Behind a dubious, little storefront on Aurora Ave the best vets in Seattle are hard at work. All three docs here are smart and friendly, but Lisa Newton has earned my business and the care of my dogs for as long as she wants it.
We recently had to put our cat to sleep and I'm not sure I could have handled it without her candor and sympathy. To make us feel comfortable, they even offered to let us pay the next time we came in.
On a totally different note, Dr. Bernstein has been known to let you look in the microscope when your dogs develop, er, microscopic passengers. Assuming you're into that sort of thing.