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.

  • Taylor Dowell, DVM

    Doctor

    Dr. Taylor Dowell is a general practitioner with interests in surgery and emergency medicine. She grew up in the Seattle area and knew from an early age that her affection for animals would evolve into a career. Her clients would describe her as upbeat and someone connects with every type of person.

    Dr. Dowell completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Montana in wildlife biology. She attended veterinary school at Washington State University. She has worked in veterinary hospitals since 2011. Her experience also includes working at a wildlife sanctuary, a rehabilitation center in Malawi, Africa and a hospital & animal rescue in Thailand.

    In her downtime, Dr. Dowell relaxes with her dog, Kiko and 2 cats, Bagheera and Asuna. She enjoys the nature and dining of the Pacific Northwest, and could admittedly eat pasta 7 days a week.

  • 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!

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Amanda

    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.

  • 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.