Dr. Joan Zimbelman, D.V.M.

Dr. Z

Dr. Zimbelman (or Dr. Z as you may know her) graduated from the Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and moved to join Dr. Rice at IVH from Wilderness Animal Hospital, where they worked together for quite a few years previously.  She spends a lot of her free time with her energetic black Labrador Retriever, Molly and her family. Besides taking care of all our different patients, she really enjoys surgery. Golden Retrievers and Maine Coon cats are her favorite breeds to work with. Her strangest case that she has treated to date has been taking care of a few very prickly hedgehogs at Wilderness.