Our Practice

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. Cindy Goldsmith


    Growing up I knew all I ever wanted was to work with animals as my love for animals was so powerful. I set my goals high. Nothing was going to stand in my way; I was going to be a veterinarian. A new vet clinic was opening and at the age of 15, I was the third person through the door, I was persistent, asked for a job and was hired on the spot. Being raised in Colorado, I decided to start my education at Colorado State University and then transferred to Michigan State University to get my Masters in Animal Science. It was there in Michigan where I finally realized my goal. I completed Veterinary School at Michigan State University as well. My family and I moved to Arizona and I worked there for 15 years, owning my own practice for part of that time. My husband always wanted to move to the Pacific Northwest so while working in Arizona, I met a woman that said her nephew had a Vet practice in Olympia, Dr. Murphy’™s clinic. We came up for a visit and fell in love with the blue skies, trees and the outdoor activities. A big draw for me was the ocean too! We have been here ever since; this is home.

  • Dr. Lesley Parker


    I have been very fortunate living a life filled with animals and animal adventures, so becoming a veterinarian seemed like an obvious path. As a teenager we spent quite a bit of time traveling in Asia while my Mother was doing a Rhinoceros Study at the Jakarta Zoo in Indonesia. Like any child I was mesmerized and tagged along as much as possible. I went to Veterinary School at Ohio State and then did an overseas program in Kenya at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, studying zebras, elephants, wildebeest; the list goes on. It was an amazing and exciting opportunity and where I met my husband. That life seems light years away. My Husband and I live a simpler life living now, we love the Northwest and it is a perfect place to raise our two children. Our life is filled with, PTA obligations, children friendly hikes, camping and appreciating all that Olympia has to offer. I enjoy working at Steamboat Animal Hospital, the people and animals are amazing, bluntly put..it is a cool job.

  • 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. Jacki Fraser


    Dr. Fraser Grew up in Coeur D’ Alene Idaho and graduated from WSU in May 2016. Her decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine rooted from her love for animals and people, as well as her passion for teaching and problem solving. Dr. Fraser has specific interest in small animal and exotic/wildlife animal medicine, cardiology, dermatology and dentistry. Dr. Fraser enjoys playing the clarinet, hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

  • Dr. Emily Cotran


    A Boston native, Dr. Cotran grew up in a family of human doctors, but she always knew that her own future patients would be four-legged! She headed westward for veterinary school at Colorado State University, drawn by the mountains and a love for the outdoors. Dr. Cotran graduated in May 2017, and decided to continue her adventure west, finding the perfect home in Olympia. Here, she enjoys camping, skiing, running, yoga, seafood and craft beer with her Husband Kyle. They share their home with two rescues, Logan the Border collie, a peanut butter addict, and MacGyver the cat, a notorious escape artist and murderer of insects.

  • Dr. Joshua Schulz


    Special Interests:

    PennHip by appointment only

  • Dr. Melissa Boyer


    When I was little I wanted to be a teacher. As I grew up, the desire to help people learn translated into a love for helping owners understand their pets. After my undergraduate studies at Washington State and an adventure into the world of dairy cattle, I loved Pullman so much I decided to stay four more years for vet school. My goal as a veterinarian is to educate pet owners on the options they have to provide their fur family with the longest and healthiest life possible. I was eager to return to the constant drizzle of western Washington and found a home in Olympia. When not doting on my cat, Pandora, you can find me trying new recipes in the kitchen, exploring hiking trails, or visiting old friends.