About Us

We work in partnership with pet owners and their veterinarians to offer personalized treatment options for the best possible outcomes.

Our Values

We are dedicated to advanced treatments and quality animal health care, and we work every day to be the ones you turn to when your pet needs compassionate care that you can trust. 

Our Goal

At Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center, we’re with you and your primary veterinarian every step of the way, offering passionate expertise in emergency and specialty care. Our team of board-certified specialists combines their extensive training with Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center’s cutting-edge equipment to address your pet’s advanced surgical, imaging, and medical needs.

VECCS Level I Certified Facility

To raise the standard of care and increase public and professional awareness, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) offers a certification program to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care. Through this program, VECSS recognizes hospitals, such as ours, that meet and exceed minimum standards and guidelines. This certification program identifies three levels (I through III) based on facility operating hours, equipment, and personnel. Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center is proud to be ranked as a Level I facility, the top level awarded, due to our staffing, continuing education, emergency capabilities, facility, and in-patient support skills.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our high-quality patient care, and the dedication of our doctors and staff,” said Andrea Oncken, DVM, DACVECC, one of two criticalists practicing at Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center. “We are excited for the opportunity to continue providing top-level care to patients in the Pacific Northwest.”

ACVECC-Provisional Veterinary Trauma Center

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care’s (ACVECC) Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT) has a vision to create a network of lead hospitals that seed the development of trauma systems. These hospitals will work collaboratively to define high standards of care and disseminate information that improves trauma patient management efficiency and outcome. Veterinary Trauma Centers (VTCs) will contribute to a trauma registry that allows for the continued advancement of trauma patient care.

The four aims of the trauma initiative are:

1. Enhancement of trauma patient care

2. Enhancement and promotion of research collaborations

3. Expansion and formalization of education on veterinary trauma

4. Enhancement of the visibility of veterinary specialty colleges


Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center is equipped with innovative technology, all under one roof, including a critical care unit with separate canine and feline ICU’s, surgery suites, on-site diagnostics including CT and MRI, advanced minimally invasive surgical and scoping capabilities, 2 separate isolation wards, separate feline waiting area, and an on-site pharmacy.


We are an emergency and veterinary specialty hospital available and fully staffed with experienced veterinarians and support staff 365 days a year.

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Your primary veterinarian can refer you to Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center for consultations and appointments.

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Patient Referral Information

Telephone consultations are available to primary veterinarians, so please do not hesitate to call if we may be of assistance. To refer a patient, please submit the referral form below online.

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We are currently experiencing a large volume of cases and longer wait times. Please call ahead at 360-635-5302.