Carol Meckling on display Now at Met Vet through March

Our current artist Carol Meckling has her artwork on display available for purchase at Met Vet through March! Price points range from $80 to one-of-a-kind original pieces at $325. We invite you enjoy her impeccable talent at our hospital during normal business hours.

"I enjoy the active meditation that happens while making art; the incredibly focused attention, being really present with what I’m doing, time seems to stand still.  Each piece is the culmination of my life experiences; from the execution of the painting because of techniques I’ve learned, to the endless images I store in my brain and unconscious, to what I learn from observing the natural world and observing the nature of things...a moment defined in a constantly changing natural world."

Learn more about her and see her portfolio here

March 28, 2015

Interested in learning what is required to foster a feline?

The Tacoma | Pierce County Humane Society is conducting a training this Saturday for folks interested in signing up.

Time: 10am

Where: 2608 Center Street - Tacoma, WA 98409

March 28, 2015

Event: Flea Market

Time:  10am-4pm (VIP ticket holders 9am)

Location:  Station House 726 427 N Meridian | Puyallup, WA 98371

Admission: $5.00 at the door or purchase VIP pre-sale tickets for early entry and receive a swag bag. (Kids 14 and under are free)

March 28, 2015

Drunken Telegraph

Read more here:
Event: "Drunken Telegraph: Stories About Fitting In, Falling Out and Finding Your Tribe" The goal is to share individual stories while building community and at the very least, make for a colorful evening.

Where: Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

When: 7:30pm

Seating: Limited, First-come, First-seated basis.

Tickets: $8

March 28, 2015

Event: 8th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt for Charity |

Cost: $4.00 donation per person (kids under 12 $1.00)

Time: 10am-3pm

Where: The RAC, Regional Athletic Center | 8345 Steilacoom Road, SE in Lacey, WA

Fun Activities:   

  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunts (a must see!)
  • Doggie Fashion Show
  • Vendor Booths
  • Agility, Flyball & Pony Rides
  • Bake Sale
  • Pony Plop Bingo!
  • Prizes Prizes Prizes!

April 1, 2015

Kick off the 2015 Walk Tacoma with Downtown on the Go and fellow Tacomans on the city's first event happening next week!

Time: Noon – 1 p.m. (In collaboration with the American Heart Association on National Walking Day and Metro Parks Tacoma)

Where: Lion Sculptures at Wright Park on 6th Ave.

Walk with: Melissa McGinnis, Metro Parks, Bill Baarsma, Former Tacoma Mayor and Derek Young, Exit 133

April 1, 2015

Met Vet is excited to showcase talented artist Jennevieve Schlemmer.

Jennevieve believes in following as many avenues in art as possible. She started her career painting murals in Seattle and studying jewelry design at North Seattle Community College. She soon discovered she wanted to combine the intricate work of jewelry with the large scale of murals. This led to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Washington. At UW, her focus was public art and outdoor sculpture, fostering a desire to create long lasting pieces to be enjoyed by many.   Jennevieve turned to mosaic as a way to create color, texture, scale, and longevity. Her recent large scale work focuses on mosaics in public places; Cheney Stadium, Seattle Country Day School, a decorative outdoor wall near Lake Washington, and a Tacoma police Sub-station. Recently, Jennevieve shifted her work toward smaller, intimate sculptures with a focus on found objects and recycled materials. She moved to Tacoma, Washington (from Seattle) in 2004 in order to be part of a smaller, more connected artist community. She feels she was welcomed with open arms!

April 11, 2015

Event: 82nd Annual Daffodil Parade

Parade Start Times: Tacoma – 10:15 AM | Puyallup – 12:45 PM | Sumner – 2:30 PM | Orting – 5:00 PM

About: The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.

April 12, 2015

Where: Foss Waterway Seaport | 705 Dock StreetTacoma, WA 98402

Spring traditions abound! Attend the fun at the Foss for the Daffodil Boat Parade. Boats will be decorated for spectators to enjoy from the dock.

Tacoma's Farmers Markets

6th Avenue

Their season has come to an end. Join them early next summer on Tuesdays 3-7pm


Their season has come to an end. Join them early next summer on Thursdays 10am-3pm


Regular Season Markets is beginning soon on March 28th through December 19, 2015 from 9am to 2pm

South Tacoma

Their season has come to an end. Join them early next summer on Sundays 11am-3pm