Dr. Walter R. Hoge, DVM

Dr. Walter R. Hoge’s love for animals and the natural world began during his youth, when he would spend time exploring riverbanks for wild animals and raising and collecting animals. His mother’s stories about ranch life and his interest in biology fueled his passion for animal care, ultimately leading him to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

Growing up in Blackfoot, Idaho, Dr. Hoge attended vocational agriculture classes in high school and joined the Future Farmers of America organization. He later attended the University of Idaho before enrolling in Purdue University’s Animal Science Master’s program, where he received his Master’s degree and eventually his DVM degree.

In 1976, Dr. Hoge fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning his own veterinary practice. For nearly 40 years, he has worked full-time at Camden Pet Hospital, where he has developed lasting relationships with many of his clients. He has a particular interest in surgery and enjoys helping young pets get a good start in life.

Dr. Hoge is also a devoted family man and has five children and 16 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, going on family vacations and reunions, and embarking on a yearly cruise trip.