VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital


Vaccines (immunizations) are a basic but essential component of preventative medicine. The primary goal of vaccination (immunization) is to REDUCE disease prevalence, symptoms and ultimately animal AND human suffering. Vaccines are designed to stimulate an immune response and provide long-term protection, but do require a proper administration and a boostering protocol. Young animals (puppies and kittens) are at increased risk for contracting viral and bacterial infections. As a result, it is imperative we start vaccinations at an appropriate age, booster in a timely manner, and minimize their exposure to potential pathogens before their immune systems are mature.

The Doctors at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital are familiar with local disease prevalence, local and state ordinances in regards to required vaccination (Rabies), vaccine requirements for domestic and international travel and vaccination recommendations as implemented by AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners). Vaccination recommendations and protocols will be discussed at each wellness exam and tailored to meet the needs of each individual pet.


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.