Dr. Carla Rasmussen
Dr. Carla Rasmussen graduated from Iowa State University and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Gig Harbor since she graduated in 1989. She was able to fulfill her professional goal by opening Harbor Animal Hospital on November 1st, 2005.
When not at the animal hospital, Dr. Rasmussen enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her two sons with their numerous sports activities.
Dr. Beth Owen
Dr. Beth Owen graduated from Kansas State University in 1986 and joined the Harbor Animal Hospital team in 2007. Her professional journey has included owning two veterinary hospitals in California, but she is happy to now call Gig Harbor and Harbor Animal Hospital her home.
Dr. Owen and her family enjoy the many outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Dr. Pat Dorsey
Dr. Pat Dorsey graduated from the University of Illinois in 1984. She moved to Gig Harbor the same year and began working full time for a local veterinarian's office. Several years later she transitioned to part time and worked as a relief doctor for several local practices, including Harbor Animal Hospital. In 2011 Dr. Dorsey joined HAH as a permanent staff member.
Dr. Dorsey is married with two teenage sons. She enjoys being outdoors with her active family and is an avid tennis player.
Dr. Christina Gray
Dr. Christina Gray graduated from Washington State University in 2004. She has worked in the Pacific Northwest since graduation. She joined Harbor Animal Hospital in January of 2014 after meeting her husband and moving to Gig Harbor. She enjoys getting to know her clients and patients, and works hard to improve quality of life for both.
Outside of the office she enjoys gardening, boating around the Puget Sound with her husband, and reading in the company of her cats.
Dr. Frank Lassise
Dr. Frank Lassise graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1996 and completed a Surgical Internship in Rochester, NY in 2001. He has worked in small animal practices in California, Oregon and Hawaii before relocating to Gig Harbor in the summer of 2016 when he joined the team at Harbor Animal Hospital.
Dr. Lassise enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, orthopedics and the use of diagnostic ultrasound for his patients.
When not at work, Dr. Lassise loves spending time outdoors and on the water, or just hanging out at home, with his husband and young son.
Dr. Jim Wempe
Dr. Jim Wempe graduated from Iowa State University in 1980. Looking for adventure, he began his practice career with 7 years in Anchorage, Alaska and then moved to the “Alaskan-Bush” for 3 additional years. Dr. Jim’s focus in veterinary medicine has always been to enhance the human-animal bond of pets and owners while preventing and treating their illnesses and discomforts.
In 1990 he moved to nearby Port Orchard where he owned Bethel Animal Hospital for 25 years and then briefly practiced at Cedar Creek Animal Hospital. In March of 2016, Dr. Jim found his new practice home with the friendly and caring staff at Harbor Animal Hospital.
When not in the office, Dr. Jim enjoys traveling with his family, exploring the mountains, trails and waters of the Northwest.