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Welcome to Best Friends Veterinary Center
Your Veterinarian in OAK HARBOR WA
Call us at (360) 679-6796

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (360) 679-6796!

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Best Friend's Veterinary Center is an AAHA accredited veterinarian hospital that provides preventative, medical, surgical, dental, orthopedic, and hospitalized care for your dog, cat or small animals.

Best Friend's Veterinary Center is dedicated to providing warm, loving, knowledgeable care for companion pets. We invite you to stop in and have a behind the scenes tour of our award winning facility. We think you will be delighted to see the level of care an American Animal Hospital Association hospital can provide.

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OAK HARBOR Veterinarian | Best Friends Veterinary Center | (360) 679-6796

33285 STATE ROUTE 20
OAK HARBOR, WA 98277 8717

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Eric Anderson

    Loves working with pets and their owners. He grew up loving and hugging a large variety of pets. From the time he was a small boy, he always wanted to be a veterinarian. What is not to like. Now, he is the Director and Chief of Staff of the Best Friend’s Veterinary Center.

  • Dr.
    Erica Anderson Syring

    is a Whidbey Island native and graduate of Ross University. Dr Erica and her husband Aaron live here on Whidbey Island with daughters Payton and Reagan, two french bulldogs Ruby and Fergie and there loveable cat Mooch. Her interests in veterinary medicine include ultrasonography, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her free time she enjoys family and friend get togethers, snow and water skiing and scuba diving.

  • Dr.
    Crystal Brazle

    is originally from the Midwest and is a graduate of the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. A Washington resident since 2008, she just recently returned from a year and a half long stint in Texas where she advanced her training in ultrasound, emergency medicine and critical care. An avid lover of the outdoors, she enjoys snowboarding, climbing, fishing, hiking and any fun adventure with her black lab Koda. She is an active member of the local Church of Christ and loves teaching Sunday School. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, critical care and pain control

  • Dr.
    Haley Brabant

    is a graduate of Washington State University. Haley grew up in Woodinville, WA, and now makes her home in Oak Harbor with her Border Collie Mix, Pepper. She enjoys the outdoors and love to hike the trails on our beautiful island.

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    LVT

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    Nurse

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    Nurse

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    Nurse

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    Nurse

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    Nurse

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  • Leann
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    Client Assistant

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    Client Assistant

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  • Nell
    Lead Kennel Technician

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  • Melissa
    Groomer

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  • Renee
    Groomer Assistant

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    Maintenance

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    Landscaping

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Brabant is the best. My two aloof shiba inus react very positively to her. Total professional who always figures out exactly what is going on with them. Best vet that I've found for my dogs. They'll be seeing her for the rest of their lives."
    Mark L.
  • "I'm so glad I chose to bring my cats here when I moved to Oak Harbor! The entire staff is beyond kind and caring, there are separate waiting rooms for dogs and cats so that my girls don't have anyone barking at them, and every visit earns the kitties treats and even new toys. The sign outside says this place takes the pet out of petrified, and they honestly do go out of their way to do just that in a way no other vet I've ever had did."
    Andy B.
  • "Today, we went in for our first visit. Immediately I was pleased. There's a separate entrance and waiting area for cats and dogs. The vet brought in a pheromone covered towel and some catnip to put my kitty at ease. The exam tables are even heated! Everyone was so sweet and very kind. They listened to my concerns and the history of my cat. I am very grateful to have found Best Friends. We look forward to seeing them again! Great experience!"
    Angela L.

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-9:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-9:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

After Hour Emergencies

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