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 suite, dental suite, 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 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!

  • Stephanie

    CVPM

    Stephanie Barton is originally born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida. She is part Cuban and came to Washington with her husband, a Green beret for the US Army, Special Forces. Stephanie is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and has been in Veterinary Medicine for over fifteen years with experience in General Practice, Specialty, ER and Exotics/Zoo Medicine. She is also Fear Free Certified and has dedicated her life to patient care.  Along with being a full time Mom, she has a Great Dane and two silly cats!

  • Holly

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Holly is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who entered the veterinary industry six years ago after five years working as a wind energy consultant. Her favorite part of working in veterinary medicine is the ability to work with her hands, using her creativity to solve problems and the sheer amount of laughter that comes with working alongside animals. In addition to veterinary medicine, Holly loves to travel the world. She has explored remote and hard to reach destinations, including parts of Africa, Cuba, Easter Island, and Antarctica (where she spent 18 months working at three different research stations). Holly is remodeling her new home in Tacoma and loves trading in her scrubs for coveralls on the weekends. She hopes to soon fill her home with many furry companions and would love to own a bunny, cat, and dog (who are all best friends).

  • Katie

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Katie has worked in veterinary medicine since 2016 as a certified veterinary assistant. In April of 2020, she completed her Veterinary Technician Program at PIMA Medical Institute. She has always had a love for animals and is ready to work on just about any critter! Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is being hands-on. She is always ready for the next case. She has 2 dogs, a Siberian husky named Smokey and a black Labrador named Bandit. In her free time, she likes to take Bandit hiking and swimming. She loves the outdoors and being near the mountains.

  • Lindsey

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Lindsey is a Tacoma native and has been a licensed veterinary technician since February 2013.  She has a bachelor’s degree in English from WWU and has worked in the legal field and human medical field in various roles.  After losing her pup to an unknown cause in 2011, she decided to leave her career as Director of Admissions at a skilled nursing facility to enroll at PIMA Medical Institute.  Thus, her journey into veterinary medicine began.
    Lindsey believes that working with animals is a labor of love and she considers her job to be her “true calling.”  Lindsey lives in Tacoma with her husband, daughter, two dogs, a cat, and a fish.
  • Tawny

    Assistant

    Tawny is a life-long animal lover who moved to Tacoma after attending the University of Oregon. She has owned a variety of animals ranging from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and ducks. She currently has two silly rescue cats, Randy and Wumpus.

  • Jen

    Assistant

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sally

    Assistant

    Sally graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree and a major in marine biology. Sally is originally from North Carolina and we are lucky to have her at Soundview Veterinary Hospital! Sally’s favorite animals are whales and she enjoys photographing them when they are here in Tacoma’s Puget Sound. Sally’s favorite hobbies are all things water-related especially paddle boarding and swimming. Sally has a dog and an adopted cat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maggie

    Client Care Representative

    Maggie was born and raised in Tacoma, is a Washington State Alumna (GO COUGS), and a proud dog-mom to her Miniature Pinscher, Harley. She is passionate about customer service and strives to provide exceptional customer care with compassion. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is a volunteer Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Tacoma/Pierce County organization.