Dr. Dave Luttinen
DVM, DABVP
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.
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.
Jessica Rothery
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Fresh out of tech school, Jessica joined WWVH in October 2017. She is involved with all aspects of patient care and thrives on being hands on with each patient, honing her technical skills to better help each pet that comes through our doors. Jessica graduated from the Pierce College Veterinary Technology program in June 2017 During her second year of school, she volunteered with World Vets in Granada, Nicaragua and their international veterinary medicine training hospital.

Jessica grew up right here in Bremerton and has always had a special bond and love with animals. She is driven by a need to alleviate their suffering and enjoys seeing the difference we can provide for our patients. She shares her life with her 18 yrs old cat, Angel, who enjoys sleeping on her face, her parents, who have 5 dogs, a twin sister and an older brother. In her spare time, she enjoys watching anime, going to movies and rock concerts with her boyfriend.
Susan Knutson
Licensed Veterinary Technician/Assistant Manager
Susan is our Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician. She started working with us in January of 2005. As a veterinary technician, Susan is involved in every aspect of the hospital. She prepares the pets for surgery, monitors their vital signs during anesthesia, performs dental cleanings and assists the doctors in the examination room. Susan is in charge of the ongoing nursing care of hospitalized patients and alerts the doctors to any changes in their progress. She loves having a career where she can help alleviate any pain or anxiety that pets may be experiencing.