VCA Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital

Our Story

At VCA Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat 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.

Serving greater Tempe, 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 Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service since 1969!

At VCA Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your pets!  We are located on at the SE corner of Broadway Road and McClintock in Tempe, near Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Chandler - right off the 101 and Red Mountain 202. 

Our services include preventive wellness and sick care, early disease detection and vaccines, parasite control, cold laser therapy, spay and neuter, dentistry, digital x-rays and micro-chipping. We have personalized Home Delivery services and CareClub, comprehensive wellness plans for puppies and kittens, adults and seniors, with easy, affordable monthly payments. We carry a variety of pet food like Hill's and Royal Canin Prescription Diets. We have also partnered with both the Arizona Humane Society and Lost Our Home Animal Rescue to provide exams and services for recently adopted pets. 

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. In addition to their caring demeanor and gentle natures, Dr. Ellen Lucey and Dr. Nanette Westhof bring a combined 60 years of veterinary knowledge to the hospital, meaning that your pets will have the best care possible. 

VCA Tri City Animal Hospital & Acacia Cat Hospital is also an AAHA (American Animal Hospitals Association) accredited hospital since 1978, making us one of the finest hospitals in the industry. Established in 1933 by veterinary leaders, AAHA sets "The Standard in Veterinary Medicine" by helping other 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. 

Accreditations & Affiliations
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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.

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American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.

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Cat Friendly Practice

The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.

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Low Stress Handling Professionals

As a Low Stress Handling™ certified practice, our goal is to recognize fear and anxiety in our patients. We use techniques to meet your pet's need for mental and physical comfort while in our hospital, and adjust our handling and medical treatments to help reduce their stress. We are always working to give your pet the best medical care with the least amount of stress possible. We are proud to be a Low Stress Handling™ certified animal hospital. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of care and help make your pet's veterinary visits more enjoyable.