Our Team

The staff at VCA Bering Sea Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals whose passion is to help pets live long, healthy lives. We treat each patient with a considerate approach, making sure they are comfortable. Our staff are Fear Free Certified professionals and are happy to work with pet parents to implement techniques to aid us in our Fear Free practices. We take great pride in our continuity of care and the relationship we build with the clients. To help us provide the best treatment and medical options, we have access to local specialists and outside specialists via phone consultations.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Dr. Karen Medkeff
Medical Director
Dr. Karen Medkeff grew up in the Midwest, befriending any animal she came across. While in college, she worked for a local vet in just about every position available, from tech assistant to boarding and cleaning to receptionist. She graduated from the University of Akron and then went to The Ohio State Collage of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1997. She moved to Arizona and practiced for 8 years in Sierra Vista. After visiting Alaska for the first time in 2003, the family fell in love with the state and moved the next year.
Hospital Manager
Danae has been in Alaska with her family since November 2015. Danae has a master's degree in Psychology from Northcentral University. Danae has previous management experience in human health care at a community health center on the Kenai Peninsula. She greatly enjoys developing teams and positive work cultures to create a positive experience for clients. While new to the veterinary field, Danae is excited to apply her experience in management to help all pets and owners have the best possible experience when visiting VCA Bering Sea.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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