VCA Alderwood Companion Animal Hospital

Jill James, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Jill James grew up in Kirkland, and after attending college at Gonzaga University, and vet school at Washington State University, she was excited to return to Western Washington. She joined the team at VCA Alderwood Companion Animal Hospital in 2004 after graduating from WSU. Outside of the hospital, she and her husband love raising their new daughter, and teaching her how to throw the ball for Cinco, their faithful mutt. She also finds as much time as possible to enjoy outdoor activities, snowshoeing, traveling, and cooking.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.