Bothell pet owners now have a new option for animal care after the community’s newest animal hospital, Twin Pines, opened a brick and mortar location on May 21.
The location is operated by Dr. Laura Robertson and Dr. Elizabeth Hardy, who had been searching for a physical building to host their practice since 2016. Prior to the Bothell location, Robertson and Hardy had been practicing in the Woodinville and Silver Lake areas, offering services for a range of local animals including dogs, cats, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, pigs, chickens, ducks, cows and occasionally horses.
“All of these animals can be found within Bothell and the surrounding communities,” Hardy said. “We love the sense of community and camaraderie these areas have to offer.”
The duo saw a need for more options west of their service area, where residents have a variety of animals, big and small.
According to Robertson, she and Hardy looked at several options in the Northlake area and ultimately decided on Bothell after conducting demographic studies in Woodinville, Bothell, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore. They based the decision on increased population density and current veterinary options in the area, seeing that Bothell was most in need of veterinary care.
They signed a lease in December 2017 and, while the 1924 building underwent renovations, served the Bothell community with mobile services and house calls.
“We feel lucky to be able to help fill that need,” Robertson said. “Our clients are amazing — their support during our year of construction and growth has been unbelievable. We hope to continue to grow with the community for years to come.”
The Twin Pines Animal Hospital held a grand opening celebration with help from the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce.
“We love this community,” Hardy said. “There are so many great people and great opportunities in this area with so much growth and potential. We’ve met great clients and other small business owners in town and at chamber of commerce meetings. Everyone has been incredibly supportive of our project and we can’t wait to start giving back to the community and their furry family members.”
Despite the new location now being open, Robertson and Hardy will continue to offer mobile services and house calls.
The new location also provides new opportunities for better and enhanced services for Bothell pet owners. The facility provides in-house blood work, a full laboratory, surgery, digital radiology — or x-rays — and anesthetic dental cleanings with digital dental radiology.
“We’re excited to have a great facility and knowledgeable staff to offer all the tools we might need to help sick or injured pets,” Robertson said. “Our hospital feels more like a home, and pets seem to be less fearful and actually don’t seem to mind a visit to the vet.”