Dr. Rhonda S. Snyder was born and raised in Thurston County and attended Olympia High School. Dr. Snyder has connected with animals since her earliest memories and when she was a teenager, she found she connected with 'animal people' and developed a love of science. The veterinary profession allows her to work with animals, animal people and science all at once!
She did her undergraduate studies at Washington State University. She graduated, summa cum laude, from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1988. After practicing for 5 years in the Seattle area, Dr. Snyder returned home to create Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in 1993. Dr. Snyder and her husband, Jack, designed the hospital. Then, with the help and support of family and friends, Jack built the entire hospital! Mountain View Veterinary Hospital achieved American Animal Hospital Association accreditation in early 1994 and has always strived to practice the best medicine possible for the "fuzzy family" of her clients. Starting out with one veterinarian, one staff member, and Jack, who became a veterinary assistant and receptionist, Mountain View Veterinary Hospital has grown into a five doctor facility with a staff of over twenty people. Despite growing larger, at its heart, this hospital is still a small business that believes in the loving bond between people and pets.
Dr. Snyder has 3 children, Jake, Eric and Cassie, who have grown up with a multitude of "furry, feathered, and scaled siblings." Currently, she has 6 cats: Boogieman, I-Scream, Georgie, Cyclops, Kreacher and her newest Phoenix. Then there's Demon and Monster, the Flat Coated Retrievers who usually accompany Dr. Snyder to work. The family pets also proudly serve as blood donors when client's pets are in need of emergency transfusions. Between family and veterinary responsibilities she enjoys camping, reading, and an occasional ride on a rollercoaster. When she gets the chance, Demon and Monster accompany her on quiet walks on the Chehalis Western trail.
When founding Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Snyder created a facility that practices the standard of care that she expects for her own "critter kids." The combination of quality medicine and compassionate care, of new technology and old-fashioned caring is what Dr. Snyder expects for her own pets and what Mountain View Veterinary Hospital wants to provide for your pets. Because at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, we know they're not just pets…they're family.