The Ultimate Guide to the Top Veterinarians in Seattle, Washington

Posted on
August 24, 2018
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Whether you’re new to the area or a new pet owner, we at Fauna Care understand how important it is to have a trusted veterinarian. We’ve provided a list of trusted vets around Seattle who will make great regular doctors for your beloved pet!

BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Northwest


13240 Aurora Ave N

Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 364-1660


BluePearl is a level-one emergency pet hospital located in North Seattle that is open 24 hours a day. Their services, provided by board-certified specialists, include:

  • 24/7 emergency medicine
  • Blood bank
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Internal medicine
  • Oncology
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

Their website emphasizesensures that they work closely with the owners as they understand and respect the bond between humans and animals.


One pet owner remarks, “Val received us when we walked in and she took our concern seriously and professionally. She communicated very clearly. We saw our nurse, Joseph, who made us feel like we were the only dog family in the place. He put us at ease about our dog's health without making us feel like our concerns weren't valid. For the first time, I saw my dog's temperature taken without her freaking out.

We had gone to our regular clinic first, and they couldn't fit us in. Additionally, the receptionist there wasn't as knowledgeable or effective. When I finally pressed her for an emergency clinic, she recommended Blue Pearl. I'm glad she did.”

Seattle Veterinary Specialists BluePearl - Downtown


805 Madison Street Suite 100

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 624-9111


Seattle Veterinary Services is another facility open 24/7, /365 days a year, located in Downtown Seattle. Their services include:

  • 24/7 emergency medicine
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Critical Care
  • Dentistry and oral surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Transport Vehicle
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Surgery

Their website ensures that they are dedicated to giving you the best answers and information you need so that you make the right decisions regarding the health of your furry companion.


One pet owner remarked, “We had a really good experience here with the dentist removing three of our Rottweiler's teeth. The communication was clear and frequent, all our questions were answered and I feel Bear was well taken care of by the nurse. I world absolutely recommend them.”

cat on patio looking at you

North Seattle Veterinary Clinic - Northeast


11032 8th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98125

(206) 523-7187


North Seattle Veterinary Clinic is open weekdays 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm, and is closed Sundays. They will take serious cases during business hours. They offer medical, surgical and dental care to most mammals like dogs, cats, and small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. In addition, they offer:

  • An online pharmacy
  • Boarding and petsitting
  • Petcare-related videos and information like preparing for overseas travel

On their online pharmacy, you where you can browse for:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Flea and Tick Preventatives
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Veterinary Diets
  • Dental Care

North Seattle Veterinary Clinic ensures their waiting room provides a kid- friendly and relaxed environment where you can wait to see your veterinarian.


One pet owner remarks, “When I was getting ready to be a new dog owner I actually interviewed about a dozen vet clinics in North Seattle. Small Practices, large chain styles and everything in between.  This is a nice medium sized practice, with different types of vets. They will look at rodent pets, cats, dog and rabbits. They also have a vet on staff that is not adverse to holistic approaches to pet care. You can insist on seeing only one, or whomever is available. They will file your insurance claims for you. They have an online appointment system plus a very helpful  and friendly front office staff. Bonus? They are open on Saturdays.”

Northeast Veterinary Hospital - Northeast


9505 35th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 523-1900


Northeast Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to helping a number of animals including:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Mice
  • Hamsters
  • Rats
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Turtles

They will deal with emergencies as long as they are open, which is 8am to 9pm on weekdays, Saturday 9am to 4pm, and Sunday 10am to 3pm.  It is advised that if you think you are having an emergency situation with your pet that you come to the hospital immediately and call ahead of time so you are best advised on your type of emergency. In addition to emergency care, Northeast Veterinary Hospital’s services include:

  • Acupuncture - Dr. Amy Ward is certified in traditional animal acupuncture
  • Boarding
  • Dental care
  • Dietary counseling
  • Flea control programs
  • Microchip identification
  • Prescription diets - tThey carry Hill's Science Diet, Royal Canin and Purina products
  • Travel certificates - tThey carry the travel forms needed for traveling with your pet to whatever state or country
  • Discounts to senior citizens!


One pet owner remarks, “They are super friendly at NE Vet Hospital on 35th and keep up with reminds for needed appointments. I appreciate the longer hours and esp. that one does not need an appointment for cat pedicures - when I manage to crate my skittish rescue cat I can take advantage of this courtesy.”

panting dog

Aurora Veterinary Hospital - Greenwood


8821 Aurora Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 525-6666


Aurora Veterinary Hospital is a member of AAHA, whose standards for small animal medicine and surgical care are higher than those of the state of Washington. Their services include:

  • Annual checkups
  • End of life service
  • Hospitalization and intensive care
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology

Once again, they take emergencies during their business hours, weekdays 8am to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to-4pm by appointment. When they are not open they recommend one of the aforementioned BluePearl 24-hour animal hospitals. If you decide that Aurora Veterinary Hospital is the right choice for your animal’s most convenient for you to be your animals regular vet clinic, you can fill out a new client form here.


