VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital

Emily Saunders, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Oregon State University


Dr. Saunders is originally from Oregon by way of Iowa. She obtained a bachelor of science in zoology form Oregon State University and graduated with honors from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
Following veterinary school Dr. Saunders completed a rigorous small animal medicine and surgery internship at a large referral hospital in Sacramento. She subsequently returned to the northwest to join the emergency team at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital. She enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine with special interests in shock and sepsis, trauma, feline medicine, toxicities, surgical emergencies, and gastrointestinal emergencies.
In her down time Dr. Saunders enjoys many outdoor activities especially hiking and exploring the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula with her dog Henry, reading a good book while cuddling with her cats Oliver and Maddie, gardening, baking and traveling.
Dr. Saunders is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the national veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta.


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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital. 

VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital provides 24 hour care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Emergency veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day. 

We provide the highest standard in veterinary  emergency and critical care services.  We have on-site oxygen support, canine and feline blood products for transfusion, and critical care monitoring equipment such as ECG, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure.  Our critical care diagnostic equipment includes a full in-house laboratory, with coagulation profiles and blood gas analysis; a point-of-care ultrasound unit; and digital radiography with stat interpretations by board-certified radiologists.  We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures.  We provide the highest standards of pain management.  Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostic ultrasound and endoscopy, are available. 

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.