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    Since 2007, the caring, compassionate staff of University Place Veterinary Hospital has been serving the people of the Tacoma, WA area, providing superior veterinary care to our patients and exceptional service to our valued clients. We are a full service veterinary hospital that provides a wide range of comprehensive services to our feline, canine and aviary clients. Our highly skilled staff is ready, willing and able to meet all of your pet’s healthcare needs, whether it’s routine wellness care or complex orthopedic surgery. At University Place Veterinary Hospital, our patients and clients are a part of our family. We look forward to seeing you and your animal companion in our office soon!

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    Easily the most bizarre infectious disease ONLY found in our Pacific Northwest part of the world is Salmon Poisoning Disease.  If you have ever presented your dog to our clinic … Read More »