The Sumner Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice; proudly serving the Sumner area. At Sumner Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.
Dr. Art Khachatryan
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.
Dr. Jennifer Bronk
Dr Jennifer Bronk graduated from UC Davis and is certified in Fear Free animal training, and is an Emergency Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. her focus is on critical care and internal medicine. With a background in equine medicine, Dr Bronk came to SVH looking for a cohesive environment where she could gain mentorship and guidance as she developed her individual style as a small animal emergency clinician. She is a quick and critical thinker, offering her leadership and experienced technical skills to the team of SVH doctors. Empathetic, honest and persistent, Dr Bronk is passionate about Compassion without Boarders, a cause created by her personal colleague that rescues dogs from Mexico. In her spare time, she loves to be active with her family, work out and spend time outdoors hiking, snowboarding and running.
Dr. Tori St. Cin
Dr Tori St. Cin is an Emergency and General Practice Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Maryville University, Southeast Missouri State and University of Missouri. Passionate about emergency medicine, surgery, dentistry and animal behavior, Dr St. Cin came to SVH looking for a hospital in the Puget Sound area with an emergency service that practiced high quality medicine in a collaborative environment with opportunities to grow as a veterinarian. She was drawn to the hospital and staff while ultimately being swayed by location of the Pacific Northwest and the beauty of Washington State. Dr St. Cin strives to continue growing and learning, staying up to date with the latest medicine. When not at SVH, she loves to do anything outdoors, hiking and camping with her dogs, traveling and experiencing new cultures.
Dr. Cody Fielder
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Dr. Emily Moren is an associate veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. She earned her DVM at Washington State University and has worked in the field for more than a decade. At SVH, she focuses on her specific interests - emergency medicine, ultrasound and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Moren thrives in a fast-paced environment and appreciates the combination of quality medicine and dedication to patient care that she finds at SVH. Dr. Moren believes we should treat others the way we would like to be treated, and likes being with supportive people who enjoy working together. Both professional and fun-loving, she strives to provide respectful and compassionate care, while being flexible and practical in her medical approach. When not seeing patients at SVH, Dr. Moren enjoys cooking with her family, gardening, and exploring the great outdoors.
Dr. Elena Millard
Dr. Elena Millard is a General Practice and Emergency Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. She grew up in northern Michigan, attending veterinary school at Michigan State University, where she also received a Ph.D. in Pathology. Dr. Millard was drawn to Sumner Veterinary Hospital due to the collaborative environment and mentorship, high standard of care, as well as the surrounding natural beauty of the Puget Sound Region. Passionate about emergency medicine and surgery, she appreciates working in a 24 hour facility that has the ability to hospitalize sick animals and perform on-site diagnostics, ultrasound, and surgery. She is fear-free certified, and strives to make animal’s hospital stays at the vet less stressful. Additionally, she believes in not turning away any animal in need of emergency stabilization - including pocket pets, reptiles, and wildlife. Outside of work, Dr. Millard enjoys spending time outdoors, paddle-boarding, exploring and traveling. She is happiest when she is capturing and disentangling seals and sea lions caught in fishing gear with her boyfriend.
Dr. Erika Nelson
Dr. Erika Nelson is an Associate Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. She first attended Central Washington University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then attended Washington State University where she received her DVM. After graduation, Dr. Nelson attended The Chi Institute where she trained in acupuncture and food therapy. Finally, she attended Options for Animals to receive certification in animal chiropractics. Dr. Nelson is passionate about alternative medicine for animals, focusing on the combination of western and eastern modalities for best possible patient outcomes. Dr. Nelson came to SVC looking for a practice that wanted alternative medicine and would help her expand her skill set. She values SVH’s wide range of available diagnostics and the ability to work up complicated cases in house. A great communicator and empathizer, Dr. Nelson is passionate about issues concerning worldwide habitat loss, the plight of primates, and world hunger. When not at SVH, Dr. Nelson is the happiest when she’s hiking, traveling with her husband, cycling, reading, knitting, and playing guitar.
Dr. Amy Smith
Dr Amy Smith graduated from Humbolt State, Cal Poly Pamona and Oklahoma State University and is an Associate Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. She is passionate about client mediation and avian medicine and husbandry and came to SVH due to the elevated level of medicine, focus on education and the opportunity to improve her skills. Dr Smith is practical and strives to stay current with new treatments and continues to improve her surgical skills. She is passionate about the environment, biodiversity and endangered species and when not treating patients enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband.
Dr. Xenia Zawadzkas
Dr. Z grew up in Albuquerque, NM and went to NMSU for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and also attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her small animal studies. Dr. Zawadzkas loves being a general practitioner. She enjoys getting to know clients and their companion animals, and finds developing plans to keep them healthy from puppies and kittens all the way through their senior years very rewarding. She enjoys educating clients about preventative care, promoting parasite prevention, and fighting the overpopulation problem by encouraging spaying and neutering. Dr. Z also has an avid interest and years of experience in canine and feline dentistry. Dr. Z lives in Sumner with her husband and two daughters, their 11 chickens, and feisty cat, Sookie. When not being a vet, Dr. Z enjoys spending time with her family and teaching art at her daughters’ elementary school. She also enjoys painting (especially pet portraits), music, knitting, and gardening. She is grateful to be able to so happily balance a work and home life.
Dr Tyler Sugerman graduated from Western University of Health Services and is an Emergency Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. Passionate about emergency medicine, surgery and exotic animals, Dr Sugerman was drawn to SVH due to the strong family environment. He is a quick thinker with strong surgical skills and loves to educate. Caring, dedicated and honest, Dr Sugerman loves to adopt different species of exotics to learn how to manage and care for them before teaching clients how to properly care for their exotic pets. He would love to continue learning how to perform more advanced surgeries. When not treating patients at SVH, Dr Sugerman loves to spend time with his family and teach his sons about science.
Dr. Eric Lui
Dr Eric Lui is an Emergency Veterinarian at Sumner Veterinary Hospital. Dr Lui gradated form Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Penn State University and is passionate about surgery, emergency small animal medicine and neurology. He believes that SVH is a very special hospital with high tech equipment that allows him to diagnose different diseases in multiple ways. Highly skilled in surgery, motivated to find answers and a strong team player, he enjoys being able to work with a great group of doctors, learning from and supporting each other. Dr Lui is adaptable, ambitious, and sincere, passionate about preserving the environment for future generations and providing at-home heath are options for pet owners. He believes that actions speak louder than words and loves to spend his time outdoors exploring all that Washington State has to offer.
Dr. Larson loves being a veterinarian because he enjoys working with people every day, and of course enjoys meeting and helping the animals that we choose to share our lives with.
Dr. Larson’s passions lie with both Emergency and General Practice – he particularly likes the challenge of helping to fix itchy pets and other skin issues!
Dr. Larson has called Sumner home his entire life. He was raised here in town and actually began his career here at SVH while he was a Junior in High School. He loves being a part of this small town and works hard to keep SVH an active part of our community. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Animals Sciences, he continued on at Washington State University where he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Larson has also taken a lot of pride in being involved with local schools and FFA programs – he has a passion for teaching and working with livestock, particularly pigs!
When Dr. Larson isn’t treating his patients, he can be found enjoying the Pacific Northwest with his standard poodle Albus!