VCA Apache Animal Hospital

Heather Schobert-Nichols, DVM, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Kansas State University


Dr. Schobert is originally from Kansas, but lived near Sunsites, AZ for 6 years as a young girl. She has felt a draw to the southwest ever since. Before joining us here, she was a veterinarian in Las Vegas for 9+ years. She is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she completed a B.S. in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a member of our team since September 2009. Her special interests are internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Her furry family includes a Doberman pinscher named Kona and four cats named Rafeke, Kokopelli, Pele, and Sleepy 7 (named by her children). In her free time she loves spending time with her family, photography, hiking, camping and rock climbing.


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 call Verterinary Specialty Center of Tucson @ 520-795-9955.  They are located @ 4909 N. La Canada Drive, Tucson, AZ  85704.