We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. 
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Carolyn Saylor, Medical Director

Dr. Saylor is a Washington native and grew up in Puyallup, Washington. She attended the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in Microbiology/Molecular Biology in 1989. She worked for the University of Washington as Veterinary Technician while obtaining her undergraduate degree and then worked as a Research Technologist for one year for the Department of Orthopedics studying arthritis and degenerative joint disease in animals and humans. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After veterinary school, Dr. Saylor decided to return home to the Pacific Northwest. She has been working at VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital since 1999.

Dr. Saylor has done extensive training after veterinary school in Ultrasound and Dentistry. She enjoys emergency medicine, abdominal ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, and treating patients with complicated internal medicine problems.

While living in Minnesota, Dr. Saylor developed an interest in sled dogs and sled dog medicine. She is a recreational musher and has a small team of 3 working Alaskan Malamutes. Dr. Saylor has been a volunteer veterinarian for the Iditarod Sled Dog race in Alaska since 2007.

Dr. Saylor currently lives on a small working farm just south of Tacoma near Mount Rainier with her husband, 3 teenage children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, and her horses, cows, and chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys recreational horseback riding, mushing, hiking, and she is an amateur photographer.

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