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Asta Tobiassen, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Asta Tobiassen was born in Norway and moved with her family to the Seattle area when she was seven years old.  Since then she has lived up and down the West Coast, from Los Angeles, CA, to Anchorage, AK, finally settling in Gig Harbor, WA, in 2000.  Dr. Tobiassen completed her undergraduate degree and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from U.C. Davis in 1991. Her main interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and dermatology.

In her free time, Dr. Tobiassen's hobbies include birding and photography.  She shares her home with her partner, two wonderful dogs, and three inquisitive cats.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Dermatology and Internal Medicine
  • Avid Birder and Bird Photographer

Emily Moren, DVM

Dr. Emily Moren grew up in New Jersey and grew up with horses, cats, and various small house pets. She performed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and earned her veterinary degree from Washington State University in 2008. After veterinary school, she worked as a mixed animal practitioner in rural Oregon before moving back to Washington in 2013. She has special interests in feline medicine, emergency medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Moren is active in AKC events and shows Doberman Pinschers, rides her horse, and spends time with her family.

Areas of Special Interests:

  • Feline Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Michelle E. - Hospital Administrator, LVT

Michelle has been in the veterinary field since 1990 and attended MCC in Michigan for fine arts as well as veterinary technology. Michelle loves the "business side" of veterinary medicine. She is currently studying at Olympic College to get her business degree so she can obtain her CVPM Certification.

Michelle's interests are in feline medicine/behavior and is affectionately called a "kitty whisperer" as she spent many of her early years in feline only practices. Michelle likewise has interests in hospice and palliative care and is an ordained minister and Reiki master.

She currently lives in Allyn with her husband, 3 crazy cats, and a lovable dog, Buster, where they enjoy gardening, beekeeping, pottery, and camping in the great outdoors.

Areas of special interest:

  • Feline Behavior
  • Pallative and Hospice Care


Michelle V. - LVT

Michelle graduated Pierce College and is a licensed  veterinary technician and has been in the field for over 19 years. She volunteered for many years at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.  In her spare time she breeds and shows her Madrona Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. She is married with 2 beautiful children and also loves golf, sports, fantasy football and the Seahawks.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Reproduction
  • Canine Behavior and Obedience Training


Jennifer F. - Technician

I have recently moved from California, where I worked at a veterinary hospital for 15 years. Growing up, I was always rescuing stray pets and found my passion. I attended Mt. San Antonia College to increase my skills and knowledge as a technician. I participated in a puppy mill shut down with the Humane Society in 2002 where I adopted 2 beagle puppies. From that point on, my fur babies have all been rescues. In my spare time, I was either at Disneyland, which was my second home, going to the movies or reading! I love spending time with my family and taking my pets on fun adventures! Since moving to Washington, I have started kayaking and have found it to be one of the best activities ever!

Jasmine D. - Technician Assistant

Jessica R. - Receptionist

Jessica relocated to Washington State in Sept 205 from California. She has been in the veterinary field since 2007 and is passionate about working with animals. She owns a small grey tabby kitten who keeps her on her toes. She is a huge thrill seeker and loves traveling as much as her time allows. “My dream is to one day swim with sharks and all the dangerous creatures of the ocean.”

Areas of special Interests:

  • Marine Sciences

Oliver - Hospital Security Officer

Oliver started his career in the veterinary field after retiring for his "day job" in Gig Harbor. Needing a change of scenery, Oliver now provides 'round the clock surveillance monitoring outdoor activity at the windows and doors or peeking into rooms to insure client and pet safety. Set upon his perch in the treatment area he has can be seen hard at work insuring the safety of hospitalized patients. Oliver is a valued member of our team and we are glad to have him.

Areas of special interest:

  • Chipmunks
  • Bird Feeders

Gideon - Pet Food Compliance Officer

Gideon relocated to Peninsula Pet Hospital as our official pet food compliance officer. He hails from the NW and enjoys daily brushing, belly rubs and of course, Cat Treats. As our official pet food officer, Gideon insure all food products meet all industry standards of freshness, safety and palatability. Gideon also serves as Oliver's constant companion and ensures he is never alone while working at night. 

Areas of special interest:

  • Food Crumbs
  • Chin Scratches