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Virginia Wright, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Virginia Wright is a 1992 graduate of Louisiana State University. She has been an associate with Columbia Veterinary Hospital since 1992. She and her daughter, Sarah are the proud owners of two sweet American Pit Bulls Odin and Gia, and six cats. Dr.Wright is an avid sports fan.
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Dylan Gay, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr.Dylan Gay is originally from Austin, Texas and attended Texas A&M University for veterinary school. After graduation he relocated to the Tacoma area with his cat Zelda for a nice change of scenery and to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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Jessica Self, DVM

Veterinarian

Since graduating from veterinary school in 2011, I have been working as a mixed animal practitioner with a particular interest in horses.
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Michelle

Practice Manager, LVT

Michelle has been in the veterinary field since 1990 and attended MCC in Michigan for fine arts as well as veterinary technology. Michelle loves the "business side" of veterinary medicine and is currently studying for her business degree at Olympic College and working toward her CVPM Certification.
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Larissa

Customer Service Representative

Larissa was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her passion with animals started when she become a kennel technician out of high school.
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Trisha

Customer Service Representative

Trisha has been in the veterinary field for over 26 years. She is originally from California and has also lived in the Midwest but her true home is in Washington. She loves being a receptionist, interacting with clients and their pets, and providing exceptional customer care.
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Rachel

Veterinary Nurse, LVT

Rachel graduated from Pierce College Veterinary Program in June 2009. Her love for cats and interest in science drew her to the Veterinary field directly after highschool, but with a side track of traveling around the world with her husband in the military, she finally found time to finish her degree.
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Alicia

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Born and raised in PNW, she has been in the veterinary field since 2007 working in a variety of hospitals in the Puget Sound and Spokane areas as well as California.
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Savannah

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Savannah is a Veterinary Assistant who has been in the field for 4 years and wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program to further her career in Veterinary medicine.
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Elizabeth (Liz)

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Elizabeth, who goes by Liz, grew up in Florida, living on the Gulf of Mexico before going to the University of Central Florida to get her Bachelors of Biology. She started her veterinary career working in Orlando and has been in the field for 10 years now.
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Noelle

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Noelle is a Veterinary Assistant who has been in the veterinary field since 2012.
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Kristina

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Kristina is the newest member of the CVH team and joined us in September 2019 after completing her training to be a certified veterinary assistant. Fresh out of school and eager to advance her knowledge in small animal medicine she has already become a valuable member of our team.
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Columbia Veterinary Hospital

Location

5916 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406

Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed