Steven Hamilton, DVM, Owner
Steve Hamilton, DVM, is the proud owner of Evergreen Veterinary Hospital. His passion for animals and medicine started in elementary school when his mom told him there was a job where he could be a doctor for animals. It was amazing to him that a job fixing animals existed. Since then he has spent his entire life studying animals, living with his own, and learning how to treat and prevent their problems.
Steve is originally from Canada but has lived in the United States for 3 decades. He went to Washington State University for his undergraduate studies and veterinary school. Dr. Hamilton graduated in 1995. Soon after Steve moved to Tumwater to start his career, and in the process met Kim, his wife.
Dr. Hamilton has three kids: Noah, Joe and Bella. In his spare time, he coaches Bella’s soccer team and Noah’s baseball team, in addition to watching all three of his kids sporting endeavors. He also greatly enjoys throwing around the football with Joe. Adding to his busy schedule is a hobby farm with Kim where they raise Finn sheep, chickens and an assortment of other creatures.
Specials interests or areas you particularly enjoy in vet med?
I enjoy both medicine and surgical cases. The challenge of solving the puzzle of a pet not doing well and getting them on the road to recovery is the part that I love the most.
What animals do you currently have?
Dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, geese, turkeys, sheep, and a horse named “Cowboy”.
There are times I feel like an Uber driver taking my kids to sports, but it’s okay because my wife and I are their biggest fans. Watching sports, gardening, cooking, watching wildlife, and working out.
Where have you lived or where are you originally from?
Originally from B.C Canada,
Moved/lived in Southern California and Washington
Pizza, Carne Asada
Thoughts on vet med? Best/worst parts? Goals?
Helping you help your pet has been my motto since coming here. I work hard every day trying to help people improve the human-animal bond from the first puppy visit to the last to say goodbye.
Funniest veterinary moment?
When I did mixed animals, it seemed every day had a comedy bit. Whether it was chasing a cow around a 20-acre field or rectally palpating a cow and pulling my arm out, to have diarrhea fill up my boot.
Shannon Tyler, DVM
Dr. Shannon Tyler is originally from Hawaii and misses the sun ☼ and surf. After high school she spent 11 years in the US Army as a veterinary technician, then decided to go to veterinary school herself. She graduated from Ross School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and started working in Georgia as a spay and neuter veterinarian.
In 2017, she moved with her two daughters to Washington state, residing in Tumwater. Her family includes two dogs, two bunnies and five cats. She enjoys painting, dancing and exploring the PNW.
Dr. Tyler’s special veterinary interests include preventative medicine, heartworm disease, soft tissue surgery and anything feline related! She looks forward to meeting all your furry friends!
Jessica Starr, DVM
Dr. Jessica Starr is a graduate of the University of Florida, class of 2005. Originally from San Diego, she has lived in several cities, but now makes Olympia her home and plans to stay here in the northwest.
Dr. Starr is committed to the human-animal bond and helping patients achieve or maintain an excellent quality of life. Getting new puppies, kittens or newly-added pet family members off to a great start is one of her favorite things to do. Her special interests include internal medicine, geriatrics and dermatology.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading and hiking with her husband and two sons. Chambers and Chausette are her beloved fur babies.
An active member of the AVMA, WSVMA, American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
Jamie Rosie, DVM
Dr. Jamie Rosie is an Olympia native and received her veterinary training at WSU, graduating in 2010.
She is especially passionate about surgery – both orthopedics and soft tissue – and dentistry. Educating clients and helping them understand what their pets need to keep them healthy is very important to Dr. Rosie.
She brings happy energy and dedication to each day and every patient. She has two sweet daughters and animals aplenty! Two dogs – Sydney and Winston; three cats – Harvey, Bender, and Sage; chickens and two horses.
She enjoys camping, hiking, paddle boarding, dancing (swing and salsa), and spending time with her horses.
Kristin Ripka DVM
Kristin Ripka, DVM – Attended Washington State University for both undergraduate work and veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.
Forming strong, long-term bonds with her clients and their pets as a general practitioner has been her life-long dream. Her interests in veterinary medicine lay mostly in small animal surgery and internal medicine.
She has been on the board for Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM) since 2011. In her spare time, Kristin loves to garden, spend time with her dog, Chester, and enjoy the outdoors with her husband and their son and daughter.