VCA Apache Animal Hospital

Yolmari Cruz, DVM, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Georgia


Dr. Cruz is a native of Puerto Rico and has lived in the United States since she was seven.  she speaks fluently English and Spanish.  She grew up in Edison, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University for one year before moving to Tampa, Florida where she completed her bachelor's deree in microbilolgy at the University of South Florida in 2004.  She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in February 2013 From St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine located in the beautiful Cayman Islands and completed her clinical training at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Cruz has traveled to Thailand where she  worked with elephants and hopes to go back again to visit.  Even though she is a long way from home, she fell in love with the state of Arizona and enjoys the beautiful mountain views and hiking.  Her favorite pass times include spending time with her family, ballroom dancing, watching movies and landscape photography.  Dr. Cruz has two dogs, a toy Pomeranian named Max and a long-haired Dachshund named Sophy. 


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.