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Thank you for continuing to be patient with us as we navigate these strange and challenging times. We have now reopened our waiting room to clients who want to come in for appointments or pick up food or medication. Our waiting room limit is six people, and masks are still required regardless of vaccination status. Our exam rooms are not yet open for in-person appointments due to their extremely small size and recent reports of the rapid spread of COVID 19 variants.

If you would like to come into the clinic, we will have a veterinary assistant meet you in the waiting room to take a history. You then have the option of hanging out in the waiting room or running an errand during the time of your cat’s exam. If you decide to stay in the waiting room, the doctor can speak with you in person after the exam. If you prefer to run an errand, the doctor will give you a call after the completion of the exam.

Curbside service is still available if you would like to limit contact. If you prefer curbside service, please stay in your car and call or text us when you arrive in the parking area on the day of your visit. We will have a veterinary assistant complete the history over the phone. We will then meet you in front of the clinic to get your pet and its carrier. We ask that you stay nearby and keep your phone readily accessible for curbside appointments. Most appointments are 45 minutes long.

If your cat is here for a drop-off visit, you can return home until the doctor contacts you to discuss their exam findings and projected pick-up time.

For all interactions with our staff, masks are still required regardless of vaccination status.

Mercer Island, WA

Cat Speciality Care & Referrals

Learn more about our speciality care services below.

Feline Friendly

Low-stress Environment

Compassionate Service

Cat Speciality Care

At Island Cats Veterinary Hospital”, we offer specialized care for your pet. Our specialty services are here to identify the root cause of your cats issues. If we are not able to identify or help treat your cat’s health issues we work with many local veterinarians who can help. If you have any questions about our specialty care, please contact us today.

Cat Speciality Care

We work with your cat’s internal body systems, whether the illness is sudden or chronic due to: infection, cancer, degenerative, inflammatory, immune, or trauma. We emphasize minimally-invasive techniques and our advanced diagnostic procedures give us the power to effectively diagnose and treat your pet.

Internal Medicine

Oftentimes, owners explain that something isn’t right with their cat, and they’re correct 99% of the time. Cats can’t always tell us what’s wrong, you are your cat’s advocate which makes figuring out some pet’s illness truly a team effort. Observing your pet and doing a thorough exam is the next step.

  • Heart Murmurs
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroid (low thyroid)
  • Hyperthyroid (high thyroid)
  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver Disease
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Neurology
Dermatology

Our doctors have years of experience in identifying and managing dermatological conditions in companion animals. We use a number of highly effective diagnostic techniques – including laboratory tests, skin scrapings, cytology, and biopsy – to help us get the answers we need.

Some of the dermatological conditions we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Hormonal Conditions
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
Nutritional Counseling
Feeding a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight can increase life expectancy, quality-of-life, decrease the risk of many diseases (such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease), and help manage chronic medical conditions.
Behavioral Counseling

Cats can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple house-training problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. This is where we come in. We are qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine and behavioral medicine. As you learn to communicate with your pet, you’ll watch your bond grow over time.

Pain Management
Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your cat’s treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various types of pain can look different in animals? Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in our patients.
Veterinary Referrals

We understand that finding reputable veterinary resources can be stressful. If you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health, please contact us. If we are unable to help with your pet’s care, we can refer you to a qualified professional who can.

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