VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona

Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association

    The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) is a statewide professional membership organization for veterinarians and business professionals who provide products and services to veterinary practices. Established in 1941, the AzVMA promotes excellence in veterinary medicine and provides many resources for its members to assist them with their professional development and practice success.

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  • AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)

    The American Animal Hospital Association was founded by seven leaders of the veterinary profession in 1933. From its inception, AAHA focused on promoting high-quality standards for the rapidly evolving sector of small animal private practice through accreditation and other initiatives.

    Since its beginning, AAHA has been committed to excellence. The founders were convinced that small animal practice was important and that it was necessary to provide better facilities and methods than generally were available. That philosophy is still alive and well as a guiding principle of AAHA today. It has helped stimulate and maintain the growth and development not only of the association, but of the practice of small animal medicine throughout the world.

    Today AAHA is respected internationally for its dedication to professional development, for its hospital accreditation standards, and for the excellence of its education programs. This recognition and the strength of the organization is a tribute to the vision of its founders and to the leadership and dedication of the many veterinarians and other veterinary professionals who have devoted time and energy to serve AAHA through the years as directors, officers, member representatives, and committee members.
    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the American Animal Hospital Association* is to:

    * Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals
    * Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence
    * Meet the public's needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine

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  • Power Paws Assistance Dogs

    Our mission at Power Paws Assistance Dogs is to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities, to provide education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams, and to be a resource in the community for people with disabilities.

    Find out more About Us

    Power Paws Assistance Dogs
    P.O. Box 1163
    Scottsdale, AZ 85252
    Office Hours: 8a-5p, M-F

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  • Panacea Wellness Village

    Healing Pets and People

    We are business, legal, veterinary, education, and mental health professionals providing charity and our expertise in our disciplines to heal BOTH pets and people. Bringing our community and resources together with those that we reach out to heal, we are the village...

    ...there is no other like us.


    ~To provide equine- and canine-assisted therapy to the physically and emotionally/behaviorally disabled~

    ~To secure veterinary assistance and support for disadvantaged pet households~

    ~To educate~

    ~To be a sanctuary~





    Loyalty & Humor...

    ...because life is just too short without it

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at (480) 898-0001 or drive to our location at 1648 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201.


We have emergency doctors and staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) to help you.

Common conditions we see on an emergency basis include (but are not limited to) vomiting and diarrhea, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, canine parvoviral enteritis (Parvo), complications from diabetes, pancreatitis, pneumonia, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease), anemia, coagulopathies (like Rat Bait Poisoning), intervertebral disk disease/paralysis, rattlesnake envenomation, heat stroke, urinary obstruction, toxicities, and various types of trauma.

We are located on the West side of Country Club between Brown and McKellips, 1 mile south of the Red Mountain Loop 202.

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona (VCA ARECA) opened in July 2004.  We are a state-of-the-art referral veterinary hospital supported by an in-house emergency veterinary hospital that is always open.  Our specialty veterinarians are board certified in Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology), Surgery, and Internal Medicine.