North End Pet Hospital has a skilled team of veterinarians who welcome you to our practice. We Proudly serve the Tacoma area. At North End Pet 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. Eric Dudley
Dr. Eric Dudley’s father was a physician, so young Dr. Dudley was exposed to medicine early on in life. Having grown up with a variety of family pets, Dr. Dudley realized that the veterinary field was the ideal career choice for him—it allowed him to combine his interests in science and medicine with his favorite thing in the world: animals!
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Dudley moved to Oregon’s Willamette Valley with his family at the age of six. It was there that his passion for animal healthcare was born, and he decided to continue his post-high school education in the veterinary field. Dr. Dudley graduated with a biology degree from Oberlin College in Ohio, then attended veterinary school at Oregon State University and Washington State University. After practicing in Oregon for seven years, he moved to the Tacoma area with his family, purchasing North End Pet Hospital in 1991.
Dr. Dudley loves both the intellectual and emotional challenges of his work and finds the healing aspect of his career to be rewarding beyond measure. He’s especially fond of helping pet owners to better understand decisions about their companions’ care; client education is of the utmost importance to him! Outside of his veterinary passions, Dr. Dudley is an active birder and enjoys golfing and kayaking in his spare time. He’s also a music aficionado who plays the guitar and mandolin. Between the summer of 2013 and the fall of 2014, he had the opportunity to see all four of his favorite musical acts perform live: Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Elton John, and the Eagles! Dr. Dudley and his wife have two children. Ryan works as a winemaker in southern Oregon, and Lauren is currently completing her degrees in archeology and history. The Dudleys share their home with Jamie, a miniature Australian shepherd.
Dr. Anthony Brown
Whether it was a zoo book, an encyclopedia, or a television show, Dr. Anthony Brown sought out anything and everything to do with animals as a child. As he grew up and started getting an education, his passion never wavered. Dr. Brown decided to follow his dream and become a full-time veterinarian!
Dr. Brown grew up near Olympia and attended South Puget Sound Community College while working his first veterinary job at a nearby animal clinic. After getting married, he transferred to Washington State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in biology and his DVM degree. Dr. Brown joined the family here at North End Pet Hospital in March of 2007. His favorite thing about being a veterinarian is developing strong relationships with families and their pets. Watching animals grow up over time is truly rewarding for him! He’s also a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan and is thrilled to be living in a golden age of Seahawks football.
Dr. Nancy Vollmar
One day before performing at a local park with her high school marching band, Dr. Nancy Vollmar heard a dog yelping in an adjacent parking lot. When she went over to investigate, she found a beagle that had his leg caught up in the handle of a car. Since no one else was moving to help, Dr. Vollmar took it upon herself to free the dog and make sure that he was okay. Ever since that fateful day, she’s known that veterinary medicine was her true calling!
Dr. Vollmar is from Toledo, Ohio, and began shadowing at her local veterinary clinic when she was still in high school. During her collegiate studies at the University of Toledo, she worked as an on-call veterinary assistant and volunteered at the Toledo Zoo before graduating with a degree in biology. After securing a job as a full-time zookeeper at the Baltimore Zoo, where she worked with everything from Kodiak bears, cougars, and jaguars to hyenas and prairie dogs, Dr. Vollmar was accepted to Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM degree in 1990.Outside of her interests in the veterinary field, Dr. Vollmar enjoys hiking, backpacking, cycling, snowshoeing, skiing, attending concerts, visiting museums, and spending time with her adopted cat, Morty.