Meet our doctors and staff

The primary goal of Pend Oreille Veterinary Service is to be a leader in the veterinary profession providing our clients with the highest standard of care and customer service. Our 103 combined years of service and knowledge in the veterinary profession gives you the peace of mind that your pet is receiving the best care in the industry.
Visit our Picture Gallery to view photos of our caring, knowledgable staff. We care for not only your pet but for you as if you were family; because to us you are!

Dr. Deborah Ford

Dr. Deborah Ford graduated from Washington State University in 1979. She joined the veterinary team at Pend Oreille Veterinary Service in January of 2016 after 31 years in private companion animal practice and 4 years on faculty at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ford's passion to support healthy owner-pet relationships has resulted in her focus on behavioral medicine and counseling for dogs and cats. She looks forward to working with owners and pets to diminish unwanted behaviors and shape those that are desirable. At home, each day begins with coffee shared with her husband, and playtime shared with her 14-year old cat, Lucy. There is proof that neither are too old to learn new tricks! The family hopes to add two Golden Retriever puppies very soon. Dr. Ford has lived in lake country all her life, beginning as a youngster in Minnesota, and is truly back where she belongs, here in beautiful Sandpoint.