VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Alix Partnow, DVM, DACVIM/Neurology, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
Departments: Neurology


Dr. Alix Partnow was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002 from Williams College where she majored in Chemistry. She went on to receive her DVM degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. In June of that year she joined the team at VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle where she completed a rotating internship.

Following completion of her internship, she traveled back to the Midwest to pursue a residency in neurology/neurosurgery as well as a Master of Science degree in veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri. Her master's thesis was on Paradoxical Dysuria among Dog with Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis. Having completed her residency and masters training in 2007, Dr. Partnow is happy to return to VSC to once again serve the pets and people of the Pacific Northwest.

Her professional interests include neuro-oncology, heritable and degenerative conditions of the central nervous system, neurosurgery and post-operative rehabilitation. Outside the hospital Dr. Partnow is an avid cook/baker and a distance runner. You'll probably find her exploring local parks and trails with her two dogs.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately 425-697-6106

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is here for you and your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter what the time of day or night we have a veterinarian and vet techs here to answer your questions and provide you and your pet with care in an emergency situation. 

Our emergency service is designed to be an extension of the services provided by your primary care veterinarian. When your vet is not available, our doctors and nursing staff are here to provide the emergency care your pet needs. In addition to emergency services, we are able to provide intensive care for critically ill pets that have been referred by primary care veterinarians.

Many patients are treated as outpatients. Should your pet require ongoing care, we may recommend that you return to your primary care veterinarian when the day practice opens. For unstable patients in need of further evaluation, arrangements can be made for continued hospitalization and when needed, evaluation by one of our specialists.

Please click here to download a copy of our Pet Emergency Handbook