We understand the special role your pet plays in your family, and we are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We will treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
Our hospital opened in 1973 just 3/4 of a mile north of our current location. Originally named the Cat & Bird Hospital of Tacoma, we changed it to Animal Hospital of Parkland in the early 1980s when we added dogs and small exotics to the patient list.
Dr. Petersen purchased the hospital in 1986, and the next year, we built and moved to a new, larger facility in the professional building next door. Over time, we modified our scope of practice, and currently only see dogs and cats. This has allowed us to tailor our investment in equipment, facilities and continuing education and provide a higher level of care. In 2011, we built the new, modern facility you visit at our current location.