VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital

Our Story

In our AAHA-accredited VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.


Hometown Care at VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service since 1978!

Looking for the convenience of a veterinary hospital close to downtown Prescott? Our veterinary hospital is near Thumb Butte Recreation Area in the Prescott National Forest, on the corner of Gurley Street and Gail Gardner Way, about 1 mile from the Historic Prescott Courthouse. We are open Monday through Saturday to provide the best care for your pet and look forward to welcoming you and your pets to our hospital.

Our services include preventive wellness and sick care, and early disease detection and vaccines, parasite control, internal medicine, spay and neuter, dentistry, digital x-rays, ultrasound, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, micro-chipping, and boarding, along with various wellness plans for pets of all ages and Home Delivery services. We carry a variety of pet food like Hill's, Royal Canin and Purina Prescription Diets.

With over 100 years of combined experience, Dr. Tom Hufford, Dr. Larry Zahorecz, Dr. Shelby Coston and Dr. Katie Cox provide a vast amount of expertise, knowledge and experience. We would love to meet your furry ones.

VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital is also an AAHA (American Animal Hospitals Association) accredited hospital since 1980, making us one of the finest hospitals in the industry and in our region. Established in 1933 by veterinary leaders, AAHA sets “The Standard in Veterinary Medicine” by helping veterinary professionals effectively deliver the best in animal care.

Being an AAHA-accredited hospital means that we are evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence every three years. These standards address a variety of issues related to both patient care and the facility, including exam facilities, dental care, diagnostic imaging, and cleanliness.

Remember to ask us about CareClub, our comprehensive wellness plans with easy affordable monthly payments.

Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know you and your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you will see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. In every case, you will be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff.

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.