We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new facility in 2023! Our new facility will provide more space for patient examination, in-house diagnostics and surgery as well as an in-house large animal treatment facility. For those clients who have loved our rural Coupeville location, don’t worry, we love being rural too! Our new location will be located on a beautiful 40 acre farm near Oak Harbor – more information to come!
Our small animal clinic will continue to include a surgery suite where we perform routine procedures, such as spay/neuters, dental cleanings, and biopsies, as well as abdominal explorations and occasionally orthopedic surgeries. Our in-house diagnostics include digital x-rays, blood tests, fecal tests, cytology and urine tests. We also work with a regional reference laboratory for more extensive or specific diagnostics, such as biopsies and cultures.
We welcome you to visit our clinic and see our exceptional care in action. Our open hours are from 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday. Or, you can schedule your first appointment by calling (360)-678-1881.
Central Whidbey Veterinary Services is a proud member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association).
Dr. Robert Moody, Founder
Dr. Moody is getting ready to retire in August 2022! We are excited for him to be able to pursue his hobbies, spend time with family, and build a new home in Missouri, but he sure will be missed!
Dr. Robert Moody has had a lifelong passion for animals. In 1989, he made Whidbey Island his permanent residence after he retired from the U.S. Navy. His love for the island and its inhabitants (both two- and four-legged) inspired him to start a new career helping people and their pets.
In 2002 he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after, he bought his first medical kit and began building a house. Since then he expanded his practice to include a small animal and surgical veterinary clinic, as well as a mobile clinic for large animal and in-home care. His vision and hard work have created a solid foundation for Central Whidbey to continue serving the community for many years to come!
Dr. Ana Kidder, Owner
Dr. Ana Kidder is a local Whidbey Islander and thrilled to be back practicing medicine. A 2019 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kidder bought the practice in January 2022. She has a special interest in equine dentistry and loves ruminants of all sizes but in general loves supporting the agricultural heritage of Whidbey Island. Although she planned to practice large animal medicine, she enjoys the diversity that mixed animal medicine brings to the practice every day!
Dr. Ana lives on North Whidbey with her husband, Clint. They share the farm with their golden retriever, a very sweet miniature donkey, her gracefully aging trail horse, a miniature horse, a tiny tuxedo cat, a pair of very naughty pilgrim geese and a menagerie of chickens. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ana can usually be found outside playing in her garden, finding a farm project for Clint to execute, or enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Allison Gleason is our Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Allison is originally from Pennsylvania and came to Whidbey as a proud Navy wife. Following her tour with the Navy she graduated with an associate in science degree from Sanford Brown College in Jacksonville, FL. She came from a veterinary practice in Florida with three years’ experience, before moving to Whidbey and teaming up with Dr. Moody. She likes to spend quality time running with her two dogs, Betty and Leo or snuggling with her cat, Artie.
Ron Marshall is the office manager. He retired from the Navy following a 26-year career in aircraft maintenance. He then worked as a Crane inspector in North Alaska for 10 years before teaming up with Dr. Moody as the office manager. His love of animals runs deep! 4 dogs, two horses, 4 goats, chickens, ducks and an African Gray keep him on the run. Ron and his wife Su live on the north end of Whidbey and love to go camping and kayaking.
We’re new to the island (last week) and hadn’t had time to find a new vet for our pup. Of course, a late LATE Sunday night need arose in the middle of a power-outage and 30-year windstorm. One phone call and we were on our way to see Dr. Moody who was just outstanding. He’s a no-nonsense, very practical, and thorough kind of vet who was fun to be with and as keen to know about our dog’s humans as he was our dog. I cannot recommend him highly enough. NO further shopping; he’s our vet.Nic W.
These guys are straight-up fantastic. They care about what they do and how they treat you and your furry loved ones. I’ve been here for the funnest times (HUGE thank you for the grand opening party; pony rides, face painting, and lunch, at no cost to your guests!!??! WOW), and for the saddest times, when our family pup breathed his last, and weird times, when kitty had allergies (thanks for the follow-up calls!). They’re a dedicated bunch, and sure appreciated!Tricia B.