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Curt Wisnewski, DVM

Curt Wisnewski, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Curt Wisnewski grew up on a farm in North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 1989, where he met his wife, Shawnee. They have six children, several dogs and cats, two horses, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, and fish. Dr. Wisnewski has practiced at Kenai Veterinary Hospital since 1995.

Richard McCartan, DVM

Richard McCartan, DVM

Veterinarian

Dick grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1977. He has practiced in Kenai since 1978. Mickey’s family homesteaded in Clam Gulch; she is a lifelong Alaskan. Married in 1982, they have three adult children. Dick enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine. Dick and Mickey enjoy skiing, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, and traveling in their free time. They love living on the Kenai peninsula and appreciate having been able to care for your family pets for over forty years.

Ryan Goss, DVM

Ryan Goss, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Ryan Goss grew up in East Tennessee. In 2012 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2018, Dr. Goss earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in the inaugural class at Lincoln Memorial University -College of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after graduation Dr. Goss moved to Alaska with his two scruffy terriers and his three-legged cat in summer 2018 and began working at Kenai Veterinary Hospital. His veterinary interests include feline medicine, sporting/working dog medicine, and theriogenology. During his time off, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing video games.

Zack Gardenfors, DVM, MS

Zack Gardenfors, DVM, MS

Veterinarian

Dr. Gardenfors joined the team at Kenai Veterinary Hospital in August 2020. Originally a Sweden native, he grew up with dogs, cats, cows, sheep, and chickens. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology from Washington State University and earned a Master of Science degree in toxicology from the Karolinska Institute. He completed his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and has since been active in small animal general practice and emergency medicine, seeing dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, and occasionally reptiles.

Dr. Gardenfors enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dog named Missy. He enjoys the outdoors, reading and scuba diving.

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Angie Pokryfki

Angie Pokryfki

Angie was born and raised here on the Kenai Peninsula. She moved to Wyoming to study equine dentistry. After a dental internship in Colorado, Angie moved back to Kenai and earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in general business at the Kenai Peninsula College. She joined the staff at Kenai Veterinary Hospital in January 2016. Angie lives in Sterling with her husband (Anders), three horses, and two dogs. She loves spending time outdoors, trail riding in the mountains, hiking, camping, and fishing.

Holly Koroll

Holly Koroll

Holly joined the staff at the Kenai Veterinary Hospital in July 2013. In 2020 she was promoted to office manager. She moved to Alaska in 2012 after leaving Minnesota with her husband and four children. Her family now includes two dogs (a Great Dane and Cockapoo) and three cats. Holly enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.

Kristina Hunter

Kristina Hunter

Kristina Hunter was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula and joined the Kenai Veterinary Hospital staff in July 2016. She and her husband, Victor, have two fur babies, a Chow Shepherd mix and a Pomchi. She enjoys sewing, reading, and participating in a local chapter of Amtgard with her husband, where their dogs also get to join them in the summertime fun.

Laksmi Teague

Laksmi Teague

Laksmi was raised in Kodiak, Alaska. She moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 2016 and joined the staff at the Kenai Veterinary Hospital in 2020. She recently graduated from veterinary assistance career school through Penn Foster College and is working on her associate degree in veterinary technology. Laksmi enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband (Fletcher) and their two pups.

Pat Kelley

Pat Kelley

Pat joined the staff of Kenai Veterinary Hospital in January 2017. She graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 1979, earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in animal health technology. Pat has been an Alaskan resident since 1981 and currently lives in Kenai with her husband, Bill, and their dog named Janie. Pat enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends around the campfire.

Sarah Newberry

Sarah Newberry

Sarah grew up here on the Kenai Peninsula. She went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology. After working several seasons with the local Department of Fish and Game, Sarah joined Kenai Veterinary Hospital staff in September 2019. She lives in Soldotna with her mini poodle, Silly, and a cat named Snowshoe. Sarah enjoys spending her time exploring the outdoors. You can usually find her hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and studying local plants and wildlife.

Emily Kate

Emily Kate

Emily and her grandfather moved to the Kenai Peninsula in early 2000. Over the years, she has adopted/rescued just a few fluffy fur-balls. Her family now includes nine guinea pigs and three cats. Emily has always dreamed of working with animals. In August 2020, she joined the team at Kenai Veterinary Hospital. Emily is currently attending Penn Foster College to obtain her vet tech associate degree. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her loved ones, binge-watch television shows, and go on road trips with friends.

Sevin-Re’ Michaels

Sevin-Re’ Michaels

Sevin-Re’ lives in Kenai with her two cats. She was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula and grew up in Nikiski. During the summer, she loves to hike, camp, and travel to see family in the winter. Sevin-Re’ lived in California for two years before returning to her home town where she joined the Kenai Veterinary Hospital staff in January 2021.