One pet owner remarked, “I really had a good experience with my first visit here. I called to make an appointment on a Saturday morning, and was able to get a new puppy patient appointment for the following Monday (sweet!). They have separate dog and cat entrances, and greeted us very warmly. The vet was kind and very informative, and to the time to answer all of my new pet mom questions. My puppy was at ease the entire time. There's easy parking right in front, so nice when you have a reluctant pet that you might have to drag from the car.”

Green Lake Animal Hospital - Green Lake


6857 Woodlawn Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 524-6540


Green Lake Animal Hospital has been open since 1972. Their hours are:

Monday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM — 8:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Their services include:

  • Wellness exams
  • End of life care
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Lab work
  • Oncology
  • Digital Radiology
  • Surgery/Laparoscopy

Their website also offers a tab on pet care articles, as one of their principles is educating pet care owners in a way that will ensure a better quality of life for their pets.


One pet owner remarked, “I moved to Seattle in 2009. Even though I have a closer veterinary hospital in my neighborhood, I have brought my dog to Greenlake Animal Hospital since our relocation. My dog has had her annual, now semi-annual wellness exams at Green Lake Animal Hospital, as well as emergency diagnostics and surgeries. The compassion of the Front Desk Associates, Techs, and Providers was always felt. They always provided quotes and realistic expectations prior to diagnostics and procedures. Therefore, I was never surprised. They treat us like we are part of their family and they provide us with excellent care.”

little dog in bath with soap on head

Seattle Natural Veterinary Center - Phinney Ridge


6500 8th Ave NW

Seattle, WA 98117

(206) 783-5900


Seattle Natural Veterinary Center focuses on holistic approaches to animal wellbeing. Their consultations include reviewing patient history, complete physical examinations, and laboratory testing if necessary. Their hours are weekdays 9am to 4:30pm by appointment, and they closed on alternate Wednesdays and Fridays. Seattle Natural Vet treats conditions such as:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cancer (alternative therapy)
  • Arthritis such as hip dysplasia
  • Skin and ear problems
  • Autoimmune, metabolic, and endocrine disorders
  • Respiratory issues

They are an outpatient clinic, so they do not offer surgery, radiology, or emergency services. Seattle Natural vet also offers:

  • Preventative health plans for puppies and kittens to ensure a healthy future
  • Phone consultations
  • Routine check ups and blood tests
  • Traditional pharmacy


One pet owner remarked, “I came to Dr. Kate for my dog Lucy’s stomach problems after hitting the end of the road in typical veterinary medicine. She had been vomiting up blood for over a month and feeling so lethargic and sick. After spending hundreds of dollars on educated guesses and expensive tests to figure out nothing, a friend referred me to Dr. Kate. One appointment where Dr. Kate adjusted my dog’s diet and food type and added in some very inexpensive supplements, and Lucy’s stomach has been fine ever since.”

Rainier Veterinary Hospital - Central


815 Rainier Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 324-4144


Rainier Veterinary hospital has been open since 1933. It’s clear that they and take a genuine interest in their patients and patient owners. Their dogs and cats of the month page is absolutely adorable. Check out these three little pups. Rainier is not open 24/7 but is open 8am to 6pm every day. Their services include:

  • Wellness & Vaccination programs
  • Boarding
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Medical and Surgical care
  • Dental care
  • Medicated baths


One pet owner remarked, “I have been taking my dogs to Rainier Vet Hospital since 1982. Been through several doctors and techs and have always had good results. Before there were set appointments, there were long wait times. Was really glad they went to set appointments. My dogs, all four of them, have always been treated with love and care, even when they were a handful. I always felt comfortable leaving them there. My most recent vet, Dr. Beestman, is very kind and gentle. the rates are reasonable, the location for me is great, and I know my Aksel is well taken care of by everyone there.”

happy puppies in grass

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital - South


2115 23rd Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 323-4433


Atlantic Veterinary Hospital has been open since the 1960s. Theire hours are Monday through-Thursday: 7:30am to– 7:00pm, Friday: 7:30am to-5:30pm, and Saturday: 8:00am to -2:00pm. Their services include:

  • Wellness care
  • Rehab & sports medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Cat behavior consultations
  • House calls
  • Urgent care
  • Affordable wellness plans
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Illness care
  • Boarding
  • Bathing and grooming
  • Hospice care

Their website includes a quote from a twentieth century Scottish veterinarian in which he states, “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs… [They] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty.” I think we can all agree on that!


One pet owner remarks, “We needed immediate care for our dog and it was near closing but they took us in. Doc was great and prices were extremely fair. Fantastic neighborhood vet.”

Greentree Animal Hospital - West


4440 California Ave SW,

Seattle, WA 98116

(206) 932-5593


Greentree Animal Hospital has amazing weekday hours, being open Monday through Friday 7:30am to-6pm, Saturday 9am to-4pm and closed on Sundays. Their services include:


One happy pet owner remarked, “We cannot say enough about the staff at Greentree Animal Hospital. It's clear that they truly love animals and they treat your pets as they would their own. Their empathetic approach is matched by their technical expertise and you can feel confident your pet is in good hands medically.”

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Posted on
August 24, 2018
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