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Best Veterinarians in Tucson, AZ

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tucson Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Tucson, AZ 85716

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4.8 (221)
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4.9 (109)
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4.5 (70)

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Speedway Veterinary Hospital is an animal hospital in Tucson caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets and offering senior pet care. The services provided are stem cell therapy, medical and surgical care, dental care, preventative health examinations, and dietary planning. Dr. Boyer received her degree at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The hospital takes appointments and walk-ins. Previous clients commend the establishment for their customer service, friendly environment, and knowledgeable staff.

Tucson, AZ 85749

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5.0 (29)
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4.0 (26)

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Adobe Veterinary Center is a medical care center that provides care to horses, livestock, dogs, and cats. Small animal services include preventative care, dentistry, x-rays, surgery, laboratory diagnostics, and ultrasounds. Large animal services include preventative care, emergency services, surgery, dentistry, laboratory diagnostics, x-rays, ultrasound, and lameness exams. The facility, founded in 1979, also boards animals at their pet resort.

Tucson, AZ 85711

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4.8 (363)
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4.5 (47)

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Encanto Pet Clinic provides healthcare services and grooming to dogs and cats in the Tucson area. The facilities' many services include teeth cleaning, veterinary surgery, wellness care, urgent care, and laser therapy. Dr. Ireland attended Iowa State University and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1987. He worked in veterinary clinics and at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona before opening Encanto Pet Clinic in 1991. Previous clients commend the clinic’s thorough checkups, professionalism, and compassion.

Tucson, AZ 85704

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4.7 (1803)
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4.4 (159)
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4.0 (118)

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Pet Doctor is a full-service vet clinic in Tucson treating dogs and cats. The hospital has a “no appointment” policy so patients can come in at any time during office hours to get treated. Services include pet health consultation, general blood work, dog vaccinations, nail trims, heartworm test, feline leukemia, FeLV, and FIV vaccinations, the valley fever test, and laser therapy. Pet Doctor, founded in 2013, also partners with several animal rescue groups.

Tucson, AZ 85711

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4.5 (15)

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Rosemont Pet Clinic is a full-service animal hospital in Tucson providing medical and surgical care for dogs and cats. The hospital, founded over 30 years ago, is equipped to provide dental care, skin care, arthritis care, laser therapy, heartworm preventatives, vaccinations, and other services. Dr. Brett earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. He approaches medical issues using Western conventional veterinary medicine and alternative treatments such as acupuncture, VOM/chiropractic and herbal therapies.

Tucson, AZ 85741

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4.0 (20)
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4.1 (8)

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Orange Grove Animal Hospital is a pet care facility in Tucson treating dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and other exotic animals. The hospital, founded in 1981, has separate reptile and avian treatment areas, a 24-hour hospital care ability, separate dog and cat boarding facilities, a 2-bay surgical suite, in-house laboratory, and digital radiology. Services include spay/neuter procedures, dental care, vaccinations, diet and husbandry consultations, and other medical services.

Oro Valley, AZ 85755

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Pusch Ridge Pet Clinic is a veterinary health clinic treating cats and dogs in Oro Valley. The facility performs emergency and urgent care during office hours, medical procedures, and surgeries. The doctors at Pusch Ridge can help treat arthritis, canine distemper, dental issues, obesity, mites, seizures, among many other health issues or injuries. Customers can make an appointment or walk in for their pet’s care. The clinic has an in-house pharmacy, lab, and radiology unit.

Tucson, AZ 85704

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4.6 (68)
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1.0 (1)

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Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson provides emergency care, medical care, specialty care, and therapeutic services to animals. The emergency care hospital is open 24/7 and delivers care in the fields of dentistry, dermatology, neurology/neurosurgery, integrative medicine, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, oncology, diagnostic imaging, and behavior. Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson won a 2008 SASIE award for Outstanding Customer Service

Tucson, AZ 85706

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3.5 (31)
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4.5 (18)

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Santa Cruz Veterinary Clinic is a Tucson animal clinic providing spay/neuter procedures and basic wellness services to all animals. Services include dog, cat, rabbit, and pig spay and neuter, wellness exams, vaccines, microchipping, anal expressions, euthanasia, radiology, and other surgery procedures. Dr. Neal now runs the practice and went to Colorado State University to receive her DVM degree in 2000. Her passion involves offering access to low-cost care to pet owners.

