VCA Animal Medical Center of Tucson

Tucson Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Avon Tai-Machado

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University
    Graduate School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Avon Tai-Machado was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She moved to Sacramento, California when she was one year old, but has spent most of her life here in Arizona. Dr. Tai-Machado received her Bachelor ...
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  • Annette Brunner

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr Brunner is a native of Tucson and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health from the University of Arizona, graduating with honors.  She attended veterinary school ...
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  • Leah Patrick

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Kansas State University

    Dr Patrick grew up in Tempe, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate studies. She then moved to Manhattan, Kansas to attend veterinary school at Kansas State University. ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty Hospital 520-888-3177 and choose the location nearest to you.

141 E Ft Lowell Road

Tucson Az, 85705


7474 E Broadway Blvd

Tucson, Az 85710