Copper Valley Veterinary Services is proud to serve Copper Center, AK and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (907) 822 4321. Thank you!
Dr. Kimi Ross
Prior to attending vet school, Dr. Kimi taught in Bush Alaska as well as on the Navajo Reservation. Her decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine stemmed initially from a desire to provide better care for her own animals (which over the years has included sled dogs, cats, chickens, goats, and horses), but evolved into a desire to serve her community by helping meet the needs of animals in rural Alaska. In 2010, with 11 dogs and a cat in tow, she and her husband Fred relocated from Chistochina, Alaska to Pullman, Washington to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine at WSU.
Dr. Ross brings a love of internal medicine to the practice as well as a desire to work with large animal species. She is especially fond of goat patients and hopes to provide services to the many goats and their owners around the state. Dr. Ross also has a strong interest in theriogenology (reproduction) and plans to expand services over the next few years to include breeding soundness exams, pregnancy diagnosis, and artificial insemination.
The Ross household currently includes three cats, three dogs, two goats and assorted turkeys. When she’s not working, Dr. Kimi enjoys gardening, reading and getting outdoors.
Dr. Kimi Ross is committed to providing appropriate care to pets and their people and recognizes that unexpected illness and emergencies can be a financial burden to many in the region. She is committed to keeping services affordable and working with individuals to make the best use of their resources to care for their animals.
Dr. Ross participates in the following programs.
American Veterinary Medical Foundation Veterinary Care Charitable Fund
Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our clinic is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your tax deductible donation.
Friends of Valdez Animal Shelter Low Cost Spay and Neuter program
Dr. Ross partners with the Friends of Valdez Animal Shelter to provide low cost spays and neuters to residents of the Copper Basin to help prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce the number of homeless pets. The Low Cost Spay and Neuter Voucher program is open to all residents of the Copper Valley. If you are interested in participating, please fill out an application, available here or at the office. Surgeries are offered most Wednesdays on a space available basis. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, Inc.
Alaska Native Rural Veterinary provides spays, neuters, wellness exams and vaccinations to Native villages that do not have regular access to veterinary care. As a former Bush resident, Dr. Ross understands the difficulties and expense of even basic veterinary care in remote locations. As a result, Dr. Ross appreciates the opportunity to help meet these needs. Dr. Ross has travelled to Lower Kuskokwim villages, Nicolai, McGrath, Takotna, and Unalakleet. She also works with AK Native Rural Veterinary to provide low cost services to the Copper River region, including Copper Center, Chistochina, and Mentasta.