Dr. Chyrle Bonk graduated from Oregon State University in 2010 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). She has practiced as a licensed veterinarian for Clearwater Valley Veterinary Clinic in Orofino, Idaho for over 10 years. In addition to treating pets and writing for various veterinary websites, including Senior Tail Waggers & Cat World, Dr. Bonk also owns several dogs, cats and a small cattle herd.

dr chyrle bonk

Experience: 10 years as a veterinarian
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Location: Orofino, ID


  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Oregon State University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences, University of Idaho (2006)

Recent Articles by Dr. Bonk on Senior Tail Waggers

ringworm scabs on a dog's nose Pictures of Ringworm in Dogs – With Veterinarian Details - Even though the name suggests it, ringworm is actually not a wormy parasite. Instead, it’s a fungal infection that can… [...]
owner inspecting their dog's paw by hand New Lump On Your Dog’s Paw? Top Reasons & What to Do - Seeing bumps or lumps on a dog’s skin is a nearly everyday thing for us at our veterinary clinic. Bumps… [...]
owner looking at a dog's belly for brown spots Brown Spots on a Dog’s Skin: Vet Advice with Pictures - Brown Spots: Introduction With skin being a dog’s largest organ and it having many important jobs, it should be no… [...]
drawing showing various dog pee colors My Dog’s Pee is Clear: Should I Be Worried? [Vet Advice] - If you’ve paid any attention to your dog’s bathroom habits, you’ve probably noticed that their poop can change color, sometimes… [...]
owner picking up after the dog at the park Yellow Mucus In Dog Poop: A Vet Shares What to Do - Keeping an eye on your dog’s poop colors may not be tops on your list of ways you want to… [...]
cracked dog paw pads Dog with Cracked Paws? Our Veterinarian Explains What to Do - A dog’s feet often seem indestructible. After all, they’re on the go in all types of terrain, allowing your dog… [...]
urine analysis at the lab by a medical professional Blood Clots in Dog’s Urine: What It Looks Like & What It Means - As a dog parent, you keep a close eye on what your dog eliminates. Even though it may sound gross,… [...]
Is It a Dog Eye Allergy or an Eye Infection? How to Tell the Difference - A Vet Explains How to Tell the Difference Your pup comes to you with runny eyes, squinting, and a pitiful… [...]
vet inspecting a dog's eye Dog Has Dilated Pupils: What To Do - A dog’s pupils dilate, or enlarge, and constrict, or get smaller, multiple times per day. It’s a normal, natural thing… [...]
dog eating from bowl 11 Proven Bland Diets To Help a Sick Dog [Vet-Approved] - Dogs are no strangers to upset stomachs and diarrhea. Whether caused by a contagious bug or something they ate, veterinarians… [...]