Columbia Veterinary Hospital Inc.

is an AAHA accredited, full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Tacoma, WA. The professional and courteous staff at Columbia Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Columbia Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Columbia Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
At Columbia Veterinary Hospital, our goal is to treat our animal patients as we would want our own pet family members to be treated, while treating their owners with the same respect and attention that we would expect for ourselves.


  • 5916 Sixth Avenue
  • Tacoma,WA 98406
  • 253-564-7927 (Phone)
  • 253-460-7942 (Fax)
  • columbiavet@nventure.com
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Tech Appointment Hours: Mon- Fri 9a-12p and 2p-5p. Sat 9a-12:30p
  • Peggy L. Power, DVM, ABVP

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Peggy Power is a 1982 graduate of Washington State University. She has owned Columbia Veterinary Hospital since 1990. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Power has two sons, one who graduated in accounting from the University of Washington and the other who is studying at the University of San Diego. She and her husband Glen have a pet family of Nichi, a very sweet Akita and Ginger, the "little sister" strawberry blond Cockapoo. She is also a Master Gardener and relaxes by puttering in her yard. Peggy and Glenn enjoy photography and travel.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1982
  • Virginia Wright, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Virginia Wright is a 1992 graduate of Louisiana State University. She has been an associate with Columbia Veterinary Hospital since 1992. She and her daughter, Sarah are the proud owners of two sweet American Pit Bulls Hannah, and Gia, and six cats. Dr.Wright is an avid sports fan.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
  • Stacey Rutledge, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Stacey Rutledge received her Bachelors degree from Central Washington University in 2010. She then attended Washington State University for veterinary medicine and graduated in 2014 with her DVM. After being away from home for eight years, Stacey decided it was time to bring her husband and two dogs back to the South end where she grew up. She found us here at Columbia Veterinary Hospital right out of veterinary school and loves the family atmosphere we all share. Stacey and her husband recently had a beautiful baby girl named Clarity Rain who is their pride and Joy. Their family enjoys spending time fishing, four-wheeling, camping, boating, and spending time outdoors with their two dogs, Chewy the Chihuahua, and Charlee the Yellow Labrador. They also have Basil the Bunny, PeeWee the Turtle, and 8 chickens that all make the big family complete.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Jeff Cheek, LVT/Hospital Manager

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jeff attended the Mount San Antonio Veterinary Technology Program from 1997-1999 in Walnut, CA. He and his wife live in Gig Harbor with their two sons. He has a crazy black cat named Flava and a playful dog named Mya. Jeff enjoys sports, especially baseball, which his 2 sons have a huge passion for. If he is not at work, he is probably coaching, working on fields, or throwing batting practice. Jeff is a very talented technician and wonderful person to work with.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Sam, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sam began working for us in June of 2013. She has a silly Siberian Husky named Jasper and two kitties named Chip and Mitts. In her free time, she enjoys taking Jasper on many adventures including camping. She also enjoys baking and cooking. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Bonnie

    Veterinary Technician

    Bonnie has been in the veterinary field for 12 years, with a primary background  in emergency medicine. She is from West Seattle and currently lives in Gig Harbor with her husband Chris, Dachshund, Delsey, and her three cats. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Lexi, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Lexi graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in 2014. She has a black lab named Stetson and two cats. In her free time she enjoys Mountaineering, backpacking, raising cows, and spending time with her husband, Cory.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Kate, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kate graduated from the University of Washington, Tacoma in 2013. Kate worked as a Certified Dog Trainer before attending Pierce College, where she earned a degree in Veterinary Technology (2016). She was selected for an externship at PAWS in Lynwood, Wa. where she worked on raptors, a variety of water fowl, and other native species. Upon the completion of her Vet Tech degree, she traveled to Namibia, Africa where she volunteered at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. There, she helped vaccinate over 200 goats and sheep and assisted during wellness exams on wild cheetahs. Kate worked at a 24 hour Animal Emergency Clinic in Tacoma prior to joining the Staff at Columbia Vet in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her German Shepard Franklin. She is an avid photographer, coffee drinker, country music listener, who is known to shoot a clay target or two. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Danielle

    Receptionist

    Danielle is a recent graduate from the University of Washington. She previously worked in the veterinary field and joined us in August of 2014. She has two kitties, a siamese named Hope and a humane society rescue, Aspen. She is an avid paleontologist, geologist, baker, family genealogist, and musician.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Shawna

    Receptionist 

    Shawna moved to the area in November of 2014. She has been working in the veterinary field for six years. She lives in Tacoma with her husband, her American Bulldog, and her two cats. 


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015