaskan Malmute).

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 27, 2009
  • Dr. Alina McClain

    Dr. McClain completed her Bachelors in Science from Notre Dame University and

    her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in St. Kitts. in 2006. She is originally from North Carolina and moved to Washington with her husband John, who is a naval pilot. Her special interests include ultrasound, soft-tissue surgery, pain management and client education. She lives in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island with her husband, her daughter Sydney, Cera the island mutt, Lauri the great dane and Simba the cat. In her free time she enjoys taking Cera and Lauri to the off-leash park and snow skiing with John.

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    Years in Practice:
    Sep 04, 2015