About Us

Practice Philosophy

We Pledge to treat your pet with respect and kindness and to provide a safe, clean environment for medical care.

We will make available the very best diagnostic, medical and surgical care, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment as well as cutting-edge knowledge and procedures.

At A Small Animal Hospital, we want you and your pet to feel welcome and secure every time you step through our doors. We constantly strive to provide you with the best veterinary care available.

Hospital Design

Our facility was constructed with our patients comfort in mind. In fact, the architect who designed the hospital won the Best Animal Hospital Design Award for 1998.


DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Amy Besola

Animals have always meant a lot to me. I grew up riding horses and showing everything from ducks and geese to cattle and sheep at county fairs. I got my first dog, a cocker spaniel named Tinker, as a present from my grandfather for my fourth birthday. Some of my first memories are of holding her as a wiggly, cuddly puppy. I knew instantly that I wanted a lifetime of helping animals.” Dr. Amy received her DVM from WSU, along with a degree in animal agriculture. She has worked with horses, cattle, sheep, and goats; but has found her love of dogs and cats to be her calling in medicine.

LVT, Office Manager

Brianna Dorosh

Brianna has been with A Small Animal Hospital since 2016. She loves all animals from dogs and cats, to horses, cattle, snakes, and axolotls. She has her Bachelors in Zoology from WSU, and an Associates in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College. She is an avid bass clarinet player, crocheter, and reader. She was born and raised in Tacoma and currently lives with her husband and numerous pets in Des Monies.

Vet Assistant

Vet Assistant

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