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At All About Cats, we provide a safe, comfortable experience for your special friend.
We are accepting new patients on a limited basis; if your cat is in need of immediate care,
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Welcome to All About Cats Veterinary Hospital!

Here at All About Cats Veterinary Hospital, you can count on us to provide the best possible care for your feline friend. Because of our friendly and experienced staff, we are able to create a calm and welcoming environment. We are more than prepared to help you in every way possible when it comes to your cat's care, because that's what we're all about!

As professionals in the feline only care field, we understand how important your cat is in your life, and we want to help. With the latest advancements in medical care technology for your pet, it will be easier than ever to help your furry friend feel healthy and lively in no time. It's no wonder why we are constantly praised for our willingness to help cats return to their former health, so come visit us today!

Dr. Lester with black cats

Meet Dr. Lester

Dr. Richard Lester comes from a family of veterinarians including a veterinary pathologist and two equine veterinarians. Graduating from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Dr. Lester has always had the intention of working solely with cats and has been practicing at feline only hospitals since graduation. He is married with two children and four Abyssinians. Dr. Lester is a highly skilled veterinarian devoted to making sure your cat receives the quality of care and treatment they deserve. He and his experienced team are always willing to help make sure your cat’s needs are met. Because of his passion for providing care to felines, your cat will truly be in safe hands with Dr. Lester.
Dr. Zaback

Meet Dr. Zaback

Dr. Zaback decided she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 8 years old. She grew up outside of New Orleans and went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2014. Looking for a change of scenery after graduation, she moved to the greater Seattle area and it didn’t take long for Washington to become her new home.

Dr. Zaback started her career working with exotic animals, then transitioned to dog and cat practice, but it’s no surprise to anyone that knows her that she ultimately decided on feline-only practice. Her interests include internal medicine, pain management, and wound care. Outside of work, Dr. Zaback loves roller skating, traveling, and cooking. She shares her home with her beloved cat, Yoda. 

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Meet Sharon

Sharon has been in the veterinary medicine field since 1979 and has been a Licensed Technician since 1986. With twenty-two years of experience in cat and dog practices and 16+ years in the cat-only field of practice, Sharon offers the knowledge and skill needed to provide the utmost quality of care your feline friend deserves! Sharon is married with two daughters, four grandchildren, one cat and one dog. As an avid pet owner herself, Sharon loves to work with cats and is devoted to creating an un-FUR-gettable experience! Your cat will truly be in good hands!
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Meet Kelsey

Kelsey, Licensed Veterinary Technician, has spent twenty-five years working with felines beginning with the management of a local feral colony. Kelsey graduated with honors from an accredited institute and obtained her technician’s license in 2011. Special interests include continuing advancement and implementation of low-stress veterinary visits, geriatric care, end of life support. She has a passion for owner involvement and education.

Jamie and Angel

Meet Jamie

Jamie is a licensed veterinary technician who grew up in Spokane.  She's been surrounded by cats and dogs since she was born.  She spent time volunteering at a local animal shelter all through high school and was heavily involved with their behavioral program that matched dogs with potential owners.  Jamie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Whitworth University which included a semester working at Disney World in Florida at their College Program.  Afterward, she moved to Arizona for 5 years where she went to school to become a veterinary technician.  Jamie worked at a small general practice for 3 years as a certifed technican.  She moved back to Washington state in 2019 and got married that same year.  Jamie is currently licensed in both Arizona and Washington. Jamie loves reading, playing video games and spending time with her husband and rescue cat, Annie.  Both Jamie and her husband enjoy everything Disney - he proposed while on a trip to Disneyland and they spent their honeymoon there as well.
Kacey and barlow

Meet Kacey

Kacey is our friendly Technician Assistant. She came to us as a client who absolutely loves the AAC staff. Married with two teenagers, she has two rescue cats and a rescue dog. Kacey is a native of the northwest who recently moved back to the area from Arizona, where she worked as a Technician in a busy cat and dog practice. In her spare time, when she’s not occupied with her human and furry family, Kacey enjoys outdoor activities and volunteering at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville. Kacey’s gentle manner with cats immediately puts them at ease.

Meet Olivia

Olivia is one of our Technician Assistants and joined the team in 2023. She originally obtained an undergraduate degree in K-12 Art Education but quickly fell in love with veterinary medicine while caring for her diabetic cat, Gideon. She got her start at a small cat clinic in Colorado and later moved to Washington, where she spent several years working with exotic animals. Ultimately, her true love is working with cats. Olivia is currently enrolled in an accredited program to become a Licensed Technician. Her favorite hobbies include traditional archery, tropical fishkeeping, video games, hiking, and paddleboarding. 

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Meet Kathy

Kathy is the Clinic Manager and has worked in Office Management and Bookkeeping in non-profits and small businesses for twenty years. Being a cat lover herself, Kathy enjoys swapping interesting, fun, and gross kitty stories. Leave it to Kathy to set up your appointment to provide your four legged friend with the best quality care around! Kathy has been married to Dr. Lester since the vet school days. With two sons and four cats of varying ages, Kathy’s life always brings new surprises. Kathy is always willing to help in any way she can, so feel free to give her a call to set up an appointment!

Meet  Jeany

Jeany is our Receptionist. She raised her two daughters on a farm with horses, sheep, ducks, and whatever other creatures wandered in. She has shown dogs in conformation, herding, agility, and obedience. She was raised doing 4-H and enjoyed watching her daughters do the same. She has two wonderful rescue boy cats and two very old Aussies. And several 4-legged grandfur babies. She looks forward to scheduling you and your kitties!