Tucson, AZ 85741

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4.9 (49)
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4.0 (7)

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Canada Del Oro Pet Clinic is a small animal clinic in Tucson that treats dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets. The facility accepts appointments and walk-ins and is equipped for emergency and urgent care. Canada Del Oro offers preventative medicine, blood testing, dentistry, x-rays, and other services. The clinic was founded over 30 years ago and is run by Dr. Behrens, who attended Veterinary school at Oregon State University.

Tucson, AZ 85713

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4.6 (484)
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4.2 (55)
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2.5 (19)

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Ajo Veterinary Clinic has been providing veterinary care for cats and dogs in Tucson. Services provided at the clinic include surgery, radiographs and imaging, dental care, vaccinations, and behavioral and nutritional counseling. Dr. Porter earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1968 and opened Ajo Veterinary Clinic in 1973.

Tucson, AZ 85747

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4.0 (33)
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4.6 (1)

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Valencia Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital providing care for dogs, cats, and other animals in Tucson since 2009. Dr. Zepeda and Dr. Chmiel can perform laser surgery, ultrasound, digital radiography, and ultrasonic dentistry as well as wellness exams. The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Tucson, AZ 85745

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4.0 (37)
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4.8 (18)

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St. Mary’s Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary clinic in Tucson. The facility has a pharmacy, surgery suite with state-of-the-art technology, on-site x-ray capabilities, and a supervised recovery area. Among the long list of services provided, St. Mary’s performs blood work, digital radiography, fecal exams, grooming, pain management, surgery, and vaccinations.

Tucson, AZ 85741

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3.5 (48)
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4.2 (22)

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Ina Road Animal Hospital treats pets who need preventative or emergency health care in Tucson. Services provided include preventative lab work, surgical laser treatment, microchip implantation, dog vaccinations, ultrasounds, companion therapy laser, and acupuncture. The hospital, founded in 1996, treats dogs and cats. The facility was named 2015 Readers’ Choice Winner by the Arizona Daily Star.

Tucson, AZ 85704

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4.7 (302)
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4.9 (171)
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4.0 (83)

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P.A.W.S. Veterinary Center is a Tucson animal center committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care for dogs and cats. The center’s services include dentistry, surgery, hospitalization, microchipping, vaccinations, in-house and diagnostic procedures, rehabilitation, and a pharmacy. The facility also offers feline boarding. Dr. Thurston attended Veterinary School at Colorado State University and received her D.V.M. degree in 2001. She opened P.A.W.S. in 2008.

Tucson, AZ 85750

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4.5 (22)
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4.9 (14)

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River Road Pet Clinic is a full-service medical facility in Tucson providing quality care for small animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, and other exotic pets. Wellness, dentistry, acupuncture, surgery, nutrition, and advanced imaging are among the many services provided. Dr. Panzero received his doctorate at Colorado State University in 1986 and opened River Road Pet Clinic in 1988.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Speedway Veterinary Hospital
Adobe Veterinary Center
Encanto Pet Clinic
Pet Doctor
Rosemont Pet Clinic
Orange Grove Animal Hospital
Pusch Ridge Pet Clinic
Veterinary Speciality Center of Tucson
Santa Cruz Veterinary Clinic
Canada Del Oro Pet Clinic
Ajo Veterinary Clinic
Valencia Animal Hospital
St. Mary's Animal Clinic
Ina Road Animal Hospital
P.A.W.S. Veterinary Center
River Road Pet Clinic

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.