VCA Lynnwood Veterinary Center

Aya Iwai, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Iwai joined us in 2010 after moving back to Seattle from the Midwest. She lives with a border-collie ("Clover"), two cats ("Tempit" and "Phinney") and human critters (her husband, daughter, and identical twin boys). In the rare event that she has "free time," she likes to hike, ski, travel, read short stories, and listen to "Radiolab."

Her special veterinary interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, and radiology.

She received her college degree from the University of Chicago, and her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois. After veterinary school, she completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.


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. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.
– VCA Veterinary Specialty Center, (425) 697-6106. 20115 44th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
– Seattle Veterinary Specialists, (425) 823-9111. 11814 115th Avenue Northeast, Suite 102, Kirkland, WA 98034.