At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital, we’ve helped pets live long, healthy, and happy lives for more than 30 years. We are located in Silverdale, in the heart of the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula. Our recently remodeled and expanded facility is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and Certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Cat-Friendly practice. Additionally, many of our doctors and staff are Fear Free Certified Professionals, committed to the emotional well-being of your pet during their visit to our hospital.
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital is conveniently located in the heart of Silverdale, at the corner of Mickelberry and Bucklin Hill Roads.
Our Emergency Service is open 7:00 am-7:00 pm every day.
Our Urgent Care Service sees same day and next day appointments. Please call us for more information.
Our Primary Care Service has appointments Monday-Saturday for wellness, vaccines, and medical concerns. Elective surgeries, including spays, neuters, and dentistry, are scheduled Monday-Friday.
Our Internal Medicine Service is available for scheduled referral consultations and procedures, including ultrasounds, during the week. Urgent internal medicine needs are coordinated through our emergency service.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.
The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.
As veterinary professionals, we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why pets don't always receive the medical attention they need. Fear Free℠ veterinary visits reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams. Having a Fear Free℠ Certified Professional can help alleviate your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress when visiting our hospital.
We harness the scale and strength of our global network while acknowledging each individual's contribution. We work locally to improve the lives of all who interact with our brand.
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American Animal Hospital Association
AAHA is well known for its high standards in veterinary practices and quality pet care and promotes those standards within the veterinary profession, by requiring accreditation every 4 years.Visit American Animal Hospital Association
Kitsap Humane Society
A non-profit animal rescue orgination offering adoptions, canine training, lost and found pets and pet care advice.Visit Kitsap Humane Society
The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife.Visit PAWS
Offering the largest and most complete source of pet information available anywhere, with the most comprehensive resources for Pet Health and Wellness.Visit PetPlace.com
Cat Friendly Practice
When designated as a Cat Friendly Practice, veterinary clinics have proven they have taken specific extra steps to assure they understand a cat’s unique needs, have implemented feline-friendly standards, and have made changes to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment, such as feline-only waiting areas and exam rooms. Veterinary staff have also been trained in feline-friendly handling and cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat.Visit Cat Friendly Practice
Developed by “America’s Veterinarian”, Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear Free initiative aims to “take the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’” and promotes considerate approach and gentle control techniques used in calming environments. Utilization of Fear Free methods and protocols leads to reduction or removal of anxiety triggers, which creates an experience that is rewarding and safer for all involved, including petes, their owners, and veterinary health care teams. The end result? Calmer, more accepting patients and better veterinary care.Visit Fear Free