Dr. Zach Warmenhoven is seen repairing a feline’s paw after being ‘de-gloved’ from an accident. // Drew Jaeger 2024

Since 2017, Dr. Warmenhoven has brought a unique blend of military precision and academic brilliance to our practice, enriching the lives of our patients, team members, and community.

Before donning his white coat, Dr. Warmenhoven served proudly in the United States Air Force. His time in the military instilled in him a deep sense of discipline and commitment, qualities that have become the cornerstone of his approach to veterinary medicine. After his service, he pursued his love for animals, graduating with top honors from Washington State University. During his time at WSU, Dr. Warmenhoven didn’t just study veterinary medicine—he immersed himself in groundbreaking human research. His passion for advancing the field led him to explore ways to treat neurodegenerative diseases in people, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and MS.

This dedication to pushing boundaries underscores his unwavering commitment to excellence. Within our clinic, Dr. Warmenhoven’s expertise shines brightest in diagnostic imaging. Whether it’s echocardiography or ultrasound, he’s a master at deciphering the intricate details of our patients’ health. His keen eye and compassionate approach ensure that every furry friend receives the best possible care.

Beyond his clinical duties, Dr. Warmenhoven is a passionate mentor. He dedicates his time to shaping the next generation of veterinarians, sharing his knowledge with aspiring students in places like the Diagnostic Challenge (DC) at WSU. The Diagnostic Challenge is a week-long, multidisciplinary exercise at WSU that helps veterinary students learn in a simulated setting. The DC began in 1991 and is conducted by instructors from across the college, with the help of visiting veterinarians. “This is a profession where we are all teaching each other and trying to teach students, rather than speaking to them, helps them to learn on their own, and it makes you a better teammate in practice,” said Warmenhoven.

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Dr. Warmenhoven (on the right), engages in mentoring Dr. Murray (left) as they discuss specialized ultrasound techniques / Drew Jaeger 2024

Outside of work, Dr. Warmenhoven is a devoted family man. With four wonderful kids and a spouse who shares his passion for healing as a local psychologist, their home is filled with love and laughter. Together, they offer support to those grieving the loss of a pet through their pet loss grief support group on Facebook. And let’s not forget Wicket, their mischievous cat who’s addicted to delectables—adding a touch of whimsy to their lives.

As Dr. As Dr. Warmenhoven looks to the future, his vision is clear. He aims to continue leading by example, shaping the direction of our clinic and elevating the standard of care for our patients. With his unwavering dedication and boundless passion, the future of Cascade Veterinary Clinics is bright indeed. 

Warmenhoven embodies the essence of what it means to be a veterinarian—compassionate, dedicated, and driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence. His journey, from military service to academic achievement, is a testament to his commitment to improving the lives of animals and their human companions. We are proud to have him as a vital member of our team, leading the charge in delivering exceptional care

If you or someone you care about could use support during a time of pet loss, be sure to explore Pet Loss Wenatchee for valuable resources and guidance.

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