VCA Snohomish Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

At VCA Snohomish Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your four-legged family. We believe that strong relationships allow for the best possible health care for your pets. Our doctor team regularly pursues training and education in their areas of interest like dentistry, nutrition and animal behavior to ensure that they have the most current information to share with you.

Because your time and concerns are important, our promise to you is complete, thorough exams and enough time to answer any questions you may have about your pets care and health. We are committed to making sure that you and your pets have the best possible experience with timely client service and excellent care from our experienced medical staff.

We offer the convenience of boarding for your pets year-round in our temperature-controlled facility. Our excellent kennel staff looks forward to making your pets feel at home during their stay with us.

Dr. Martinson is also pleased to offer her services in Integrative Medicine, which includes both Chinese herbal treatments and acupuncture.

Local Medical Issues

When temperatures rise, it is so important to make sure your pets are protected from the heat.  Never leave a pet in a car, even for a short period of time.  Even on warm days, the temperature inside of your car can skyrocket to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.  This can lead to heat stroke and dangerous body temperature levels in your pets.  Leave them at home with a place to get out of the heat with lots of cool, fresh water to drink.  For pets with light fur coats or limited hair on their ears, protect their skin with pet safe sun screen just like you would your own.  Pet's are susceptible to skin damaging rays from the sun too.  Lastly, don't forget that those yummy barbeques in the summer with lots of juice meats grilling away can mean big stomach aches and illnesses for your pets.  Keep your pets on a consistent, high quality diet and avoid table scraps.

Don't forget that boarding can fill up fast and we do need your pet to be up to date on vaccinations and fecal testing at least two weeks prior to their arrival to stay with us.  We want to make sure that your travels are smooth and without worry so make sure you schedule your pets for their annual physical exam and vaccination updates soon. 


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 facilities to help you:

Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) in Lynnwood (425) 697-6106 or Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish (360) 568-9111.