Meet the friendly staff at Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital!

Joel G. Chatterson

Dr. Joel Chatterson has an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, and received his veterinary medicine degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is where he met his wife Cassy. He and Cassy married soon after their graduation in 2003. After practicing for a short time in the Midwest, the Chattersons moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where Dr. Chatterson joined Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital in 2009. In March of 2015, Dr. Chatterson was proud to become the owner of Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital.

When he is not busy taking care of Mukilteo's fuzzy population, Dr. Chatterson enjoys skiing, hiking, playing with his kids, practicing his guitar. Every couple of years, he loves taking his family to visit their friend Mickey Mouse in California or Florida. The Chattersons also absolutely love to visit Bellingham and Fairhaven. They spend many weekends there visiting parks and trying various eclectic restaurants.

Dr. Chatterson has two boys, Keaton and Nolan. Keaton is a Lego maniac and will likely be an architect (or space ship builder). Nolan loves everything (especially his dog Furgie), and we suspect he could very well be a little vet in training!

The furry portion of the Chatterson family includes Furgie, a lovely Irish Doodle, who is Dr. Chatterson’s co-pilot at the hospital (and anywhere else), and two cats, Leo and Aries, who enjoy sleeping 23 and ½ hours per day.


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Office Hours

After Hours: Seattle Veterinary Specialists, 425-823-9111


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Closed for New Years Eve and Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26th, Christmas Eve and Day.


Feedback from our clients

  • "My dog injured her paw while I was traveling, they were able to get her in on short notice and get her history from my regular vet. Prices were reasonable. But most of all I LOVED how the vet interact with my dog and discussed the the course of treatment with me."
    Julianne Upton
  • "I love this place, they are amazing, their staff is super friendly and helpful. They have taken great care of my new puppy and my older dog."
    Jessica Hewett
  • "Having raised two mastiffs, a three-legged dog, and now attending to my lab, I have been to multiple vets in many states over the last two decades. This vet surpassed all of them."
    Lorelei Walker
  • "I had an appointment and I canceled it, and the few minutes that had been canceled, my puppy had an stroke, and I took her to this hospital amd no matter what they helped me! Thanks to this guys my puppy is having a healthy life."
    Luis José Rivera Godínez