VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital

Suzanne Cook Olson, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Minnesota
Certifications: DACVIM

Biography

Dr. Cook is board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine (Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, www.acvim.org) and enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.  She received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in 1988 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Dr. Cook completed her residency training in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 1991 at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Cook was on staff at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Tumor Institute in Santa Cruz, CA, from 1991-1995. After trying mobile consulting in the Chicago area in 1995, she went on to serve as staff internist and medical director at the Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center, a busy, multi-specialty referral practice in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, IL, from 1996-2003.

Dr. Cook's referral services include abdominal ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies, limited thoracic ultrasound, bronchoscopy/bronchoalveolar lavage, gastrointestinal endoscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement, rhinoscopy, urethrocystoscopy, bone marrow aspirates, and chemotherapy. She accepts referrals for consultations and management of complicated chronic disease processes such as diabetes mellitus, cushing's disease, chronic gastrointestinal conditions, and immune-mediated disease.

Dr. Cook is a native of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in chemistry and biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 1983.

Free time is hard to come by, but Dr. Cook enjoys alpine skiing, swimming, classical music, and walking the dog.

The current roster of pets in the Olson home includes Bo, a geriatric Golden Retriever, young cat Loki, Bucky the rabbit, and Cheetah the leopard gecko.

Dr. Cook established the internal medicine referral service at Central Kitsap Animal Hospital in 2003, and became Medical Director in 2011.  She lives in Poulsbo with her husband (Dr. Scott Olson, owner of Viking Dental in Poulsbo) and three teenage and young adult children.

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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.

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