Local veterinarians receive top ranking from Seattle Met

POULSBO — Three local veterinarians have been ranked as top Emergency and Critical Care veterinarians by Seattle Met magazine.

Dr. Dave Burgess, Dr. Michael Stone, and Dr. Shelby Watson practice at Animal Emergency and Trauma Center in Poulsbo.

Seattle Met magazine, in partnership with the national survey company Top Vets, sent ballots to veterinarians listed with the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association and other local societies in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish,  Thurston and Whatcom counties. The survey asked the veterinarians, “If a client’s pet was in need of veterinary care and you could not take the case, who would you refer them to?”

The results will be published in the February issue of Seattle Met, along with a roundup of reasons why it’s great to be a pet in Western Washington.

Animal Emergency and Trauma Center ( is located at 320 Nw Lindvig Way, Poulsbo. Burgess has been practicing companion animal emergency medicine since 1989, Stone since 1999, and Watson since 2002.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 28
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates