Dr. Ken Hill grew up in Alaska but immediately after graduating high school at the age of 18 he left to earn his B.S. degree at the University of Oregon in 1970 and completed his DVM certification at Colorado State University in 1975.
Upon Graduation Dr. Hill started College Village Animal Clinic and a year and a half later began relief and bush practices in Bethel, Kuskokwin Delta, Yakutat and other small outlying communities. In 1976 he set up clinics in Cordova and Valdez while continuing to provide services in remote areas. In 1985 he assisted University of Minnesota and U.S. Fish and Wildlife researchers with his field veterinarian expertise on several wild life projects involving Sea Otters, Wolves and Moose.
In 2002 Dr. Hill launched Waterways Veterinary Clinic aboard the M/V Hallie, a 50' aluminum trawler, specifically redesigned as a mobile veterinary clinic. The Hallie allowed Dr. Hill to further expand his practice to the remote waterways of SE Alaska and service the communities of Hoonah, Pelican Bay, Haines, Skagway, Thorne Bay, Wrangell, Coffman Cove, Port Protection, Point Baker and Kake.
In 2005 Dr. Hill and his assistant, Page Brumbley purchased Mitkof Island Vet Clinic in Petersburg, AK from Dr. Jane Egger shortly before she passed and that practice was renamed Waterways Veterinary Clinic.
Our goal at Waterways Veterinary Clinic is to provide our clients with quality veterinary care in remote areas by providing telephone consultations and medical supplies with an emphasis on prevention and maintenence, and to educate owners in self help techniques and problem solving for those times veterinary care is unavailable.
The staff at Waterways Veterinary Clinic are proud to serve pet owners in rural SE Alaskan communities who require care where often no other services are available.