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Kona Veterinary Service Staff


Dr's. Bob Jordan and Jenny Chartier, a husband and wife team, are the owners of Kona Veterinary Service. They moved to the Big Island in April 2004, and have embraced life on the Big Island and their extended family of the KVS staff. In 2015 & 2019, Kona Veterinary was voted as a top 3 Finalist in Best of the West for "Best Pet Care."


Dr. Bob Jordan is a native of the East Coast. His undergraduate career began at the University of Pennsylvania and ended at Temple University. He attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and then spent one year at the University of Missouri completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Prior to moving to Hawaii he has practiced both in small animal hospitals and in emergency & critical care centers.

In 2008 & 2012, Dr. Jordan was voted by the residents of West Hawaii, Best Veterinarian, and one of the top 3 in  2020.

Dr. Robert Jordan
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Dr. Jenny Chartier

Dr. Jenny Chartier grew up in Missouri where she attended undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She then spent the next 7 years living in northeast Pennsylvania where she practiced in both companion animal general practice and emergency and critical care hospitals.

Dr. Jenny Chartier

Dr. Casey grew up on Kaua'i spending most of her time on her family's horse and cattle ranch. 

She obtained her Masters and DVM degrees from Colorado State University then moved to Kona to practice small animal medicine. Special interests include internal medicine and general soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Casey enjoys spending time with her family and french bulldog Zoey.

Dr. Casey Milnes
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Dr. Walker and her dog Broccoli the black lab, relocated to the Big Island from Vancouver Island, Canada. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and surgery, but enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine. In her free time, she can be found playing her guitar, hiking, or paddle boarding with her dog. 

Dr. Molly-Rae Walker

Dr. Nicole Becker grew up on a beef and grain farm in Whitemouth, Manitoba where her parents breed purebred Charolais and Angus Cattle.

Before attending vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Nicole studied Animal Science at the University of Manitoba.

She spent her summers working in different mixed animal practices in Manitoba and Germany, as well as volunteering for Global Vets in Thailand. In her spare time Nicole enjoys amateur beekeeping, riding her horse, Leila, and spending time back home on the farm.

Dr. Nicole Becker
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Dr. Sean Crimmins

Dr. Foster is originally from Birmingham, Alabama.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College and then from Auburn University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  She moved to Denver, Colorado and practiced there for 10 years before deciding she had enough of the city life and needed to be closer to the ocean. In 2021, she moved to Kona and started with Waikoloa Veterinary Service.  Her areas of interest include ophthalmology and exotic animal medicine.  She absolutely adores working with Golden retrievers, Boxers, and French Bulldogs.  Her family includes a Boxer (Cobra Bubbles), a Frenchie (Pudge), and three cats (Schmitty da Kitty, Mattie, and Rufus).  When she’s not at work she spends her time with her husband Clay snorkeling on our beautiful island or traveling the world.

Dr. Kelly Foster
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