WHO WE ARE?

OUR MISSION

Pet owners in Roy, Yelm, and McKenna have come to rely on Horse Cart Small Animal Hospital to provide quality health care for their pets.  At our full-service animal hospital on 346th St S in Roy you will find a warm, and friendly welcome. Quality and cost are two main aspects to consider when choosing treatment for any member of your family. We work hard to balance those needs while providing the best possible care for your pet. Our name “Horse Cart Small Animal Hospital” is from the expression “putting the horse before the cart,” and to us that means putting patient care first and everything else second.

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Meet the Team

We care about your pets as much as you do.

Dr. Ben Lathrop, DVM

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Dr. Ben Lathrop is a Washington state native. He received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. His professional interests include: surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry. During his spare time, Dr. Lathrop enjoys watching the Seattle Seahawks, camping, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. Together with his wife, Corinne, he has 2 children, Peyton and Madeline, as well as two dogs, Lola and Kona, and two cats, Pete and Iris.

Dr. Deb Thomas, DVM

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Dr. Deb Thomas grew up in Alaska, where her family lived the first few years on a homestead with a sled dog team, no electricity and water hauled from a stream. She spent 3 years in the Army as a Czechoslovakian linguist before going to college at Washington State University, receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been involved in showing, training and breeding dogs for most of her life, starting out in German Shepherds and now Bearded Collies. Most of her free time is spent training her dogs to herd sheep. Special interests in Veterinary Medicine include reproduction, internal medicine/endocrinology and behavior.

Dr. Bretta Bauman, DVM

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We'd like to introduce the newest addition to our Horse Cart Team, Dr. Bretta Bauman! Dr. Bauman grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio with many dogs, cats and horses. She got her bachelors in pre-veterinary from the Univ. of Findlay, her masters in animal science from Tuskegee University and her DVM degree from Univ. of Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived and worked in a bush village in Niger, West Africa with the Peace Corps for two years after attaining her bachelors degree. Dr. Bauman loves feline medicine, and geriatric pets.

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JENNIFER

Office Manager

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DARIAN

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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KENNA

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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BARB

Receptionist

christy-receptionist

CHRISTY

Receptionist

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ALEXIS

Assistant

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BONNIE

Assistant

Marranda-Assistant

MARRANDA

Assistant

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SAM

Assistant

jennifer-office-manager

JENNIFER

Office Manager

darian-technician

DARIAN

Licensed Veterinary Technician

kenna-technician

KENNA

Licensed Veterinary Technician

barb-receptionist

BARB

Receptionist

christy-receptionist

CHRISTY

Receptionist

alexis-assistant

ALEXIS

Assistant

bonnie-assistant

BONNIE

Assistant

Marranda-Assistant

MARRANDA

Assistant

sam-assistant

SAM

Assistant

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