Dr. Art Khachatryan is the Medical Director and a full-time Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. He received his veterinary degree from Clemson University and the Veterinary College of the Republic of Armenia while also holding a PhD in molecular epidemiology from WSU. He completed an externship in small-animal neurology and neurosurgery, as well as an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Khachatryan is passionate about animal surgery, orthopedics, endoscopy, ultrasound, exotic pets and studied acupuncture at the Peaceable Acupuncture Clinic in Seattle, helping to expand his knowledge and skill of alternative medicine therapies. He believes that SVH is an incredible hospital with an amazing team of doctors and technicians, all cooperating to achieve the highest level of animal care, working together to serve pets, their families and the community. He is driven by the fulfillment of helping animals, motivated to be a continuous learner and helping to ensuring the long lasting bond between pets and their humans. Caring and reliable, is passionate about the conservation of nature. When not caring for animals at SVH, Dr. K. loves to spend his time playing the classical guitar, reading, making cheese and tending to his garden.