Our Services

Desert Tails Animal Clinic Services

At Desert Tails Animal Clinic, you can rest assured that your pets are receiving first-rate care. Our veterinary staff is on hand when you need it most.

Desert Tails Animal Clinic Services!

We’re pleased to offer the following services in our Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic:

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Book Appointment

Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Learn more about our common procedures and what to expect during your visit.

Desert Tails Animal Clinic also offers grooming services! Schedule a grooming appointment with Marge’s Clipping Corner.

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Surgical Procedures

We perform all common surgical procedures at Desert Tails Animal Clinic. Common surgical procedures that we perform include:

  • Spaying and Neutering
  • Cystotomy
  • Gastrotomy/Enterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Laceration repair
  • Tumor removal
  • Dental cleanings

We offer in house blood work, IV catheters and IV fluids to all our patients.

What can I expect on surgery day?

The doctor and a trained technician closely monitor your pet throughout the surgery. We also utilize computerized equipment to monitor your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation during surgery. The doctor wears cap, mask, sterile gown, and sterile gloves.

After surgeries, patients are recovered quietly. Our trained staff will give your pet all the attention necessary to ensure a smooth recovery.

Do I need an appointment

Non-emergency surgeries are scheduled by appointment. We are staffed for surgeries on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please call if you discover you cannot keep your appointment. Patients undergoing a surgical procedure must be current on all vaccines.

Is there any before or after care?
Please withhold food after 9:00pm the night before the surgery. Water may still be left down until the morning of surgery.

All surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis. Drop off is at 8:00amwith pick up generally between 2 and 4pm the same day. We will provide you with specific home-care instructions when you pick your pet up.

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Emergency and Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle the medical care necessary for your pet. Emergencies can be things such as rattle snake poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency and refer you to a 24 hour emergency or speciality facility if warranted.

The best care for your pet is our first concern. We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Please call ahead of time so we may be able to offer you a drop-off appointment so your pet can be examined in between our scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our technicians will gather the appropriate history information and give you an approximate time when you can return to pick up your pet. We can also provide you with an estimate if needed.
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Your grooming services in Scottsdale, AZ.

By providing compassionate, educated, and cost-effective veterinary care for your pet from the time it embarks on its first adventure until the end of its healthy life, we hope to collaborate with our clients to strengthen and nurture the bond between people and animals.

Spending a day with Marge, your pet will receive a full grooming, which includes, shampoo/conditioner, hair cut, full drying, nail trim, anal glands, ear cleaning and thousands of hugs and kisses. You can also elect for Marge to brush their teeth, have special shampoo/conditioner, de-matting and special time requests.

We do require that all vaccines are up to date prior to their grooming appointments; if any vaccinations are needed we are able to do that on the same day as any grooming appointment. Please call for more details!