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Betsy Kauder, General Manager

Betsy Kauder, General Manager

Betsy Kauder is the General Manager at Sun Valley Animal Center.  Originally from Connecticut, Betsy attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville.  She then went on to Lewis and Clark College and The University of Montana.  Betsy moved to Ketchum, Idaho in 1983.

Betsy started working at Sun Valley Animal Center hiking dogs in 1995. She was promoted to manager of the Pet Lodge in 1997. In 2000 Betsy Became a Certified Kennel Operator through the American Boarding Kennels Association, and has continued to further her education through various programs.  In 2013, Betsy expanded the Pet Lodge to include The Ranch, a cage free boarding house providing excellent care to qualifying dogs.

In 2017, Betsy was promoted to General Manager, and she now handles all daily operations.  Betsy continues to look for ways to provide exceptional care for the valley’s pets and their people.



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We Offer a Wide variety of Diagnostic and surgical procedures

Excellent Service

I've had 40 years experience with the Acker Family and I am very happy with the service they provide for us and the community!

-Shawn M. - Ketchum, ID

Best Veterinary Care

We love your staff!  Very knowledgeable!  Always helpful!  Always responsive!

- Shelly H. -San Francisco, CA

Highly Recommended!

Every single person that I have ever interacted with and the Sun Valley Animal Center has been attentive, professional, caring and extremely helpful. I feel very well taken care of by everyone at the clinic!! I recommend the Sun Valley Animal Center to everyone, always!

- Jim D. - Seattle, WA