Dr. Karin Burns
Priority Pet Hospital, 4902 S. Val Vista Drive, Suite 108. (480) 857-7234 or prioritypethospital.com
It’s not out of the ordinary to feel anxious or nervous when going to the vet because, usually, your pet is more nervous than you are. However, Dr. Karin Burns of Priority Pet Hospital, is two steps ahead of you.
Her practice is specifically designed to be a calming place for your furry friend.
“We really strive to have a low-stress environment,” Burns said. “The vet clinic can be a very scary place for cats and dogs. We want to help puppies (and kittens) have happy experiences so they want to come back.”
The hospital is fully stocked with everything needed for total pet care including a surgical suite, dental equipment and separate cat and dog wards that are designed to keep pets happy and comfy.
Burns made pet comfort an utmost priority when she first went into the practice 17 years ago. It was at an American Association of Feline Practitioners conference where she first was introduced to the idea of keeping pets as calm as possible during their health check ups. Straightaway she put the theory into practice, taking steps to keep pets content and serene in what can be a very stressful situation.
This conscious care for an animal’s psychological wellbeing as well as their physical health is what makes Burn’s veterinary practice Gilbert’s top pick for their pets.
“Preventative care is my passion,” Burns said. “I can talk about dental care 10 times in a day and not get bored because I’m helping that pet and that pet owner take better care of their pet ... my true passion is preventative care and making sure the pets can live as long as possible.”
The hospital is a certified gold cat-friendly practice, a special certification earned by paying special attention to feline needs. It is also an American Animal Hospital Association hospital, marking it — and Burns — arguably the best vet practice in town.
Dr. Lisa Keenan
Val Vista Animal Hospital
747 N. Val Vista Drive
(480) 539-7999 or valvistaanimalhospital.com
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