Northwest Animal Care Hospital, Rehabilitation and Spa is Everett's and Snohomish County's premier facility for small animal health care, surgery, boarding, doggy day care and grooming. We are the Home of the Gentle Doctors, serving dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits and virtually all other small pets. We offer laser surgery for the comfort of your pet. Our underwater treadmill promotes fun rehabilitation for pets recovering from surgery or pets with back issues or inflammatory conditions.

Review from Drew, client since 2004: "I come to Northwest Animal Care because of the level of care my pets receive. My dogs are comfortable in the environment and I can bring them here for treatment and they love the boarding facility. They go crazy when they see your employees - they just love playing with the staff. I feel comfortable when I go on vacation because I know they are in great hands."

Northwest Animal Care Hospital uses only the finest products on the market for the treatment of your pet, like products and medicines from PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH. Pfizer makes premier health care products such as Revolution for dogs and cats. Broad spectrum protection from dangerous pests is important for your dog's health. REVOLUTION is the safe, simple way to protect your dog from fleas and other harmful parasites. Protecting pets from harm is one of the important bonds between people and their pets.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Laser Surgery
  • Dental Health Care
  • Dental Xray
  • Digital Xray
  • Deluxe boarding
  • Hydrotherapy

Serviced Areas

  • Everett, Snohomish County Washington

Payment Options

  • Debit Cards, MasterCard, VISA, Care Credit

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Dr. Brent Johnson
  City Everett, WA
  Zip Code 98208
  Address 10105 19th Ave SE
  Phone Number (425) 379-0400

Business Representative

Dr. Brent Johnson

Practice Owner

Dr. Johnson earned his doctorate at Iowa State, and then returned to his native home in the Pacific Northwest to share his passion for medicine. He focuses on preventative medicine and owner education for small animals, birds, and exotics. Dr. Johnson also specializes in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery using the latest technologies and procedures. An active family man, Dr. Johnson also enjoys sports and fishing. His family also shares their home with Squire the pug, Cabo the blue-fronted Amazon, and Chub-Chub and Snowflake the hamsters.

Products & Services

Laser Surgery

All the doctors at Northwest Animal Care Hospital perform laser surgery for the comfort of your pet. Using the laser for surgery allows your pet to recover more quickly with less bleeding, less pain and less inflammation.


Dental Care

We all know how important dental care is for humans but in many ways proper dental care is even more important to dogs and cats. Regular dental cleanings are a vital part of the overall wellness plan for your pets. When regular dentals are not provided, bacteria from the mouth can actually enter into the bloodstream and damage internal organs.


Rehabilitation Therapy

Northwest Animal Care remains at the forefront of new technologies and advanced treatment planning. We are one of the very few hospitals in Washington State with an underwater treadmill and doctors certified in hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy has become very popular as an effective (and fun) rehabilitative treatment plan for pets recovering from surgery or with chronic inflammatory conditions. We are also among the few practices to offer stem-cell therapy and blood platelet therapy


In House Diagnostics

Northwest Animal Care Hospital is fully equipped to run the necessary tests on site to provide our doctors with the information they need to form a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan FAST. Digital X-Rays, Dental X-Rays, bloodwork, laboratory tests and ultrasounds are all performed on site.

  • I would not recommend this business
  • Friendly staff
  • Overly expensive

Friendly staff, but overly expensive. Northwest Animal Care required me to schedule a separate appt to diagnose whether our dog had an ear infection, and charged us $105 for the office visit, only to prescribe us an over-the-counter medication (not antibiotics). Even more shocking was the upcharge. They charged us $85 for an over-the-counter ear medication, when the same medication was available for $20.99 at Petco.

We went to Northwest Animal Care for a number of years, but may change vets now. Rather than helping customers with advice and pet care, everything is oriented around finding ways to charge additional fees for each visit, and they continue to raise prices.

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  • I would recommend this business

I absolutely love taking my corgi to Northwest Animal Care Hospital. They’re very friendly, always attentive and are ready to answer any of my questions. Dr. Ostrowski is my absolute favorite— she is so sweet and loving with all of her patients and truly thinks about their best interest. I will never take my dog somewhere else.

