As a mixed animal practice, we provide medical care for dogs, cats, horses, exotics, and farm animals. We help with animals no matter their size!
Please call our office at 928-344-1956 to schedule an appointment.
Emergency & Urgent Care
If you have an emergency after hours, please call the office number to be directed to an emergency on-call line. Our office hours are from 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Types of Pets Seen
- farm animal/equine
- small animal(cats/dogs)
- exotics including birds, pocket pets
- large exotics such as zoo animals like camels and circus animals
We're pleased to offer the following services at Yuma Veterinary Clinic:
- Small Animal Dentistry:
- Annual dental examinations and routine cleanings are recommended to help protect your pet from many health problems and help them maintain a healthy mouth and body. We are fortunate to employ staff with extensive experience in small animal dentistry and our dental suite is equipped with the newest state-of-the-art digital dental radiology technology and dental equipment.
- We strive to provide our clients with affordable dental care options. Our dental plans for patients under 5 years old begin at $275 and for patients over 5 years of age begin at $380. In order to receive a more accurate estimate for the care of your pet’s dentition, please call our office. We require all dental patients to be current on core vaccinations and receive a pre-dental exam to grade the condition of the dentition, go over a more comprehensive estimate, and discuss any other needed diagnostics such as bloodwork or radiographs.
- Equine Dentistry:
- Our doctors are extremely experienced in equine dentistry and have performed thousands of oral examinations and dental procedures. We recommend annual dentals for your equid along with an oral examination, TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) evaluation, and any necessary modifications to the dentition during the “float.” However, our veterinarians do not simple “float” teeth. Our equine dentals are procedures performed with the entirety of the horse’s cervical and spinal alignment in mind. Making sure that their dentition is healthy and balanced is crucial to the overall homeostasis and performance of your equine athlete.
- If you are presenting to our office for an Equine Osteopathy appointment or adjustment, our veterinarians will often recommend a dental to check the status of the mouth and make sure that it is in balance with the TMJ and the rest of the spine. Please let our office know if you are scheduling a dental at the same time as an osteopathic examination and adjustment to allow for adequate time.
- Parasite Control
- External parasites such as fleas, ticks, or mites and internal parasites such as heartworms, tapeworms, or blood-born diseases can affect your pet’s overall health and quality of life. Proper parasite prevention and treatment when needed is a crucial aspect of maintaining our pet’s health. We recommend an annual fecal examination along with regular prevention to mitigate any potential parasite issues.
- In this area of Arizona, it is common to be faced with problems such as ticks and mosquitos – the most important underlying danger of these external parasites are the blood-borne diseases which they can pass on to our animals. For example, in small animals it is important to prevent diseases such as Heartworm or tick fever and in horses we are routinely making sure that our equine patients are vaccinated for West Nile Virus. If you have a goat or sheep then our doctors would love to teach you how to FAMACHA score your pet during it’s examination to prevent anemia and related health issues!
- Our team is happy to discuss with you the best parasite prevention methods based on your pet or herd’s risk factors and health status. Whether we are seeing an individual cat or a herd of goats, our veterinarians can help create a parasite prevention plan that is tailored to your animal’s needs.
- Wellness and Preventive Care
- Annual wellness exams are a crucial part of your pet’s ongoing care throughout their life stages. They are vital to detecting any potential underlying problems before they become serious. Having your pet examined annually gives a baseline for overall health and allows you to track trends such as body weight, body condition score, and vitals.
- Often during a wellness exam, your pet’s dentition is examined, their baseline vitals such as heart rate and lung sounds, their weight and nutrition are discussed, and any annual needs such as vaccines or labwork is taken care of. As pet’s age or develop health concerns you may find that they need to be examined more often in order to manage any conditions that may arise.
- Proper vaccination protocols are what keep our animals from contracting and spreading preventable and often deadly diseases. Whether it is a puppy series of vaccines or a livestock herd health program, we want to help make sure that your animals are as protected as possible in an affordable and efficient manner.
- Diagnostic Laboratory
- Digital Radiology
- Allergy Testing
- Spay and Neuter
- Soft Tissue Surgery
End of life care
- Coordinating end-of-life care for your animal companion can be a difficult and emotional time. There are many questions which arise and decisions that can be difficult to navigate. At Yuma Veterinary Clinic, we strive to provide a comprehensive service to the best of our abilities. With both in-clinic and mobile options, we would like to help you find the care that is best suitable to yours and your pet’s needs.
- Quality of Life Assessments are performed via tele-advice and are scheduled as a phone call with one of our doctors. These appointments are best suited for families who understand that their pet’s condition is declining and would appreciate assistance deciding “when” the time to say goodbye is most appropriate. Depending on your pet’s condition, these appointments may result in advisement of additional medical care, diagnostics, or end-of-life planning.
- Hospice and Palliative Care Evaluations are performed in-clinic as a physical examination and discussion of at-home performance. These evaluations include a Quality of Life Assessment and the development of a hospice care plan for your pet which may include pain management, symptomatic control of discomforts, medications, environmental modifications, and potential diet changes. In certain cases some diagnostic tests may need to be performed in order to manage your pet’s particular condition. While animal hospice and palliative care is an important aspect of keeping our animals comfortable, it must be recognized that not all animals are hospice candidates and you will be receiving our professional opinion on what the best medical and ethical course of action may be.
- Mobile Euthanasia can be a comforting option for both pets and their families. We strive to provide this option to pet owners to the best of our abilities as it can be in high demand. In order to give each family as much time as they need during their appointment, these visits are scheduled in “time windows” to give the most flexibility. Please call our office at 928-344-1956 to discuss scheduling and further options for your pet’s care.
- Post-Passing Care and Cremation Services are offered both in-clinic and on mobile call. Please call our office for pricing and arrangements. In the event that your pet passes away on their own and you would like cremation services, please call our office and we can arrange for your pet’s post-passing care.
- If you are needing to schedule a mobile euthanasia for a horse or large animal, please refer to our large animal page and call our office for more information. If your pet is so large that it requires burial with heavy equipment, please call us so that we can help make arrangements with a caring, local service.