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Best Veterinarians in Seattle

Our Recommended Top 19

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Seattle Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Seattle, WA 98107

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3.5 (118)
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4.7 (21)

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The Family Pet is a Seattle veterinary practice based in Ballard with over 70 years of experience. The team of veterinary doctors provides individualized care to cats, dogs, pocket pets (such as hamsters, gerbils, and ferrets), and small livestock animals (such as chickens, goats, and rabbits). Ballard Pet Vet is the livestock division of The Family Pet and focuses on larger livestock animals. This practice includes a Seattle Veterinary Imaging, a diagnostic service offering CT scans. The Family Pet offers a variety of services, including pet boarding, veterinary dental care, veterinary surgery, microchipping and much more.

Seattle, WA 98115

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4.0 (102)
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4.9 (21)

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Northeast Veterinary Hospital is a team of seven licensed and experienced Seattle veterinarians on staff. Their staff is committed to educating customers on their pet's health needs and to keeping up with technological advances in veterinary care. The large veterinary staff ensures that a variety of pets can be treated at Northeast Veterinary Hospital, including dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, and turtles. Other services include veterinary acupuncture, pet boarding with medical attention, pet dental care, and emergency veterinary care seven days a week.

Seattle, WA 98102

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4.5 (125)
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5.0 (20)

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Eastlake Veterinary Hospital has over 30 years of experience providing veterinary care to dogs and cats in Eastlake and surrounding Seattle neighborhoods. Eastlake Veterinary Hospital offers new puppy and kitten care, annual visits, microchipping, pet travel care, and pet dental care.

Seattle, WA 98102

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5.0 (68)
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5.0 (9)

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City Cat Mobile Vet combines a clinic and house call practice out of its Capitol Hill office in Seattle. City Cat offers a variety of cat-specific treatment options individualized for each cat. These include kitten and geriatric cat care, thyroid and kidney disease management, nutrition counseling and support, preventive medicine including individualized vaccines, spay and neuter, and end of life care. City Cat refers to other providers for x-rays and major surgery.

Seattle, WA 98115

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4.5 (83)
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4.6 (8)

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Maple Leaf Veterinary Care is a full-service veterinary practice located in the Maple Leaf Neighborhood of Seattle. Maple Leaf Veterinary sees dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pocket pets for preventative and wellness visits, medical care, and surgery. Maple Leaf Veterinary has digital x-ray technology and uses both in-house diagnostic testing and outside laboratories. Their skilled staff is able to connect clients with dietary and behavioral counseling and provide house call euthanasia services.

Seattle, WA 98125

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BluePearl Veterinary Partners is an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital offering specialty and emergency veterinary services in Seattle and Renton. BluePearl is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is staffed by a team of veterinary specialists who are board-certified in critical care, internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic imaging. BluePearl is also allied with Vet Med Imaging, Northwest Animal Eye Specialists, and The Animal Dermatology Clinic to offer veterinary ophthalmology and dermatology services. BluePearl also has an animal blood bank and state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical suites to ensure the best outcomes possible for emergency and surgical services. Rehabilitation and other services such as hemodialysis are also available as part of each animal's ongoing care.

Seattle, WA 98107

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4.0 (61)
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4.5 (15)

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Sunset Hill Veterinary is a full-service Seattle veterinary clinic located in Ballard. Sunset Hill handles everything from vaccinations to surgeries and also has a rehabilitation practice aimed at increasing strength and mobility for pets with orthopedic, neurological, and degenerative issues as well as offering post-surgical rehabilitation. Sunset Hill focuses on sustainability with a nearly paperless office and a commitment to recycling. The skilled staff works a four-day week in order to maintain a work-life balance that keeps their energy and enthusiasm high when they are in the office working with their patients.

Kirkland, WA 98034

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4.0 (33)
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4.6 (9)

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Critter Doctor Animal Hospital is a Kirkland full-service animal hospital serving the greater Seattle area since 1982. Critter Doctor Animal Hospital values continuity of care and wants to develop strong relationships with pets and their owners. Services include general wellness care, surgery, dentistry, x-ray and hospitalization for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, rodents and other "pocket pets." Critter Doctor doctors consult with veterinary specialists when needed to provide the best possible care to each animal. Pet boarding is also available at Critter Doctor Animal Hospital.

Seattle, WA 98122

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4.5 (69)
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4.8 (52)

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Jet City Animal Clinic is a full-service Seattle animal hospital located in Capitol Hill. Traditional services offered include vaccines, annual check-ups, parasite control, ID chips, surgery, radiology, dentistry, and pain management. Alternative veterinary therapies offered include veterinary acupuncture, animal massage, cranial-sacral therapy, and reiki. Behavioral and communication consultations are also available as well as nutrition education.

