Wonderful care! My dog (Sofi) needed an asap appointment for an ominous looking swelling under her tail that appeared over night. I had adopted her only 3 weeks before and we had not yet established health care for her with a veterinarian. I called Cedar River Animal Hospital because it was recommended on another pet care site. It is in the Renton Highlands, very close to me. The office staff got Sofia in that afternoon.
When we walked into the clinic, I expected Sofia to shake or whine in concern. Not at all. (She had whined and tried to leave the vet office we had earlier in the month dropped by to just check out.) The swelling turned out to be an abscessed anal gland that had filled with fluid. It was lanced, some preparations made to take her home, nail trim (since we were already there), and all done. Sofia was still happy and still happy in the arms of people caring for her.
The reception area is clean, brightly lit, colorful, and altogether cheerful. The two women at the reception counter were friendly and helpful. Everyone I encountered seemed to be enjoying their work. The clinic is easy to find, on NE 4TH ST, and there is plenty of parking. (The name is Cedar River, but the actual location is in the newer part of the Renton Highlands.) I highly recommend them. I also like that on their site they say that they strive to provide affordable pet care. I appreciate their acknowledgement of budget issues.