Dr. Pam spends most of her time in Seward as the Senior Veterinarian at the Alaska SeaLife Center, but comes in once weekly to Highland Animal Clinic to continue providing expertise in companion animal preventative health care, soft tissue surgery, and treatment. Her work during the Exxon Valdez oil spill in sea otter rehabilitation inspired her desire to work with wild life. She is internationally known for her work in marine animal medicine and oiled wildlife response. She is actively involved in research, education, and rehabilitation programs and has traveled throughout Alaska, Russia, Canada and even to Antarctica for research work. For Dr. Tuomi, the excitement in veterinary medicine comes from the many challenges of figuring out problems and finding solutions.
Dr. Tuomi and her husband, Dr. Jack, live in Anchorage and have 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren. In addition to their golden retriever Sisu, they recently adopted another senior golden named Buddy. Sisu is very busy growing up and keeping everyone reminded of the joys of puppyhood!