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  • Compassionate and High-Quality Service

    Your Specialty and Emergency Vets

    At Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, our veterinary specialists provide comprehensive and compassionate care when your pet requires special attention or when they are in need of urgent treatment.

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  • Our Specialized Care

    Meeting Your Pet's Specialized Needs

    Our veterinary team is proud to offer specialized services targeted at the needs of our patients. From cardiology to internal medicine, we offer expert diagnosis and treatment for complex and serious cases.

    Specialty Care

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    Information For Our New Patients

    Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is happy to answer questions about our services, our emergency protocols and our appointment structure. Find information about payment options, your first appointment, and more.

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Surgical Care

Find the highest quality surgical care for your pet, delivered with expertise and compassion. 

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Emergency Care

We are proud to provide your pet with our gold standard of veterinary care when they need it the most. 

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Compassion and A Commitment to Quality

Welcome to Our Animal Hospital in Phoenix

Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is a specialty and emergency veterinary center offering advanced and comprehensive care to pets in need of the expertise of our specialists, or who require urgent care. We are proud to offer our services to the Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley. 

From internal medicine, cardiology and canine physical therapy to acupuncture and surgeries, our broad range of specialized services is designed to meet your pet's healthcare needs when they go beyond what a traditional veterinary practice can provide.

We are proud to provide emergency and urgent veterinary care to pets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year. We are passionate about providing your pet with the care they need to make a full recovery, at the times that they need it the most.

We have developed a reputation over the years for providing the gold standard of veterinary care to our Phoenix patients with compassion and responsiveness. 

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Ask Your Vet About A Referral

We provide our specialty services to pets at the recommendation of your primary care veterinarian. If our services seem like they could help your pet, or if you are in need of specialized veterinary attention, ask your vet about a referral to Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center today.  


Our Specialty Services

Quality, Integrity, Compassion & Service

Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is dedicated to providing the highest possible quality of specialty veterinary care to our patients in our state-of-the-art veterinary center. Our veterinary team's experience runs the range from internal medicine to cardiology, and we use the technologies and tools in our diagnostic lab to assist in delivering our services quickly and efficiently.

  • I brought my pup here on several occasions to try and find out what was wrong with him. He had a CT scan and a biopsy there. Dr. Rizzo and her technicians were amazing and went above and beyond. Truly all of the staff I came in contact with was so helpful and compassionate.
    Vivian O.

Our Veterinary Blog

Tips & Advice From Our Team

Whether you are searching for advice about how physical therapy can help your dog or for information about kidney failure, our blog features helpful tips and guidance from our team of Phoenix specialists that will help you to keep your pets healthy and happy.

Heart Disease in Cats

Heart Disease in Cats

Heart disease is a very serious medical condition in cats that requires veterinary care as soon as possible. If they are left untreated, heart conditions affecting our feline friends may even lead to congestive heart failure. Here, our Phoenix cardiologist and veterinary team share some of the types, treatments and symptoms for heart disease in cats. 

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Kidney Failure in Dogs

Kidney Failure in Dogs

Today, the vets on our internal medicine team at our Phoenix veterinary center explain some of the causes of and treatments for kidney failure in dogs, as well as the signs and symptoms of kidney failure in pets that dog owners should look out for. 

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How Can Acupuncture Help My Pet?

How Can Acupuncture Help My Pet?

You likely have heard of acupuncture therapeutic treatments for people, but did you know that this traditional medical therapy, originating in China, is available for pets too? If your pet is suffering from chronic pain, GI issues and more, acupuncture may be able to help them feel better. In this post, you can learn more about acupuncture and how this treatment can work for your pet.

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Our Convenient Location

Address & Hours

Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center proudly serves patients in the Phoenix area, including Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and beyond.

Emergency Services

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all veterinary emergencies.

Specialty Services

Our specialists provide services 24 hours, 7 days a week by appointment.


4015 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032 US

Phone Number

(602) 765-3700

New Patients Welcome

At Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, we are accepting new patients and referrals for our emergency and specialty services. Our team of experienced veterinary specialists are passionate about the health and well-being of pets in the Phoenix area. Contact us today to inquire about appointments or find out about the referral process.

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