Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet Our Team at West Olympia Pet Hospital in Olympia!

We’re pleased to provide exceptional care for your pets! Please call us at 360-352-4414 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Nathanial Stewart, DVM
Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Stewart has practiced dog and cat general and emergency medicine, dentistry and surgery for 14 years, after earning his Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Washington State University. Dr. Stewart also has extensive experience in equine medicine and dental health. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons along with a great-dane, a dachshund, a pomeranian, 2 cats, 5 koi, and 4 horses. He enjoys horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rapier fencing, and karate/mixed martial arts.

Aleisha
Inventory & Office Manager

Aleisha has been with West Olympia Pet Hospital since 2002 and serves clients and patients with compassion and empathy. Aleisha’s love for animals began at a very young age and ranged from rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, cats, and horses, to being an active part of the 4-H community. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, horseback riding, breeding working line German shepherd dogs, and photography. She has also served as Thurston County Rodeo Queen for two terms. Her pets include 4 cats, 3 horses, and 5 dogs.

Hillary
Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hillary has shown a love of animals and an interest in medicine since she was a little girl. She graduated from Eton Technical Institute in 2002, she has worked in emergency veterinary medicine from 2001 to 2014. She obtained her Veterinary Technician License in 2008 Hillary joined West Olympia Pet Hospital in 2014 when Dr. Stewart obtained the practice. Her passion is emergency medicine, caring for critically ill or injured pets, surgery, and dentistry. Hillary owns a small farm in Tenino where she has three cats, four house dogs, and two livestock guardian dogs, five horses, twenty or so chickens, seven ducks, eighteen goats, three pigs, and thirty rabbits at any given time. Her family raises Rex rabbits and breeds Nigerian and Nubian goats.

Andrea
Veterinary Technician

Andrea graduated from St. Martin’s University in 2008 with her Bachelor’s in Biology. She has been working as a Veterinary Technician for 10 + years and joined our team in 2015. Andrea takes a lot of pride in what she does and loves working with a team just as passionate as her. She currently lives on a farm with 5 cats, 1 dog, 5 chickens, 2 alpacas, and 7 cows. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Stephanie
Lead Receptionist

Stephanie grew up in Brooks, Maine. She moved to Washington and joined our team in 2009. She is a mother of a 3-year-old boy and an almost 1-year-old daughter, all her free time is spent with her children. She has one cat a short-haired tabby named Freddy.

Claudia
Veterinary Assistant

Claudia joined our team in 2017, she is an Air Force Veteran. She has received her Dog Training certification through Animal Behavior College. She genuinely enjoys educating pet owners on healthy obedience behavior. She is fluent in Spanish and loves the outdoors and gardening.

Alayna
Veterinary Assistant

Alayna joined our team in 2015, she spends most of her free time on her farm training horses and breeding Mini Nubian goats.

Linda Stewart, PhD
Business Partner

Linda earned her Doctoral degree in Business from Washington State University in 2003. Aside from teaching and consulting, she helps Dr. Stewart with business decisions and making sure our clients and staff are well taken care of. Linda enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling with her husband and two sons, and spending time with her friends and family. Linda has a small farm with horses, dogs, and cats.

Clinic Pets

Crow “The King of Treatment”

Crow was found in a barn, emaciated and weighing only 4 lbs. As well as almost no hair on his belly and legs. We performed blood work on him that showed he was in kidney failure, even though his chances for recovery were slim our team wanted to give him a chance. We started him on kidney medications and a renal diet. He was also given subcutaneous fluids daily. Every day he was getting stronger and after about a year his kidney values had returned to a normal level, his weight was up to 8 pounds and he had a beautiful coat. He is now off all kidney medication and thriving. We continue to monitor his kidney values to make sure we keep him happy and healthy. You may catch Crow sleeping on a chair in the lobby, zooming from room to room, or even drooling on someone’s shoulder, there is never a dull moment with this boy around!

Gabby “The Queen”

Gabby was Dr. Mitchel’s house cat for a few years, and in 2013, she became our clinic’s mascot in his memory. She can usually be found sleeping in Dr. Stewart’s Chair. Gabby loves to speak her mind about needing more food or attention. She enjoys grooming her pet kitty, Opie, and getting petted herself.

Gizmo AKA Mo

Meet Gizmo, Mo was surrendered to us with the intention of getting her healthy and finding a new home for her but this old gal has chosen our food storage room as her own. Chances are you will not ever see Mo and if you do it just might be your lucky day for she does not frequent the lobby or reception. You may hear her though, Mo is very vocal and loves to tell you how she feels. She spends most of her days prowling the back halls, drinking out of the sink, and peeping into treatment.

Opie, “The Jester”

Opie was found by Aleisha when she was just 7 weeks old, when we first saw her it was hard to tell whether she was in fact a kitten or a baby Opossum, so she earned the name Opossum or “Opie” for short. We like to say that she is Gabby’s pet, you can always find them snuggling in the office or on a reception chair together. Opie and is very playful and adventurous do not be surprised if she crawls into your purse or pets carrier. Opie enjoys welcoming new pets and their people. She can turn anything into a cat toy. She loves typing on the computers with her paws and even attempted to change our hospital’s name to “hospicat.” Opie loves greeting everybody and hanging out with her new friends she gets to meet every day at the clinic.