VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Kristen Ashton
    School: Lindenwood University, St. Charles MO, Physchology


    Kristen was born and raised in O'Fallon, Missouri.  She lived there until 2010 when she, her husband and their three dogs drove all the way to Washington. 


    Kristen attended college at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO where she studied psychology.  During college she worked at a pet retail store, as a groomer, at the St. Louis Zoo and finally found the perfect job working in a veterinary office.  She joined the VCA family as a receptionist in 2002 at VCA Cloud Animal Hospital in O'Fallon, MO.  When she moved to Washington she transferred to VCA Silver Lake in Everett and after about a year was promoted to Hospital Manager here at VCA Bellevue.  She loves it here and couldn't be happier!


    In her spare time Kristen gives lots of attention to her three dogs.  Weather permitting, she enjoys hiking and sight-seeing all around the area.  Kristen loves to cook, and may be slightly addicted to The Food Network.  She also likes to tour the local microbreweries with her husband and fancies herself a beer snob.

    Future Goal

    The future is now!


    Kristen has three dogs.  Gracie the 12 year old Weimaraner and Dee the 9 year old English Pointer.  The third dog is 7 year-old Norris the Labrador mix and although she loves him too, he is totally a daddy's boy.  Sadly due to her husband's allergies she doesn't have any other pets.

    Favorite Quote

    In this particular line of work.... "Wag more, bark less."

  • Facilities Manager

    Steve Bellevue


    Steve has lived in the Penthouse Suite in the comfy VCA Bellevue cat condos since 2011. He was surrendered by his owners because of difficulty managing his seizures. Through consistent medication and care, Steve has had very few episodes here.


    Steve has spent many years studying the art of time telling. In fact, if you happen to be at VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital any evening around 6 p.m. you are likely to hear his dinner requests echoing through the halls. Steve is also practices many excellent techniques to help the team members relax such as purring, eye gazing, and endless affection. He manages the condo facilities and keeps a watchful eye on the team out of his window. 


    Steve spends most of his free time sunning under the skylight from the top level of his cat tree.  He also enjoys playing with his toys (as long as no one is watching).

    Future Goal

    To find a loving forever family to take care of him and manage his seizures as well as his friends at VCA Bellevue.


    As most cats do, Steve thinks that all of the team members at VCA Bellevue are his pets and servants.

    Favorite Quote

    "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine


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 please call us immediately at 425-747-1770. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.  The following are recommended facilities:

VCA Alpine Animal Hospital
Phone: 425-392-8888
Fax: 425-391-7439
888 NW Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027


VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle
Phone: 425-697-6106
Fax: 425-697-4746
20115 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036