Meet the Doctors
Edwin W. Ketel, DVM
Drs. Ed and Catherine purchased Oceanside Animal Clinic on June 1, 1980 from Dr. Alan Goulter who established the practice 31 years previously. Dr. Ed grew up in the Tri-Cities, Washington, and spent his summers in Ocean Park with his family clamming, fishing, and working summer jobs on the oyster beds. During his senior year of veterinary school, he interned under Dr. Goulter in Seaview, and at the end of the internship Dr. Goulter asked him if he would like to purchase the practice. Ed enjoys surgical challenges and also services the large animal community when available.
Catherine S. Lindblad, DVM
Drs. Catherine and Ed met at Washington State University Veterinary School and when visiting the peninsula, Dr. Catherine instantly loved the area. Catherine grew up in Cleveland and migrated out west in her early twenties. She and Dr. Ed raised two children on the peninsula and immersed themselves in school and community projects. Working with clients up front and diving into internal medicine and wellness challenges has been Dr. Catherine’s strongest interest.
Kelly M. Freese, DVM
Dr. Kelly graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015. Born and raised on the Long Beach Peninsula, it was always her dream to come back and work at Oceanside Animal Clinic. She graduated from Ilwaco High School and earned a BS in Zoology at WSU prior to starting veterinary school. Dr. Kelly started working at Oceanside Animal Clinic in June 2015 and hopes to be here for many years to serve her community and all the beloved pets on the Peninsula. When not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with the abundant family she has in the area, watching football, and spoiling her two Labradors.