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Associate Veterinarian

Marissa Hewitt
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Marissa Hewitt primarily grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. She moved to Montana in 2012 and received her bachelor’s degree from Carroll College where she studied biology and anthrozoology (the study of the human-animal bond) and spent some time fostering and training shelter dogs. She graduated from Oregon State University with her DVM in 2020 and is excited to settle down and start her career in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, Dr. Hewitt enjoys hiking, baking, and hanging out with her partner Matthew, dachshunds Bud and Oscar Meyer, and cat Biscuit.

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.

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