What to Expect
When you are looking for a veterinary hospital you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital in Redmond WA have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Our veterinary team is trained specifically in low stress handling and restraint methods to make your pet's visit as pleasant as possible. We emphasize the importance of decreasing stress to our patients during routine veterinary care. Call 425-448-3572 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
Our veterinary hospital has made the commitment to you and your cat by becoming accredited by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Cat Friendly Practice. This designation confirms that we meet a comprehensive list of performance criteria to verify that our staff members are especially qualified and dedicated to making every visit as pleasant as possible and beneficial for you and your cat.
Our team offers state-of-the-art care for your pets including preventive care, diagnostic medicine, X-rays, dermatology, and minor surgery.
Cat Friendly Practice- One example of how we make you cat's visit as positive as possible is our "Cat Waiting Area" and "Cat Exit". Please cover your cat's carrier when you are traveling to the see us. If you forget we will place a towel sprayed with a calming pheromone Feliway over their carrier.
Cat Visits: Please read this quick link on "Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian" Reducing the Stress of Veterinary Visits for You and Your Cat. Feel free to bring your cat's favorite treats and toy to make their visit as comfortable and fun as possible. To make your cat's visit even better, please cover your cat's carrier with a towel during the entire travel time to and from the vet. When you arrive, we will escort you directly into an exam room. If an exam room is not available please wait with your cat in our "Cat Waiting Area" located adjacent to room 5. When you are ready to check out, please leave your cat in its carrier in the exam room or on the bench in our "Cat Waiting Area". You will then checkout with the receptionist, collect your cat, and exit our "Cat Exit". Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Dog Visits: Please bring your dog's favorite treats and toy to make their visit as comfortable and fun as possible.
Weighing your dog- We will get a weight on your dog at every visit. The most effective way to quickly get an accurate weight on your dog at their exam on our scale, is for you to use treats as positive reinforcement to get your dog on and stay on the scale.
If your dog is dog reactive, please let us know so we can make special arrangements for your visit.
Dog reactive flow- When you arrive please leave your dog in the car, come inside and check-in with the receptionist-> We will personally escort you and your dog through our side entrance directly into your exam room-> When you are ready to check out, please leave your dog in the exam room and proceed to the reception desk for check-out->Collect your dog and exit our side entrance.
If there is anything else we can do to make your pet's visit as stress free as possible, please let us know.
Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, and may include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. Our veterinarians will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital for service.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet hospital. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our veterinary team can still work with whatever information you have.
In some circumstances, our veterinarians will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.
Before Your First Visit
Please gather any previous medical or adoption records you may have for your pet. Our veterinarian needs this information to get an accurate record of your pet’s medical history and to create the best treatment plan for your pet. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!