Meet the Team at Kenai Veterinary Hospital
Get to Know Our Kenai, AK Veterinary Team
Curt Wisnewski, DVM
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.
Dr. Patrick Krinke, DVM
Dr. Patrick Krinke was born and raised just outside of Boise, Idaho. After spending 18 years with his loving family and their Siberian huskies, he moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho. He would graduate in 2018 with a double major in Animal Science and Biology. A short trip across the WA border was then in store for Dr. Patrick as he joined the class of 2022 for Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After completion of his DVM, Dr. Patrick relocated up north to the beautiful state of Alaska where he joined the Kenai Veterinary Team. Dr. Patrick’s veterinary interest include animal nutrition, pet behavior, and emergency medicine.
Outside of the hospital, you’ll find Dr. Patrick investing time and efforts into his hobbies of hiking & backpacking, fitness & human nutrition, listening to music & podcasts, playing video games, and taking care of his two Black Lab German Shepherds named Dexter and Maya, and his grey tabby named Cas.
Dr. Emillie Ficek, DVM
Dr. Emillie Ficek is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in the vast and beautiful landscapes of the state. With a deep appreciation for nature and a love for outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and camping, she has always cherished the opportunities that Alaska provides. From an early age, Dr. Ficek was driven by a desire to help animals, so she pursued a career in veterinary medicine. She then graduated from the combined veterinary program offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado State University. Driven by their passion for the human-animal bond, Dr. Ficek found their true calling in small animal medicine. They believe in the importance of being there for pets throughout their entire lives, from the joyful moment they become part of a family to the time when goodbyes must be said. Dr. Ficek holds a special interest in preventative medicine, recognizing that proactive care plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being and longevity of beloved animal companions. Additionally, she has interests in dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Ficek eagerly anticipates the opportunity to serve the people and pets of the Kenai Peninsula. She is eager to meet new clients and forge meaningful connections, providing compassionate and skilled veterinary care to all those who entrust their furry family members to their expertise. Dr. Ficek and her husband are accompanied by their spirited rescue dog Moana. In her spare time, Dr. Ficek enjoys exploring the Alaskan wilderness and gardening.
Get to know our incredible team!
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 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.
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’ 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.