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To the Washington State Veterinary Community and our Valued Clients,

A valued member of the Washington state community, Dr. Kimberly Coyner, DVM, DACVD, tragically and suddenly passed away in a fatal car accident on January 15, 2022. Her loving and faithful husband, Marc Coyner, passed away a few days thereafter. Dr. Coyner was an active member of the Washington state veterinary community and the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She had a fierce passion for veterinary dermatology and the patients that she so deeply cared for. Dr. Coyner was universally respected and her contributions to the field veterinary dermatology were myriad, including articles in multiple scientific journals, book chapters, and the publication of her own textbook, the Clinical Atlas of Canine and Feline Dermatology. For those that had the pleasure of knowing her, Kimberly Coyner was a selfless and loyal friend, and a brilliant mentor. She touched the lives of so many dermatologists throughout her career, and her assistance to general practitioners via her work at the Veterinary Information Network advanced the dermatologic care of animals across the country. Dr. Coyner believed absolutely in working to advance the dermatology field in order to provide the best possible standard of care to all veterinary patients.

Dr. Coyner graduated from Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed her veterinary dermatology residency at the University of Georgia in 2001. After her residency, Dr. Coyner worked with Dr. Thomas Lewis at Dermatology for Animals. She then opened her own clinic, the Dermatology Clinic for Animals in Las Vegas, Nevada, before moving her practice to Washington state. For most of the past decade, the Dermatology Clinic for Animals has served the pets and owners of western Washington.

While deeply grieving their passing, the Coyners’ family and associates have determined to continue Dr. Coyner’s legacy. Dr. Coyner’s practice, Dermatology Clinic for Animals, remains active and continues to serve the Washington State community. Further information will follow regarding the celebration of life for Dr. Kimberly and Marc Coyner.

Thank you for your support during this shocking and difficult time. Dr. Coyner’s associate, Danielle Wyatt, DVM, DACVD, and dermatology resident, Dr. Danielle Tulloss, DVM, DACVPM, remain available for consultations, questions, and continued care of Dr. Coyner’s beloved patients. The Coyners have touched many lives and we send our deepest sympathies to their family, friends, and the veterinary community. In lieu of flowers, it has been requested that donations be made to one of the following foundations:

• The Sierra Club (Tax Identification number 94-1153307), a charitable corporation, now maintaining headquarters in California at 85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

• The National Resources Defense Council, Inc., (Tax Identification number 13-2654926), a charitable corporation, now maintaining headquarters in New York at 40 West 20th Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10011

• Northwest Harvest (Tax Identification number 91-0826037), a charitable organization, now maintaining headquarters in Washington at P.O. Box 12272, Seattle, Washington 98102

• Mary’s Place (Tax Identification number 27-2087950), a charitable organization, now maintaining headquarters in Washington at 113 Dexter Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98133

• Americares Foundation, Inc., (Tax Identification number 06-1008595), a charitable corporation, now maintaining headquarters in Connecticut at 88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut 06902

• Kiva Microfunds (Tax Identification number 71-0992446) a non-profit corporation, now maintaining headquarters in California at 875 Howard Street, Suite 340, San Francisco, California 948103

For further questions, please contact Dermatology Clinic for Animals:

8300 Quinault Drive NE Suite A, Lacey, WA 98516

(360) 350-4756

In memory of Dr Kimberly Coyner

drcoynerDr. Kimberly S. Coyner

Dr. Kimberly S. Coyner, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After a referral private practice internship and a year in emergency practice, she obtained a two-year teaching position and then a three-year residency position in dermatology at the University of Georgia, which she completed in 2001.

Dr. Coyner has authored multiple articles in the scientific journals Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Medicine, and The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, as well as book chapters in the field of dermatology (Morgan's Handbook of Small Animal Practice 4th. Ed., 2002, and Small Animal Dermatology Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide, 2001 and 2006). She participates in clinical drug trials of cutting edge treatments for atopy and other skin diseases in companion animals, and her special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of atopy (including extensive experience in sublingual allergy immunotherapy), chronic otitis, allergy immunotherapy for the treatment of feline asthma related to atopy, and immune-mediated skin diseases.

Since 2001, Dr. Coyner has been in private dermatology referral practice at Dermatology Clinic for Animals in the southwest United States, and is excited to now be serving the Tacoma and Lacey areas. She sees patients in Tacoma on Tuesdays, and in Lacey on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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