The front desk staff is AMAZING. My corgi enjoys them all so much, that when we pull into the parking lot, she is pulling me all the way to the door! You won’t regret your decision choosing Northwest Animal Care Hospital as your vet 😊

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  • I would recommend this business

Took my pup here for the first time to be seen for an ear infection. The receptionist was nice on the phone and squeezed us in for an appt same day. Everyone I dealt with here was friendly and helpful. I liked the vet a lot, she listened to my concerns, asked the right questions, and recommended the most appropriate services. The best part is she told me how much the charges would be before proceeding. I can't say how much I appreciated that. I have 3 pups, one with lots of medical issues, and have left the vet shell shocked with unexpected charges after what I thought would be a visit for a minor injury or illness. I love knowing how much it will be before incurring the charges. Not only did the vet recommend the right treatment, I was not up-charged a large amount from the retail cost of the medication.

My pup is usually pretty anxious in new situations and with new people but I could tell she was at ease with the staff here.

I have been looking for a vet in Everett since moving here a couple years ago and am glad that I've now found one that I like so much.

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  • I would not recommend this business

Brought our 12 year old cat in for eating/behavioral issues. She was given a clean bill of health even though she was having issues. 1 month later I had to take her to the Diamond Emergency Vet here in Everett due to continued health decline and within minutes they had to put my cat on oxygen. X-rays showed she had massive fluid on in her lungs and would have to live with a chest tube...needless to say we declined this and had to have her put to sleep. If this business would have taken a little more time and did some x-rays on my cat, she probably could have been saved. I will never take another pet to Northwest Animal Care Hospital again.

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  • I would recommend this business

They are wonderful with my babies!! I have 5 ferrets and they have taken fantastic care of them each time they have been in. I've heard and seen reviews that they cost a bit more. Not seen that in my case. Been presently surprised that each time the cost was less them I anticipated. But honestly even if they did cost a little more, what is they price you'd put on your baby. They treat my babies well, listen to my concerns, give it to me straight as my options and even have had follow up calls. So believe me when I say I love my vet!!

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  • I would recommend this business

We travel from Lake Steven for our 4 dogs and it's Totally worth the drive. You can tell that everyone that works there loves what they do because they're caring, reliable, and very knowledgeable. They're not afraid to get down on the floor and visit with the pups. We've had some rough patches with closer vets. So it's nice to know that Northwest Animal Care is our place.

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  • I would recommend this business

We have been going here for 5 years now. They are not the cheapest around but the quality of care and convenience of their hours is so nice!

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  • I would recommend this business

I took my cat here for the first time this week, and was very happy with the care she received. We were checked in by a friendly receptionist, and quickly checked into an exam room.

The vet staff were all super friendly, and they were able to quickly get my cat x-rayed and diagnosed. Dr. Johnson patiently explained several treatment options and let me choose the one I was comfortable with without pressuring me in any way. They were also very upfront about the costs, and didn't charge me for the nail trim.

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  • I would recommend this business

First of all, Dr. Laura Robertson is a star, and the reason I decided to take the time to write this review. She has the best kennel side manner() of any vet I've ever met, and I've been lucky enough to find some really good ones. I met her around New Year's Eve 2017, when our precious Luna was in a 911 situation and needed a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, they didn't have the blood that Luna needed. Dr. Robertson found the closest vet that was able to accommodate Luna, called them to say we were on the way, and printed us directions on how to get there. Luna pulled through, but has had some other pre existing conditions that has needed attention. Dr. Robertson has gone out of her way NUMEROUS times to make sure our baby has the best course of action that we can afford. She returned phone calls in the same day, within hours, and even fit Luna in for a visit at the last minute during her lunch break!

I also want to give credit to Dr. Johnson, who performed Luna's arterial cruciate ligament surgery well before we ever met Dr. Robertson. He's fantastic! She healed very well, with very little discomfort.

