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The Family Pet

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6005 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206.784.3810
Fax: 206.892.9696

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Senior Health Care

We recommend starting a senior program at age seven (7).

Why is it important?

As your pet ages, subtle changes occur within the body that may go undetected until clinical signs occur. Problems may involve the liver, kidneys or heart. Dental disease, hypothyroidism, arthritis, obesity and cancer are also common in aging pets.

Nutritional needs often change as pets age and certain diseases start to become more prevalent.

These diagnostic tests can help pets thrive throughout their golden years:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam: A comprehensive physical exam is recommended every six months for senior pets. In many cases, a wellness exam can detect early stages of disease; find changes in joints, the nervous system and skin; and discover early brain change signs.
  • Laboratory: Blood tests are used to help diagnose disease and determine the state of your pet's health. Your pet's veterinary team will be looking for signs of thyroid, kidney and liver disease, diabetes and cancer, among other things.

    Urine is obtained to assess the health of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, and urinalysis can be helpful in finding underlying kidney disease, diabetes and urinary tract infections.

    Laboratory tests also provide a great baseline for future reference if your pet gets sick.

  • Chest and Abdominal X-rays: X-rays are taken to screen for heart and lung changes, as well as cancer and changes in abdominal organs.
  • Blood Pressure Measurement: High blood pressure could cause heart and kidney disease, as well as ocular problems.

Our goal is to keep your best friend healthy and comfortable for many years through early diagnosis and treatment.

Monthly Special

The Family Pet is Open 7 Days a Week!
Non-Anesthetic Dentals
Call 206-784-3810 to schedule an appointment to have your pet's teeth cleaned while they are awake!
Did You Know?
  • DROP OFF EMERGENCIES are seen during business hours 7 days a week. (Appointment Not Required) Please See Details
  • All Pet Insurance is Accepted
  • CT Scan for Pets - The Family Pet has one of the few  CT Scanner for pets in the Seattle area.
  • Generic Medications We offer generic medications to help keep finances in mind. (thyroid supplements, antibiotics...)
  • Treat Itchy Dogs Without Steriods! We now carry Cytopoint and the difference it has made to our allergy patients is remarkable!
  • Experienced Export Experts for pets moving overseas. We are a provider of pet health certificates for several pet relocation services.

Ample Parking - In addition to our off street parking lot, there is free 2 hour street parking on 15th Ave NW in front of the Seattle Mattress store just north of our alley and free 30 minute street parking on 15th on the block just south of 60th street in front on Pasta Bella.

New Client Referral Program
NEW CLIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Current clients who refer friends & family get $15 credit on their account AND their friend or family gets $15 off too! All you need is our business card!

Services, Appointments, Forms

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

Request an Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


Meet The Team

Our goal has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.

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"Most thoughtful vet we've been to. They really love our animals."  - Will K. 

"I had my second visit to The Family Pet yesterday. I was again delighted with the great care and service I received."   - Cathy S. 

"Very caring and thorough in exams and explanations. Now taking my second dog to them. Easy to get to with on site parking helps too. Do grooming too! Drs. Hilmoe and Nagasako both are terrific." - Rebecca B.

"A vet that walks in and joins your very scared kitty on the floor is the best kind of vet. Ella and I thank you! - Brandi B.

Contact Info and Map

The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital, Barnyard Pet Vet and Seattle Veterinary Imaging
6005 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Phone: 206.784.3810, FAX: 206.892.9696

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The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital and Affiliates are Members of:

American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

Greater Seattle Business Association

American Mini Pig Association

Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

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