Whether you have just moved to Phoenix or just adopted/purchased your first cat, knowing where to go when it gets sick is important. The greater Phoenix area is home to a few feline-only clinics and two clinics with feline specific veterinarians.
The Scaredy Cat Hospital is located in Scottsdale and has two doctors available for your feline health needs. The Scaredy Cat Hospital website says, “At the Scaredy Cat Hospital, we believe that caring and compassion are the obvious and necessary traits that all vets must have. However, it is understanding, intelligence, resourcefulness and intuition that make a veterinarian excel at helping cats and their owners. It is the ability to communicate to the pet owner the nature of their cat's illness so that an educated, balanced treatment plan can be instituted.” They are located near Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd.
Another vet for felines only is Dreamy Draw Cat Hospital located near the Piestewa Peak area of Phoenix on Bethany Home Rd. It has gotten rave reviews on Yelp.com for Dr. Heather Oryn’s “great kitty veterinary services.”
The final cat only vet office is once again located in Scottsdale on Miller Rd., just south of Indian School Rd. It is the Scottsdale Cat Clinic and they boast, “Our clinic treats cats and only cats. All our medicine, our diagnostic equipment, our whole clinic, in fact, has been designed for the treatment of felines. We take this approach because we are committed to providing the best medicine for cats.” Their website also offers information on why going to a cat only vet is important. “Cats are sensitive animals. As both hunters and prey, they are exceptionally attuned to their surroundings. When they are ill or injured, their sensitivities are doubled. These issues hold true for a cat visiting a veterinary clinic.” Knowing this information will save you time when you are dealing with your feline friend’s vet visits.
If you are located in the Tempe area, there is University Animal Hospital located on Hardy Dr. This veterinary practice is not cat specific, but does have a feline specialist in Dr. Robert Koch. Finally, we have the VCA Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital located in Tempe on east Broadway.
Choosing a specialized feline veterinarian over a generalized veterinary practice is a big step to insuring that you have many years with your cat(s). If you move away from Phoenix and take your feline friend(s) with, a man by the name of David Jacobson, created a webpage that lists “Cats-Only Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals” for every state so you know where to go to keep your cat healthy no matter where you live.