About SVA


Seattle Veterinary Associates was founded in 1971 by Dr. Sanford Olson, Dr. Donald Canfield, and Dr. Stephen Jones. To provide patients with the extraordinary care they deserved, we:

  • Actively pursue client education and involvement in the care of their pet
  • Develop and maintain quality medical care teams through education and training
  • Participate in training and educational advancements in our profession
  • Develop and maintain a health partnership with clients to ensure their satisfaction
  • Apply the highest standards in care, compassion, and veterinary technologies
  • Value and respect the individual talents and skills of our people
  • Accept accountability for our performances
  • Model ethical behavior in all our interactions with clients, patients, and staff.

The vision of providing the highest quality veterinary care to pets in the Puget Sound area remains integral to each of us today.

Coupled with our considerate expansion and the advancement of our medical capabilities at all our hospitals, we are proud to be providing the highest quality veterinary care to pets and their families.

Learn more about our experienced veterinarians and technicians or the services we provide to pets across our four Seattle locations and mobile veterinary care service.

A Bit of History

In 1971, the original practice opened its doors at the current location of Queen Anne Animal Clinic.

In 1972, Green Lake Animal Hospital opened and became the central hospital serving the Queen Anne Animal Clinic.

In 1979, we acquired Ravenna Park Animal Hospital. That same year, Dr. Patrick Richardson joined the partnership.

In 1992, Dr. Stuart Spencer joined our partnership.

In 2000, Dr. Jeb Mortimer joined as a partner.

In 2002, Ravenna Park Animal Clinic moved and became Ravenna Animal Hospital.

In 2008, Dr. Mark Donovan and Northwest Veterinary Hospital joined our partnership.

In 2016, Dr. Valissitie Heeren and Dr. Maryam Salt joined our partnership.

In 2016, we opened our mobile veterinary care service “SVA On the Go,” the only cat and dog friendly mobile veterinary care service associated with a full service hospital in all of Seattle.

In 2018, we added a doctor to our mobile veterinary care service “SVA On the Go.”

In 2020, COVID-19 came and changed the world. SVA On the Go temporarily closed and all of our practices moved to curbside-only care.

In 2022, we opened our first clinic outside of Seattle in the Richmond Beach neighborhood of Shoreline, Wa.