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.

  • Austin Hardegree, DVM

    Doctor

    Dr. Austin Hardegree is a general practitioner who works with both small animal and eXotics patients. Dr. Hardegree was born and raised in Houston, TeXas, and attended TeXas A&M for both his undergraduate and DVM degrees. After graduating vet school, he moved to Tacoma to join the Soundview team in June 2018. Dr. Hardegree currently lives in Tacoma with his two dogs, one cat, two turtles and two snakes. In his free time, he loves to hike and eXplore the outdoors with his friends. Dr. Hardegree has a passion for eXotic medicine and education, and looks forward to creating new connections with his patients and clients.

  • Courtney Hale, DVM

    Doctor

    Dr. Courtney Hale is a general practitioner who joined our team in July 2016. Born in Tacoma to an army family, she grew up traveling the world before her family settled down in Northern Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Liberty University and then received her DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016. Shortly after graduation she traveled across the country in order to join the team at Soundview. She is married and has a black lab. Dr. Hale enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and exploring all sorts of outdoor activities.

  • Jen

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Jen has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2010. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute with an Associates in Veterinary Technology. She has 3 dogs; Mack, Herja and Rune. She enjoys several outdoor activities, especially fishing!

  • Dawn

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Dawn has been a tech since 1994. Born and raised in Hawaii, Dawn has traveled around the country but now calls Washington her home. She enjoys training and competing with her dogs in various events, and outdoor activities.

  • Lindsey

    Licensed Vet Technician

    Lindsey has been a licensed veterinary technician since February 2012 and joined our Soundview team in November 2015. She was born and raised in Tacoma and recently moved back from West Seattle to be closer to family. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and crafting.

  • Misty

    Technician

    Misty has been working in veterinary medicine since 2000. She grew up in Napa, Ca. She recently moved to Tacoma for love. She is enjoying every minute of Washington’s beautiful scenery. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and going on outdoor adventures with her boyfriend Tony. They share their home with 4 dogs; Piper, Murphy, Tyson, and Turtle Lee. They also have an amazing cat named Raskull.

  • Aja

    Assistant

    Aja is 100% Texan. She is from Ingleside, Texas. She served in the Army for 7 years. She is currently going to Pima for to become a Vet Tech. She has a pit bull/ American bull dog mix named Ruca. Aja loves the water (lakes, rivers, beaches..), floating rivers, bonfires, camping, visiting breweries, living the good life, and listening to sweet jams. She also likes to cook and bake.

  • Niki

    Assistant

    Niki was born and raised in Tacoma, Wa. She has been in the veterinary field since 2011. She enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends. She also likes cooking, camping, gardening and painting. She has two dogs, Kiki and Cisco, as well as a nephew-dog named Devin.

  • 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.

  • Liz

    Assistant

    Liz (who also goes by Tyra) was born and raised in WA. She lives with her wonderful husband Keith and their dog, Niko, and cat, Mr. Bojangles. She is a certified veterinary assistant. She is also a volunteer for the Tacoma Humane Society. Her hobbies include cooking, entertaining, fishing, hiking, camping, and basically any outdoor activity. She loves going out to see live music and traveling.

  • Lori

    Technician

    Lori was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica then moved to the US for college and to pursue her dreams. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2002 and is currently working on her veterinary technician degree.

  • Bredin

    Assistant

    Bredin moved to WA in January of 2017 from North Carolina where she trained and showed horses nationwide. She also worked at NCSU vet school in the large animal hospital as a veterinary assistant. Bredin joined the soundview crew in August of 2017 and was eager to work in a small animal setting. She currently has 2 rescue dogs, a long haired chihuahua and beagle mix which she enjoys taking them hiking and exploring WA state.

  • Jada

    Receptionist

    Jada was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. She is currently enrolled at Tacoma Community College and plans to continue her education at UW Tacoma soon after. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, traveling, doing hair/makeup, and all things outdoorsy. She recently adopted a guinea pig named Chai that she absolutely loves, and plans on adopting many more animals in the future!

  • Kirstin

    Receptionist

    Kirstin was raised in Montesano, WA and moved to Tacoma shortly after graduation and has been here since. She is married to her husband and best friend of 15 years. She has a son finishing his senior year at UW #GOHUSKIES and a daughter who is a junior in high school. She has a Siberian Husky, 2 pugs and a cat. She loves reading, cooking, writing, music, traveling & spending time with family.