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VCA University Animal Hospital is a complete small animal veterinary facility and a full-service boarding facility serving East Valley's avians, cats, dogs, exotics, pocket pets, rabbits, and reptiles since 1962. Some of the services we offer include preventive pet care, boarding, surgery, dentistry, ultrasound, orthopedic surgery and laser pain therapy. We also offer many important specialty services such as laser surgery, dentistry, endoscopy, digital x-ray, ultrasound, and EKG.We know your pets are part of your family, our pets are part of our own families, so whenever you bring your pets to VCA University Animal Hospital you can be sure they will be treated with all the compassion and care we provide our own pets. We look forward to the opportunity to provide a lifetime of care to your pets.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - Sun:
Services/Products
  • Advanced Dental Care
  • Allergy & Itchy Skin Care
  • Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diabetes Care
  • Digital Radiology
  • Disease Treatment
  • Flea and Tick Control
  • General Surgery
  • In-House Lab & Pharmacy
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laser Surgery
  • Medications/Prescriptions
  • Microchipping
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Parasite Control
  • PennHip Evaluations
  • Pet Boarding
  • Pet Grooming
  • Physical Examinations
  • Puppy & Kitten Wellness
  • Senior Pet Wellness
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Ultrasound
  • Urology
  • Vaccinations
  • Weight Management Program
Brands
Avians, Cats, Dogs, Exotics, Pocket Pets, Rabbits, Reptiles
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, cash, check, master card
Associations
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA),American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP),Cat Friendly Practice®
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Categories
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Pet Grooming, Pet Services, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinarians
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Holly D.

11/27/2017

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I am a new client and I LOVE this vet. I would refer them to anyone. We purchased a 10 week old German shepherd puppy from an AKC breeder and within two days she was sick and diagnosed with Parvo from the vets office I normally use. Our family vet was on vacation and there was a substitute vet who referred us to an emergency vet called Blue Pearl. That first visit cost us $200. Blue Pearl was another $600 just to give her some fluid and send us home with a nausea medication and subcutaneous fluid. To keep her overnight was $2000 A DAY minimum!

A friend (who was also extremely happy with universal) referred us and not only did they provide excellent care for our pup, but the total cost of a 3 day stay including all the meds she needs to go home with; was half of what Blue pearl charged for one overnight visit. Additionally, the dr and a tech called us daily to check on her. I could not say enough nice things about these folks and I am grateful to them for saving her life. Happy to take our little girl home now :-D

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Jessica N.

01/20/2014

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Such a wonderful vet!! My husband and I absolutely love University Animal Hospital. The staff is so amazing and helpful, the doctors are passionate and the facility is always clean. Dr. Reading took in our sick dog and gave him the best care. She checked on us daily and made sure Lincoln was feeling well. I have never had a bad experience with any of the staff and have always felt so welcomed. I highly highly highly suggest UAH to any pet owner.

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A few years ago, I had to rush...

A few years ago, I had to rush my very healthy 7 year cat to this hospital. He had swallowed a large amount of thread. I was told that an operation needed to be performed to remove the thread and it would cost about $1200. We financed the cost of the surgery and when it was over, the Vet told us that all the thread and been removed and this organs were all healthy and pink. Yet, within a few days, I had to put my cat to sleep because his pancreas had been destroyed during surgery. He suffered terribly between the time of his surgery and when he was put to sleep. The vet never apologized and in fact continue to charge me more money each time I brought him back after the surgery because he was not eating or drinking. I should have sued University Animal Hospital for the trauma they caused me and the horrible suffering of my beloved pet.

cesantos

09/22/2012

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Can't believe every single rev...

Can't believe every single review is so positive. Seems like they are posting their own reviews. Had a horrible experience. Was treated rudely by the front desk staff immediately upon entering. Avoid. Avoid. Not worth it. Colleague who has also gone said staff rotates constantly and there is a lot of inconsistency.

bettysuer588

05/03/2012

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I love this Vet hospital!! I have been

I love this Vet hospital!! I have been going here for 15 yrs and all of my pets are very well cared for! I have seen many of the Veterinarians there and they all are compassionate and obvious animal lovers!! I have used the boarding area as well and find it to be clean and the staff very detail oriented! When I come in for a visit the staff up in the front are nice and friendly...I could not imagine going any place else...this vet hospital has been there for me through so much and because of them my pets are happy and healthy!!!

