Welcome to Deschutes Animal Clinic!

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 Dusenl Dr. Kristin Ripka | Dr. Justin Ripka | Dr.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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