VCA Parkway Animal Hospital

Our Tacoma Animal Hospital

Parkway is located on Pacific Avenue in Parkland, just at the bottom of the hill where Pacific Avenue becomes Spanaway. We are on the left-hand side, facing the hill. We have a large sign with the temperature and time on it, which makes it easy to spot us.

Parkway was started in 1960 by Drs. Tibbitts and Valentine. The clinic moved into a building that was previously a furniture shop, where today Len�s Mower Service resides. Part of the building was devoted to an apartment and a machine shop, but the machine shop was converted to clinic space as the practice grew. Being one of the earlier practices in Tacoma, Drs. Tibbitts and Valentine had a lively practice that treated farm animals, dogs and cats, and the occasional elephant or gorilla from the B&I store. In 1996, a new hospital was built across from the old site, which gave us some much needed room.

Today, we are part of VCA (Veterinary Centers of America). Parkway�s staff is proud to offer care for your dogs and cats. We have three full-time veterinarians and one part-time veterinarian who does specialized surgeries.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.