VCA Animal Medical Center of Tucson

Avon Tai-Machado, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Colorado State University
MBA, 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 of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. She has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008. Dr .Tai-Machado has special interests, and experience in, animal dentistry as well as animal behavior.


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