VCA El Mirage Animal Hospital

VCA El Mirage Animal Hospital Testimonials

We value feedback from our clients. Please share your story with us by writing a testimonial.


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  • My girls love it here

    -Bryan Lees from Surprise, AZ
    Pet Name: Chloe and Bella

    I am a doggy dad of two girls named Chloe and Bella. On our last visit we had to do some things that all doggie parents dislike. The wonderful staff at VCA El Mirage kept me informed about everything that was going on. In the end, all great results and a happy dad and two girls left with big smiles. Special thanks to Dr. Owen and staff for all the love.

  • Amazing staff

    -Michelle Ogle from Surprise, AZ

    Two days after we adopted our puppy Charlie, we found out he had Parvo. My family was devastated! Dr. Waltman and his staff were wonderful. Charlie ended up staying in isolation there for 4 days with a continuous IV and meds. We were kept up-to-date on everything that was happening and felt at ease to call and check in on him whenever we got the urge. I could not have asked for a better experience. Our puppy completely recovered and is happy and healthy! What started off as a terrible experience turned into something wonderful. I have recommended the El Mirage VCA to many of our friends and family. A million "Thank yous" wouldn't be enough!

  • Nothing but the best....

    -Rick and Barb T. from Peoria, AZ
    Pet Name: Suzy and Clyde

    Since 1999, we have entrusted the care of our cats to the VCA El Mirage Animal Hospital. A more caring, professional, and competent staff would be difficult to find. We are especially grateful to Dr. Waltman (and to Dr. Bender, his predecessor) for their help. Dr. Waltman cares not only for our pets but expresses concern for the "parents," as well. He is everything we hoped to find in a veterinarian. Lady, Moustache, Buttons, Suzy, and Clyde all agree.

  • Great and Caring Service for our Dog

    -Sal and Connie Rosano from Surprise, AZ
    Pet Name: Beethoven

    We live in both California and Arizona with our Lahso and Poodle mix, Beethoven. When we discovered that he had what appeared to be an infection to his upper gums, we sought out the VCA El Mirage Animal Hospital since it had been recommended to us.

    We were not disappointed. The staff at the facility both from our original contact and at the office were kind and helpful. Dr. Waltman, conducted his examination and provided us with all the options for our pet's care. His concern, advice and follow up were truly a great service and we certainly will continue with them and recommend them to anyone who may need such assistance.

  • Grateful Pet Lover

    -Juanita Roberts from El Mirage, AZ
    Pet Name: Ducky

    Between my Mum's cats, my little dog Bloke and my Little Bear before him the VCA El Mirage Animal Hospital has taken us in a few times over the years. It has always been a wonderful experience. Dr. Waltman is extraordinary in his caring, knowledgeable ways. He puts animals and their owner's completely at ease. A couple of Mum's cats had to pass on and just recently, March 5, 2012, he helped old Ducky pass on to a better place where there was no more pain or discomfort. He was so caring, gentle and thoughtful. The animal world is better off for having him around.

  • The Best

    -Annette from Glendale, AZ
    Pet Name: Mister,Whisper,Sissy,Max,Coco,Lucky

    I first met Dr.Waltman back in the late 90's, I moved to avondale in 2002 but made the drive to Dr Waltman to take my cats sissy, mister whisper. I moved to mesa and then back to Glendale, remembering the BEST care that my cats received. I returned to VCA & Dr. Waltman. I now have 6 cats! Nothing but the BEST for my babies!! All i can say if Dr. Waltman was a MD he would be my PCP, and you can't find a more caring staff, they work hard to give you their best service and are always ready to help you in anyway they can...even on short notice.I highly recommend VCA Animal Hospital, Dr. Waltman & his wonderful staff for the BEST care for all your animals.

  • Caring people

    -Grace Horton from Sun City, AZ
    Pet Name: Zoe

    We started visiting the VCA system back in 2004. We have been treated with care and understanding at all times. We have been with the El Mirage group since 2005 and Zoe, our Pug, gets a wonderful greeting each visit and the best care that we could ask for. From the front office to the Tech support, everyone has a smile. Highly recommend either doctor.

  • A caring place

    -Karen from Surprise, AZ
    Pet Name: Merlin

    Being new to the area, I hadn't established my kitty boys with a vet yet. When Merlin started having a "pukie" problem, I made an appointment to have him checked out. There was an atmosphere of calm, even in the midst of construction. The staff was kind and friendly, and Dr. Waltman was great. Merlin gives VCA El Mirage "two paws up"!!

  • Amazing caring people at VCA

    -Diana from Peoria, AZ
    Pet Name: Punky

    We are forever grateful to everyone at VCA, especially Dr. Waltman, Dr. Hehn, Heather and her amazing dog Brock! I can't say enough THANK YOU's to them for all they are doing to help our Punky survive a critical illness. If you are looking for a place to care for your pet, look no further! These people are absolutely amazing! THANK YOU VCA!

  • Satisfied Pet Owner's

    -Audrey and Ron from Surprise, AZ

    We are very happy with the service and care provided by the El Mirage Animal Clinic.

    Dr. Waltman cured our dog Boomer without having to operate. He did everything medically to help him and fortunately no operation was needed. We are so grateful and appreciative of Dr. Waltman and the entire staff who lovingly cared for our dog.

    We feel confident to recommend Dr. Waltman and the El Mirage Animal Hospital to all pet owners.


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.

Emergency Animal Clinic (EAC - Peoria)


9875 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, Arizona 85345

Emergency Animal Clinic (EAC - Avondale)


13034 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Suite #101, Avondale, AZ 85392

VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona (ARECA)


1648 North Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201


Sonora Veterinary Specialists (Emergency)


5220 North Dysart Road, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340