Dr. Karsten Fostvedt started St. Francis Pet Clinic in September of 1989. Dr. Fostvedt previously owned the St. Francis Pet Clinic in Santa Barbara, Calif. The clinic has grown over the last 28 years, mainly by word of mouth, in the small mountain town of Ketchum, Idaho. Since opening in 1989, it has expanded and now offers state-of-the-art surgical facilities, digital radiography and a full-service laboratory. We also offer boarding for ill animals needing daily medication and special care. For a full list of our services, click here.
We are open six days a week, are on-call for emergencies 24-7, and have qualified nurses and receptionists who will make you and your pets feel relaxed during times of illness and injury.
Dr. Fostvedt graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He started his practice in Santa Barbara, Calif. where he worked as a small animal veterinarian. In 1989 he moved his family to Sun Valley, Idaho, where he started St. Francis Pet Clinic. His special interests include dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery.