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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 and cats.

Our Story

You have known us as your friends and neighbors for many years.

Kitsap Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Ernest Bloomquist 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.

In 1972, son-in-law Dr. Pete Holt joined the practice and eventually took over the business after Dr. Bloomquist’s retirement. Dr. Denny Christman was welcomed into the practice in 1978, and in 1981 joined into partnership with Dr. Holt. Dr. Holt and Dr. Christman broke ground on a new building in 1984 where we are still located to this day. The modern facility was built with the idea of comprehensive medical and surgical care for animal patients in mind. Dr. Sarah Buck joined the mix in 1999 and became a partner in 2004 upon Dr. Holt’s retirement. In 2016 Kitsap Veterinary Hospital became part of National Veterinary Associates. The hospital contains a full laboratory and pharmacy as well as X‑ray and surgical areas.

From the inception of Kitsap Veterinary Hospital, we have seen ourselves as a dedicated group of professionals working together to do an excellent job for our clients, patients, and the profession. We attribute our success to our fine staff and the services we offer.

One of the strong points of our philosophy is our teamwork, attitude, and our emphasis on communication. We believe in the delivery of up‑to‑date services to our patients in the most compassionate and humane manner that we can carry out as well as being caring and sensitive with our clients.

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.