Dr. Hoover is our Managing Veterinarian and as such will be guiding Kitsap for years to come. Dr. Kelly Hoover’s early love of animals was reflected in her high school job as a Ward Nurse at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital. After graduating from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, she spent the first seven years of her career in Bothell, Washington. She moved back to Gig Harbor in 2006 and has completed the journey home by joining Kitsap Veterinary Hospital once again, this time as a veterinarian experienced in small animal medicine, general surgery, and dentistry. She finds the most joy in bonding with her patients and their families and sharing in their journey through all the phases of life.
When away from the clinic, Dr. Hoover enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. They share their home in the country with their Llewellin Setter Ruby, and three cats, Herbie, O’Malley, and Ruckus. The whole family enjoys exploring the Northwest’s camping and fishing destinations, often starting the camping season before the last snow falls.