Veterinary Surgery

The Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s veterinary surgical service covers soft tissue surgery. We utilize advanced, cutting-edge and minimally invasive options, with a wide array of procedures from laparoscopic surgery to regenerative medicine. Our surgeon is trained in advanced surgical techniques and can treat some of the most complicated surgical cases.

Kelly Liwski, DVM (Practice Limited to Surgery)

Kelly Liwski, DVM (Practice Limited to Surgery)

Dr. Kelly Liwski was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology at the University of California, Davis and achieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. Following veterinary school, she completed a one-year rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. After her Internship, her passion for surgery led her to complete a three-year residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Dr. Liwski has worked as a surgeon in specialty hospitals in Southern California for the past 25 years. Her broad range of experience covers both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. She has also received advanced training in laparoscopic surgery, regenerative medicine and TPLO surgery.

Dr. Liwski recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, which has been a dream of hers for many years. When she’s not at work, she enjoys exploring the beautiful state of Washington, traveling the world with her husband, or trying to find ways to keep Mooney (her rambunctious rescue Sheepadoodle) from counter surfing or looking for foreign bodies to ingest. Dr. Liwski is also a big hockey fan and is anxiously awaiting the NHL coming to Seattle!


Soft Tissue Surgery

Head and Neck

Salivary mucoele, total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy, ventral bulla osteotomy


Gastrointestinal: foreign body retrieval, intestinal resection and anastomosis, full-thickness intestinal biopsies, mass removal, pyloroplasty, subtotal colectomy in cats

Hepatobiliary: cholecystectomy, biliary diversion, liver biopsy or mass removal

Urinary: cystotomy, partial cystectomy, urinary bladder repair, nephrectomy, SUB (subcutaneous ureteral bypass)

Hernia repair: diaphragmatic, peritoneopericardial hiatal, inguinal, traumatic abdominal



Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS): stenotic nares, elongated soft palpate, everted laryngeal saccule

Laryngeal paralysis: arytenoid lateralization

Laryngeal collapse


Lung lobectomy or partial lobectomy, pericardectomy, mediastinal mass removal


Digit or limb amputation, mastectomy, mass excision and reconstruction, skin flap, rotational flap, bone or lymph node biopsy


Lower urinary tract: perineal urethrostomy in cats, scrotal urethrostomy in dogs, urethral trauma management, urethral prolapse, vaginal prolapse

Perineal: anal sacculectomy, perineal hernia repair, rectal mass excision, rectal pull through, vulvoplasty


Laparoscopic spay (ovariectomy)
Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy

Wound management

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17518 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
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Call: 206-204-3366
Fax: 206-204-3858