VCA Alaska Pet Care Animal Hospital

Katherine Van Duine, DVM, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Kate Van Duine grew up in western Montana but feels most at home in Alaska. She attended UAF in Fairbanks prior to graduating from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Van Duine has volunteered for several sled dog races including the Yukon Quest since 2006. She and her husband have a full house with three Alaskan Malamutes: Bear, Meeka and Moose. In her free time she enjoys skijouring, hiking, campingand scrapbooking. Some day she would like to have her own recreational sled dog team. Dr. Van Duine has special interests in sled dog medicine as well as ultrasonography and cytology. Dr. Van Duine has been a member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medicine Association since 2008 and The American Veterinary Association since 2006.



Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.