Click here to read our In-Person Visit protocol adjustments
Updated 10/1/2021

Dear PAWS Veterinary Center Families,
2020 and 2021 have been like no other, full of challenges from the pandemic and changes in the veterinary world. Demand for veterinary care is at an all-time high, with many families spending more time at home and providing extra care and love to their pets, as well as welcoming new pets into their lives. Veterinary staff has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide essential care for pets, under abnormally stressful conditions and through continued supply and medication shortages, elective surgery bans, and previously unseen levels of compassion fatigue. Veterinary facilities nationwide are also experiencing staffing constraints as there are not enough Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician graduates to fill positions nationwide.

In June 2021, PAWS began allowing clients into the building with their pets for visits and medication/food pick ups.

Guidelines will be followed for clients who elect to come inside for their pet’s visit with their PAWS Veterinarian:

  • 1 adult client per appointment
  • Mask covering mouth and nose is required at all times while inside PAWS
  • Lobby access will be limited to reduce congestion

For the continued safety of our staff, there will be no exception to the mask requirement listed above. For clients that are unable or do not wish to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, your pet’s visit will remain Curbside.

Checking In
Prior to your pet’s visit with their PAWS Veterinarian, please complete the Exam History Form – this form serves to provide your pet’s important health details to their veterinary team and will help decrease your wait time during your pet’s visit.

Upon arrival, please come inside to check in with our Client Service Representatives for your pet’s appointment.

Canceling Your Pet’s Appointment
Due to increased demand, if you cannot keep your pet’s scheduled appointment, please call us with as much notice as possible. This will allow our team the opportunity to see another sick pet at that time. We request 24 hours’ notice for scheduled appointments and 48 hours’ notice for scheduled surgeries.

New Clients, as well as Existing Clients with a previous no-show or late cancellation, will continue to leave a deposit equal to the exam fee in order to schedule their pet’s appointment(s).

Feeling Ill?
If you have a cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, or difficulty breathing, we ask that you reschedule your pet’s appointment.

Please do not come into the office if you are currently quarantined, actively sick, or have been exposed to COVID-19. Delay routine care items until you are well. If your pet is sick, we will provide as much care as possible. We will ask that you send a friend, family member, or neighbor to bring your sick pet in for treatment, and we will contact you over the phone. Please let the staff know when scheduling the appointment if you have been exposed to COVID-19, are sick, or are under active quarantine.

Thank you for your trust, patronage, patience, and kindness throughout these changes. Caring for your pets, and honoring your bond with them, is our passion and privilege.

The Doctors and Staff at PAWS Veterinary Center
300 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 888-7297
[email protected]

PAWS Veterinary Center

Southern Arizona’s destination for companion animal healing and wellness.

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Healing companion animals and honoring those who love them.

PAWS Veterinary Center is Southern Arizona’s destination for companion animal healing and wellness. Integrative veterinary care unifies the science of conventional medicine with the benefits of complementary therapies to create health, promoting wellness, longevity, and quality of life for your best friend.

Mission Statement

Healing Animal Companions and honoring those who Love them is our Passion and Privilege.

Partners in Animal Wellness Services Believes:

  • We unify the science of Conventional Veterinary Medicine, the Benefits of Complementary Therapies and the Art of Compassionate Care.
  • We deliver Exceptional Service through Effective Communication, Client Education, and Sincerity of Purpose. We Empower Clients, allowing them to make Informed Choices and to Participate in the Pets’ Care.
  • Our Wellness Center is an extension of our Vision: a Destination of Comfort, Well-Being and Healing. Our soothing, professional facility features Comprehensive Diagnostic, Surgical, and Advanced Therapeutic Tools, a Caring and Experienced Staff, Educational Resources, foremost Nutrition and Health Products.
  • Our Health Care Team is Outstanding and continually Developing their Strengths. Our Relationships with the Animals and their Loved Ones, as well as our Practice Culture of Excellence, ensure Personal Fulfillment and Personal Growth for all Team Members.



We strive to provide complete care for our patients. We offer the best of both Eastern and Western medicine in a fear-free setting for your pet.


We unify the science of conventional veterinary medicine, the benefits of complementary therapies and the art of compassionate care.


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PAWS was awarded third place by AAHA for the International Veterinary Practice of the Year 2011.

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I have been going to this vet for quite a while as it was recommended by a coworker. I have seen a variety of veterinarians here and they are all very genuine and friendly. The counter staff are welcoming. I really like the way they set up their seating areas and it helps pets feel more calm.
Jessica B.

If I could give them six stars, I would. I took my Kitty into PAWS after adopting her and saw Dr. Thurston. She was attentive and answered all my questions. My kitty wasnt eating well so the Dr gave me food samples and tips. Building is super clean and welcoming. The staff was knowledgeable and professional.
Meghan M.

Proudly serving the pets of Tucson, AZ and beyond.

At PAWS Veterinary Center, we deliver exceptional service through effective communication, client education and sincerity of purpose. We empower and educate clients, allowing them to make informed choices and participate in their pet's care. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Phone: 520-888-7297
Fax: 520-888-2565
Email: [email protected]


300 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tue: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Open every other Saturday
Sun: Closed
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We are CLOSED on the following Saturdays.

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