Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital

We Care For Your Pet Like They're Part Of Our Family!

We want our clients to know it is our priority to provide the finest veterinary care to our patients, and it is our goal to assure that you, the owner, are well informed and comfortable with the decisions made regarding your pet's care.

We strive to offer our clients the best state of the art technology and veterinary care available. Our staff members are dedicated to the care of animals and they are willing to do whatever is necessary to make your pet comfortable with the highest quality standards of any veterinary facility.

We think of our facility as a place of healing, warmth and goodwill. With a staff dedicated to attending to the best interest of both the patient and client, we strive to fulfill our mission of providing the most comprehensive veterinary care. Each veterinarian and team member is deeply committed to your pet's health and well-being. We fully dedicate ourselves to providing top-notch, personalized medical care in an environment that is both welcoming and comfortable for you and your loved companion.

Conveniently located between Olympia and Lacey.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mission Statement:
"Our goal at Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital is to provide the highest quality veterinary medicine in combination with compassionate treatment for all our patients and their families. We treat all pets as if they were our own. We strive to maintain a clean and well-equipped hospital with a dedicated and skilled staff. We continue to improve ourselves through continuing education for all team members and integrating new techniques and information into our practice. Our ultimate goal is to provide you and your pet with the knowledge and care you need to foster a long, happy, and healthy relationship together."

Vet check-up with small dog
  • Mon, Tues, Wed: 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am-3:00pm Sun-Closed
  • Kim Martin, DVM

    Veterinarian
    I've got a menagerie of animals including 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish, 1 gerbil and 2 kids! The one thing I enjoy most about working here is connecting one-on-one with the pets. They are truly the whole reason I do this job. Time outside of work includes learning how to finally cook (my mother the caterer is relieved!).


    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1997
    Education:
    Washington State University
  • Kassie

    Dr. Martin's Assistant

    At home I have a Boston terrier mix named Squid.  In my spare time I play competitive roller derby and am going on my sixth year.  As well, I coach and train the Rainy City Roller Dolls.  The last three years, I have spent traveling the country.  I look forward to learning new skills while building relationships with the clients and coworkers.
  • Kassandra

    Dr. Martin's Assistant

    At home I have one dog named Belle.  In my spare time when it is nice out I enjoy going on walks and playing soccer with Belle.
  • Alena Cowell, DVM

    Veterinarian
    I have four pets. Daisy is a six year old laser and soccer ball loving Harrier mix (think tall Beagle). Gunner is a six year old brown Chihuahua who hasn’t met a blanket he didn’t want to burrow under. Tater is eight years old and is the sweetest kitty in the whole world. Finally Lilly is our grumpy elderly lady cat, the queen bee.  At the top of the list of work activities is playing with puppies and kittens. But what gives me the most pleasure and satisfaction with my job is working as a team with my clients to help their pets live happy, healthy lives. Outside of that, I love hanging out with my family. Other things include being a 4-H leader for a veterinary science club and reading People and other grocery store checkout line magazines… I call them my Brain Candy.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1997
    Education:
    Purdue University
  • Lisa Ankerstjerne, DVM

    Veterinarian
    I have 2 cats that roam my house, Milo, a shorthair and Orion, a longhair. There many things about work that I really like, surgery being one of them. Beyond routine procedures I enjoy performing exploratory surgeries, lump removals and cystotomies. I also like working with great people and getting to see all varieties of pets. To relax outside of work I’ll often times go hiking and get involved in yoga.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2007
    Education:
    Iowa State University
  • Jo Westcott, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Other than riding a Triple Crown winner, JW's childhood goal was to become a large animal vet.  Growing up on a sheep farm in Vermont afforded a lot of opportunities for a variety of experiences.  She rode with the family's farm vet for a while, but was too shy to say anything.  She outgrew that! 

    After earning a BS in molecular biology, she did social work with teenage girls for a bit before making a decision to apply to vet school.  Not wanting to put all her eggs in one basket, she and her husband also decided to try and start a family at the same time, thinking odds were only one goal would be achieved.  She ended up interviewing for vet school at WSU while in labor with twin boys.  Somehow, they decided to let her in.  Graduating in 2001, she has practiced in the Olympia area since.  She joined forces with Hawks Prairie in 2010 and couldn't be happier.  Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, heart disease, emergency medicine and endocrine disorders. 

    She and her family live on a small farm with 3 dogs, 4 cats, and a couple dozen chickens.  Dogs include Junie, a pittie mix; Gump, a 150# lab/,mastiff; and Maia, a shelter border collie cross from vet school.  

    In her spare time, she enjoys working outside, hiking, mountain biking, hand quilting, and cooking.  If she could do more things in her life, she would play guitar in a punk band.  Unfortunately, she has no musical abilities. Recent interests include competitive revolver shooting and she just started Search and Rescue with her Junie. We'll see!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Education:
    Washington State University
  • Amy Joynt, DVM

    Veterinarian

    I grew up in Port Orchard and  have 2 cats that rule my house. I am fascinated with cat behavior, always wondering what makes them tick. I got my undergrad at the University of Washington in Poly Sci and Economics, then, after a few career changes, attended and graduated from WSU vet school in 2011. My favorite place to be is Ruby Beach and I am a coffee addict.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Washington State University
  • Stacie

    Dr. Joynt's Assistant
    I share my home with Camo, a brindle mastiff/pitbull that will be 4 years old in September.  The favorite part of my job is making a difference in the lives of animals, improving their quality of life and helping clients understand more about their pet.  I am an avid Seahawks fan and have been to every home game including playoffs for the last five years!  In my free time I like to play softball, crochet, read and watch the Seahawks and Mariners play!
  • Jennifer Brown, DVM

