Dr. Walter Hoge

Director, Senior Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Hoge spent a good portion of his youth exploring riverbanks for wild animals, listening to his mother tell stories about ranch life, reading about the animal kingdom, or raising and collecting animals. He was always interested in biology and wanted to help animals when they were sick or injured—a career as a veterinarian was the perfect way to do that!

Dr. Hoge grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho. During high school, he enrolled in vocational agriculture classes and became a member of the Future Farmers of America organization. It wasn’t long before he began wondering how to work with animals for the rest of his life! He attended the University of Idaho before enrolling in Purdue University’s Animal Science Master’s program. After finishing his Master’s, he continued on to receive his DVM degree.

In 1976, Dr. Hoge fulfilled his dream of owning his own practice. He’s now practiced full-time at Camden Pet Hospital for almost 40 years—many of his clients have become life-long friends! Dr. Hoge particularly enjoys surgery, and also likes helping a young pet get a good start in life.

At home, Dr. Hoge has two pets: Maui, an 11-year-old Labrador retriever who enjoys long walks with Dr. Hoge, and a rescued cat named Momma Cat.

Dr. Hoge has five children and 13 grandchildren. Most of his free time is spent with his family, and he also enjoys family vacations, reunions, and a yearly cruise trip.

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Dr. Jeremy Hoge

Vice President, Veterinarain

Veterinary medicine runs in Jeremy Hoge’s family—his father owns Camden Pet Hospital, and his uncle and brother’s father-in-law also work in the field—and he always wanted to help animals and their families. Now he gets to do just that, working with his father as a Veterinarian and the Vice President of Camden Pet Hospital!

Jeremy grew up in San Jose, California. He moved to Arizona to pursue a degree in psychology, but quickly realized he found working with animals to be much more fulfilling. He was accepted to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. After graduation, he moved back to San Jose to work at his father’s clinic.

Dr. Hoge has a special passion for surgery, which he finds challenging and rewarding both physically and mentally. He also likes solving the mystery of medical cases and sharpening his own knowledge.

In 2010, Jeremy married his wife, Heather. They have a son, Ivan, who was born in 2012. The family has two pets: Fivill-T, Jeremey’s vet-school cat who currently lives at the clinic, and Roo, a Golden Retriever/Lab mix rescue who lets young Ivan climb on her!

Outside of work, Dr. Hoge enjoys sports, having grown up playing a number of them through high school and college. He also enjoys working out, running, and relaxing with friends and family.

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Dr. Christina Waller

Associate Veterinarian

Christina wanted to do many things for a career, including being a detective, a teacher, and a lawyer. She realized that working as a veterinarian allowed her to do all three: solve the mystery of what is making an animal sick, educate clients and the public about animal wellness, and stand up for furry friends who may have no other advocate!

Dr. Waller grew up in Huntington Beach, California and received her Bachelors of Science from the University of California, Davis in 2000. She stayed at UC Davis to attend their School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2006 with her DVM. She then moved to San Jose with her husband, who works in Redwood City. After working at a clinic in Campbell for two years, she joined the team at Camden Pet Hospital in 2007 to work closer to home.

Dr. Waller says no two surgeries are ever the same, even routine ones, and she likes the way they keep you on your toes. She also enjoys challenging internal medicine cases, and loves using her large variety of medical skills to solve the puzzle.

At home, Christina lives with her husband Mark and their two young daughters, Anna and Emily. They have an 11-year-old dog named Pivot, as well as two cats, Ruxpin and Hazel. They hope to adopt another dog soon!

Much of Dr. Waller’s free time is occupied by spending time with her girls, teaching them to ride bicycles, taking walks and wagon rides, taking them to gymnastics and swim class, and showing them the beach and the zoo. She also enjoys camping and hiking, and hopes to climb to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite this year.

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Dr. Kathryn A. Zeh

Associate Veterinarian

As a pet owner herself, Dr. Zeh understands the profound joy animals bring to our lives, and she pursued veterinary medicine to combine her interest in medicine with her strong passion for animals. She considers it an honor and privilege to help man’s best friends live happier and healthier lives!

Kathryn was born in Denver, grew up in Littleton, and spent 10 years in Northern Colorado before moving to California. She’d always wanted to attend Colorado State University, one of the top three veterinary schools in the country. She ended up completing three degrees there: a Bachelors in Equine Science in 2005, a Masters in Biomedical Science in 2009, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013. After graduation, she moved with her husband to San Jose and started at Camden Pet Hospital in June of 2013.

Dr. Zeh absolutely loves that every day as a veterinarian is different, and she’s always kept on her toes. She also likes the camaraderie between all doctors and staff at Camden Pet Hospital. From a medical standpoint, she is especially interested in oncology because of the ever-increasing new options for cancer treatment in pets.

Kathryn’s husband Chris works as an electrical engineer. They love to travel, ski, hike, camp, run, kayak, and cook together. They have an 11-year-old Golden Retriever named Connor and a 13-year-old brown tabby cat named Marie, who Kathryn first met at Colorado State.

In her free time, Dr. Zeh loves travel, portrait, and wedding photography. She says if she wasn’t a veterinarian, she’d be a National Geographic photographer! She’s also passionate about horseback riding and has worked with horses for over 20 years.

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