VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital

Larry Zahorecz, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


Doctor Zahorecz is of Hungarian descent and grew up primarily in southern California. He attended undergraduate school at UCLA and is a devout Bruin fan. He received his Veterinary Degree at the University of California Davis in 1987. His professional interest is in small animal medicine, including some small mammals, and has 12 years clinical experience in abdominal ultrasound and guided biopsy techniques. Doctor Zahorecz's wife, Patty is an Equine Veterinarian in the area and they have two daughters that are very involved in Gymnastics. Doctor Zahorecz practiced in the Los Angeles area for 20 years and owned a practice for eight years before moving to Prescott in 2007. Doctor Zahorecz's interests include mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding.


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 an emergency, please call us immediately at (928) 445-2331. After hours, weekends and major holidays please call Prescott Area Pet Emergency Hospital at (928) 778-1990.