Meet The Health Care Team


Victoria Vosburg, DVM

Veterinarian and Owner of Pet's Choice Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Vosburg graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Prior to that, she received a degree in biology from Montana State University. When she moved here in 1993, Dr. Vosburg began working with bald eagles at the Alaska Raptor Center in addition to caring for dogs and cats in Sitka. She opened Pet's Choice in 2010 while continuing to care for injured wild birds at The Alaska Raptor Center. Her time away from work is spent volunteering for Sitka Mountain Rescue as a part of the Incident Management Team, hiking with her dogs, practicing yoga, birding, and spending time with her husband, Burgess who is also a veterinarian. His clinic is in the same building as Pet's Choice but remains a separate practice.

April Wheldon

Veterinary Technologist

April received her veterinary technology degree from Columbus State Community College in 1996. Since that time, she has had an adventurous life both personally and professionally. Dogs, cats, birds, bunnies...she has done it all! At one point, she even worked at the San Diego Zoo! You may know her from the little coffee shop at Eliason Harbor where she spent three summers. We are thankful to have April and her extensive experience on our team!!

Melanie Bailey

Veterinary Assistant

Melanie moved here in 2021 from Portland, Oregon to pursue her dream of working in the veterinarian field. She enjoys new adventures with her best friend, Milo Jo. Her time outside of work is spent with family, on the water, or hiking to the beautiful views that Sitka holds. We are excited to see her achieve her goals. 

Taija Johnson


Taija Grant

Veterinary Assistant

Taija was born and raised in Sitka. She graduated from North Salem High, in Salem, Oregon. After graduating, she moved back to Sitka in the summer of 2019 to nanny for her sister and then found herself at the clinic due to her love for animals. She loves going on adventures in the tundra and on land with her dog, Fiji. We love having her part of our team!


Elsie & Mr. Biz

Clinic Supervisors

These cats came to us as strays from Kake and Klawock both located in Southeast Alaska. Mr. Biz (right) loves to greet clients, comfort them during emergencies,  and help them with their paperwork. Elsie (left) enjoys watching the reception area from our display shelves. If you are chewing minty gum while you visit, she will most likely come running to try and steal your yummy treat, but please don't give her any.

Hours: 8:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday  -  Appointments: 747-3788  

Emergencies: 738-8661