Dr. Sonja C. Webster-Hills, DVM, is the new owner and veterinarian at Islands Veterinary Clinic in Friday Harbor.
Webster-Hills bought the clinic in August from Dr. James Lehocky. The terms were not disclosed.
Webster-Hills said she looks forward to “supporting the community and their pets.” Staying on are current staff members, Jill Danby, LVT; and Traci Walter, veterinary assistant.
Webster-Hills is a 1992 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis. She performed her undergraduate work in Animal Science at California State Polytech-nic University, Pomona.
Following graduation, she focused on small-animal medicine, surgery and emergency care. Her experience includes working in eight- to 10-doctor animal hospitals in Elk Grove, Calif., and Issaquah. Additionally, she practiced as relief veterinarian in more than 20 smaller clinics across Western Washington.
Webster-Hills’ special interests include comprehensive preventative care for all life stages, management of complicated geriatric conditions, and abdominal ultrasound.
Her future plans for the clinic include the addition of dental X-ray and ultrasound equipment, further improving “the already outstanding level of diagnostics and treatment options offered at IVC,” she said.
Webster-Hills and her husband, Andy, have been married for 19 years. They have three sons: Eliot, 18; Kyle, 14; and Sean, 12. The family lived in Issaquah for the past 11 years.
The family’s pets include Lizzy, a 5-year-old female Pug; Jazzy, a 9-year-old male Pug; Rainey, aka “Kitten,” a 10-month-old female tabby; and Princess Fiona, a 7-year-old female cat.
Eliot is a freshman at Washington State University, Kyle is a ninth-grader at Friday Harbor High School and Sean is a seventh-grader at Friday Harbor Middle School.
Andy is supporting the clinic by performing general office management duties.
In their spare time, the Hills family enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest
Webster-Hills said the family looks forward to getting to know all their new neighbors and surroundings.
“Thank you for being so welcoming,” she said.