Welcome to Alta Mesa Animal Hospital

Alta Mesa Animal Hospital is the only AAHA accredited hospital in the East Mesa area serving dogs, cats and exotic pets.  Alta Mesa Animal Hospital has been serving our East Valley pet owners for over 20 years with a highly trained and compassionate health care team to ensure that your pet receives the very best in comprehensive health care.  Our main focus is on client education and preventative health care.

Our staff of caring and experienced veterinarians offers a wide variety of surgical and medical care for dogs, cats and exotic pets. Our services include preventative health care with an emphasis on periodontal health, routine vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, spay and neuter surgeries, annual internal parasite testing, annual blood testing to monitor for any subtle changes in organ function, among other wellness/preventative care items.  For your pets that are not feeling well, we offer a full array of diagnostics including digital x-ray, in house laboratory testing (blood, skin, ear disorders) and a full in – house pharmacy.  We proudly recommend Royal Canin Veterinary diets and carry the full line of their food.    We also offer boarding at the hospital so that your pets can be cared for while you are away – call for details.

Alta Mesa Animal Hospitals proudly offers wellness plans that package together all essential preventative medical care needed in a year for your pet!  Ask us about our annual wellness plans and how they can help you get the care your pet needs, with the ease of monthly payments and discounts on additional out of plan services!

What is AAHA accreditation?

AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association. It is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada.  AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care, diagnostic & pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility. Why does this matter to you? Here are a few examples of how AAHA’s standards impact you and your pet.

  • The standards require hospitals to provide diagnostic services (x-ray and laboratory) so that they can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet.
  • The standards focus on the quality of care in the areas of: anesthesia, contagious diseases, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery and emergency care.
  • Accredited hospitals have an onsite pharmacy (another standards area) so they can begin treatment immediately.
  • AAHA standards also require that medical records be thorough and complete which helps them to better understand your pet’s medical history and how past health issues may be impacting their current medical status.

The Standards developed and published by AAHA are widely accepted as representing those components of veterinary practice that represent high quality care. The Standards are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain consistent with evolving knowledge and technology.  Accreditation helps veterinary hospitals stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and provide the quality and range of services you and your pet deserve! 

Visit www.aaha.org to learn more about accreditation, or just to access their Pet Owner resources.