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VCA Pacific Avenue South Animal Hospital

VCA Pacific Avenue South Animal Hospital

18715 Pacific Avenue | Spanaway , WA 98387

Call 253-271-5259
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Dentistry
  • Oncology (Cancer Treatment)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Wellness Plans
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

At VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital South, having a loving heart toward clients' four-footed family members is a job requirement at VCA. "We look for a compassionate staff that cares about the animals. It isn't about the money for the staff who work here; it's about what they do to make (the animals) feel good and the contribution they can make to the animals' lives and to their owners."

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 and cats.

Come visit our hospital and see why we are the best choice for you and your pets in Spanaway, WA!

Additional Services/Information:
Cardiology
Chemotherapy
Complete radiology
Dermatology
Endoscopy
High tech medical/surgical facility
Internal Medicine
Orthopedic and soft tissue surgery
Serving the community for over 25 years
Cat boarding

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Reception Reception
Treatment Area Treatment Area
Surgery Room Surgery Room
VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care. VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care.
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Carolyn Scharer, DVM
Carolyn Scharer, DVM

Dr. Carolyn Scharer is a Washington native. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a BS in microbiology and molecular genetics. After working for 1 year at the University of Washington Medical School doing molecular genetic research, she attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where she completed her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She completed additional training in exotic animal medicine, small animal ultrasound, endoscopy and laparoscopy, small animal dentistry and small animal oncology.

Dr. Scharer has a special interest in Nordic dog breeds and sled dog medicine. She is a member of the Iditarod Sled Dog Veterinary staff, a member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association and mushes with a team of 8 Alaskan Malamutes.

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Tim Gintz, DVM
Tim Gintz, DVM

Medical Director

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Eugene Rivers, DVM
Eugene Rivers, DVM

Dr. Carolyn Scharer is a Washington native. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a BS in microbiology and molecular genetics. After working for 1 year at the University of Washington Medical School doing molecular genetic research, she attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where she completed her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She completed additional training in exotic animal medicine, small animal ultrasound, endoscopy and laparoscopy, small animal dentistry and small animal oncology.

Dr. Scharer has a special interest in Nordic dog breeds and sled dog medicine. She is a member of the Iditarod Sled Dog Veterinary staff, a member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association and mushes with a team of 8 Alaskan Malamutes.

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Krisha Salmon, DVM
Krisha Salmon, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

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Denise Woods, DVM
Denise Woods, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Kansas State University

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