CarrieR85

03/11/2012

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I recently completed a 2-week

I recently completed a 2-week externship as a veterinary student at University Animal Hospital in Tempe and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this hospital! The clinic has state-of-the-art equipment and they are very up-to-date on how they approach and practice medicine. The 11-doctor practice has everything that I hope to find in where I will eventually work and is the epitome of where I would take my animals (in fact, it is very reminiscent of the clinic I take my pets to at home in Minnesota). Everyone is incredibly friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. The doctors work as a team and in the best interest of their patients by discussing their cases with each other, whether they would like an additional perspective or would simply like to share what they learned.
The hospital is immaculately clean, well cared for, and employs only those individuals who obviously love animals and their job. I was thrilled to see everyone doing their specific job to their utmost capability, which helps create a highly efficient, well-oiled â??machineâ?? where everyone can focus on and excel in their field. Everyone at University Animal Hospital works very well together as a team and invited me in to their â??familyâ?? immediately. I would highly recommend this hospital to anyone searching for the right place to care for his or her furry (or scaly) non-human family members!

JoelO132

03/03/2012

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I have had my dogs cared for at the

I have had my dogs cared for at the University Animal Hospital for over forty years and I can assure you, they are fantastic.
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional and caring.
Sincerely, Joel OConnell

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Absolutely the best Veterinary...

Absolutely the best Veterinary practice I've ever experienced!

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Thank you so much for your positive review of your experiences with us. Dr Gus University Animal Hospital

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frankyinphoenix

02/20/2012

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Absolutely the best Veterinary practice

Absolutely the best Veterinary practice I've ever experienced!

sands.sunny

01/27/2012

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I have recently boarded my pup...

I have recently boarded my puppy here at UAH! Such a great service. I am very impressed with the wonderful care they gave my dog, I would definitely use them again in the future.

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Thank you so much for your positive review of your experiences with us. Dr Gus University Animal Hospital

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youknowheworks

01/24/2012

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UAH is wonderful. I came here...

UAH is wonderful. I came here last week to get shots for my puppy! I really loved the facilities, staff and vets. I will definitely be bringing my dogs here from now on.

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Thank you for your great review. We appriciate you allowing us to help care for your precious pets. The Staff University Veterinary Hospital

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anemptyroom...

01/17/2012

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University Animal Hospital wil...

University Animal Hospital will always have a special place in our families heart! They have been there for us through the thick and thin. Thank you guys!

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Thank you so much for your positive review of your experiences with us. Dr Gus University Animal Hospital

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mich3ll3y0nk3rs

01/09/2012

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Nice office, great friendly ve...

Nice office, great friendly vets and little wait time keeps me coming back. Thank you, keep up the great work!

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Thank you for your great review. We appriciate you allowing us to help care for your precious pets. The Staff University Veterinary Hospital

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halterkimmy

01/06/2012

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University Animal Hospital is ...

University Animal Hospital is always my number one choice when it comes to vets. Here they actually care about your animal, unlike some of the other clinics I've been to. I can rely on UAH to treat my puppy as if it were their own.

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Thank you for your great review. We appriciate you allowing us to help care for your precious pets. The Staff University Veterinary Hospital

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aretimehascome

12/22/2011

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Caring Group of People

I travel from Apache Junction to Tempe to see my pets doctor, staff and groomer. I can't imagine a more caring group of people. They don't only care for my dogs, but they also care about me too!

katesurfing

12/08/2011

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I really enjoy coming to Unive...

I really enjoy coming to University Animal Hospital. My animals just love the doctors and practically pull me in the door when we get here!

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Thank you so much for your positive review of your experiences with us. Dr Gus University Animal Hospital

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adame11

11/10/2011

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I have been a customer of Univ...

I have been a customer of University Animal Hospital for over a decade, and I would like to comment on how good the hospital staff has been to me over the years. The front desk staff are very helpful & caring. They know my pets by name and ask how they are doing. They’ve given me sympathetic hugs when I’ve needed one and I have always felt they cared about me, and my animals.

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Thank you so much for your positive review of your experiences with us. Dr Gus University Animal Hospital

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ryanhebgb

11/07/2011

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I Feel Safe Here

UAH is wonderful. From the vets, the staff and the facilities, everything is just great! Everyone is very helpful and friendly, no waiting around, and they are all really knowledgeable. I feel safe bringing my dogs here.

davidtyree46

11/01/2011

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Missy loves going to the docto...

Missy loves going to the doctors at University and we also have used the grooming and boarding services; all top notch!

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Thank you for your great review. We appriciate you allowing us to help care for your precious pets. The Staff University Veterinary Hospital

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