Queen Anne Animal Clinic

★★★☆☆
  • 1800 Queen Anne Ave N

    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 206-284-2148

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Sun 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm

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The worst place to take a Pet you love as they keep you coming back for the same thing and your Pet never appears to get well, and you are charged the very same thing each and every visit for the same problem. Then something else shows up wrong and you need to go back now for something else, just by proximity if nothing else. Min. cost for every visit is $200, then they add tests YOU don't want and your PET doesn't need, let alone the mark up on the medicines you've paid an honest price for elsewhere. HEADERS on these sites are NOT relaying what the comments really are, BEWARE!

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★★★☆☆

The worst place to take a Pet you love as they keep you coming back for the same thing and your Pet never appears to get well, and you are charged the very same thing each and every visit for the same problem. Then something else shows up wrong and you need to go back now for something else, just by proximity if nothing else. Min. cost for every visit is $200, then they add tests YOU don't want and your PET doesn't need, let alone the mark up on the medicines you've paid an honest price for elsewhere. HEADERS on these sites are NOT relaying what the comments really are, BEWARE!

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Despite them getting hundreds of dollars, their Vets managed to miss two congenital (obvious) physical defects with my cats. Other Vets managed to catch them within minutes, if not seconds (Emerald City and Cats Exclusive).

You pay for an exam, but they think that means 2 minutes holding your pet. You pay for an exam at Cats Exclusive and the Vet spending 30 minutes watching my cat walk, holding ear, doing a full exam. Same cost, different result.

I can provide picture proof of these defects and how obvious they were. DO NOT GO HERE.

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★☆☆☆☆

Despite them getting hundreds of dollars, their Vets managed to miss two congenital (obvious) physical defects with my cats. Other Vets managed to catch them within minutes, if not seconds (Emerald City and Cats Exclusive).

You pay for an exam, but they think that means 2 minutes holding your pet. You pay for an exam at Cats Exclusive and the Vet spending 30 minutes watching my cat walk, holding ear, doing a full exam. Same cost, different result.

I can provide picture proof of these defects and how obvious they were. DO NOT GO HERE.

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Just avoid this sub-mediocrity, the (new) Queen Anne Animal Clinic.

Don't waste your hard-earned money here.

Isn't "the system" is supposed to weed out incompetence and poor performance?

Dr. Spencer, the new owner, refused to see my dying cat just because I saw another vet. I consider this serious professional misconduct.

After the first office visit, I repeatedly and diplomatically asked to see another, ANY other veterinarian there.

Apparently, it was the previous vet-owner, Dr. Stephen Jones, who built up the reputation of this clinic.

Spencer misdiagnosed speckling on my cat's nose as precancerous lesions based on a two-second examination, handed us the estimate, and thus was ready to do surgery. This left me with the impression that he pretends to know things he does not.

He generously told me that he could clean my cat's teeth and remove the lesion at the same time, provided that I submit the cat to an ultrasound cardiac screening ($500). He did not explain the risks involved in doing such surgery on a geriatric cat.

This initial office visit was, to put it mildly, inadequate.

Even the generally noncommittal cat's co-owner--on the faculty of the University of Washington., not disposed to comment negatively on anything--concurred, "He's [really] not very good, is he?"

He examined my for a total of two minutes. He showed no genuine interest in my cat. His approach can be described as "shooting-from-the-hip."

He summarized the first office visit by saying that my cat was in terrible shape. The next day, however, after he actually SEEN the lab results, he promptly reversed his opinion. And he stated that I could stop doing the sub-cutaneous injections completely, advice which, I believe, harmed my cat and led to his premature death.

His expertise on felines is frankly nil, in my opinion. Claiming that a cat with chronic renal failure, just based on numbers, is back in a "pre-crash" phase flew in the face of good common sense (kidney function does not regenerate) and misleading.

He can also be a control-freak as well. Refusing refills and stingily prescribing only three tablets of a medication widely used for feline in my cat's condition is absurd, when he is so slapdash himself.

An illustration of his telephone manners, churlish, would be as follows: In the middle of a message left on your answering machine, he harangues you with "...and I'M TELLING YOU..."

He could have walked straight out of Harry Hope's saloon (O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh").

Without my permission, he demanded--and revealed--sensitive personal information, which he admitted, later on, had not actually been necessary to have.

To that say the other vet, Dr. Westerdahl, is mediocre would be to give her undue praise, notwithstanding her credentials, which look good only on paper. Her guarded, glacial demeanor did not make communication exactly easy.

She did the bare minimum, evincing little interest, and then exited without even informing me the visit (all of 12 minutes) was over. When I informed an assistant that I still a question to ask, she primly and grimly returned, after having finished the urinalysis, and spent another five minutes with me.

