VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital

Phone: 253-537-0241
Fax: 253-535-3587
10234 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business Hours
Open 24 Hours for Emergency, Critical Care, and All Appointments

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital is part of the national Veterinary Centers of America (VCA) network that operates more than 470 animal hospitals in 39 states across the country. These hospitals are staffed by over 1,800 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give your pet the very best in medical care. More than 200 are board-certified specialists.

Here in Tacoma, VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital�s ten doctors and 40 staff members, each of whom have endeared pets of their own, are the type of warm, caring people you can trust giving medical attention to your beloved pets. Each member of the hospital�s extensive team of professionals keeps up to date on all the latest advancements in veterinary care through continuing education classes and by consulting with their VCA peers across the country.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, VCA provides a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Lisa Christensen
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Oregon State University

Lisa Christensen Biography

Dr. Lisa Christensen fulfilled her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2000 after earning a Doctorate of Veterinary ...Read Full Biography

Dr. Carolyn Saylor
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

Dr. Carolyn Saylor is a Washington native. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a BS in microbiology and molecular genetics.

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Thank You
Steve Christensen from Edgewood

On June 5th 2010 my dog TC was attacked by a pit bull, fortunately myself and others were able to get the pit bull off TC before he was killed. I would like to give my profound thanks to the staff at VCA for their skillful care and wonderful bed side manner to TC and me. It was great comfort to be able to sit and hold TC for as long as I wanted 24/7, never being made to feel as if I was intruding or in the way. A special thanks to Dr. Megan Lamon who not only did the necessary surgery, but spent the time reassuring me about all of the procedures. That was not easy and she was wonderful. Thanks also to Dr. Richter, Dr. Tim Gintz and the rest of the Dr's on the staff as well as all of the Veterinarian techs who all had a hand in his care. It took a week in the hospital and about three weeks at home and I'm happy to tell you all that TC is as good as new and sends his thanks also.