206.323.4433 2115 - 23rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Surgical Care

Our doctors perform a variety of surgical procedures. If surgery is recommended, a pre-surgical examination is performed to assess your pet’s health and develop a customized anesthesia and surgery plan. Laboratory diagnostics may be necessary to develop the safest anesthetic regimen.


To provide the best care possible, an intravenous catheter is placed for all surgical procedures lasting longer than 10 minutes. IV catheters are used to administer medications and intravenous fluids during the procedure.

During surgery and recovery, a licensed veterinary nurse will carefully monitor your pet’s comfort, anesthesia level, and vital signs. Pets under anesthesia are placed on a special warming bed to help maintain their core body temperature during the procedure.

We use a multi-modal approach to pain management, providing appropriate analgesic medications before, during and after the procedure, specifically tailored to your pet’s needs and health.

Among the surgical procedures we provide are:
  • ovariohysterectomy (spay) for female pets
  • neutering for male pets
  • tumor and growth biopsy or removal
  • wound and abscess treatment and repair
  • exploratory surgery and other abdominal procedures
  • oral surgery
  • medical declaw for cats (polydactyl or diseased claws only)
  • ear flushing and surgical care
  • minor eyelid corrections

Hospital Hours

7:30am – 6:00pm
(Closed 12-1pm for lunch)
Second Saturdays:
8:00am – 2:00pm
Closed Sundays

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Day Admission

Click here or call for day admission appointments: 206.323.4433

“Best vet office ever! All staff is fantastic and very accommodating. We always feel comfortable at each visit.”

—Nick & Liz M.

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital in Seattle serves the following neighborhoods: Mt. Baker, Columbia City, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, Seward Park, Capitol Hill, Leschi, Central District, Madison Valley, International District, and Georgetown.