Dr. Dave Luttinen


Dr. Dave Luttinen is the hospital owner and one of the veterinarians at Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital in Bremerton, WA. 

While earning a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA, he volunteered as a veterinary assistant at the Exotic Cat Park. After working with animals he elected to switch from pre-medicine to veterinary medicine with a focus on reproduction. In 2001, Dr. Luttinen graduated with honors from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, WA.


Dr. Luttinen purchased Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital in August 2005.  Dr. Luttinen earned his board certification as one of ten Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Washington state specializing in dog and cat practice in 2009. Dr. Luttinen loves the responsibility of case investigation and particularly enjoys complicated and challenging conditions. While he practices in all areas of veterinary medicine and surgery, he has a special interest in dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and oncology (cancer treatment).

Dr. Luttinen strives to blend his knowledge and skill as a veterinarian with his desire to facilitate the human-animal bond. This requires communicating complex medical problems to the client, listening to their expectations, and developing a plan that will provide the best outcome. He has realized that his true purpose isn’t for himself, but rather to serve his patients, clients, staff, family, profession, and community while giving people hope and encouragement during difficult times with a suffering pet.

Dr. Luttinen is a devoted husband and father to his lovely and supportive wife and their four daughters. Dr. and Mrs. Luttinen also share their home with four cats and three dogs. Dr. Luttinen is committed to becoming a better person each day while fulfilling his role as a member of the veterinary and business community.

Dr. Luttinen welcomes new clients and their pets to our friendly hospital.

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Dr. Gayle Curran

Associate DVM

Dr. Curran is an Associate Veterinarian at Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital. She was born in south Texas and spent most of her free time on a horse at family ranches in Texas and Montana before moving to Colorado. Dr. Curran started college at the University of Denver, attending a program in Animal Technology, and then completed veterinary school at Colorado State University. She was drawn to veterinary medicine because of her love for science and animals. As a veterinarian she has found a challenging and exciting career that has allowed her to be involved in the lives of many wonderful animals and people.

“Over the years of veterinary practice, I have developed a deep respect for the power of the human-animal bond. I believe that bond helps us to be better people,” she says. “As veterinary professionals we have the privilege of using our hearts and our minds to improve the quality of life for pets and their families. I enjoy my work and expect to learn and grow every day.”


Dr. Curran is married and has two adult daughters. Their aging black lab continues to search for tennis balls, and their orange tabby cat continues to find every rodent. In her spare time, Dr. Curran enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking, hiking, singing with a community choral group, and boating with friends and family.

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Dr. Whitney Brown

Associate DVM

Dr. Brown has started her adventure with the WWVH family in May 2018.  She grew up on the East Coast riding horses and working on a horse ranch through high school.  At 16 years old she started working as a vet assistant and eventually graduated from the Auburn University Veterinary School in 2011.  She took an additional 2 years of advanced training in Theriogenology and animal reproduction.

Dr. Brown loves learning new things every day, caring for and treating pet.  She shares her home with her husband Jeff, hr Alabama Brown Dog named Nova, domestic longhair kitty named Maggie Mae and a Dutch Warmblood brood mare named Winona.  When she’s not hard at work at WWVH, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and crafting.


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Dr. Denise Lind

Associate DVM, PhD

Dr. Lind joined WWVH in August of 2016.  She decided to become a veterinarian after fostering a kitten and volunteering at the San Francisco City Shelter.  This experience encouraged her to quit her job as a scientist and go to veterinary school at WSU.

Dr. Lind grew up here in Bremerton only to leave for college.  she was very happy to be able to move back after vet school.  Her favorite part of each workday is doing surgery.  She enjoys communicating with clients and most important, helping pets feel better.

She shares her life with 3 cats and 2 dogs; enjoys taking her dogs on hikes, gardening.  She also vacations yearly with her mother and enjoys seeing the sights of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.



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