Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital. We provide not only routine care but also emergency and urgent care. We have state of the art diagnostic and surgical care for all types of emergencies.
We will be there for you when you need us: 7 days a week!
Call us at (206) 285-0395!
Our veterinary team is well trained and equipped to handle all emergencies. We have state of the art diagnostic and treatment center for proper care of your family member in need. Though we recommend making an appointment, we understand there is not always time, so don’t hesitate to walk in. We will see your pet.
Compassionate and comprehensive wellness care for your pet!
At Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital, we provide the best preventive and wellness care for our patients. This is the only way to ensure your pet lives a long healthy life.
Our wellness recommendations include:
Annual Exam: This is the most important part of your pet’s health. Remember, pets age much faster than we do, and they cannot tell us what is bothering them. A good annual exam can reveal conditions that can be treated or managed better if diagnosed early. We recommend an annual exam for pets under seven years old and an exam every 6 months for senior pets.
Vaccinations: Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital veterinarians tailor vaccination protocols for dogs and cats according to their lifestyle, not by the number of vaccines available in the market.
Preventive Care (wellness) testing: For all pets, we recommend annual “internal exams” to check how their internal organs are functioning. It is very common for us to identify early problems that we can address with a diet change or supplement to prevent serious conditions from developing. As pets age, we do even more comprehensive testing, as the likelihood of finding abnormities increases. This screening is one of the most important keys to a long problem free life for both dogs and cats.
Heartworm testing: Historically, heartworm was not as common in western Washington as it was in some southern and eastern states. Over the last 10 years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of heartworm, and recommend testing all dogs every year. This is a simple and inexpensive test that will allow us to intervene a heartworm case before it develops into a serious condition.
Internal Parasites: With all of our moisture and lack of extreme weather, the Pacific Northwest is a great breeding ground for internal parasites. Performing a fecal exam every year allows us to identify an infection before your pet starts having diarrhea or other serious issues. Many of these parasites can also infect people, and especially children!
Monthly parasite prevention: We offer many safe products for your pet that prevent heartworm infections, internal parasites, fleas, and ticks. These treatments are important for your pet’s long-term health. Please visit us to discuss options with our veterinarians.
Dentistry: Pet’s dental health is very important. Not taking care of their teeth will lead to tooth loss, bad breath, serious health complications, and a shorter life span. The two biggest aspects of care, just like with humans, are at-home care and routine professional cleaning.
At-home dental care includes brushing your pet’s teeth, giving them a water additive (like CET Aquadent) and giving them chewable dental chews (like CET chews, enzymatic dental chews). We will discuss with you what is best for your pet and your lifestyle.
After first few years of age, most pets require dental cleaning at least once a year, and in some cases even twice a year. We use state of the art dental machine and digital dental x-rays to provide the best possible dental diagnostics and treatment.
Please call us at (206) 285-0395 to schedule a complimentary dental assessment with one of our excellent technicians. This assessment will allow us to determine your pet’s need, as well as provide you a cost estimate for treatment.
Microchipping: A microchip is a safe, easy, and reliable method to help ensure you and your pet are reunited if he or she is lost. A microchip is the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades.
Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the nation are equipped with the scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips, as well as the unique coded number which corresponds to your pet in the national pet database.
Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital is one of the best equipped veterinary hospitals in this modern era. Our diagnostic abilities include but not limited to:
In-House laboratory: Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital has an in-house laboratory to run most essential blood tests, pre-surgical blood tests, and emergency blood profiles. We use in-house microscopy for various cytologies. We also use a reference laboratory and work with board certified pathologists to ensure reliable test results. Our newest laboratory equipment includes a urine analyzer that uses artificial intelligence and the same technology that is used in facial recognition software!
Digital diagnostic radiology (whole body x-rays): X-rays are used to diagnose various cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal, musculoskeletal, and traumatic conditions. We also have the ability to perform renal and barium radiographic series. All of our images are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist to ensure that you are getting the best care.
Digital dental radiography (dental x-rays): We use digital dental equipment to x-rays for both diagnostic and treatment purpose. We can send these radiographic images to a board-certified dentist if needed for consult on complex dental procedures.
Diagnostic Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a non-invasive way to diagnose various abdominal and cardiovascular conditions. It provides a visual mapping of the internal cavity and organs and thus aids in the final diagnosis.
At Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital, digital ultrasound is used for abdominal ultrasounds, regular cystocentesis, biopsies, fluid removal, etc. and can be reviewed electronically by a board-certified radiologist.
Opthalmology: Our veterinarians use Tonopen/Tonovet to diagnose ocular pressure related conditions such as uveitis and glaucoma. Schirmer testing and fluorescein dye tests are also used for the correct diagnosis of eye injuries and conditions.
Allergy testing: Allergies are one of the most common skin conditions in veterinary medicine. Our veterinarians will help you work through these challenging cases. We have access to many options for diagnosis and therapy.
Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG): Our team does regular EKG’s to diagnose irregularities in cardiovascular function of our patients, and we can perform chest ultrasounds if necessary.
Anesthesia monitoring: Anesthesia monitoring is performed under strict supervision for any procedures that use sedation or anesthesia. Multi-parameter monitors and pulse oximeters are used throughout all such procedures and during recovery.
Our veterinarians diagnose and manage critical internal medicine cases including but not limited to cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and endocrinology.
Your pet’s safety and comfort are our top priorities. These become even more critical in surgical cases. During each surgery, we use proven pain-management protocols by both inhalant (isoflurane) and injectable drugs. We also monitor patients using multi-parameter anesthesia monitors.
Our veterinary team is trained to handle the needs of any elective or emergency surgical procedure. We offer comprehensive surgical services including but not limited to ophthalmological (eye) and other soft-tissue surgeries including tumor removals, gastrotomy, enterotomy, foreign body removal, cystotomy/urinary bladder surgery, stone removal, gall bladder surgeries, splenectomy, mastectomy (mammary tumor removal), intra-abdominal tumor removal, and orthopedic surgeries.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at (206) 285-0395 if you have any questions about your pet’s needs.