We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services to small and large animals, including reproductive services in Olympia, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, dental suite, 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 Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Shelton and Yelm.
Dr. Wendy Saunders
Dr. Saunders was raised in Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming for her undergraduate work. She left Wyoming for the North West and graduated from Oregon State University. She finished her studies in 1995 and received her DVM from Washington State University. She practiced in Nevada and Oregon before buying a clinic in Wyoming which was sold in 2010 and made her permanent move to Olympia. Dr. Saunders worked at Healthy Pets since 2011 before leaving to take over Chambers Prairie.
She shares her house with 3 dogs, 2 inside birds, 5 chickens, and 2 teenage children. In her spare time she enjoys trying to make 2 of her most favorite things happen: baking anything chocolate and growing fresh tomatoes. Dr. Saunders and her big black dog have logged quite a few miles on the Chehalis Western Trail and sometimes she can even get the kids to accompany her.
Dr. Marleybob Dobyns
I cannot wait to break-in this shiny new DVM from Iowa State University, and I am thrilled to be joining the Chambers Prairie veterinary care team! While there is a special place in my heart for certain cloven-hooved patients (sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas of course), my veterinary passions have grown over the years to include a little bit of everything.
A patchwork-quilt of experiences help me problem-solve, learn, and grow every day. My years coaching a youth diving club showed me a calling for education and community outreach I never knew I had, and I see myself getting involved in and around Olympia. Opportunities overseas also taught me the importance of service, adaptability, and appreciation of life’s luxuries. I hope to bring these strengths to each of my client-patient relationships.
When I’m not working I love getting lost in a fiction podcast, making art, knitting, or cooking something new. Though, I foresee many outdoor adventures ahead in my new home in the Pacific Northwest!
My life revolves around my family. I met my wife Kelly in 2002 when we both joined the Peace Corps and headed to Lesotho in southern Africa. Once we got out we moved to Olympia and planted our roots here. With time came our two beautiful daughters, Elliot and Josie. Along the way we took in 2 cats, 1 dog and multiple fish. For the last 14 years or so I have moved up from a kennel cleaner to assistant to dabbling in tech duties and eventually management. It’s very exciting to be joining Dr. Wendy Saunders in this adventure. I look forward to providing the best care possible to the pets of our new community.