Veterinarian, Lake Stevens, Holistic Animal Care


"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."
- Henry David Thoreau


Douglas R. Yearout, DVM
Dr. Douglas Yearout, DVM, veterinarian, holistic, alternative animal health care Douglas R. Yearout DVM has practiced medicine since 1980. He began to learn about holistic and alternative healing techniques shortly thereafter. Since then, he has trained in a variety of advanced modalities such as chiropractic medicine, therapeutic massage, and homeopathy. He applies that broad scope of training as needed for his animal patients.

Dr. Yearout is a Holistic Veterinarian, and owner of All Animal and Bird Veterinary Services. Dr. Yearout started veterinary school at Washington State University in 1976 after earning degrees in wildlife biology and botany. Along with the standard focus of domesticated animals, he chose special electives for pet birds, wildlife rehabilitation, and exotic pets which include pocket pets, rodents, rabbits and reptiles. During veterinary school he honed his skills in conventional medicine, surgery, dentistry, and animal husbandry, and through externships at the Oregon Primate Center in Beaverton, and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

He began his private practice in 1980 working with the problems of all companion animals, and continued his involvement in wildlife rehabilitation by co-founding the Wildlife Care Center in Everett. He has taken extensive training at the Tom Brown School of nature awareness, primitive survival skills, and tracking. Because of his background in botany, Dr. Yearout makes many of his own natural medicines growing the herbs in his garden (as a hobby) or collecting wild crafted plants.

In 1996 believing he could do more to heal his patients, Dr. Yearout embarked on a holistic medicine retraining program, to learn and apply certain gifted healing modalities in his practice, such as animal Chiropractic and veterinary Homeopathy. He believes utilizing a holistic approach gives the patient the very best chance of a true cure, and continues to improve his skills by participating in annual continuing education seminars.

He currently teaches several courses in anatomy and physiology, animal first aid, nutrition, holistic home care for pets, and Homeopathy and has written many articles for various journals and newspapers. Dr. Yearout formerly wrote the popular Animal Zone column in the Sunday edition of the Everett Herald. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, gardening, making herbal medicines, naturalist activities, music, spending time on the beach, and interacting with his companion animals.


Washington State University
Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, 1974

Washington State University
Bachelor of Veterinary Science, 1978

Washington State University
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, 1980

Post Graduate Education: IVAS sponsored mini-course Introductory Animal Acupuncture, 1990

Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, 1998

Clinical Nutrition and Veterinary Contact Reflex Analysis, 1997

Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, 1999

IFH Certification Course Homeopathy,

1999 AVCA Professional Course in Veterinary Chiropractic, 2001

Master Clinicians Course in Homeopathy, 2003


Dr. Yearout has lectured to many groups about animal healing and first aid, and also lectured on various subjects to professional groups such as the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association , the Association of Avian Veterinarians , and wildlife rehabilitation groups.

He also teaches homeopathy and animal healing at Earthwalk School of Energy Healing:

Contact us if you would like more information about his training and experience.

Dr. Douglas Yearout, DVM
1059 State Ave., Suite E, Marysville, WA 98270
360-653-8171 | Fax 360-653-1290

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