Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Tacoma, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Pierce County, King County, Vashon Island, Shelton, Lakewood, Midland, Waller, University Place, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, and Bremerton.

  • Elizabeth “Libby” Sullivan, DVM

    Doctor

    Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Sullivan is our exotics, canine and feline veterinarian. She is originally from Australia and moved to the United States in 2016. She is an experienced doctor who also worked in upstate New York.

    Dr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Sydney with her veterinary degree in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Technology Sydney. Her interests primarily lie with exotic and wildlife medicine, soft tissue surgery and endocrinology. She has experience with birds (cockatoos & macaws), reptiles, amphibians, and mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, & coati)! Dr. Sullivan has completed additional training and coursework in wildlife rescue, exotic anesthesia and macropod, possum, & avian medicine. She has enjoyed volunteering with the Sydney Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital and Wildlife Friends for Thailand.

    In her free time, Dr. Sullivan enjoys spending time with her three cats, Thor, Tigger and Vegemite. She has two mixed breed dogs, Prim and Saint. She also a baker of many wonderful confections!

  • Dr. Jackie Shiue

    Doctor

    Dr. Jackie originally came from Taiwan and moved to Kentucky with her family. She received a DVM degree from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan and went on to receive additional veterinary training at Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. She worked in a small animal clinic and volunteered at the zoo in Indiana before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Her special interests are preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and nutrition. She believes prevention is the best medicine to help our pets stay healthy and live a long life. Dr. Jackie has two cats, Popo and Birdie, and a bearded dragon, Darwin, and she would like to have a dog to join the family in the near future. She enjoys traveling, watching movies, visiting national parks, and spending time with family.

  • Dr. Shayla Johnson

    Doctor

    Dr. Shayla Johnson, originally from the south, lived in Georgia and Arkansas before attending veterinary school at Tuskegee University in Alabama. She completed a year-long internship in Long Island, NY, and worked a year at a high-volume practice in Las Vegas before relocating to Washington to practice primary veterinary care in 2018. She has a special interest in rehabilitation services and exercises, which include post-operative physical therapy, neurological disease treatment, and activities meant to help with weight loss and pain management in pets. 

    Dr. Johnson’s household is quite active and full with a Labrador Retriever named Fossil, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Roman, and three cats; a Tabby named Spartacus, a ragdoll named Bosco, and a feral rescue named Logan. In her spare time, she enjoys all that Washington has to offer with her partner. Together they enjoy hiking, cooking, enjoying the sun when it’s out, and rooting for the best basketball team, the Seattle Storm.

  • Marlena

    Hospital Manager

    Marlena has lived in the Pacific Northwest the majority of her life and grew up surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes. It was only natural for her to join the veterinary field in 2017. Starting out as a client service coordinator, she worked her way up to the leader of a large service coordinator team. Now as the Hospital Manager at Soundview, she loves supporting the Soundview crew from front to back, ensuring top-notch patient care, and establishing relationships with clients and their pets. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is that no two days are the same. She cannot imagine a career she would possibly enjoy more. When not in the hospital, Marlena is travelling to dog shows all over the west coast with her dogs Niko, Dazzle, and Brazen.

  • Jen

    Lead LVT + Assistant Manager

    Jen has been in veterinary medicine for 5 years as a receptionist in General Practice and Emergency. She decided to continue her education in the field on the technical side and is currently enrolled in school to become an LVT. She’s a Tacoma native with a love for Australian Shepherds and all things wiggle butt! In her spare time, she likes to relax with her family or take her dog on their next adventure.

  • Isabela

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Isabela is an LVT that has been working in the veterinary field for the past 10 years. She discovered her passion for animal medicine while volunteering at the humane society. She currently has a dog and two cats but is known to foster sick pets. In her free time, she likes to hike, travel, and spend time with her family and friends

  • Kiya

    Assistant

    Kiya is from Tacoma, WA, and is currently attending the Pierce College Veterinary Technician Program. Her favorite thing about working at Soundview is the hands-on interaction with the pets. Kiya has 4 pets: 1 cat named George, 1  dachshund named Toby and 2 ball pythons. In her spare time, she likes to hike, fish, and explore tide-pools.

  • Amelia

    Assistant

    Amelia, a native Tacoman and WWU graduate, started working with animals in a volunteer role at a local rabbit shelter where she now serves on the board. After a brief stint in the world of humans, she threw herself into the veterinary realm, starting as a client services representative before moving to a veterinary assistant role here at Soundview. She lives alongside two rabbits and a cat that she found living in a bush. She enjoys riding her bike, true crime, NPR, and vegan baked goods.