She had also had my cat's nails, trimmed, something I had not asked for. It did not compensate for a sub-mediocre office visit, unfortunately.

I get the impression that they observe their clients with not exactly benign interest. I felt all along uncomfortable with the ambient distrust in the air, not helped the size of the reception area (equivalent to that of a large closet).

I should have known better when, before deciding whether to go here or not, I interviewed the vet tech. We were suddenly pulled out of the room by a staff person who gave me a dirty look and then presented me with a bill for $40 (No one had even seen my cat!).

They did not allow us to see our cat's blood being drawn, inventing a bit of nonsense for not doing so. (Who exactly is paying for this, by the way?).

One vet tech, Kay, was very professional and genuinely caring, honest, and friendly. I am grateful to this sterling individual. The other staff, with their cosmetic smiles and occasional insolence, do their jobs.

One other positive note: they do write prescriptions so you don't have to feel ripped off getting medications from their limited dispensary.

New clients receive a pet handbook; the web-site also is moderately informative.

Not a good place to bring a cat, in any case.

Now I can see why a local pet store told me "NO ONE likes them."

Note: Neither vet is a cat-owner, though the staff insists, a bit too strenuously, that they both "really like" cats. Really.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just avoid this sub-mediocrity, the (new) Queen Anne Animal Clinic.

Don't waste your hard-earned money here.

Isn't "the system" is supposed to weed out incompetence and poor performance?

Dr. Spencer, the new owner, refused to see my dying cat just because I saw another vet. I consider this serious professional misconduct.

After the first office visit, I repeatedly and diplomatically asked to see another, ANY other veterinarian there.

Apparently, it was the previous vet-owner, Dr. Stephen Jones, who built up the reputation of this clinic.

Spencer misdiagnosed speckling on my cat's nose as precancerous lesions based on a two-second examination, handed us the estimate, and thus was ready to do surgery. This left me with the impression that he pretends to know things he does not.

He generously told me that he could clean my cat's teeth and remove the lesion at the same time, provided that I submit the cat to an ultrasound cardiac screening ($500). He did not explain the risks involved in doing such surgery on a geriatric cat.

This initial office visit was, to put it mildly, inadequate.

Even the generally noncommittal cat's co-owner--on the faculty of the University of Washington., not disposed to comment negatively on anything--concurred, "He's [really] not very good, is he?"

He examined my for a total of two minutes. He showed no genuine interest in my cat. His approach can be described as "shooting-from-the-hip."

He summarized the first office visit by saying that my cat was in terrible shape. The next day, however, after he actually SEEN the lab results, he promptly reversed his opinion. And he stated that I could stop doing the sub-cutaneous injections completely, advice which, I believe, harmed my cat and led to his premature death.

His expertise on felines is frankly nil, in my opinion. Claiming that a cat with chronic renal failure, just based on numbers, is back in a "pre-crash" phase flew in the face of good common sense (kidney function does not regenerate) and misleading.

He can also be a control-freak as well. Refusing refills and stingily prescribing only three tablets of a medication widely used for feline in my cat's condition is absurd, when he is so slapdash himself.

An illustration of his telephone manners, churlish, would be as follows: In the middle of a message left on your answering machine, he harangues you with "...and I'M TELLING YOU..."

He could have walked straight out of Harry Hope's saloon (O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh").

Without my permission, he demanded--and revealed--sensitive personal information, which he admitted, later on, had not actually been necessary to have.

To that say the other vet, Dr. Westerdahl, is mediocre would be to give her undue praise, notwithstanding her credentials, which look good only on paper. Her guarded, glacial demeanor did not make communication exactly easy.

She did the bare minimum, evincing little interest, and then exited without even informing me the visit (all of 12 minutes) was over. When I informed an assistant that I still a question to ask, she primly and grimly returned, after having finished the urinalysis, and spent another five minutes with me.

She had also had my cat's nails, trimmed, something I had not asked for. It did not compensate for a sub-mediocre office visit, unfortunately.

I get the impression that they observe their clients with not exactly benign interest. I felt all along uncomfortable with the ambient distrust in the air, not helped the size of the reception area (equivalent to that of a large closet).

I should have known better when, before deciding whether to go here or not, I interviewed the vet tech. We were suddenly pulled out of the room by a staff person who gave me a dirty look and then presented me with a bill for $40 (No one had even seen my cat!).

They did not allow us to see our cat's blood being drawn, inventing a bit of nonsense for not doing so. (Who exactly is paying for this, by the way?).

