To create a list of the top veterinarians in the Seattle area, Seattle Met partnered with national survey company TopVets, which sent ballots to veterinarians and veterinary specialists listed with various veterinary medical societies in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Pierce counties, asking vets to cast votes on the abilities of other veterinarians in their area. Presented with the names of nearby practitioners and the opportunity to write in nominations, each veterinarian evaluated peers whose work she or he is familiar with based on years of experience, continuing education, manner with clients and their pets, use of new techniques and technologies, and of course physical results. Vets with the highest average ratings were screened for active licenses and good standing with the Washington State Department of Health before being selected for the final list. Of course there are many fine vets who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of veterinary medicine in the United States. A vet’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow professionals. Our vets self--reported whether they provide boarding services, alternative pet care (e.g., acupuncture), or house calls, and whether they are equipped for surgery on site. More information about TopVets’ survey process can be found at usatopvets.com.
Published: February 2013