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KAEH, PSAHS and SVS combine practices in Kirkland
Announcement On June 5, KAEH, PSAHS and SVS  combine practices in Kirkland Dear colleagues: The doctors and staff at Seattle Veterinary Specialists are pleased to welcome Puget Sound Animal Hospital for Surgery (Drs. Engen and Misseghers) and Kirkland Animal Emergency Hospital to the practice. On June 5th, all teams will be located at the SVS...
Published on June 5, 2015

Mast Cell Study Participation Request
Mast Cell Study Tumor Biopsy Study
Published on February 4, 2015

SVS: The story of us (how it all began).
  Where are the best ideas written?  It isn’t in a notebook or an iPad.  Nor is it any legal pad, chalkboard, dry eraser board, nor computer.  Another guess?  Give up?  Ready?  It’s the NAPKIN!  The best ideas that ever are made, created, and executed are written on napkins.  The story of Seattl...
Published on October 4, 2012

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs and Cats
Published on July 15, 2012

Published on July 15, 2012

Photos of our 2012 Annual Spring CE Symposium
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Published on April 30, 2012

Tucker's Surgical Adventure 2011 
Tucker had a fighting chance thanks to his supporters, BHNW, a great medical team and his foster parents. Tucker still has a long road, but the road is now a little smoother. Take a look at Tucker's Surgical Adventure. Comment from the owner: Bulldog Haven NW cannot thank SVS enough for helping Tucker!
Published on December 20, 2011

Veterinary Q&A: Problems drinking water
Dr. Dana Brooks, an internist at Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland, answers a reader's question. Question: My 6-ish-year-old female beagle has had a problem with vomiting immediately after drinking water. We've tried withholding water immediately after she eats, giving her room-temp water. It was worse when she was on dry food. She is now on a 100 ...
Published on December 14, 2011

Veterinary Q&A: Pancreatitis
Question: What is pancreatitis? Answer: Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas ‒ the organ that secretes enzymes into the intestine to digest food and that makes insulin to control blood sugar (glucose) as well as a few other hormones. Pancreatic enzymes are not normally activated until they reach the intestine because they start to digest what...
Published on November 24, 2011

Kess' One Year Anniversary 
Comment from the owner: You guys are the best. Kess had her amputation done at SVS and the level of care was amazing. As you can see she's doing great! - Tombi E.
Published on October 25, 2011

Baby cougar recovering after Kirkland vet corrects congenital defect
A baby cougar named "Tasha" from Cougar Mountain Zoo recently underwent a delicate surgery to correct a congenital defect that was preventing her from eating solid foods. Her surgery was performed at Seattle Veterinary Specialists (SVS) by Michael Mison, DVM, DACVS. SVS is a multispecialty and 24-hour emergency/critical care facility in Kirkland. "There we...
Published on August 24, 2011

Cougar cub recovering after surgery to correct birth defect
After undergoing special surgery at a clinic in Kirkland, Tasha, a 3-month old cougar cub is scheduled to be back home soon at the Cougar Mountain Zoo and is reportedly doing fine. Tasha underwent the surgery to repair a congenital defect that was preventing her from eating solid foods. "There were no complications during surgery," said Michael Mison, who ...
Published on August 19, 2011

Tess: Healing and Happiness
The days fly by and the healing continues. Tess has improved since we brought her home over a week ago. It was this week when I saw a noticeable difference in her. She would still be in pain when getting up or down but she no longer walked with pain. Her eyes are not clouded but clear and begging for treats. She tail is no longer tucked under her belly but w...
Published on August 4, 2011

Abby's Surgery
I am going to warn you before I get started that this story is pretty graphic if you're the squeamish type, and it has some graphic pictures. It is an amazing story, but you have been warned! On Monday, May 16th, while out on a run in the woods, Abby, a 4 year old German Short haired Pointer, let out a loud yelp. Her father who was a few yards behind her cam...
Published on July 23, 2011

PetSafe - Bark For Your Park - Kirkland, Washington - PetSafe is giving one lucky community $100,000 to build a dog park and Kirkland, WA is one of our 15 finalist cities! Vote for your favorite city at or beginning July 13th. Get everyone you can to Bark for Your Park and you could win!
Published on July 9, 2011

Dog survives after being impaled through heart
Adam Becker was outside with his four-year old dog last Monday when their routine game of catch quickly turned into a life and death situation. Becker's German shorthaired pointer, Abby, was chasing a ball in the woods when she was impaled through the heart by a stick. Abby's immediate cry for help led Becker to discover a 4-inch hole in her chest. Becker ...
Published on May 23, 2011

Dog Survives Being Impaled
Adam Becker and his dog Abby were playing fetch when a freak accident occurred. View story:
Published on May 22, 2011

Do You Know Where Your 24/7 Emergency Vet Hospital Is?
Seattle Dog Survives Chest Impaling During Hiking Accident I was contacted by Seattle Veterinary Specialists regarding a recent trauma case and had the pleasure of interviewing the surgeon who was part of a great team saving a life. As we are coming upon a National Holiday and summer where we all get out more with our dogs, I felt it important to blog abo...
Published on May 20, 2011

Vet: 'My heart has never beat as fast in surgery as it did in that one'
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- If it weren't for her strength and her owner's quick thinking, Abby may not have survived the harrowing experience. The 4-year-old German shorthaired pointer was impaled through the heart with a stick while playing catch with a ball in the woods. "She just started crying," said owner Adam Becker. "I went over there and saw a hole in her...
Published on May 20, 2011

Baily Banjo Blood Draw
A couple of weeks ago, Bailey, Banjo and I went up to Seattle Veterinary Specialists to see if they were eligible to become Blood Donors. It was a short drive up to Kirkland, they are located right off 405 which makes it super easy to get to. Bailey went first, which did not please Banjo being left alone in the car, but thankfully he didn’t eat anythin...
Published on March 25, 2011

Top Vets 2011
TO CREATE A list of the top veterinarians in the Seattle area and beyond, Seattle Met partnered with national survey company TopVets, which sent ballots to veterinarians listed with the Washington State Veterinary Medicine Association and other local veterinary societies in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Pierce, Whatcom, Thurston, and Grant counties, asking, "If a...
Published on March 19, 2011

Rescued kitten gets second chance at life 
A kitten rescued from the wild has gotten a second chance at life. Paolo had a rare birth defect. His chest wall didn't completely develop. Rather than give up on the kitty, a rescue group opted for expensive surgery. Two days have passed since the surgery, and Paulo is expected to make a full recovery. "Oh, he's a very sweet loving kitty," said Marnie Annin...
Published on December 12, 2010

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