One vet tech, Kay, was very professional and genuinely caring, honest, and friendly. I am grateful to this sterling individual. The other staff, with their cosmetic smiles and occasional insolence, do their jobs.

One other positive note: they do write prescriptions so you don't have to feel ripped off getting medications from their limited dispensary.

New clients receive a pet handbook; the web-site also is moderately informative.

Not a good place to bring a cat, in any case.

Now I can see why a local pet store told me "NO ONE likes them."

Note: Neither vet is a cat-owner, though the staff insists, a bit too strenuously, that they both "really like" cats. Really.

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I just moved to Seattle in June 2007 and needed a new vet/clinic for my two pugs. I initially chose Queen Anne Animal Clinic due to close location of my home.

Both my pugs had what was diagnosed as ??warts? on their legs from my previous vet in Florida. In making my first visit to Queen Anne Animal Clinic, Dr. Spencer noticed the ??warts? and advised me that there was no real way to know for sure if the growths were warts or something else. He explained that I could have a simple test performed to confirm what the growths were. NO PRESSURE at all to have the test. He just made me aware of the test, which my previous vet had not done.

I opted for the test and found out that both my pugs had Canine Mast Cell (cancer and if you are not educated about this, plenty is available on the internet). I was nervous and to some degree skeptical I now had two diagnoses (one from my prior vet in Florida and now something different from Dr. Spencer, which was much more serious).

As I did not know anyone else in the Seattle area and this was a serious diagnosis, I decided to get a second opinion from another vet. I went to another vet in the Seattle area and it was confirmed with that second opinion that Mast Cell was the case in both my pugs. I returned to Queen Anne and scheduled the surgeries for both pugs with Dr. Spencer.

Not only Dr. Spencer, but the entire Queen Anne staff as well as the Greenlake Animal Hospital staff (owned by the same team as Queen Anne Animal Clinic and the surgical hospital for Queen Anne patients) have been outstanding and amazing.

The folks at both Queen Anne Animal Clinic and Greenlake Animal Hospital are not only knowledgeable, but also caring, passionate and professional with very fair/reasonable rates. As long as I live in Seattle I will ONLY go to Queen Anne Animal Clinic and would recommend this team to anyone.

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I just moved to Seattle in June 2007 and needed a new vet/clinic for my two pugs. I initially chose Queen Anne Animal Clinic due to close location of my home.

Both my pugs had what was diagnosed as ??warts? on their legs from my previous vet in Florida. In making my first visit to Queen Anne Animal Clinic, Dr. Spencer noticed the ??warts? and advised me that there was no real way to know for sure if the growths were warts or something else. He explained that I could have a simple test performed to confirm what the growths were. NO PRESSURE at all to have the test. He just made me aware of the test, which my previous vet had not done.

I opted for the test and found out that both my pugs had Canine Mast Cell (cancer and if you are not educated about this, plenty is available on the internet). I was nervous and to some degree skeptical I now had two diagnoses (one from my prior vet in Florida and now something different from Dr. Spencer, which was much more serious).

As I did not know anyone else in the Seattle area and this was a serious diagnosis, I decided to get a second opinion from another vet. I went to another vet in the Seattle area and it was confirmed with that second opinion that Mast Cell was the case in both my pugs. I returned to Queen Anne and scheduled the surgeries for both pugs with Dr. Spencer.

Not only Dr. Spencer, but the entire Queen Anne staff as well as the Greenlake Animal Hospital staff (owned by the same team as Queen Anne Animal Clinic and the surgical hospital for Queen Anne patients) have been outstanding and amazing.

The folks at both Queen Anne Animal Clinic and Greenlake Animal Hospital are not only knowledgeable, but also caring, passionate and professional with very fair/reasonable rates. As long as I live in Seattle I will ONLY go to Queen Anne Animal Clinic and would recommend this team to anyone.

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I have taken my cats to Queen Anne Animal Clinic since I moved to Seattle four years ago. The staff quickly knew me and my cats by name, even though we only come in a couple times per year. They are friendly, attentive, and provide excellent medical care. They also offer multi-pet discounts and participate in the Seattle Animal Shelter adoption program - if you adopt an animal from the shelter, Queen Anne Animal Clinic is one of the places you can get the first exam for free. What a great service to provide!

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I have taken my cats to Queen Anne Animal Clinic since I moved to Seattle four years ago. The staff quickly knew me and my cats by name, even though we only come in a couple times per year. They are friendly, attentive, and provide excellent medical care. They also offer multi-pet discounts and participate in the Seattle Animal Shelter adoption program - if you adopt an animal from the shelter, Queen Anne Animal Clinic is one of the places you can get the first exam for free. What a great service to provide!

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