VCA Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital


  • Hospital Administrator

    Lauren Hewitt, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute
    School: Northern Arizona University, B.S.

    Lauren came into the role as hospital manager for the TriCity team in September of 2013. Her background includes four years as a veterinary technician in a privately owned, general practice hospital and almost two years as a emergency technician at VCA's Animal Referral and Emergency Center located in Mesa. After returning to her original general practice in a more managerial role for almost a year; she was then offered her current position at TriCity. In her spare time, she enjoys dining out with her husband and taking her 2 rescue dogs, Canyon and Bruiser, hiking. Her future professional goals include successfully transitioning TriCity to its new location towards the end of 2014 and also studying to become a certified veterinary practice manager.


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 VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona, their phone number is 480-898-0001.

Address to VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona:

1648 North Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201

Directions to VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona:

Take the Loop 101 South to the Red Mountain Loop 202 and go East on the 202. You will exit at Country Club Dr and go right (South) for ½ mile. They are located on the West side of the street. If you reach Brown Rd you have gone to far on Country Club.