About Us


About Us

We are a full-service veterinary clinic located in the beautiful little town of Kingston, Washington. Dr. Monica Wlodarchak opened the doors of Tender Touch Animal Hospital in December 2009 with the goal to treat everyone’s pets as if they were members of her family. 

Currently, Tender Touch Animal Hospital offers preventative treatment, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, digital radiology, emergency medicine, critical care during business hours, intensive care unit, in-house laboratory, in-house ultrasound, and K-Laser therapy. 

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

We are proud of the personalized care we provide for your pet!

Our Mission

At Tender Touch Animal Hospital we are committed to providing genuine care, comfort and high quality veterinary medicine for our patients and clients.

We are committed to nurturing the human-animal bond and helping pets live healthier, longer lives.

We pledge to provide the best client service at all times.

We promise to treat clients and patients with honesty, respect and dignity.

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