Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center believes your pet should receive the very best medical, surgical and supportive care available. We provide comprehensive veterinary emergency and surgery, all with the compassionate care that you can trust.

Procedures Offered:

Our surgery department features state-of-the-art surgical suites staffed by a compassionate team ready to provide the best surgical care for your pets. We work together to offer advanced diagnostics and specialized orthopedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive procedures.

We provide surgery for the following orthopedic conditions:

  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Patellar luxation
  • Fractures
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Angular limb deformities

Soft Tissue Surgery:

  • Emergency surgery and trauma repair
  • Oncologic surgery, including but not limited to:
    • Resection of skin tumors
    • Excision of tumors involving the spleen, liver, and intestines
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Lung lobectomy
    • Resection of urogenital neoplasia
  • Cardiothoracic surgery for the treatment of:
    • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
    • Persistent right aortic arch (PRAA)
    • Pneumothorax
    • Chylothorax
    • Mediastinal masses
  • Head and neck surgery, including but not limited to:
    • Brachycephalic syndrome evaluation and surgical treatment
    • Total ear canal ablation (TECA)
    • Arytenoid lateralization (“tie-back” for laryngeal paralysis)
  • Urogenital surgery, including but not limited to:
    • Cystotomy and urethrotomy/urethrostomy
    • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) for ureteral obstruction
  • Abdominal surgery, including but not limited to:
    • Portosystemic shunt (PSS) attenuation
    • Cholecystectomy for biliary mucoceles
  • Anal gland removal

Minimally Invasive Surgery:

  • Laparoscopy:
    • Gastropexy
    • Ovariectomy (Spay)
    • Liver biopsies
  • Thoracoscopy:
    • Thoracic duct ligation
    • Subtotal pericardiectomy
    • Lung lobectomy
  • Arthroscopy:
    • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
    • Meniscal tear

Neurological Surgery:

  • Hemilaminectomy for intervertebral disc herniation

Clients may request a Surgery appointment for their pets

We offer clients the ability to request appointments with our Surgery service. Simply fill out our brief client booking form to request an appointment for your pet today.

Our Team

Sarah Holman


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Sarah Townsend

BVSc, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVS-SA

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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.