Dr. Fernando Fukuzato is a graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an intense externship in California before moving to Washington. Dr Fukuzato is excellent at both preventitive and internal medicine. With more than 12 years experience, Dr. Fukuzato has quickly become a trusted name in the local veterinary community.
Taking care of your concerns and making sure that every patient receives the gold standard of veterinary care is his mission. This philosophy earned him the award as one of "Seattle Met's Top Vets."
He loves to inspire others, solve problems, and manage ongoing issues with his patients. Dr. Fukuzato enjoys cooking and landscaping. He also enjoys time at home with his wife, three children, 2 cats, and 1 dog.
"I have enjoyed 43 years of serving you and your pets. I started my hospital with the goal of helping animals and to my surprise, I gained a lifetime of friendships, with you, my clients.
The trust and loyalty that I have received from all of you will stay with me for the rest of my life. My dedication to animals has given me a lifetime of job satisfaction. The memories I have of my career are ones of contentment and service. It is with a heavy but caring heart I announce my retirement."
The clinic will continue under the care and ownership of Dr. Jacki Tegarden with the same name and service you have come to expect from Dill Animal Hospital. Please welcome her as we look forward to excellent service and healthcare!
Dr. Dill has Retired!!
Dr. Jacki Tegarden is a 2003 graduate of Oregon State Univerity College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in the Washington and Oregon area for more than 14 years. She enjoys all aspects of practicing veterinary medicine and has additional training and expertise in soft tissue surgery, dentistry and acupuncture. Dr. Tegarden strives to keep her patients healthy and happy and will work with you to tailor a plan to you and your pets needs.
When she is not at work, Dr. Tegarden enjoys gardening, listening to audiobooks, playing with her pack of dachshunds and exploring the outdoors with her husband!