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Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Renton, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our veterinary hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, advanced dental equipment, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve clients and pets from Renton, Issaquah, Bellevue and Tukwila.

  • Dr. Ulrike Rudolf, DVM

    Medical Director

    Veterinary medicine, surgery, dentistry and nutrition counseling have improved the quality of life of countless animals and their human guardians. I am eternally grateful to be a part of this field as it grows in new medical scientific discoveries and returns to a deep rooted compassion for animals.

    After 15 years as a veterinarian I can honestly say that my enjoyment of coming to work and treating your animal companions has increased significantly. Due to this connection with my field I continuously seek education to improve the quality of care I give to my patients. Over the years I have added animal chiropractic and animal acupuncture to my general veterinary knowledge with great results. Most of my practice consists of traditional western medicine but on request and when current treatment is not enough adding these modalities may help significantly in keeping your animal companion feeling their best.

    Communication and calm, gentle treatment is of utmost importance at Pacific Heights Veterinary Clinic. Our goal for every appointment is for your pet to feel as comfortable as possible at our office and for you to go home satisfied with the information and care you and your pet have received.

    My educational background spans the Midwest (University of Wisconsin, Madison – Undergraduate Bachelor of Science) to the South West (University of Arizona – Graduate School) to the Caribbean (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

    When I am not at Pacific Heights I am spending time with my two wonderful children and husband and pet menagerie of 2 dogs, 3 cats, a parrot, a guinea pig, and 7 chickens!. For personal time I love glass blowing and kayaking.

  • Carla, LVT


    From owning cats and dogs, to one very loud rooster and most every pet in between, I have developed a love and respect for all creatures. I got my first job at the age of 15 at a pet store, where I began my journey in pet husbandry. I developed a strong drive to learn everything I could about caring for and ensuring the health of every creature I was responsible for. After graduating high school, I attended Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician program and graduated with honors. I met Dr. Rudolf during my externship and have dedicated my career to helping her build a hospital and team who provides the upmost compassion and care for our patients and clients.  I especially enjoy my leadership role within the hospital, interacting with our clients and participating with surgery and dental health.

    When I am not at Pacific Heights, I enjoy spending time with my husband and pets, traveling, hiking and camping. I have two dogs and two cats. At Pacific Heights, you may occasionally see my dog Jamie or my black cat, Lorenzo.

  • Kio

    Veterinary Assistant

    Hello, my name is Kio.
    My favorite thing to do is take long walks and observe the world around me.
    I love any type of animal.
    I really enjoy a cup of warm herbal tea before I go to bed.
    I love sightseeing.

  • Mitzy

    Veterinary Assistant

    My names is Mitzy, I am a veterinary assistant at Pacific Heights Veterinary Hospital. I’m originally from Mexico but raised in Washington state so I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I am passionate about helping pets in any way I can and feel fortunate to be able to provide care for a wide range of people.  When I am not at work I love collecting crystals and oddities, I like to go on hikes and search for my own crystals. I also enjoy taking care of my indoor plants and my pets, 2 orange kitties and a dog.

  • Louise

    Client Care Representative

    My name is Louise and you will see me working reception or in the back, a little bit all over the place!  I am originally from Denmark where I got my Veterinary Nursing degree in 2011, and I’ve been living in WA and working with Dr. Rudolf and her team since 2016.  Taking care of animals and their pet parents is the most important job the the world if you ask me and I absolutely love working in this field.  It takes a very special, kindhearted personality to do this work and the team here at Pacific Heights is truly dedicated and passionate in every aspect of their job. I could not ask for a better place to work!

  • Tashi

    Receptionist/Vet Assistant

    Tashi (She/Her) recently joined PHVH as a Receptionist and Animal Assistant. She is passionate about animals and is thrilled to be learning more about Veterinary Medicine. When she is not making new friends at the hospital, she is reading, playing Sudoku, and hanging out with her 14-year-old doggy, Jack. She looks forward to meeting you!

  • Kim


    My name is Kim and I have been a receptionist at this hospital for 10 yrs. It started as Highland’s Bird and Pet Clinic and I stayed on when it became Pacific Heights Veterinary Hospital. I love my job, as I am able to work with people and their pets, which is much more rewarding than my previous career working in telecommunications for 32 + yrs.

  • Rachel

    Licensed Vet Technician

    My name is Rachel and I work at Pacific Heights Veterinary Hospital as a licensed veterinarian technician. Born and raised in Washington State. I got my license in 2021 after attending Pima Medical Institute. I am passionate about helping animals anyway I can, especially through dental care. My hobbies are reading, journaling, and watching anime.