Did I mention the vet techs? Very sweet and comforting! One in particular. (I wish I knew her name)

Do your research folks. I did, and I will continue to bring my loved ones to this practice for years to come.

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  • I would recommend this business

I've been taking my Dachshund her for a few years now, and I've really enjoyed my experiences with them. I took him in when he became lethargic and they kept me updated on every part of the process when we were trying to find out what was wrong. I really appreciate communication, especially when I'm clueless about medical terms and such, so it was nice having them to talk and hear what Howe thoughts were.

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  • I would recommend this business

This place is the BEST! They provide tons of care and attention during each visit, I have never felt rushed or left with questions because they are so thorough. My dog LOVES it here, and runs to their front door when we get out of the car. Their staff goes above and beyond. Last year when we had to put my beloved dog down, they provided everything possible to make our visit as comfortable as possible. We were able to leave from a separate, private exit after the procedure, which was so helpful during that emotional time. No one wants to go through a waiting room full of animals when you have just had to leave without yours. I can not say enough good things about this place. We are customers for life... good thing we have so many pets

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  • I would recommend this business

The staff genuinely cares about the animals and are always extremely helpful. I brought in a fearful rescue dog once and Dr. Robertson spent 20 minutes on the floor with her just feeding her treats and getting her comfortable. Dr. Nemeth is also wonderful and both are very friendly. This is the only vet office I trust my dogs to.

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  • Dr. Nemeth, knowledgeable staff
  • Sometimes you have to wait to get in

My Oscar loves going to Northwest Animal Care. Dr. Nemeth takes such good care of us. She never rushes us and really listens.

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Customer Testimonials

The card of sympathy you sent me was so typical of the care you have always shown. Since the first time I walked into your hospital, I felt at home, I felt confident of your expertise, and I particularly felt the gentleness and thoughtfulness you so freely give. It has not mattered whether it was for my animals or for me; you have taken good care of us. I wish I could tell you how truly special you all are and how much your kindness has meant to me. To just come in for my hugs is something I especially treasure. I know I will see you again. When I am able to adopt another dog, I will bring him to you so that this one will know how much you care for both the two-footed and four-footed creatures! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.


Testimonial from Barb and Lundy

We think the doctors and the staff are just the best at everything they do. The staff has tremendous respect and compassion for all our little four-legged friends. They treat us like family. We've had pets with very serious health issues. Most recently we began hydrotherapy and laser therapy for "Missy" and it changed her life. She had severe arthritis and was in a great deal of pain, but after therapy she was dancing around like a youngster. Everyone here is terrific.


Testimonial from Bobbi

We think the world of Dr. Johnson. Everyone at Northwest Animal Care has been so helpful and made us feel like friends. I really like the fact that the hospital is so open and I can visit my pets any time I want if they need to stay. Other hospitals don't want you in the back. They have a really clean, well-kept facility and we just love coming here.


NW Animal Care has been an awesome vet for more than 5 years. I switched to them when my dog needed knee surgery 5 years ago because they had the underwater treadmill. They've been with me through 2 dogs and 2 cats. I am happy with ALL the vets - which is a rarity. Usually you find one that clicks, but they then move on or aren't available -- that is simply not the case here. Each one is excellent and they coordinate care and the answers make sense if you seen a different provider. I highly recommend their routine, surgical, and rehabilitation care.


I used to take my fur baby to other vets but he got really sick and NW Animal Hospital fit us in after closing. The Vet was very kind and thorough. The Vet techs were also very friendly and nice. He survived and I've been taking my fur baby there ever since, so about 10 years now. Everyone is super accommodating and nice. The receptionist greats us and knows my dog by name. We are buying a new puppy and already made an appointment for him at NW Animal hospital, I would not take my pets anywhere else. Also, I never felt any pressure for recommended vaccines or procedures. Take your pet to this place, it's the best!


