Dr. Julie Kennedy graduated from Oregon State University in 1994. She came to work at Pet Samaritan for the first time from 1995 - 2003 (some of you might remember her as Dr. Kruse part of that time). She was mentored by our beloved Dr. Patricia Huff. Since then she has owned, built up and sold two thriving veterinary practices. She is a skilled doctor and managing veterinarian. She loves to mentor new doctors and assist them in becoming the best veterinarians they can be. Dr. Kennedy has a great love for animal dentistry, surgery and geriatric care. She not only provides medical care to dogs and cats, but she has a special interest in small mammals and birds.
Dr. Kennedy is mom to a beautiful daughter who graduated early from high school and is now enjoying college. She enjoys helping to raise her two stepchildren with her significant other. At home they have a busy Labrador puppy and two mellow cats. In her time off she loves camping, boating, yard renovations, spending time with her family, reading, listening to country music and 80's hair bands!