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.

  • Stacy Choczynski Johnson, DVM

    Doctor + Medical Director

    Dr. Stacy Choczynski Johnson transferred from our sister clinic, South Bay Veterinary Hospital. She is now Soundview Veterinary Hospital’s managing veterinarian with over 12 years of clinical veterinary experience and she can’t wait to meet your fur baby!

    Dr. Johnson completed a dual undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at Canisius College in New York.  She gained exotic animal experience while studying animal behavior and zoo biology.  She has worked with species ranging from beluga whales to chinook salmon.  After graduating from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, she relocated to Washington State.

    Dr. Johnson loves working with companion animals and has a passion for preventative medicine, dermatology and compassionate veterinary care.  She is USDA accredited for international health certificates, Fear Free certified and is a graduate of the Power of 10 Veterinary Leadership Program.  She serves on the Pierce College Veterinary Technician Program Advisory Board and supports STEM educational programs for children and empowerment programs for girls.  She has been a member of the non-profit Junior League of Olympia since 2009 and has served on the board of directors for 4 years.

    Dr. Johnson loves travel, unique cuisine and of course, local coffee.  She is an amateur punster and mom to an 8-year old human and 1-year old Havanese dog.

  • Austin Hardegree, DVM


    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.

  • Taylor Dowell, DVM


    Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Kiya


    Kiya is from Tacoma, WA and is currently attending Pierce College, in hopes of getting into the 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 dog(dachshund) named Toby and 2 ball pythons. In her spare time, she likes to hike, fish and explore tide-pools along with anything else in the outdoors and animal-related.

  • Sally


    Sally was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina and decided to move to California to attend college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a major in marine biology. Sally also met her husband in Santa Cruz, and they decided to move to Tacoma after she graduated because he got into a nursing program there. Sally has a rescue dog and cat named Scarlett and Sebastian. She also loves whales and enjoys all things water especially paddle boarding and swimming.