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Specialty Care


We frequently use the referral resources of local specialists to give your pet the best healthcare options.  The following list provides some information about our most commonly used specialists in the area.

Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging (IEVI)

Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging offers specialized diagnostic imaging services. IEVI employs minimally invasive diagnostic imaging modalities including CT Scan, ultrasound and regular radiography.  Radiographs taken by Lakewood Animal Hospital are reviewed by the radiologists at IEVI as a quality assurance measure for your pet.

Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging is located at 21 East Mission, Spokane, WA 99202
Call (509) 326-3427 for information.

Vetrinary Surgical Specialists

Veterinary Surgical Specialists offers specialized surgical care for pets in our region. Common surgeries that we refer include complicated fracture repair, cranial cruciate repair, complicated tumor removal, spinal surgery, "laryngeal paralysis" surgery, and ear resection/ablation surgery.  We also refer patients to VRS to get a second opinion when we are unsure of the exact cause of a patient's lameness or pain.  VRS is located in the same facility as IEVI and the Pet Emergency Clinic of Spokane.

Vetrinary Surgical Specialists are located at 21 East Mission, Spokane, WA 99202
Call (509) 324-0055 or visit their website at www.vssspokane.com

Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane

Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane offers advanced medical and surgical therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in pets. Treatment of animal eye problems including glaucoma therapy, cataract surgery, ulcer therapies, chronic ocular discharge, refractory dry eye and more. Animal Eye Clinic offers the only specialty eye care for pets in our whole region.

Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane is located at The Riverpoint Campus, 218 East Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, Washington 99202  Call 509-368-6800

Shoreline Veterinary Dental Clinic

Shoreline Veterinary Dental Clinic provides specialist dental and oral care for dogs and cats.  Services we include endodontics (root canal therapy), periodontics (preventive, periodontal surgery including guided bone regeneration), tumor surgery, orthodontics (treatment for malocclusion when it affects health, comfort or function), restoratives (restoration, crowns), extractions, and oral medicine. Our clients who have traveled for care with Shoreline comment that they receive excellent care in a friendly atmosphere.

Shoreline Veterinary Dental Clinic is located at 16037 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98133
Call (206) 542-2101 or visit their website at www.vetdentalspecialist.com

Washington State University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the nation's top veterinary schools. It has one of the best-equipped veterinary teaching hospitals in the world with a highly regarded faculty.  The new Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) opened in 1996 and is one of the best equipped veterinary teaching hospitals in the nation. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is committed to excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of animal health. Sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies are available including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, endoscopy, arthroscopy and radiation therapy.

Washington State University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located in Pullman Washington
Call 509-335-0711 for information or visit their website at www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-vth/

ANTECH Diagnostics

Antech Diagnostics is the largest veterinary diagnostic laboratory dedicated to providing veterinarians the finest in laboratory medicine. They offer daily service to over 12,000 animal hospitals, zoos and government agencies worldwide.  The Antech mission is to help veterinarians practice better medicine, more efficiently. They do this by providing high quality diagnostic testing, the latest in medical research and consultations, and educational opportunities for animal health care professionals worldwide.  Antech Diagnsotics is the primary laboratory used for laboratory sample diagnosis at Lakewood Animal Hospital.

For information about Antech, visit their website at www.antechdiagnostics.com

Prairie Animal Hospital

Although it is not a specialty hospital, Prairie Animal Hospital has several veterinarinas who enjoy and are skilled in caring for exotic pets such as birds, reptiles and pocket pets.  We refer exotic patients to our colleagues at Prairie.


Prairie Animal Hospital, 208-772-3214 or visit their website at www.prairieanimalhospital.com