Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your furry family members healthy year-round with good nutrition, proper medical intervention when applicable, and exercise.
Dr. Dennette Wood
As a little girl growing up in Portland, OR, Dr. Wood was often seen at the local veterinarian bringing in a pet in need of care. Rarely were these pets her own, but pets she had found in need of help. This early soft spot for the amazing relationships between people and pets has made her a life-long advocate of “The human animal bond”. She has served on the animal welfare committee for the AVMA, volunteered veterinary services for the Iditarod and has partnered Buckley Veterinary Hospital with Left Behind K9 (and kitty cats).
After graduating from Washington State University in 2002 Dr. Wood moved to Enumclaw and practiced in the area until purchasing Buckley Veterinary Hospital in 2009. Her motivation for this comes from the enjoyment of working in a small community that fosters building a relationship between her clients and patients. She values life-long learning and the opportunity this location provides for networking with local specialists on complicated medical and surgical cases. She most enjoys soft tissue surgery and internal medicine cases just as much as educating clients on the importance of preventative care and early disease detection.
In her spare time, she enjoys alpine skiing, cycling, hiking, gardening, music and spending time with her pride and joy, ‘Smelly Cat’. Who yes… was found in desperate need of a rescue.
Dr. Jennifer Watts
Dr. Watts grew up between the Gig Harbor and Tacoma area. She has always had a passion for animals and was often bringing home ‘pets’ from turtles and frogs to dogs and cats. She always had a passion for science and medicine and began studying at the University of Washington in 2006. She later transferred to Washington State University to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2010 (Go Cougs!) and has been practicing in the area since.
Dr. Watts has a passion for building relationships with clients and their fur babies. She loves to see your babies grow and help you keep them healthy. There is nothing better than seeing people and their pets forge a human-animal bond.
When not at work Dr. Watts is surrounded by her fur babies: two pits and a kitty, and her husband and son. She enjoys camping, music, movies and video games. It would not be surprising to find her at a concert or convention.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kim graduated from Pierce College with a Veterinary Technician degree in 1998. She came to work at Buckley Veterinary Hospital as a Licensed Technician in 2006. She retired from that position and dove head first into office management in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, 3 dogs, 4 pygmy goats and guinea pig. As a family they enjoy the outdoors including hiking, camping and boating.
Client Service Representative
Breanna, or Bre, grew up and currently lives in the Buckley area. She is the newest addition of the Client Services Team. She is married to a wonderful man, Ethan. Together, they have three furbabies; two black cats named Nyx and Cayenne, and a yellow Labrador named Duke. In their free time, they enjoy camping, hiking and spending time by the water. Working with animals has always been a dream and goal for Breanna and she’s very excited to be a part of the team.
Client Service Representative
Paige joined the team in May 2018. She grew up in Enumclaw on a farm and has had many different types of critters throughout the years. She loves to travel and the outdoors. Most of the time you can find her hanging out with her farm animals or out by the river in the summertime. Her dream is to study animal science and continue her journey in the veterinary field.
Compassionate veterinary care for the pets of South King and Pierce Counties since 1978.
Buckley Veterinary Hospital is a small animal veterinary practice conveniently located in Pierce County. Our number one priority is the health and well-being of your pets.