Meet Our Team


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

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. 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.

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.

Contact Info

Phone: 360-829-1515
Fax: 360-829-2842


Mon - Fri: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sat - Sun: Closed



28801 Washington 410
Buckley, WA 98321

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