Pet Doctor

4.5 (1956)
6464 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA

Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Pet Doctor

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.

Thinking of insuring your pet?

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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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Carol Brinkman

Outstanding experience! Dr. McWaters is the best, most thorough vet I've ever had! Wonderful staff as well - from the reception area to the examination room! They even helped me take my crate to the vehicle.Thank You Pet Doctor! I'll be back...

posted: 08/25/2023

Janet Miller

Great service! They were thorough and figured out what was wrong with my dog. With x-rays and laser therapy for inflammation, the bill was $353. Not too bad.

posted: 09/01/2023

Mom
Mom

I have been using this place for a good 10 years with all my different rescues. I've used a couple other vets in town but Pet Doctor is my favorite. They always give timely appointments for my fur family. They are kind and respectful.

posted: 10/11/2023

Debbie Kring

Not what it used to be!! A total scam. Pet Doctor used to be my favorite vet to take my dogs. They were reasonable, knowledgeable and friendly. I recently contacted them to take my dog in for her well check and vaccines. I was informed that they were bought by another company, and their prices have doubled. Since we were established there already, I decided I would still take my dog in until I found a new vet. The front office informed me there was now a $25 fee. I assumed this was to hold the appointment. I ended up calling them with 48 hours advance notice to cancel the appointment after rethinking their charges. I was informed they would not refund the $25 fee and that is a standard fee they charge just to make the appointment whether I keep it or cancel!!!! I have NEVER heard of this. They charged me $25 for no service. when I asked to speak to the manager, she said she would not refund it. I am disgusted and cannot believe this people claim to care about animals when it's clear they are just looking to make a buck. Corporate or local it's a gross way to take advantage of people in need of care for their pets!!

posted: 09/13/2023

Michael Millick

The attention our dog received was excellent. Doctor Bob and the vet assistant took great care of him. They showed us how to give our dog his ear medication and our dog has been doing well since the visit.

posted: 09/19/2023