Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Eagle River is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

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Kathryn Martell
DVM Area Medical Director

Dr. Kathryn Martell graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She moved to Alaska and joined VCA Eagle River in 2000. She enjoys internal medicine cases, especially Oncology and Endocrinology. Dr. Martell is the Area Medical Director for VCA Alaska and Washington hospitals and also works for VCA in professional relations for the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. When not working at the hospital or traveling for VCA, Dr. Martell enjoys snow skiing, scuba diving, hiking and traveling with her husband, Jay, and daughter, Camille.

Teresa Nelson
RVT Hospital Manager
Teresa joined the VCA family as a Registered Veterinary Technician in August of 2009. Originally a technician from northern California, Teresa moved to Barrow, Alaska in 2001, and worked for the North Slope Borough for eight years as a Veterinary Technician, Animal Control Officer, and Lay Vaccinator for the seven surrounding villages. Although she enjoyed the adventures of the great north, it was time to move her family closer to the Anchorage part of Alaska, and has lived in Eagle River since. In 2012, Teresa was promoted to Hospital Manager, and now gets the best of both worlds, being on the administration si...
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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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