VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital Staff

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
47.164454<--lat long-->-122.434361

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

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 for dogs, cats and smaller "pocket pets."

VCA is active in its community, too. Last year the hospital donated $250,000 in services, products and sponsorships such as the Humane Society's annual Dog-athon, which VCA staff attends every year to provide services like microchipping and registration for adopted dogs. Through city and county partnerships, Good Samaritans can bring

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New to VCA?

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.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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

Dr. Lisa Christensen fulfilled her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2000 after earning a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine jointly from

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

Dr. Saylor is a Washington native and grew up in Puyallup Washington. She attended the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in Microbiology/Molecular

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Diary of Dusty the Pug
Jill H. from Mineral

Within hours Dusty went from a rowdy pug, to a dog who could not stand up. We rushed her to our local vet who sent us immediately to VCA. Within a very short time Dusty was diagnosed with Hemolytic Anemia and given the first of two blood transfusions.
Over the next 7 days it would be constant care and blood draws. I would call every few hours to see what her number were and how she was doing. I would visit when I could.
EVERYONE I spoke with was so caring, and wonderful. Always day or night answering my questions and giving moral support. Every time I almost gave up they keep me going.
I can not thank you all enough. Dusty came home today!!!! We could not of done it without VCA. Their state of the art facility and wonderful staff saved our pug.
I know we will be seeing them in the future, and recommending VCA whenever we can.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
253-537-0241 or request an appointment.