Heartworm is a long, string-like parasitic worm that has the scientific name Dirofilaria immitis. It earns its common name by living in the host’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Heartworm can ...View Article
Welcome To Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital
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Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Debbie Chapman is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments.
Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Thatcher veterinarian. Whether you need care for an ill or injured pet or an annual check up, our dedicated staff of pet lovers has exactly what you need at prices you can afford.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 928-348-0026 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Thatcher veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Thatcher pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Debbie Chapman
Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital | 928-348-0026651 S Dusty Trail
Thatcher, AZ 85552
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