114 2nd St Box 326 • Langley, WA 98260 • (360) 331–8090

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Exceptional Reproduction Guidance & Care
for Whidbey Island Breeders

veterinary artificial insemination

Conscientious breeders deserve to have a relationship with a veterinarian and staff familiar with your goals, willing to work with you, share your concerns, and revel in your joy. The Animal Hospital by the Sea is excited to be able to provide exceptional service to those interested in maintaining quality breeding programs.

Today’s breeder benefits from an extensive array of scientific tests and services to help evaluate and manage a breeding program. An AKC Breeder of Merit herself, Dr. Dieden grew up in the dog sport world and has more than 25 years’ experience with training, exhibiting, breeding, whelping, and raising successful conformation and performance dogs. She has also experienced the joy of working with cat breeders and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Society for Theriogenology.

Dr. Dieden not only shares your enthusiasm, but also appreciates the dedication, commitment, and investment it takes to manage a successful breeding program. She provides a wide range of personal expertise in everything from health screening (OFA, CHIC, and DNA) to breeding management (timing, collection, vaginal and surgical inseminations) pregnancy confirmation by palpation and blood test, birthing assistance (including elective Caesarian section), and neonatal care. Finally, she is available to help guide you in the raising of healthy, well-adjusted litters through to the time of their transition to their new homes.


At the Animal Hospital by the Sea, we offer the following reproduction-related services:

  • OFA and DNA health screening including tests recommended by the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
  • Fertility exams (both male and female)
  • Breeding timing (progesterone, luteinizing hormone, vaginal smear)
  • Semen collection, evaluation, and preparation for shipping (fresh chilled ICSB Puppy Paks available)
  • Vaginal and surgical artificial insemination
  • Caesarian section (elective and emergency)
  • Whelping assistance
  • Neonatal checkups, tail docking, and dewclaw removal

Your pet’s overall health is our priority when considering reproductive advice and services. Our staff is committed to providing your pet with the utmost in quality care from conception to birth—and beyond.

Take a moment to call and schedule an introductory consultation so that we may become acquainted! Together, we can work to create a customized breeding plan that will enhance your program and optimize your pet’s overall health and vitality.

Besides, we love to swap stories!

Veterinary Services
Pet Wellness Care
Veterinary Surgery
Pet Dental Care
In-House Veterinary Diagnostics
Pet Nutrition
Canine & Feline Reproduction

Animal Hospital by the Sea rocks! Jean is a fabulous veterinarian, the environment is warm and relaxing and there is great communication between Jean and her staff. We are all so very happy to have found them!
Jodi Starcevich, Matt Costello, Groovy Roux and Salinger

Dr. Dieden’s surgical technique allowed our dog a quick and trouble free spay recovery without the stress and discomfort of an Elizabethan collar (head cone).  We are very grateful to Dr. Dieden and staff who assisted with Rena’s surgery.
Bob and Jayme Holmberg

Meshuggeneh was the most relaxed cat during her visit to Dr.Jean that I think she would have stayed longer. Thank you both Holly and Dr. Jean for your time and help. Best find in Langley... a great vet!
Jeanniemaria Barbour

Jean and staff Thank you so very much for the care given to our Lab, Lily We are so appreciative of your time, concern and love given to our pet. Lily is forever grateful and so are her humans, Nina and Chris We hope the next visit will be just the standard check up and not an emergency, again thank you for the excellent care. Animal Hospital By The Sea, you rock!
Chris Skatell

Dory a Golden on the island says thank you.
Louise Long

The staff and Jean are fabulous. We are so lucky to have them on the Island.
DeLaine Emmert

Thank you Dr Jean Dieden for taking such good care of my labrador, Kinsey. Kinsey had a raging hot spot. Thanks to Dr Dieden’s caring and effective treatment, Kinsey is much more comfortable and on the mend.
Lia Bijsterveld

It doesn’t get any better than this animal hospital for care for your pet.  Jean Dieden and her team of Holly and Stacy are top notch and they are genuinely caring.  I also like the fact that this is a animal hospital and part of that terminology means they do their own blood work.
Rob Felding

Dr. Jean held my hand throughout it all and, had it not been for her professional intuition about a prescription Lena was given during emergency treatment, my little girl would not be the happy, healthy kitty she is today. As for how my other cat Dexter feels about Dr. Jean, you can see for yourself around this website.
Susan Hanson