What to Expect at a Specialty Appointment
Knowing what to expect at your first appointment will help make the process more pleasant for both you and your pet.
Please arrive approximately 10 minutes early. Your appointment will begin with time to complete paperwork and to meet with one of the technicians or assistants on our healthcare team.
Meet Your Board-Certified Specialist
A member of our specialist team will review your pet's history and discuss their issues. You can ask any questions you want, and we'll take the time to answer.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
Your vet will perform some diagnostic tests, which may include a glaucoma check, tear test, and fluorescein stain. Your pet's eyes may also need to be dilated. If your pet's eyes are dilated, plan for them to be light-sensitive for up to eight hours.
Once your pet has been assessed, we will provide a diagnosis and treatment. Your veterinary specialist will work with you to determine treatment. After your visit, we will also contact your primary care veterinarian and provide a detailed written report about your appointment and treatment plan.
Rechecks Appointment Instructions
Rechecks are to establish medical progress, healing, confirming a medical condition has been treated completely or to do additional diagnostics.
If we have arranged for a Drop Off Appointment for your pet, we will also email you a Drop Off Consent Form to be filled out and returned to us in addition to the form below.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
We are an extension of your primary care veterinarian at those times when unique medical care is required. We proudly serve pet owners and veterinarians in Renton and Kirkland by providing advanced-level services and procedures not generally available in family practice.
We will work closely with your family veterinarian and our network of specialists to provide the best course of treatment for your pet.
Payment & Financing
At Northwest Animal Eye Specialists, we'll help you navigate our options for payment and financing, so you can focus on getting your pet the care they need.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is expected at the time services are provided or upon discharge of your pet. We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
We are proud to offer CareCredit as a financing option. They offer an easy application process that will give you results in minutes.
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We will provide a good-faith estimate of the cost of our services before pet treatment, however, unforeseen circumstances may arise that influence your final bill.
We will always discuss our written estimate with all clients before they leave our facility, and require a deposit based on our estimate prior to any further treatment.
- What are the fees associated with a specialty appointment?
You are financially responsible for the initial exam fee and any diagnostics or treatment that you consent to for your pet’s treatment. This payment is due at the time of service.
For further hospitalization, diagnostics, or surgery, a deposit is required upfront, with payment in full due when your pet is discharged.
If you would like to inquire about the cost of an exam or a specific type of surgery, feel free to contact us. Our receptionists will give you a rough estimate of the service you are interested in.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
We’re happy to help you complete pet insurance forms for your pet’s visit.