    Veterinarian
    I have 5 pets at home. I have 4 cats: Atlas, Bali, Cronus, and Malolo. Needless to say, I'm kind of a crazy cat lady. My dog, Neri, is a mixed breed, also known as a coconut retriever, from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. I love nothing more than spending time with my animals, but I also enjoy reading, cooking, and scuba diving. I feel very fortunate that I get to do what I love, and work with animals, for a living. I am so excited to be a part of the team here and to provide the best possible care to my patients and their owners. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 07, 2015
    Education:
    Oregon State University
  • Deanna Shafar, DVM

    Avian Veterinarian

    Dr. Shafar, a graduate of Washington State University, has been caring for avian patients in the Tacoma area and has been an integral member at University Place Veterinary Hospital since 2008. In addition to medical care, Dr. Shafar provides guidance in husbandry, nutritional guidance, behavioral training and boarding services for birds. Her desire to be a veterinarian came from the appeal she saw in veterinary medicine as a true helping profession. Every day she has the opportunity to help pet owners and their feathered family members. Dr. Shafar's personal interests include football, college basketball and attending musical theater.  Now seeing Avian patients on Wednesdays 10:00am-6:00pm!

  • Tristin

    Office Manager
    Born and raised in Olympia, Tristin is a graduate of Black Hills High School. Always knowing she wanted to work with animals, Tristin pursued a degree in Animal Science at WSU. After graduation she took a job as a veterinary assistant at Steamboat Animal Hospital. With her kind and friendly personality, Tristin quickly excelled as Dr. Martin's assistant and formed lasting bonds with the clients, patients, and fellow employees.

    Tristin continues to prove her dedication and versatility as office manager here at Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital. In between managing inventory, guiding everyone through the transition to become a completely computerized practice, and her many other responsibilities that keep the office running smoothly, Tristin still finds time to do what she loves most, caring for the animals!

    At Tristin's home you will find four dogs, four cats, Rosie a 30+ year old miniature horse and her Arabian horse Domingo aka Mingo.  

    Tristin enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, travel, reading and riding horses.
  • Tara

    Assistant Office Manager
    I have two German Shepherds and four cats at home. In my spare time I like to spend time outdoors with my family.
  • Sig

    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    I've got four critters at home: Penny the dog, Jack the cat and two goldfish. I enjoy rowing on my off time and interestingly enough I do not have a belly button.
  • Allison

    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    My pets are my children and my children happen to be a heeler, Archer and a springer, Cooper, both of whom I love to play with while not at work. My favorite part of the job are the people for sure, they’re kind of crazy but I love it.
  • Jill

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    My boyfriend and I have a cat and 3 horses. My favorite places to be working at the hospital are surgery and dentistry. I also love anything that allows me to use the microscope! In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, singing, baking, gardening and drawing.

  • Nora

    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Out Patient Nurse
    At my home you will find my lab Kaya and kitty Saba.  My favorite aspect of my job is working with clients to gain a full understanding of the needs of both them and their pet.  In my free time I like to camp and hike.
  • Felicha

    Out Patient Nurse
    At my place you will find two very different but loving dogs!  I love being able to work with such a positive team.  In my spare time I like to bake, hike, and spend my extra time exploring with my soulmate.
  • Heather

    Out Patient Nurse

    My only pet is my cat Italics. The best part of my job is being around clients who care about animals enough to give them a voice when they are unwell and cannot voice, "œHey! I a™m sick." I like being around my coworkers who are compassionate, kind-hearted souls. I enjoy drinking copious amounts of tea and am a connoisseur of beauty.

  • Stephanie

    Receptionist/Out Patient Nurse
    I have 2 yellow labs, 1 black lab 15 chickens, 1 cat and 2 fish.  Being able to be around and help animals all day.  I am working towards my AA at SPSCC and am transfering next fall to Saint Martins University to get my Nursing Degree.
  • Ali

    Veterinary Technician
    I have a very full house. Two rottweilers, 1 chiweenie and 2 cats. When not playing with them I love spending times in history museums, gardening and when I can, stare at the stars. At work though, my goal is to help the helpless. 
  • Kendra

    Veterinary Technician
    My house is full of amazing animals. I've got Amadeus (7 yr old German Shepherd mix) Maddie (6 yr old Pitbull mix) Token (4 yr old Jack Russell) Brutis (7 yr old Domestic Shorthair) Lemmie Winks (7 yr old Domestic Shorthair) and Templeton (9 yr old Domestic Shorthair). While at work, my favorite thing is to scrub in with Dr. Maki for orthopedic surgeries. I enjoy fishing, hiking, biking and taking my dog out to the park or swimming.
  • Beccie

    Receptionist
  • Samantha

    Receptionist

    At home I have one crazy cat named Nutmeg, and 14 fish that (surprisingly) get along and a retired 4-H bunny. My favorite part of my job is seeing and interacting with all the different animals. I enjoy painting, cooking, organic gardening and spending time with my family.

  • Andrew

    Animal Care Provider
    My favorite part of my job is being able to interact with the animals and being around amazing co-workers. One animal in particular that I really like is my own cat Mia. An interesting fact about me is that I was born without the ability to fully extend my right thumb.
  • Jessica

    Animal Care Provider

    At home I have Bert, a brown tabby kitten that is sweet, cuddly, albeit a skittish baby.  I brought him home when he was still small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!  In my spare time I spend a lot of time on the computer to read, write creative stories, and play games with friends in other states.  I also love to sew clothing and taught myself to draw.