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Arizona Veterinarians
Vets who have chinnie experience!!

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Check here to find vets with experience with chinchillas.  If you have a good chinchilla vet, please let me know - we can't have too many of them listed!!  Send me a business card (or cards) so that I may scan it in and give it to people needing a vet. 

  It can be very frustrating trying to find a vet when you need one, hopefully this page will help people out.  Email me at with any vet info you may have.  Having as many experienced chinchilla vets as possible at the disposal of Arizona chinchilla owners will save lives of sick chinnies.  However, I do reserve the right to remove any vet that I find out isn't doing the right things for chins.   It's the vets responsibility to do the research and understand that chins absolutely do need specialized care!!  The use of proper medications and treatments is a must for any chinchilla vet.  Ask as many questions as you can think of when you are dealing with a new veterinarian.  Sometimes it is necessary to remove a veterinary from the list for various reasons.

Thank you so much!

Cave Creek, AZ:
"Desert Skies Animal Hospital"
     Dr. Kenneth R. Harding
  4532 East Lone Mountain Road
     Cave Creek, Arizona  85331

Phone:  (480) 488-3400
Hours:  7:30a to 5:30p M,T,Th,F.
7:30a to noon wed and sat.
"Animal Health Services"
     Dr. Lisa Lannen
     Dr. Tanya Wyman
  37555 N Cave Creek Rd.
     Cave Creek, Arizona  85327

Phone:  (480) 488-6181
Hours:  M: 8AM to 7PM, T: 8AM to 7PM (Closed from noon to 2PM), W: 8AM to 7PM Th: 8AM to 7PM, F 8AM to 5PM, S: 8AM to 12PM, Sunday: CLOSED
Mesa, AZ:
"Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital"
     Dr. Kevin Wright & Dr. Jay Johnson
     744 N Center Street
     Mesa AZ 85201 

Phone: (480) 275 7017 Appointments
             (480) 284 8045 FAX

Hours: Sat & Sun 9 am to 4 pm; Mon 12 to 6 pm; Tue 7:30 am to 8 pm; Wed 7:30 am to 1 pm; Thu 10 am to 6 pm; Fri 11 am to 7 pm.

Dr. Wright and Dr. Johnson both have extensive experience with chinchillas as well as all exotics. AZ Exotic Animal Hospital specializes in exotics and sees only exotics(birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates). Convenient hours, open 7 days a week.

"Foothills Mobile Exotic DVM"
     Dr. Todd Driggers Phone: (480) 706-8478 

Dr Driggers has some experience with chins and makes house calls in the east Valley. 

Phoenix, AZ:
"All Creatures Animal Hospital"
     Dr. Irvin A Ingram
     4022 E. Greenway, Suite 7
     Phoenix, AZ

(near 40th Street and Bell, near the Barro's Pizza)

Phone: (602) 493-5090

Dr. Ingram is a very experienced exotics vet.  Several people have told me that they were very happy with him as a chinchilla vet.

"Ingleside Animal Hospital "
     Brian Serbin, DVM
     5130 E Thomas Rd
     Phoenix, AZ  85018

(near Thomas between 51st and 52nd Street)

Phone: (602) 840-3446
Hours:  M-F: 7 am to 6 pm,
Sat: 8 am to 3 pm.

Recommended by a long time client of Dr. Serbin for dogs and exotics.

"North Central Animal Hospital"
     Hillary G. Frank, DVM
     20 West Dunlap Ave
     Phoenix, AZ  85021

     (Dunlap and Central)

Phone: (602) 395-9773

Specializing in Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Ferrets, Reptiles and other Exotics - Dr. Frank is highly recommended

Prescott Valley, AZ:
"Prescott Valley Pet Clinic"
     Dana S. Frank
     9501 E. Lorna Lane
     Prescott Valley, AZ
Phone: 928-772-6060
              928-759-0619 fax

Dr. Frank owns a chinchilla and has experience with treating them.   She is an excellent person to talk about chins with and great vet!  :o)

Tucson, AZ:
"Central Animal Hospital"
     Michael S. Samuels, DVM
     4020 E. Speedway Blvd.
     Tucson, AZ 85712

(Just East of Alvernon on Speedway.)

Phone: (520) 323-9912
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm (m, w, f) 8 to 7 pm (tu, th)

Dr. Samuels is experienced with chinchillas and other exotics, knows a great deal about the best medications for them.  Location of the clinic is very accessible.

"Orange Grove Animal Hospital"
     Brad Fairall, DVM
3091 W. Orange Grove Rd.
     Tucson, AZ  85741

(on Orange Grove east of River on south side of street)

Phone: (520) 877-2626
Hours:  7 to 7 m-f, 8 to noon sat

Dr. Fairall is experienced with chinchillas and other small animals.   Make sure to ask for an appointment with Dr. Fairall if you use this clinic.


Last Update:  8-3-2011
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