VCA Snohomish Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Rosita Forster
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA Institute

    Rosita joined our VCA Snohomish Animal Hospital Family in 2010. She is gentle and kind and works hard to give your pets outstanding care. We are also delighted to report that Rosita is fluent in Spanish which will allow us to reach out to more of our community to ensure that they can support good health in their family pets through good communication.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Mark Mitchell
    Veterinary Tech School: Puget Sound Institute of Technology

    Mark has been with the clinic since 1993! He is a wealth of knowledge and enjoys caring for your pets. He has a gentle touch and many animals warm to him immediately when they are frightened.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Julie van Leemput
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA

    Julie joined our team last summer.  Since then, she has completed her PIMA program and is now a newly licensed technician!  She is eager to grow in her new role and we are proud of her for her accomplishment.  She has a great, quiet way about her that animals are drawn to and she looks forward to helping care for your pets. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shannon Bonnell


    Shannon joined us in July last year.  She is enthusiastic, creative and great with the animals and their people!  She enjoys teaching you more about your pet's health care and is always willing to go above and beyond to care for your pets.  When she is not working, she is a busy mom with two kids, Ty is 15, Stef is 10 going on 30...She enjoys camping, working with youth groups, and being with family.  She has a wonderful cat named Crook and a very smart, energetic dog named Dagger.  Crook is currently participating in our "Big Pet Project" to lose weight.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kirstin Olson

    Kirstin rejoined the team in 2012 as a veterinary assistant.  She is also a science teacher for the Lake Stevens School District.  She is a warm and caring member of our team and takes great care of our patients.


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.