Welcome to Rita Ranch Pet Hospital, where your pet is always number one. Our veterinary team is pleased to welcome you to our modern veterinary facility. Rita Ranch Pet Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA, maintaining the very highest standards in the veterinary industry. When you receive care from us, you can rest assured that you are receiving the most compassionate and dedicated care possible.
We understand that the biggest concern for many pet owners at the time of their visit is whether or not their pet will feel comfortable during their visit. We know that many pets experience anxiety during visits to the vet, but we don’t want those negative associations for our veterinary hospital. In order to eliminate all stresses for our patients, all of our veterinary staff are trained in the low-stress handling techniques taught by veterinary behaviorist Sophia Yin, to ensure that your pet is comforted during their veterinary visit. We make it our priority to ensure that your beloved pet feels calm and relaxed at our hospital.
We would love to work with you to ensure that your pet receives the most exceptional care possible. If you’re ready to get your pet started on a lifetime of good health, please contact us to schedule your first visit with our team.
Well, it’s only March but it seems that spring has sprung here in the Old Pueblo. While the Eastern states are still struggling with record amounts of snow, Tucson is enjoying perfect weather to be outdoors. The beautiful blooming trees and flowers bring with them pollens that many of our pets are allergic to. Allergies in pets often result in itchy skin, which can occur anywhere on the body, but ears, face, feet, and belly are the most common areas. Just like with people, antihistamines can help decrease the annoying signs of allergies. There are also topical medications, fatty acid supplements, and for the severe cases we can use oral medications or even allergy shots. So if you notice your pet becomes itchy every spring, it may well be the same things that are causing your nose to run! Itchy skin can quickly escalate into a skin infection, so please call us to discuss your pets symptom s as soon as you notice a problem.