Welcome to Deschutes Animal Clinic!


Yes, we are still OPEN! 

As of right now, our business hours remain the same; we have just made some adjustments to adhere to the regulations and recommendations so we can continue providing quality (and necessary) veterinary care during this time. This includes adjustments to some of the services we offer, and an introduction to our curbside concierge service.

Please read the following as some of our services may have temporarily changed.

All elective procedures not deemed urgently medically necessary will be postponed effective as of March 24th, 2020 for 30 days, and at that point be reevaluated. Some procedures postponed include; elective surgeries (spays, neuters, dental cleanings, etc.), nail trims, anal gland expressions, boarding and more upon the evaluation of our veterinarians. This is in an effort to maintain the necessary quarantine policies, and limit exposure for our clients throughout this time. Please do call us to discuss any questions you have regarding any services we will offer, our send us a quick email to [email protected] We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Please check out our online pharmacy, this is an option that will allow for home delivery while still supporting local businesses. If you place a refill with us, we do ask that you check our online pharmacy as an alternative during this time. Once again, this is in an effort to maintain necessary quarantine policies. We can even email you a direct prescription request to save you some time, just let us know!

What is curbside concierge you might ask? It is a newly developed service we are now introducing to our clients. Our clinic will remain closed to the public and we ask you stay in your vehicle throughout the duration of being at our clinic. Give us a call to let us know you are here and identify your vehicle. We we will then have one of our designated employees come outside to grab your pet and we will take care of the rest, all while you can listen to music in your car! 

We hope that you stay safe and healthy. We are so grateful for your patience as we adjust our protocols and policies for the safety of you and our staff. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

More information is available on our Announcements Page.

Thank you!

*Updated March 25th, 2020*

Welcome to Deschutes Animal Clinic

Your Veterinarians in Tumwater WA
Call us at (360) 943-8144

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (360) 943-8144!

The Deschutes Animal Clinic has been serving the community and county since 1943!

If you live in Tumwater or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our Doctors are licensed WA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Our hospital was designed for the comfort and well-being of your pets. Boarding is available for pets needing regular medical treatment. View our boarding policy.

Our clinic is fully equipped with:

  • Laboratory
  • Surgery
  • Digital X-ray
  • Modern Pain Control
  • Dental Services
  • Isoflurane Anesthesia
  • Surgical and Intensive Care Monitoring by Licensed Technicians
  • Pharmacy with Licensed Medical Clerks

Our on-site pharmacy and lab make sure that your pet receives the timely diagnosis and expert treatment it deserves.

With over 8,000 sq. feet under-roof, we are very proud of our facility and welcome you to visit us in-person. We would be glad to give you a tour!

Hospitalized and Surgical Patients - All elective surgery, dentistry, digital x-rays, etc., are scheduled by appointment. Animals undergoing anesthesia must not have any food after 8pm the night before surgery. Your pet may have access to water, however.

At Deschutes Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Catherine Van Dusen l  Dr. Kristin Ripka  |  Dr. Justin Ripka  |  Dr. Erica Harriage  
Tumwater Veterinarian | Deschutes Animal Clinic | (360) 943-8144

7248 Capitol Blvd.
Tumwater, WA 98501


  • "We have been Deschutes clients for years, but, this is the first time for overnight stay for Pepper and Mei-Mei. If it is possible they come home more spoiled than we have them. Thanks to the staff and doctors for taking such good care of us. Gabby, thanks for treating us like family!"
    Georgann M.
  • "This was my first visit to this veteran as my vet office closed. They were wonderful! They were very thorough with the information and cost and everything right up front which was very nice. And gave me everything I needed to know afterwards."
    Lori F.
  • "We have been going here for years the staff and Dr. Are amazing my friends and family also go here we would never change!"
    Sarah S.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm



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