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University Animal Hospital Extern Spotlight

by +Thomas Gus | 06/12/2013 - 4:27pm

UVH extern spotlight

Hardy Closure Directions May 30 - June 8 2013

by +Thomas Gus | 05/30/2013 - 8:29am

Please be aware that Hardy will be closed at the railroad tracks from May 30th until June 8th. To avoid this closure please use Broadway Road and head South on Hardy to get to the hospital. If you have any questions or need further help with directions please call us at 480-968-9275. 

Top Ten Pet Food Allergy Myths Debunked!

by +Thomas Gus | 05/21/2013 - 11:43am



Top Ten Dog Food Allergy Myths Debunked!


            With all the information available on the Internet and in the media, there is a lot of confusion about food allergies in dogs.  Below you will find the most common food allergy myths debunked.

#1. Food Allergies are Common in Dogs

Feline Leukemia: Is Your Cat Protected?

by +Thomas Gus | 05/17/2013 - 3:59pm


Is your cat protected against FELV?

Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) is a deadly virus that is found in 3% of all cats tested here in the east valley.   This virus can hide out in an apparently healthy cat for years before causing serious disease.  Its relative, the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, is equally prevalent and dangerous.  It is often called the “feline AIDS virus” due to its similarity to HIV.  Our lab data tells us that the prevalence here in Tempe is even higher with 4.5% of those tested being positive!

Phoenix Pet Expo

by +Thomas Gus | 04/10/2013 - 3:01pm

We will be at the Phoenix Pet Expo on Saturday April 20th. We would love to see you at our booth. We will be near the agility arena, booths 526 and 427on an end cap. We will have lots of prizes and give-a-ways along with discounts you can use on future visits. Come and join us in the fun and bring your pets by for some hugs and treats! 

New Boarding Prices in Tempe

by +Thomas Gus | 02/20/2013 - 11:55am

We are happy to announce that our boarding prices have changed for the better! We are now offering weekly rate discounts and other discounts for longer stays. Our pet resort is unique because we offer indoor only runs and indoor/outdoor runs. We have lowered the price of our indoor/outdoor run from $24.00 per night to $21.00 per night, just in time for planning that summer vacation! Our kitty condos are all now $15.00 per night, including our window view condos. 

Phoenix Zoo Memorial Contributions

by +Thomas Gus | 02/12/2013 - 3:46pm

Every time one of our client's has to make that hard decision to say goodbye to their beloved pet, University Animal Hospital makes a donation in memory of their pet to the Phoenix Zoo. 

This past year we donated $3,450.00 to the Phoenix Zoo which they use to enhance the veterinary care for all of the Zoo's 1,100 animals. 

We are happy to contribute to such a fine organization as the Phoenix Zoo which is the second most popular cultural attraction in Arizona, next to the Grand Canyon. 

The Joy of a New Puppy

by +Thomas Gus | 01/10/2013 - 10:27am


As a veterinarian, one of the most “fun” and satisfying types of visits is sharing the excitement of a new puppy with an owner. There is a lot of information that we provide for a new pet owner about raising a puppy and many important considerations to think about with a new four legged family member.

KudZu Votes Us Number 1 !!!!!

by +Thomas Gus | 12/24/2012 - 9:33am
Best of 2012 contest winner

University Animal Hospital & Pet Resort Awarded Best of 2012 on Kudzu

Voted by Kudzu users as a top company in Tempe Veterinarians

Pet Safety Tips for the Hollidays.

by +Thomas Gus | 12/21/2012 - 9:08am

Chocolate - Chocolate contains ingredients that can be toxic to pets. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is. While dogs are the most susceptible, cats and other species may be affected, too. It is best to avoid letting any of your pets eat chocolate. If they have eaten chocolate and show signs of anxiety, agitation or vomiting, consult a veterinarian immediately.