Aaron Gilbertsen, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Aaron Gilbertsen was born and raised in the Longview/Kelso area.  After graduating from Kelso High School, he attended Perry Technical Institute, where he studied industrial computing and process control.  He then worked in the pulp and paper industry for Georgia Pacific and Weyerhaeuser for three years before deciding to return to school to pursue and education in veterinary medicine.  He received a BS in biology from Central Washington University in 2009 and completed his DVM from Washington State University in 2013.  Dr Gilbertsen is excited to return to his home town to practice veterinary medicine after spending the last 7 years in central and eastern Washington, and looks forward to spending time with friends and family.  His professional interests include canine, feline and reptilian medicine and surgery.  Outside of work, Dr. Gilbertsen enjoys many outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and mountain biking as well as spending time with his wife, infant son and their personal zoo, which consists of 3 dogs, 4 cats, a ball python, a red-tailed boa constrictor and a bearded dragon.