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Welcome to Maplewood Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Bellingham WA
Call us at (360) 715-1430

Maplewood Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate care for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and pocket pets. We believe that every animal we treat fully deserves our most complete and sincere effort in preventing and treating disease, alleviating suffering, and maintaining dignity. We recognize and honor in our clients the common commitment to establish, maintain, and nurture the human/companion-animal bond.

At Maplewood Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Dr. David Rabkin | Dr.Christine Monroe | Dr. Alicia Andras | Dr. Megan Burgmuller
Bellingham Veterinarian | Maplewood Animal Hospital | (360) 715-1430

2869 W. Maplewood Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    David Rabkin
    DVM

    Dr. Rabkin grew up in Long Island, NY, and from a very early age he felt with certainty that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He has always felt an overwhelming desire to advocate for the well-being of all animals. He attended Veterinary school in Turin, Italy and practiced on Long Island for 15 years before moving to Bellingham and establishing Maplewood Animal Hospital. He considers his work at Maplewood AH to be a labor of love, and remains after more than 30 years of practice, energized, impassioned, humbled, grateful and honored to be a part of this profession. Some special areas of interest to him are orthopedics, dermatology and reproduction. Dr. Rabkin feels blessed to live in this magical part of the world. He enjoys snow sports, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening and playing ice hockey. He happily shares his life with his wife, daughter, one dog and 4 cats. Dr. Rabkin can be contacted at davidr@maplewood-vet.com

  • Dr.
    Christine Monroe
    DVM

    Dr. Christine Monroe grew up on a horse farm in Michigan. She started riding at 2yrs old, showing horses at 5 yrs old and they continue to be her biggest hobby. Spending time with them helps keep her happy. She graduated with a BS from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI and earned her DVM degree in 1993 from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI Moving to Ferndale, WA in 1998, Dr. Monroe began working at Maplewood Animal Hospital in 2000 and became a Co-Owner (with Dr. David Rabkin) in 2009. She shares her small hobby farm with her fiancé, Todd, son, James and daughter, Jolie, along with an assortment of dogs, cats, horses, goats, ducks, geese, chickens and pigeons. Dr. Monroe enjoys all aspects of preventative and diagnostic medicine, soft tissue surgery and she has a special interest in ferret medicine. She is also very happy and proud to provide services for many local rescue groups and shelters. Aside from her horses, Dr. Monroe is an avid sports fan. She is the #1 fan of her children’s sports which include Ferndale High School Football, Basketball, Baseball and Volleyball along with the Northwest Silver Stars All Star competitive cheerleading. Plus, of course, Michigan State Football and the Seattle Seahawks! Dr. Monroe loves being a part of the community we share with our clients and their fur kids. Dr. Monroe can be contacted at christinem@maplewood-vet.com

  • Dr.
    Alicia Andras
    VMD

    Dr. Andras is a recent Bellingham transplant, by way of central Massachusetts. She grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has lived and practiced all over the country, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Idaho, Oregon, and now Washington! Particular areas of professional interest include health issues of large breed dogs, surgery, and Dr. Andras is newly certified to administer Veterinary Acupuncture. When she is not working she loves to spend time outdoors hiking, swimming, and skiing with her fiancé Mike and their three dogs. Dr. Andras is looking forward to meeting all the furry patients and pet parents at Maplewood Animal Hospital! Dr. Andras can be contacted at aliciaa@maplewood-vet.com

  • Dr.
    Megan Burgmuller
    DVM

    Dr. Megan Burgmuller grew up in Western Montana and decided she wanted to be a veterinarian in 3rd grade. With a love for animals and passion for science and medicine, she can't imagine doing anything else! She first fell in love with the Pacific Northwest when she attended the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma WA. At UPS, she received a degree in Biology and participated on the varsity women's rowing team. During the summers, she returned to Montana to work as a whitewater river guide and volunteer at veterinary clinics. Dr. Burgmuller attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. Her interests include preventive medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, Dr. Burgmuller enjoys traveling, kayaking, snowboarding, and hiking with her big white dog, Henry! Dr. Burgmuller is extremely excited to call beautiful Bellingham home and looks forward to meeting all the pets and pet parents in the community. Dr. Burgmuller can be contacted at meganb@maplewood-vet.com

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Maplewood Animal Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

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  • "Sincere, honest and friendly!
    I first brought in my Pomeranian for a second opinion on her cough and dental issues. She is 11 years old and our baby! My first impression was wonderful, and after meeting and talking with their female dr I was assured I came to the right place! Grace had her dental cleaning yesterday and they called along the way to let me know how she was doing, and called the next morning to make sure she was ok. We are very pleased with the entire office and how they put our pet as their #1 priority! Also, we were previously quoted $700-950 for the SAME work at another office... at MWAH we only paid just over $400! Thank you for doing a fabulous job with our girl!!"
    Roza Bell
  • "Friendly staff includes 2 great vets and several vet techs. They provide great care for your dog, car or bunny among other animals."
    Julia Wright
  • "The entire staff is amazing. Friendly, Kind, and caring. I would never take my animals anywhere else, I highly recommend them!"
    jennifer oosterhof
  • "Wonderful staff. They do a great job with all your pet needs"
    Jeff P
  • "Best vet around and David's compassion is top of the line."
    Darla Sabin