Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson

3.7 (735)
4909 N La Cañada Dr, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA


Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours

How to Save Money at Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson

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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This place is awesome. Our pets' life was ending. Cost was reasonable, we were offered a room to spend time with our loved one to say goodbye. Staff was respectful, friendly, helpful, and understanding through this difficult time for us. Thank you so much for being there for us. We won't forget your kindness and thoughtfulness. ❤️🤗🐶

posted: 10/31/2023


Hi, I'm very grateful to veterinary specialists, I was dog sitting a little tiny puppy who ate something that made her very sick. We took her to V.S The Vet came up with a price of $1,200.00 and told us to pick the puppy up in 24 hrs. We called to check on the pup and the Vet said she wanted to keep her another 24hrs, We thought it would cost another $ 1,200 but nope We went to get the puppy she was her crazy happy self again all better thank goodness. Now I'm waiting to pay the bill for 48 hrs, And I was shocked 😳🤯 the Final Bill was $1,203.00 ... I was only supposed to have the puppy for a hour maybe 2 lol 3 Days later the owners show up,, Nice Right ,, Puppies are just little babies and your house has to be puppy proof,, mine wasn't So learn from me make sure your house is ready if you have a puppy over for a visit.

posted: 11/04/2023

Ciara Williams

Super caring and wonderful emergency vet! I came home from work to my English bulldog vomiting and aspirating. I had to manually clear her airway and help her start breathing again at home. With this breed, aspiration can quickly kill them so I knew I had to get her to a vet ASAP. I called ahead to let them know the situation and that we were coming in. They had techs waiting on us who grabbed her from me as soon as we got to the door. The vet sat down with me and showed me her scans, explaining all options and expenses. There was an opacity on the X-ray that was possible aspiration, so she was started on antibiotics right away. Today she’s totally back to normal like nothing happened! Every one was so kind to me and took excellent care of her. I was immediately put in an exam room while they worked on her, which I was thankful for since it was private. Thank y’all so much! I want to address a common complaint in this review I’ve seen. Prices. This is an emergency vet, it cost $180 for an exam, which I think is a great price. For a regularly scheduled doctors appointment for a human without insurance, it’s more expensive than that! They tell you it may be a 2-4 hour wait based on triage and pets who come in. I was in and out in 2.5 hours. I’d much rather be the more stable case and wait compared to being the sickest there and first seen. It’s an ER, to be out in 2-4 hours is great. Human ERs can have 8-12 hour waits easily. I was given a quote for treatment. It’s $800 for stabilization (two view X-rays, iv access, bloodwork, emergency meds, oxygen, resuscitation). My quote was cheaper than I expected and I even was partially refunded for care/treatments she didn’t end up needing. Her X-rays were read within 4 hours by a radiologist for a second opinion, but the vet there could give prelim results immediately. Human ER visits can cost $2500 just for SCANS alone. All in all, yes emergency vet care isn’t cheap but it’s worth it if they save your pets life! It was worth every penny to have my Pearl come home with me still breathing. Thank you again Dr. Wynn and team! This photo of Pearl was taken in the parking lot before we left for home. She was healthy and happy to be heading home!

posted: 07/19/2023

Judy Henry

My Yorkie had ACL surgery on her left leg. Dr.Moore was wonderful and very caring for my little girl. The staff was caring and ready to answer any question when I'd call on her condition. The cost having it done here was the same as a local veterinarian office with 2 exceptions: 1 this place does surgeries much more often than a local veterinarian 2 they have staff 24 hr. for care and medications. Great place.

posted: 10/31/2023

Tony Griggers

This is a terrible place wouldn’t recommend to anyone! My 10 month old dog got pregnant (neighbors dog jumped our fence) we only found out 1 week before she had them. She went into labor at midnight contracting & pushing with no results after 2 hrs woke my husband up cause I knew something wasn’t right. He called & was told $170 bring her in if c-section was needed it’d be a couple thousand. So after finding no other ER vet near us we headed that way. When we arrived was told it’d be $800 & they wouldn’t help our dog until paid. I had to apply for a care credit card. So paid & waited in a room & waited it was about an hour or so pushed the red button for answers a lady came in was rude asked if we could get an update she said she’d be back brought us this bill. Which is more than a couple thousand there was no way we could afford that almost $9000 & that there was 1 puppy. Husband called a few other vets now that it was about 8am or so. Vet Robinson who had seen us for giving shots to our girl & her 7 siblings told us that was a ridiculous price & not to pay it. Got ahold of Marana Veterinary they told us that they’d help us so we got our dog & rushed over there. Left our sweet girl in their hands told if pups were alive they’d call us to pickup immediately if not they’d keep her for awhile. Husband got a call she was okay & so are her 6 puppies. 5 vet employees worked on our girl & her babies as they were all born dead. As you can see they brought all back to life & saved our babies life!!! We now have almost 3 week old healthy babies plus our girl is an amazing mother!! Our bill from Marana veterinary was $2219!! How could there be so much variation?!

posted: 04/12/2023