VCA Alderwood Companion Animal Hospital

Jim McGill, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Jim McGill is a native Washingtonian. He attended undergraduate studies at both UW & WSU, graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine, WSU, in 1972. After graduation he spent two years in the Army Veterinary Corps before joining and becoming a partner at Alderwood Veterinary Clinic between 1974 and 1982. In 1983 he established Alderwood Companion Animal Hospital as a solo practitioner. The practice and his family were simultaneously developed and expanded until the kids left home and the practice merged with Veterinary Centers of America (VCA). It has grown from a solo practice to a five-doctor practice where Dr. McGill now serves as Medical Director. His medical interests are diverse but enjoys surgery, endoscopy and general medicine the most. Outside interests include a passion for woodworking & hiking with a history of backpacking and scuba.


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.