Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Olympia, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Lacey, Tumwater, Shelton, Tenino, Yelm, Rochester, DuPont, Tacoma, Puyallup, Centralia, and Chehalis.

  • Dr. Ron Molitor

    Veterinarian

  • Dr. Michelle Shoemaker

    Veterinarian

  • Dr. Amanda Miles

    Veterinarian

  • Dr. Lindsay Urquhart

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Urquhart is originally from Massachusetts and Maine but the beauty and adventure of the Pacific Northwest has kept him here since college. He practiced in Oregon since graduating from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He enjoys the variety of veterinary medicine, from internal medicine to surgery. He believes in the strength of the human-animal bond and loves being able to help animals feel better and return to their families.

    On his days off, if he’s not working on his house, you can often find him reading science fiction, hiking, backcountry skiing, or climbing mountains with his dog and partner.

  • Dr. Lawton Herbert

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Herbert was born and raised in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. He is a 2020 graduate from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, following an undergraduate degree in biology from ISU. Though the Midwest will always hold a special place in his heart, he is looking forward to spending the next chapter of his life in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Herbert’s veterinary special interests include surgery, nutrition, fear free practices, cardiology, and dermatology. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor recreation, woodworking, photography, music, and spending time with his wife, dog, and two cats.

  • Dr. Makenna Todd

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Todd is a lifelong Washingtonian. She is excited to be living in the South Sound for the first time and looks forward to meeting local people and their pets, as well as exploring the nearby hiking trails. Dr. Todd is a proud Cougar, having spent several years in Pullman to complete her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Washington State University. Her veterinary special interests include surgery, nutrition, and neurology. She loves that in a general practice hospital, long-term relationships can be built with clients and their pets, and she enjoys being a part of all stages of a pet’s life. In her free time, Dr. Todd enjoys reading fiction, exploring the great outdoors, and going to live music events.

  • Dr. Erin Turner

    Doctor

    Dr. Turner grew up in California and the Pacific Northwest. After finishing her B.S. at the University of Washington, she moved out east. Dr. Turner graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Turner then spent nine years working as an outpatient veterinarian at humane societies, a year in emergency medicine, and five years in private practice. But, she missed the Northwest, and finally made it back out here. Dr. Turner’s special interests include dog behavior and training, working dog medicine, and canine reproduction. Dr. Turner has bred English Pointers since 1999 and Frenchies since 2017. Outside of the hospital, she spends her time with her big family on their small farm and enjoying Olympia.

  • Dr. Idaliz Pérez

    Doctor

    Dr. Idaliz Pérez has been working as a part-time veterinarian at South Bay Veterinary Hospital since June 2017. Originally from Puerto Rico, she is fluent in Spanish and English. She is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist and is the owner of Taína Canine Rehabilitation, a mobile therapy service for animals. Her main interests in veterinary medicine include arthritis, orthopedic disorders, dentistry, and puppyhood. She loves complementing Western Medicine with therapies such as massage and therapeutic laser to help provide comfort to animals in need. She is a strong believer in maintaining a good balance in life, meditation and taking care of mental health, of which animals can play an important role. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her husband, kids, and dogs. Her hobbies include dancing, swimming, diamond art and dog training.