Tacoma Veterinarians

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

  • Tim Gintz

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. Gintz is a Washington native. He has lived all of his life in Washington, he grew up on a farm in Western Washington and was in 4-H and showed Cattle, Dogs and Horses. He received his Bachelors

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  • Katrina Backus

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    Dr. Backus received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2013, where she began to develop her passion for surgery, wound management, and internal medicine. She initially

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  • Christine Cane

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. Cane grew up on a wheat farm in Eastern WA and exhibited a passion for animals very early on. WSU was the logical choice of college so she got a Bachelors Degree in microbiology with a minor

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  • 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 Washington State University and Oregon State University.

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  • Rebecca Felknor

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Auburn University

    Dr. Felknor joined our hospital team in September of 2015. Though not a true Washington native, she has lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. She attended Clemson University

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  • Kelly Hageman

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. Hageman graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Having grown up in Port Orchard, WA, she was glad to return to the Puget Sound area when she started

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  • Naysa Poshusta

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. Poshusta grew up in Eastern WA and acquired both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Washington State University. Go Cougs! She has attended various continuing education conferences

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  • Krisha Salmon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University



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  • 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 Biology in 1989. She worked for

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