It’s still difficult for me to wrap my brain around the fact that it was only three months ago, on January 21, 2020, that the first coronavirus case in the United States was confirmed in Washington State.  So much has happened since then, and we will never be the same.  I was just starting to get comfortable with the amazing team at Jet City Animal Clinic and really enjoying my new position as one of our associate veterinarians. … Read More

As the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves, Jet City Animal Clinic is continuing to adapt our work practices to protect our team, clients and community. Our goal is to be able to continue to provide urgent care for your four-legged family while being responsible to our community.  

As of Saturday, March 21st, until further notice, we are restricting access to our lobby and adjusting our check-in and check-out procedures to keep our hospital team and clients safe during this pandemic. … Read More

Most of us realize how lucky we are to live in Washington — clean air, amazing recreational choices, and excellent schools.  The winters dump snow in the mountains for us to play on, but the temperatures during those days don’t typically ensure that there are very few creatures alive in the summertime to plague our furry friends.

Western Washington’s flea problems are relatively mild compared to other parts of the country, where you wouldn’t even consider letting your dog or cat outside without the proper prevention, but we do have fleas around here, and the unlucky dogs and cats that get them can bring those little hitchhikers right indoors, resulting in problems for all concerned.… Read More

Hello Medical Family of Jet City Animal Clinic –

Heartworm disease is on the rise here in Washington!  Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.… Read More

Our team at Jet City loves the holiday season and want to share that with you and your four-legged family members!

We had so much fun with everyone that dressed up at this year’s Halloween Pet Parade, thank you to all who came out! We co-sponsored the first annual event with nearly 100 pet costume participants and hundreds more families and friends.  Read More

It’s beginning to be that time of year again where the weather is warmer and the sun is out (sometimes!)… oh and those pesky parasites too!  Be sure to keep your pets parasite free this year with a parasite prevention medication form Jet City Animal Clinic.

It is much easier to prevent an infestation then to have to get rid of one once it’s begun.Read More

This month serves as a reminder to all our medical family to watch for both natural and processed pet toxins, especially as we prepare for spring cleaning and as plants start to poke their way through the soil. Toxicities in animals can be scary and fatal if not caught early so we want you to be in the know about what could be harmful for your pet.… Read More

After a wet and cold winter, Seattle spring is starting out warm as we head toward summer. We need to make sure we are taking the appropriate precautions for our furry family members.

Watch out for torrid concrete on their paws as well as bringing plenty of water with you. Water is key on any occasion out with your pup but especially when it is warm out and they are doing any strenuous activity.… Read More

As veterinarians professionals, we understand that most four-legged family members do not like coming to the vet.

“Here is the scary reality of our profession: Despite our best efforts, 37 percent of dog owners and 58 percent of cat owners say their pets hate going to the veterinarian, according to the 2014 Bayer Veterinary Healthcare Usage Study.

In addition, 26 percent of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners report that just thinking about going to the vet is stressful.… Read More

“Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man? Did you consider that a 90 pound female Labrador retriever is equal to a 186 pound 5’ 4” female or 217 pound 5’ 9” male or a fluffy feline that weighs 15 pounds (DSH) is equal to a 218 pound 5’ 4” female or 254 pound 5’ 9” male?”… Read More


September is Animal Pain Awareness month; it can be hard to tell if your animal is in pain when they can’t tell you in words.  They can also be very stoic and not always show us right away if something is wrong.  

The theme “The Most Common Signs of Pain in Your Pet” helps us to understand that while we are different species, we ALL process and feel pain similarly.Read More

To all dog lovers! July has been a big month for our furry friends, including National Lost Pet Prevention Month and National Mutt Day!  

There are so many wonderful mixed breed dogs out there looking for their forever homes.  We should all be aware of how many of our country’s animals end up in shelters as well how to prevent it from happening to our pets at home.Read More

The Spirit of 12’s Isn’t Tame for These Fans After Last Sunday

by Alexandra Lynn

The Seahawks 12th Man has conquered records for the loudest crowd cheers at any sporting event and have registered as seismic activity, but we’ve got something to learn from the portion of the 12th Man that is made up of pets.

Since last Sunday, the city of Seattle has become quiet.… Read More

As a part of our community, we provide a space for local artists to hang their work on a quarterly rotation. Our friends, medical family and community joined us recently for an evening of arts and eats with our newest showcase by Julie Austin Photography and a raffle benefit for Old Dog Haven. Jet City Animal Clinic’s Fall Art Showcase and Open House coincided with Capitol Hill’s monthly art walk held the second Thursday of each month.… Read More

Written by Dr. Erica Anderson. Originally published on the Capitol Hill Times blog

I want a dog, but live in an apartment. What breeds wouldn’t mind the small space?

You can have whatever dog you want! Really, any dog can live in an apartment as long as they are adequately exercised and mentally stimulated. Small dogs require less space to run and play, but their minds need exercise, otherwise you will have an underestimated and, often times, anxious family member on your hands.… Read More