Suzanne Cook Olson, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director
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. She volunteers for the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra.
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 children.