VCA Tanglewilde Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

At VCA Tanglewilde Animal Hospital, we look foward to welcoming you and your pet!

Everyone on our professional, caring staff makes it their goal to provide the best care possible for your pet and the best experience for our clients!

While you're here, you will find that our doctors take time with your pet to ensure a thorough evaluation, so that any care needed is proactively offered.

Getting to know you and your pet is what we strive for so that their health will be benefited in the long term by our doctors being familiar with their history. We all know that there's nothing more important than a happy, healthy pet!

We hope that you find your experience here at Tanglewilde Animal Hospital a positive one. Let us know what we can do to improve your visit!

Local Medical Issues

There are a lot of medical issues that can impact your pet's health, and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes, it's a serious cause for concern. Heartworm infection can cause your pet to have trouble breathing as well. Since winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, heartworm is a year-round risk. Make sure you're treating your loved one with heartworm prevention medication, which many prescription flea medications already contain.
Like heartworm, the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites, poses a problem in any season.

Some dogs experience fatigue, which can indicate a flea and/or tick infestation, or even a serious health concern that if left untreated can be life threatening to your pet.

If you plan on taking your dog out for a walk or to your local dog park, remember to keep them protected from fleas and ticks and have their annual checkups to keep up to date on their vaccinations.

If your dog visits the groomer, dog parks or your Veterinarian, remember the Bordetella vaccination! It can protect your loved one from contracting an upper respiratory infection that is easily picked up from being in contact with other animals. All it takes is a bark in the wrong direction!

Also, if your pet likes to lap up those rain puddles, run in parks, or swim in the water, a vaccine can protect them from contracting the bacterial disease known as Leptospirosis. This is a zoonotic disease, meaning humans can get it from animals, and in humans it nearly always leads to lengthy hospitalization.

Remember...Protection = Prevention!

Finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears and scaly skin.

Prevention is always the best cure!


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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital (253) 537-0241
10234 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98444

Olympia Pet Emergency (360) 455-5155
3011 Pacific Avenue Southeast
Olympia, WA 98501