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Jim R.

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Referral Coordinator
James Rutkowski Staff Photo

Jim is an important part of our team at ARECA. He works to foster relationships with primary care veterinarians and the Phoenix Area veterinary community as a whole. Introduced to the veterinary field by a friend, he started working at a general practice in Tempe. He gained 8 years of experience there before joining ARECA in 2007. At times he takes his work home with him in the truest sense, which is quite evident as he has adopted 2 cats and 4 red-eared sliders that were orphaned at ARECA.

Jim moved here to attend college at ASU after escaping the cold in Buffalo, NY. When he is not working, he likes running, hiking, biking and any activity outdoors.

Our Administration Team

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.
Facilities Manager
Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Credentialed Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Referral Manager
Hospital Manager
Credentialed Veterinary Technician Supervisor

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VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona

1648 N. Country Club Drive

Mesa, AZ 85201

Main: 480-898-0001

Fax: 480-898-3111

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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