Seattle, WA 98133

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3.5 (200)
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4.7 (25)

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Greenwood Animal Hospital is a full-service Seattle veterinary hospital located in Greenwood. Walk-ins are welcome and Greenwood Animal Hospital offers services ranging from bathing and flea treatments to surgery. Cat and dog boarding is also available at Greenwood Animal Hospital.

Seattle, WA 98116

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4.0 (36)

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Greentree Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited animal hospital located in West Seattle. Greentree Animal Hospital is committed to providing modern and technologically advanced veterinary care. Greentree Animal Hospital veterinary doctors and specialists are highly-skilled with board-certified cardiologists and radiologists and experienced surgical staff prepared to handle a range of surgeries including general soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and dental surgery. Greentree Animal Hospital also offers dog and cat boarding and has a fund available to help current clients pay for needed services while experiencing financial hardship.

Seattle, WA 98112

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4.0 (41)

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Madison Park Veterinary Hospital offers a range of veterinary services to Seattle pet owners and is located in the Madison Park neighborhood. These services include wellness visits and vaccinations, internal medicine, radiology and ultrasound, surgery, dental care and dental x-rays, boarding, microchipping, cat and dog grooming, and compassionate euthanasia.

Seattle, WA 98109

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4.8 (98)
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3.5 (66)
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4.0 (38)

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Madison Street Animal Hospital is a Seattle animal hospital with three locations, including one in Kirkland. Madison Street Animal Hospital's highly trained veterinary staff are well-versed in modern veterinary care and are provided with state-of-the-art technology in a new facility and an in-house laboratory for quick diagnoses. Madison Street Animal Hospital offers veterinary wellness care, diagnostic services, surgery, dermatology, and emergency care seven days a week. Boarding is also available for cats.

Seattle, WA 98144

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4.5 (147)
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4.8 (30)

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Rainier Veterinary Hospital has over 80 years of experiencing treating Seattle's pets. Rainier Veterinary Hospital is a privately-owned four doctor practice open seven days a week and offering wellness exams and preventive care, vaccinations, geriatric care, diagnostics through an advanced local laboratory, and surgeries such as spays, neuters, and dental procedures. Rainier Veterinary Hospital also offers pet boarding and microchip identification services.

Seattle, WA 98109

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4.0 (105)
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5.0 (8)

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Queen Anne Animal Clinic is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle and offers a range of services including wellness and preventive care, labwork, radiology and ultrasounds, anesthesia and minor surgery, and pain management. Queen Anne Animal Clinic also offers in-home veterinary nursing and technician services through Seattle Veterinary Associates On the Go and hopes to add a veterinarian to the On the Go team in the future.

Lynnwood, WA 98037

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4.4 (93)
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3.5 (28)
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5.0 (1)

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The Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic is a Seattle-area veterinary clinic specializing in veterinary dermatology from their Lynnwood office. ASAC's focus is on long-term relief for pets with chronic or relapsing skin and ear conditions and other veterinarians frequently refer patients for the thorough assessment, diagnosis, and treatment offered by ASAC. As a family-owned clinic, ASAC doctors focus on finding the most effective treatment while minimizing unnecessary testing and expense. ASAC offers veterinary dermatology services, allergy testing, skin disease treatment, and laser surgery.

Seattle, WA 98102

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4.5 (414)
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4.9 (82)

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Urban Animal is an independent veterinary care clinic located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Urban Animal offers the flexibility of a walk-in clinic with drop-in appointments available every day until 60 minutes before closing. Urban Animal's professional veterinary staff strives to keep veterinary services accessible to everyone with economical pricing and a range of treatment options. A pharmacy is available on the premises.

Seattle, WA 98125

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4.5 (63)
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4.8 (10)

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North Seattle Veterinary Clinic is a veterinary clinic and animal hospital run by licensed veterinarians with experience caring for cats, dogs, rabbits and pocket pets such as hamsters. The veterinary team values preventive measures such as good nutrition, exercise, and parasite prevention. North Seattle Veterinary Clinic also provides for dental care.

Des Moines, IA 98198

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5.0 (64)
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5.0 (25)

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Marine View Veterinary Hospital is located in Des Moines, WA, and specializes in preventive care, emergency care, surgery, dentistry, pain management, laser therapy, and a range of other veterinary services for dogs and cats. The experienced team of doctors and veterinary staff use the latest research and technology, and the practice is AAHA-accredited.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.