Kathy Hickey, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Hickey is a Kitsap County native who returned to school to follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian when her children were in grade school. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. Dr. Hickey graduated summa cum laude and is a member of the national veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta. She joined the general practice team in 2006.

Her special interests include challenging internal medicine cases, surgery, dentistry, and preventative care. She values the relationships she builds within our community and strives to provide each client and patient with compassionate, high quality care. Dr. Hickey’s philosophy is that she and her clients are a team working toward the same goal: to provide the longest, healthiest, and happiest life possible for their pet(s). She feels her primary role in this team is to provide the information, education, and support that are necessary for clients to make the best decisions for their pet(s) and their family.

In her free time Dr. Hickey enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, gardening, WSU Cougar football games, volunteering in the community, and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband have two teenage children and a houseful of rescued pets, including Sadie (Border collie), Canelita (stray dog from Mexico), Forrest (gray and white tabby cat), Chloe (calico cat), and Libby (brown tabby cat).