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Kristen Hixson

Hospital Manager

At a Glance



My Pets:

Walter - Lab
Duncan - French Bulldog
Kristen is a Pacific NW Native. Originally from Washington State, she moved to Oregon after a successful blind date with her now husband. 

Beginning at VCA NWVS as a Doctor's Assistant in the ER and ICU, Kristen's love for pets and people became a passion. Through the years, she has held several roles including Client Service Manager and Assistant Hospital Manager, before becoming Hospital Manager.

Her dedication to supporting the hospital provide exceptional client and patient care is a joy in her life. However, when not at the hospital, she has three children that keep her running; as does her enthusiasm for obstacles races and commitment to volunteer work with youth.

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VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

16756 SE 82nd Drive

Clackamas, OR 97015

Main: 503-656-3999

Fax: 503-557-8672

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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