For the Love of Cats!
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is an adoption site for foster cats for the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County. Stop by our hospital during business hours to meet our foster cats. To complete an adoption after meeting your match, bring your adoption application to The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County and pay your adoption fee and obtain your new cat’s paperwork, then return to us at Met Vet. Check at our available cats at Nat Cats Facebook Page
At Met Vet, we love to support our community and we enjoy featuring the artwork of local artists in our facility and invite you to stop in to peruse the quarterly rotating collection. A portion of the proceeds go directly to our Dandelion Fund, which was created by Met Vets founder, Dr. Warren and her best friend Dan-the-Cat (aka Dandelion Dan)! When the Met Vet staff recognizes true crisis in one of its client-patient relationships, they have the opportunity to contribute a portion of the Dandelion Fund to help ease the financial burden.
We have a spacious lobby/waiting room and 3 exam rooms, all of which are equipped with a hanging rail display system. Depending on the size of your work, roughly 6-20 pieces can be displayed. If you are interested in showing your work at our clinic, please let us know! You can e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Jennevieve Schlemmer | Now through End of June
SAVE the DATE!!! Monday, June 10th 5-7PM
About Jennevieve Schlemmer: She has an extensive background in sculpture, public art, and fiber arts. But her main love is drawing. She loves to play board games and RPGs and enjoys the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay and Iain M Banks. You can find more of her work at Jennevieve.com and Short Leg Studio.
Renee Hazen Designs, Artist | July through September 2019
In 2017 I made a New Year’s resolution to paint. I picked up some acrylics and decided to give them a try. I fell in love with using vibrant color and working with paint. I gravitated towards painting animals and the challenge of capturing their spirit.
In October of 2017 I took the big leap and left my corporate job of 20 years and decided to pursue art full time. I started with a single painting of a cow and now have over 22 animals in my collection. To share my work, I’ve translated each original painting to cards, magnets, and prints, and sewn them into pillows. I hope my creations bring you as much joy as they’ve brought to me.
Masha Fikhman, Artist | October through December 2019
About Masha Fikhman: Masha Fikhman is a Tacoma based artist originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She takes inspiration from nature, animals, music (like ABBA and Beach House), and interplanetary hamsters. While primarily a painter, she also enjoys experimenting with different art materials such as clay, resin, and fiber arts. The cat lady series came from an idea of hairstyles as cats or cats as hairstyles. The biggest challenge with this series was figuring out a way to position each cat in a way that still made sense as a hairstyle. My goal is to show women and their cats as a strong willed pair to be reckoned with. Besides art making, Masha also enjoys collecting plants, dancing, disco balls, naps, and laughing at her own jokes.
Shannon MacFarlane, Slobbered Lens | Photographer/Illustrator | January through March 2020
Collette Mason, Watercolorist | April through June 2020