VCA Alpine Animal Hospital

Our Issaquah Animal Hospital

Dr. Charles Watson founded Alpine Animal Hospital in 1971. Many long-time Issaquah residents still remember the alpine hut architecture of the original building, along with the chickens living in the front.

Changes involving the widening of Sammamish Road and the development of Pickering Place altered the course of Issaquah Creek and necessitated the demolition of the old building and construction of the building we are in today. In 1997, we added 24-hour emergency care to our day practice, and in 2005 we joined the VCA family of hospitals.

We understand that your pets are much-valued and -loved members of your family, so our goal is to provide exceptional medical care for them. To further that goal, we have been accredited by the Americal Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for 25 years. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation are widely used as benchmarks to measure excellence in veterinary medicine. There are approximately 900 standards in such categories as anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, professional continuing education, client service and medical records.

Currently, our staff consists of five general practice doctors, four emergency doctors and a support staff of twenty five, including licensed veterinary technicians, assistants, receptionists and administrative personnel.

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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Alpine Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 425-392-8888. We are located at 888 NW Sammamish Road. Issaquah, WA 98027.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.