We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Olympia, 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 Hoodsport, Shelton, McCleary, Elma, Lacey, Tumwater, Rochester, Centralia and Chehalis.
Dr. Scott Capsey
Growing up in Oregon I would describe my house as a zoo. We had animals in multiples; cats, dogs, hamsters, turtles, the list goes on. I knew I wanted to go into medicine and as time went on, decided animals were my calling. I did my undergraduate at Oregon State University then moved to Minnesota for Vet schooling. After finishing I knew the Pacific Northwest lifestyle was calling me back. I missed snowboarding, whitewater rafting, crabbing and the taste of a great craft beer; so I started searching for the perfect home that offered all I craved. I was looking for the small town atmosphere in a large city and found my home here in Olympia. It also works well being close to Portland to see family.
Dr. Lesley Parker
I have been very fortunate to live a life filled with animals and animal adventures, so becoming a veterinarian seemed like an obvious path. I was raised in New England always surrounded by cats and dogs, but my family also spent many years traveling and living overseas. During this time I was lucky enough to observe many exotic animals in their natural habitat, including studying animals such as zebras, giraffe, elephants, and hippos in the Maasai Mara Reserve during a college semester in Kenya. These experiences all lead to a Biology degree in Oregon, followed by the veterinary school at The Ohio State University. My husband and I live a simpler life now. We love the Pacific Northwest and it is a perfect place to raise our two children. Our life is filled with school, sports, camping, and appreciating all that Olympia has to offer.
Dr. Joshua Schulz
PennHip by appointment only
Dr. Alycia Warbington
I am happily returning home to Olympia after working in grays harbor since graduation. I graduated in 2014 from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, I have found a passion for forming bonds with clients and the patients, surgery & dentistry. While not in the clinic I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family. I have two crazy yellow labs and one sweet daughter.
Dr. Hannah Robertson
I grew up in El Paso, TX with a lot of dogs, cats and equids (donkeys and horses!). Becoming a horse veterinarian had always been my dream after working with my mom who’s a farrier for more than half my life. After meeting my fiancé, a PNW native, at school and then suffering a head injury, I decided horses are better enjoyed from the saddle. We decided to stay in the PNW, and I chose to pursue a career in small animal medicine general practice while he went into small animal ER medicine. Now cats are my passion! They have taught me a lot about grudge holding, patience and love. When not in the office, I enjoy reading, drawing, painting, gardening, tennis, hiking and cooking/baking. One day I will get back to horses and train up my own young horse, but for now my fiancé and I are currently owned by two cats, Tika and Touka (Tika pictured), who we take for walks almost every evening.
Dr. Petra vanMoorsel
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Dr. Justin Ripka
Justin Ripka was very excited to join Steamboat Animal Hospital at the beginning of 2021. He attended Washington State University for both his undergraduate studies as well as for his veterinary education. This is where he met his future wife (another Dr. Ripka!) and he spent many years exploring the Palouse and beyond. In 2009 he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and began to work in the Olympia area.
Growing up with animals his whole life, he was instilled with respect and compassion for animals and decided that he would be a veterinarian when he was 5 years old. He feels very blessed that his dream was able to come to fruition and is excited to help pet owners care for their furry friends with the best care possible. Dr. Justin Ripka’s interests in veterinary medicine lay in small animal dentistry, internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Ripka finds that the most important part of his work is to work with owners to help form an individualized plan to help treat and prevent health problems. He does not believe in cookie-cutter medicine and realizes no two situations are the same.
In his spare time, Dr. Justin enjoys cooking, backcountry skiing, brewing, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his wife, son and daughter. He is also an active volunteer and President of Covenant Creatures, an Olympia-based non-profit focused on providing veterinary care to the low-income in our community. Justin has been active in the international community in veterinary relief trips and mission work to Haiti, Honduras, Thailand, and Mongolia and hopes to continue this service into the future.