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About Us

Kitsap Veterinary Hospital is a credentialed teaching hospital and has maintained a prestigious AAHA accreditation, a benchmark of excellence, since 1986. We specialize in the care of dogs, cats, and birds.

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Our Story

You have known us as your friends and neighbors for many years. Kitsap Veterinary Hospital was founded in downtown Port Orchard in 1947 to serve the then community of rural animal owners. Over the years, the nature of the community has changed and the practice has evolved to focus on meeting the need for small animal care. Since 1972, these services have been provided by Dr. William (Pete) Holt with the addition of Dr. Dennis Christman in 1978, and Dr. Sarah Buck in 1999. Dr. Kelly Hoover and Dr. Christina Lock added their expertise in 2008 & 2009, both of whom first worked for Kitsap Veterinary Hospital while in high school. We were very pleased to welcome them back.

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Dr. Holt is now retired and Dr. Christman is dedicating more of his unique talents to surgical patients, while Dr. Buck leads our team of Drs. Kelly Hoover and Christina Lock in providing a full range of high-quality health care.

We look forward to continuing to serve the many generations of families, deeply appreciated military personnel, retirees and new neighbors alike. Most of all, we remain committed to providing honest, compassionate and progressive care that is responsive to your needs and your pet's health.