VCA Mesa Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

At VCA Mesa Animal Hospital we are able to offer a wide and varied range of services. We have on staff a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and a veterinarian with a special interest in the care and health of exotics. Our three doctors and their technicians are committed to providing the best possible healthcare. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicine and procedures ensures that all our patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Local Medical Issues

Health alert: Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus was originally discovered in military working dogs in Germany in 1967 and became a worldwide problem by 1970. All unvaccinated puppies are susceptible to parvovirus now.

Parvovirus is spread in the feces and is very contagious. It can be tracked in on shoes, and even by birds’ feet. The puppy becomes infected by licking surfaces where the virus is hiding.

• Puppies less than 6 months are the most susceptible but the virus can infect any dog that is undervaccinated.
• A puppy is not considered fully vaccinated unless it has received a series of vaccinations, the last one ending around 4 months of age.
• Once exposed, it is usually 4"7 days before symptoms are seen.
• Signs include anorexia, lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea.
• Puppies generally die from dehydration or secondary infections.
• Treatment entails fluid therapy, and hospitalization is highly recommended for the best outcome. Other drugs for nausea, vomiting, secondary bacterial infections and the diarrhea may be used depending on the case. Sometimes plasma is needed for the more severe cases.
• Survival rates can be 50"80% with treatment.

***Parvovirus is preventable with simply vaccination. Please appropriately vaccinate all dogs.***
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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 at 480-833-7330. If it is after hours, please contact the following nearby emergency care clinic:

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona  -  (480) 898-0001 - 1648 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201

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