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Associate Veterinarian

Kathryn Krueger
Associate Veterinarian

 
Dr. Kathryn Krueger graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology before returning to the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for her doctorate. She worked as a fisheries biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the Bering Sea on commercial fishing and crab vessels as her first job out of college. She then went on to work with sea turtles, the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, and various marine mammals from Costa Rica to New York City. Dr. Krueger has a special interest in treating exotic, wildlife, and emergency cases. On her time off you might find her cross country skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping, or organic gardening with her dog, Sven Lindgren, the standard poodle, in her backyard.
 

Erik Walker
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Erik Walker grew up and attended school in Port Orchard Washington. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2018. While at WSU he also worked in a research lab studying how the herpes simplex virus enters the cell. His other research experiences were focused on animal behavior, specifically pigs and how best to enrich their environment.
Before going to WSU he had worked with a variety of animals but has always maintained a special interest in chickens and swine medicine. Dr. Walker is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the many scenic views found throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is an avid gardener and shares his time with his cat Sophia and ferret Pascal. He is excited to be back in Port Orchard and to work with the variety of animals that call this area home.

Michelle Zachry, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Michelle began her adventures in veterinary medicine in 1991 as an emergency veterinary assistant while on active duty as a linguist in the Air Force. She moved home to Southern California and became an emergency technician (unlicensed) until graduating with a Biology major and Zoology minor from California State Polytechnic, Pomona in 1998. She received a 4-year scholarship from the US Army Veterinary Corps to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2002, and immediately going active duty for the Army Veterinary Corps until 2006. In the Army, Dr Zachry worked a busy clinic, a stray facility, on-base stables, worked with Military Working Dogs and Cavalry Horses and Mules, and ensured a lot of public health. She has special interest emergency and critical care and feline geriatric medicine. She and her 9 cats are grateful to be living in the stunningly beautiful PNW. Together they love to organically garden, snuggle and watch (and chatter) at birds.

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