I have been going to NWACH for many years and have great confidence in the skill and knowledge of their vets. They keep their word and return calls in a timely manner; go the extra mile to ensure successful care of my dogs; and when the sad time came to help one of my dogs leave us, it was done in a truly kind and painless way. He really did just go to sleep. I also use their day care service and boarding facilities. It is comforting to know a vet hospital is just feet away from the boarding area in case something comes up when we are away, which has happened a couple of times!


We take our dog to doggy boarding on a daily basis and every day he's so excited to go in and have a fun day. That isn't the case for other places. The staff is excellent from the friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff to the staff that actually watch and play with him all day. Our dog is our child and we only want the very best for him. Thank goodness for NW Animal!!!


We were recently referred there to have surgery on my 11-year-old dog. It was the best place I could've never of taking my dog to. The care he received there and the outcome of the surgery was more than I had hoped for. I would recommend everyone to go in there
Thank you!!


Great first experience. We needed a new vet closer to home. Very nice facility. The receptionist, vet tech and vet were all friendly. Great care for our two kitties. They took plenty of time and asked lots of questions and were so gentle with the animals. They did an ear culture on one and bladder culture on the other. And they called a few days later to see how the cats were doing. A little expensive? Probably comparable to many other facilities. Glad I read the reviews and found a new vet. Good hours on weeknights and Saturdays.


My dog has a hot spot on his back that got out of control and I decided this morning, he needed to see a vet. Our previous vet seemed unable and unwilling to schedule an appt in a reasonable amount of time so I went to Yelp to find a new one!

We were seen at noon today and had high quality care from the moment we walked through the door. We are switching to this vet for all future care. On top of the great quality care and the like ability of the staff, the price was very reasonable. I'd highly recommend them to other looking for a local vet.

From Our Website

Reduces swelling and inflammation, relieves pain, and increases circulation as well as range of motion, allowing your pet to recover more easily and quickly from surgery or injury. Even though hydrotherapy is a simple technique, it can be tremendously effective for healing and returning your dog to pain-free mobility. The treadmill accelerates healing by facilitating blood flow, maintaining joint flexibility, and stimulating nerves and muscles.


All of the doctors at Northwest Animal Care Hospital perform laser surgery for the comfort of your pet. We use the safest anesthetic medicines and techniques tailored to your pet's individual needs. Each pet is thoroughly screened prior to surgery and monitored by our fully trained veterinarians, technicians and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Northwest Animal Care Hospital's highly skilled veterinarians are proficient in the most up to date orthopedic surgical techniques. Following surgical correction your pet's surgeon will develop a thorough rehabilitation plan to reduce pain, inflammation and recovery time.


Dr. Johnson earned his doctorate at Iowa State, and then returned to his native home in the Pacific Northwest to share his passion for medicine. He focuses on preventative medicine and owner education for small animals, birds, and exotics. Dr. Johnson also specializes in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery using the latest technologies and procedures. An active family man, Dr. Johnson also enjoys sports and fishing. His family also shares their home with his pug, Squire. Dr. Kassandra Radi is originally from Canada, and moved to Washington state 3 years ago, after receiving her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.


Emerald joined our team in March 2018 and comes to us with 8 years of grooming experience. She is proficiently skilled with breed specific clips and styles. Emmi enjoys learning new techniques and styles from the top pet stylists in the industry and aspires to one day become a master groomer. In her free time she enjoys learning new languages and hanging out at local coffee shops. Come visit Emmi today, you and your pet will love the results!


Laser Therapy accelerates the body's natural healing process through photo-bio-modulation. It has been scientifically proven to accelerate healing and provide relief for post-surgery recovery and many chronic conditions such as Joint Disease, Hip Dysplaysia, Arthritis, and Inflammatory Bowels Disease.


Our boarding, rehabilitation and spa facility, like our hospital, was built from the ground up with the care of your pets in mind. Our doggy luxury suites are spacious and comfortable; each with its own television (tuned to Animal Planet). The entire suites area is lighting and temperature controlled for the pets' comfort and the facility is monitored 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Each suites guest is treated to a wide variety of services included with the suites package. Each pet enjoys ongoing playtimes throughout the day.