  • Elizabeth

    Assistant

    Elizabeth recently moved to Washington from Brooklyn, New York with her Fiancé and three pets. Elizabeth has a spunky papillon pup named Ralphie, and two sleepy cuddly cats named Cloud and Winkersen. Elizabeth was born and raised on the east coast and is a second-generation Cuban. She has always had a deep passion and love for animals and she even started her own “dog walking business” at 10 years old by going door to door asking her neighbors if she could walk and play with their dogs. Elizabeth has walked dogs in New York city for the past 4 years and has a passion for helping animals of all kinds. She hopes to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine as a DVM. Elizabeth is interested in expanding her knowledge of surgery, specialty medicine and large animal medicine. Elizabeth dreams of opening up her own senior animal sanctuary one day where she could provide care to pets that need it most. In her free time Elizabeth likes to travel, spend time with her family, and ride horses. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Elizabeth’s favorite part about being an assistant at Soundview Vet is getting to know the pets, and devoting her time to providing comfort when they are scared or nervous.

  • Camisha

    Veterinary Assistant

    I am originally from the scenic Columbia River Gorge area and went to college at WSU to earn my Bachelor’s in Animal Science. I spent a little over a year as a part time zookeeper at Point Defiance Zoo before making a return to the veterinary field. I enjoy gaming, reading, and all kinds of adventures in nature with my beautiful big-eared rescue mutt in my spare time.

  • Alisa

    Veterinary Assistant

    Alisa grew up in Washington and has had a passion for animals her whole life. She is currently in college getting her Bachelor’s in Veterinary Technology, hoping to specialize in Equine science. Alisa loves marine life, large exotic mammals, and reptiles. She has one Cat and dreams of owning a horse, or two. When she’s not at work she loves being with her son, baking and painting. Alisa loves learning new techniques and strategies to promote a more fear-free practice and being around her co-workers. Three words her family/friends would describe her as are, faithful, caring, and goofy.

  • Amanda

    Client Care Representative

    Amanda hails from Singapore, having moved to the US to tie the knot! She has had careers in both the hotel and gaming industries, before finding her passion for veterinary medicine in 2016.  At a vet clinic in her home country, she finally found the opportunity to combine two of her biggest joys in life; working with animals and people.  Soundview is thrilled to have tech-savvy Amanda on our team!  She is a proud “cat lady”, and is caretaker to young Cayde. In the future, she hopes to round out her family with a Golden Retriever. When given the chance, Amanda can be found gaming, surrounded by music, or reading a fantasy title.

  • Taylor

    Client Care Representative

    Taylor is Pet First AID & CPR Certified and an IBPSA Canine Specialist. Taylor is currently enrolled at Tacoma Community College pursuing a degree in biology. She has fostered cats and kittens for 2 years at Humane Society of Tacoma and has spent 10 years volunteering in the shelter world. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her Old English Sheepdog and exploring nature & wildlife. She previously came from Des Moines, Iowa where she worked in a training program to help under-socialized dogs and cats gain confidence.

  • Carissa

    Client Care Representative

    I absolutely love animals as well as our environment! I have experience in a boarding facility, doggy daycare, and veterinary! I’ve gone back and forth between animal care and horticulture, I’m a house plant hoarder. I have a cat (Gemini) and a dog (Leo) who is my favorite child.

  • Amanda

    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda has spent the past 7 years working with large and small animals in multiple capacities. She is a dual citizen of Canada and the USA but assures us she will always be Canadian at heart. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in interdisciplinary environmental and animal studies from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant from Algonquin College in Canada. In one more year, she will have completed the Veterinary Technologist program from the University of Guelph. Outside of school and work, Amanda enjoys cooking, baking, reading, hiking, and hanging out with her two beloved cats.

  • Erica

    Kennel Assistant & CSR

    Erica is from Tacoma and grew up surrounded by lots of pets. She helps Soundview from front to back as both a Kennel Assistant and a Client Service Representative. She is planning to apply to vet tech school soon and expand her knowledge in this field. Erica is the fur mom of her yellow lab Hotch and her flock of chickens. In her free time, she loves reading, hiking, camping, and anything that gets her out in nature.

  • Tabatha

    Veterinary Assistant

    Tabatha is one of Soundview’s full-time veterinary assistants. She has been in veterinary medicine since 2018 and joined Soundview in early 2021. Tabatha’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is fear-free handling. She enjoys giving pets treats and loves to minimize their stress while in hospital. Tabatha also brings joy to the humans of Soundview with her sense of humor and constant positivity. Outside of work, Tabatha is owned by two kitties, Aspen and Bentley, and her dog, Russell.