Due to our small population, Skagway does not have a veterinary. Paws and Claws is Skagway’s animal shelter and they help provide interim care for animals when needed. If you have a need or question, please contact Katherine Moseley at 907-612-0415.

Dr. Rhem and Dr. Smith will be visiting Skagway from August 8th – 12th. For an appointment, please call Dr. Rehm at 251-232-4753 or email

Skagway is fortunate to have visiting veterinarians come from Juneau and as far as Alabama. Dr.  Sam Smith from Juneau visits Skagway regularly throughout the year. Dr. Mike  Rhem and Dr. Philip Smith visit Skagway annually from Alabama, usually in July. More accurate information will be posted as it becomes available to us, so please check back often.


Skagway Police Department does offer euthanization services, please call the department at 983-2232 to set up an appointment.