PAWS Veterinary Center

4.7 (305)
300 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA


Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at PAWS Veterinary Center

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,508
4.9 Embrace 14,463
4.9 Fetch 2,378
4.4 Figo 2,619
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,498
4.9 Lemonade 795
3.2 ManyPets 2,268
4.6 MetLife 528
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 111
4.5 Pets Best 7,216
4.3 Pumpkin 1,257
4.7 Spot 5,787
4.9 Trupanion 60,410
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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Liane Munger

This clinic is a little bit more expensive, but worth every penny. They give you different options to help fit your budget and help set up a plan when needed. They take large breeds (Irish Wolfhounds and Great Pyrenees) all the way down to old house cats. Each room has a basket of toys to help keep your animal comfortable and relaxed. From the receptionists to the doctors and assistants, you feel welcome, heard, and cared for. 10/10 would recommend (and I have countless times)!

posted: 04/18/2023

Kelly Hart

From the appointment booking to the checking out process, PAWS was built for animals AND their owners in mind. Millie, our pup, struggles with anxiety but the staff at PAWS made sure to put her at ease. We saw Dr. Keaner as he came highly recommended and to no surprise he was great. He took his time with Millie and really cared about her past, present and future. I couldn’t recommend PAWS enough! P.s yes the sticker price can be a bit of a shock but having visited a ton of other vets before - nothing comes close to the treatment at PAWS. #millieapproved

posted: 06/19/2023

Michael Cody

I am incredibly happy with the dedication and work of the team at PAWS. My dog was incredibly I’ll and I brought him into this practice.. The team was thorough and honest with, and had a pragmatic approach to his suggested care schedule which resulted in a full recovery and recommendations on how to keep him healthy for the future. I worked with multiple teams together and my dog is doing better than before as a result. I would highly recommend for emergency and general services. The location is spacious and beautiful as well.

posted: 06/23/2023

Samantha Ballieu

My dog actually loves coming here! Staff are very kind and knowledgeable. They’re also very understanding when it comes to cost and laying out all the options, not pushing unnecessary interventions. I was impressed with the check up phone calls. This is my go-to vet now.

posted: 01/06/2023

Hannah Parr

I have had family pets in the past but recently just got my very own kitten since moving out on my own. Seeing as how this is all new to me and my sweet boy is a sphynx I knew I would have to find a vet that could answer all of my questions, not only about being a first time pet owner but also all the tricky things that come along with owning a rare breed of cat. Dr. Aronson truly went above and beyond my expectations and left me feeling like I had all the right tools to be able to take the best care of my fur-less baby! I would first off like to start with saying the office is very peaceful and clean and the staff are all so sweet and accommodating. Once I was in the exam room my vet technician Shelby was such a sweetheart and let me know I could ask all the questions I wanted and to not feel bad, like I was asking too many. Once Dr. Aronson came in he immediately started giving me all the answers I had been wondering about for so long.. answers other vets could not give me! I instantly had a feeling of relief that my kitty would be in the best hands of someone who knows his breed and knows about the risks associated with them. Not only did he give me useful info but he also went through the ingredients of his food with me and all the ingredients of the hygiene items that I use on his very sensitive skin. I was spit firing questions and it was such a relief to have a doctor who could answer them with such a holistic and healthy approach. During my visit we also ran some blood tests and the office not only called me in a timely manner but they also made sure to email them to me for my records and I didn’t have to pester them! They are great on their own about doing their job and making you a priority. I can honestly say I am so happy with this choice to come to PAWS and I will be a lifelong customer. I highly recommend that anyone else who is looking for top notch care for their furry (or not so furry in my case LOL) family member comes to this vet! You will not be disappointed!

posted: 06/28/2023