Dr. Lester with black cats
Dr. Zaback
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"Dr. Lester is the purr-fect veterinarian! The staff at All About Cats cares about me sooo much!"
— Buttons, Orange Tabby

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If you’re looking for the best care for your furry feline friend, our preventative care and vaccinations are just what you need to keep them healthy and active.

We have the skills necessary to help your cat feel and stay healthy! At All About Cats we offer:

  • Physical exams

    We check to make sure your cat is feeling healthy

  • Parasite Control

  • Feline Leukemia Shots

  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing (FIV) Testing

  • Kitten Vaccines

    We include core/non-core vaccinations that start between 6-8 weeks old

  • Behavioral Discussions

  • Blood Work

    (as needed)

With our help, your cat will get the comfort and care they need. Don’t hesitate to set up an appointment, because we’re ready to help anytime!

Helpful Links:​
Pet Poison Helpline
Which plants are toxic?
Pet Food Recall 
Household Dangers (infographic)
Pet First Aid Kit Checklist
Disaster Planning for Cat Owners


Do you have a new cat you’d like to bring in? That’s no problem, because we are proud to accept new patients at any time! You can leave your trust with our highly trained Veterinarians to help make your kitten feel comfortable and healthy. With our equipment, your cat will get the care it deserves. Feel free to call us anytime to set up an appointment.


Are you worried your cat’s age is catching up with them? Do they seem to have a lack of energy? With our help, we can provide the care your cat needs to feel young and healthy again. We offer services such as:

  • Physical Exams

  • Blood Pressure

  • Urinalysis

    Physical and chemical examination of urine, necessary to check the kidneys and urinary system

  • Blood Work

    Diagnostic tool used for feline patients, accurately informs us of their state of health.

  • Behavioral Discussions

You and your cat can rest easy because we will provide the care to help them feel healthy and active again. Give us a call and set up your appointment today!


Due to our experience as cat-only Veterinarians, we are able to diagnose and treat all varieties of diseases affecting feline patients. With the help of our trained staff, we can treat numerous diseases including:

  • Diabetes

    Can lead to dehydration, vomiting, weight loss, etc.

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Common glandular disorder found in cats

  • Kidney Disease

    Caused by high blood pressure, cancer, infections, etc.

  • Liver

  • Cancer

  • And many more!

We have been trained to give your cat the care they need, so leave it to us to help them feel lively and active again! There’s no need to wait anymore, we are always ready to provide the care your furry friend deserves, so call today!


Have you been looking for someone who can effectively spay or neuter your cat? We have all the right equipment to ensure your cat’s safety as we perform this procedure. There’s no need to stress because we have been trained to make sure your cat feels safe and comfortable. Let us use our skill to help you, so set up an appointment today!


If you’re looking for someone who can treat symptoms involving the ear, nose and throat, you’ve come to the right place. With our Soft Tissue Surgery procedure, we are also able to perform:

  • Bladder Surgery

  • Lump Removal

    Known as a lumpectomy, we remove lumps
    or abnormal growths

  • Exploratories

    Look inside the cat’s intestines to find foreign objects

  • And more!

Problems are commonly involved with the cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital systems. With our help, it will be easier than ever to give your cat the care they deserve. We will provide the quality treatments you’ve been looking for and help your cat feel healthy again. Call us today!


The choice to include oral care in your cat’s life is important, and can even be lifesaving in some cases. We offer dental/oral surgery to make sure your cat stays healthy and lively. Our surgeries include:

  • Extractions

  • Oral Radiology

    Used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the mouth

  • Periodontal Disease Treatment

  • Foreign Body Removal

    Removal of an object that shouldn’t be in your cat’s mouth/throat

  • And more!

Our experience has shown to be highly effective in dealing with oral problems found in felines. We want to give your cat the comfort and care they need. Call us today and schedule an appointment!


Is something bothering your cat? Do you worry they may have some disease or infection? We will be able to help out by using full body radiology to find what is bothering your cat. With our technology and experience, we can ensure that your cat feels healthy and as energetic as they use to! Give us a call to set up your appointment!

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What to Expect

The first time you and your kitty visit our clinic, we’ll get to know each other. No one knows your cat better than you, so we will ask you detailed questions about your cat’s health and behavior, and discuss any concerns you might have.

Our Doctor will perform a thorough physical exam, including: lungs, heart, eyes, ears, nose, teeth, skin, and abdominal palpation. He/she will also check for evidence of fleas and ear mites.

Based on the physical exam findings and the history, our Doctor will make recommendations in regards to:

  • •    Vaccinations
  • •    Labwork and medical advice as needed
  • •    Parasite control
  • •    Dietary concerns and needs


Helpful items for you to bring for your first visit:

  • • Previous medical records, including shelter records or breeder records
  • •Complete list of medications and supplements, including strength and dosing, and foods, including brand and quantity fed daily


Please note: we require seven days’ notice to cancel or reschedule a new patient appointment.

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Conveniently book an appointment by calling 425-636-8201 or complete the online form and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Please call us directly if you have a pressing medical concern about your cat, 425-636-8201, as we prioritize phone calls over emails.

At every appointment for your cat, we will ask you for a complete list of medications and supplements, including strength and dosing, and foods, including brand and quantity fed daily. New clients: a non-refundable deposit is required for new clients scheduling their cat’s first exam; we will provide details about this deposit during the scheduling process. Current clients: we require 48 business hours' notice to cancel or reschedule a current patient appointment.

Our current Covid protocol: wearing masks is optional at our clinic; if you prefer curbside service, please let us know!

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9:00am - 5:00pm

By Appointment Only
8:00am-9:00am and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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