Our team members work hard to serve the needs of you and your pets. We aim to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care, friendly and compassionate service, and a clean and inviting atmosphere. To contribute successfully to our efforts, team members must be willing and able to offer ideas and suggestions, accept tasks and responsibilities beyond their regular job descriptions and maintain a high degree of self-respect, emotional maturity and personal accountability. In return, we strive to offer our team members regular continuing education opportunities, team-building opportunities and a respectful and encouraging environment in which to work.
NATALIE WARREN, DVM
Dr. Warren received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1999. After vet school, she left her beloved Rocky Mountains for western Washington to be closer to family. She has since expanded her veterinary medical expertise by working in a variety of settings including rural large-animal practice, suburban small-animal hospitals and urban emergency centers. She has also enjoyed providing relief veterinary service to area animal shelters.
Continuing education and organized veterinary medicine are a passion for Dr. Warren, and she enjoys many opportunities to contribute to the veterinary community. She actively contributes to the activities of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association when time allows, and she has contributed to the local business community in many ways.
In her free time, Dr. Warren enjoys bicycling, skiing, gardening, and tearing up the streets on her BMW motorcycle. Her personal life is managed by 3 cats and a horse named Boz.
Office Manager & Vet Assistant
A Tacoma native, Patricia lives with her daughter, Amira, significant other Andy and his three children Nic, Zac and Zoe. They also have four cats named Tigger, Princess, Lazlo and Crooky. She enjoys reading and being with family. Patricia has been working in the veterinary field since 2003, and we feel lucky indeed that she chose to join us at Met Vet in 2010!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Terah is a Pacific Northwest Native. She began her career in the veterinary field in 2003 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2010. She shares her home with her husband Anthony, son Eli, and step-son Tristan - as well as their two dogs (Hennessy and Nikki) and cats McGregor and Kamaria. In her spare time Terah likes to hike, cook, interior decorate and go horseback riding. She is happy to be a member of the Met Vet team.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Dayna has lived in Washington her entire life, and she now lives in Downtown Tacoma. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has worked in the veterinary field since 2011. Dayna lives with her fiance Justan and her two cats, Leslie and Anders. Dayna loves going to car shows with her dad and watching scary movies with her fiance.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Colorado native-born and raised, Diana arrived to Washington in search of a new adventure! Growing up Diana always owned pets and never had the opportunity to go with them for veterinary visits. Diana realized she wanted to become a certified veterinary technician to help fellow pet owners feel at ease and receive the best pet care possible. Five years strong, Diana's passion is spreading knowledge and awareness about the importance of vaccinations and more.
She enjoys dining out and trying out new cuisines with her husband. They also have a sweet female bull terrier mix named Sake that was rescued in their Colorado days.
Danielle Marlowe-Young has been a Pacific Northwest native, for most of her life and decided her real passion is working with animals. She lived in Florida for a couple years, co-owning a boarding kennel for cats and dogs while managing the grooming department. Soon after, she headed back to Gig Harbor and opened up a mobile grooming business which she later sold.
Danielle comes to Met Vet with lots of professional experience!She was part of the corporate world and earned a business management certificate. Two years ago, she began working in an animal hospital as a receptionist and is very happy to be on board with us today. Danielle loves being with her family, three dogs and their turtle on Fox Island. They enjoy taking advantage of all the outdoor recreational activities there. Someday, further down the road, she hopes to retire in the Caribbean!
Brittany is our newest Kennel Assistant! She's a Pacific Northwest native, now living in Washington for almost 15 years, coming from being a very small town girl living off the Umpqua River in Oregon for 10 years. Brittany now lives here in Tacoma, with her two little furbabies Lily and Eddy. Having always had a passion to help animals, she is beyond grateful to be able to do her part at the hospital. When not at work catering to patients, she loves gardening, riding her bike, cooking, fishing, sewing, and spending time with family!
Lauren was born and raised on a horse farm in eastern Washington, but moved to Seattle when she discovered her love of the ocean! Graduating from the University of Washington as an oceanographer, she has spent most of her time traveling and living in different coastal cities around the world. Her love of animals and the ocean inspired her to return to school to become a licensed veterinary technician and wildlife rehabilitator.She is currently pet-less and in desperate search of her canine or equine soul mate.
If you're here for an appointment with your pet, you'll very likely see Jonathan working hard and staying busy taking care of boarding cats and Humane Society foster cats. He has been with the Met Vet team since 2011! Jonathan has lived in Tacoma all of his life and is a proud graduate of Henry Foss High School. He's been married for six years and has a very handsome cat named Rigamoroll whom he loves very much.
Jonathan is a cat-person, just LOVES being alive, and enjoys movies and taking walks in his free time. If you see Jonathan around, make sure to say, "Hello!"
Website/Soc.Media/Promotional Content Wiz
Amanda was born in Evanston, Illinois and recently relocated to Tacoma this past summer after a 10 month stay in Los Angeles. She enjoys traveling and had the wonderful opportunity to take Zephyr, a domestic shorthair cat, across country five times the past year.
Amanda graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelors in political science. She was part of the luxury goods retail industry for over 20 years and is now on a more creative journey involving web design to abstract paintings, nature photography and love of words.