Company History

Day Road Animal Hospital was original built in 1981 by Dr. Richard Badger who opened its doors on April 6, 1981. It began as a single doctor practice. The practice flourished and by 1987, the building had to be remodeled to accommodate the workload.  Dr. Mark Swaney began relief work at the clinic in 1996 and purchased it in 1999, opening the new chapter on June 1, 1999.

Day Road Animal Hospital outside with wisteria blooming
Day Road Animal Hospital front lobby and front desk

Company Philosophy

Day Road Animal Hospital was founded on the philosophy of offering and providing the very best medical and surgical options for our patients.

  • We believe it is our responsibility to be our patient’s advocate and will make every effort to ease their discomfort and guard their health.

  • We will make every effort to educate our clientele as to the benefit of the procedures and treatments we offer them, and to keep them apprised of their pets progress and status.

  • We will behave in a professional manner at all times with everyone.

  • We will not compromise our judgement or ethics in any way which would not be consistent with these goals.


Dr. Mark Swaney and Dr. Lianne Tabata are 1991 graduates of The Ohio State University. Their professional affiliations include the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Dental Society, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Cornell Feline Health Center, and the American Veterinary Medical Association among others. Both doctors attend regular continuing education to stay abreast of the most up-to-date options for their patients' care.

Dr. Marie Quicksall grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for both her bachelor's degree in zoology and her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree. Upon graduating veterinary school, she began her professional career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With the majority of her family in the Pacific Northwest, relocating to the west coast had been a lifelong goal. Dr. Quicksall’s professional interests include surgery, pain management, and feline medicine. In her free time, she enjoys playing, watching, and coaching ice hockey, as well as snowboarding and reading. At home, she has a lively son, a cuddly daughter, a loving husband, a goofy boxer, and 3 cats which she bottle fed as kittens.

Dr. Eva Pinto is a Kitsap county native and 2000 graduate of Washington State University. Dr. Pinto brings years of experience to our veterinary team, with special interests in the fields of behavior, dermatology, and nutrition. Married with two grown children, she is an avid athlete, outdoor enthusiast and trivia master. In her off time, Dr. Pinto can be found mountain biking, road cycling, hiking or being adored by her canine companions, Eddie and Rooster.


Meet our Healthcare Team!

Dr. Mark Swaney

Mark Swaney, DVM

Dr. Lianne Tabata

Lianne Tabata, DVM

Dr. Eva Pinto

Eva Pinto, DVM

Dr. Marie Quicksall

Marie Quicksall, DVM