Pet Owners

With our affiliation to a healthcare university, we're positioned to deliver cutting-edge care and education for your pet, all at competitive prices.

Veterinarian and student doctor examine a cat.

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 623-806-7387 (PETS)
Address: 5715 W. Utopia Road Glendale, AZ 85308 | Directions

Midwestern University’s Animal Health Institute Companion Animal Clinic is a full service clinic dedicated to caring for your four-legged family members. As part of a healthcare university, we are uniquely qualified to provide the most current care and education for you and your pet at competitive prices.

Our 112,000 square foot facility is state-of the art and equipped for all of your pet’s healthcare needs from surgery suites to digital dental x-rays, CT scan, ultrasonography, and an underwater physical therapy treadmill.

Services Details


We understand how stressful it can be to know that your pet has to go under general anesthesia. Whether for a diagnostic procedure, surgery, or dental care, we provide thorough pre-anesthetic patient evaluation, the safest anesthetic drugs available, and state-of-the-art monitoring of all patients undergoing anesthesia. That way, we can assure the safest and most painless procedures, while giving you peace of mind knowing your pet is in good hands.


Dental disease is the most common clinical problem in dogs and cats, and oral care is just as important for your pets as it is for you. Just as in people, leaving tooth and gum disease untreated is not only bad for oral health, but it can affect other organ systems in the body as well.  A complete dental examination is part of any general check-up, but if your pet has any signs of bad breath, discolored or loose teeth, reddened gums, or oral pain, it is especially important to see a veterinarian.  At our clinic, we provide a very high level of dental care with experienced doctors and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. We can also help you start an at-home dental care plan that will keep your pet’s mouth healthy, so that both you and your pet have a reason to smile.

Diagnostic Imaging

Getting an accurate diagnosis often requires getting the most clear and detailed diagnostic images possible. That’s why we have invested in highly advanced digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, diagnostic ultrasound, and CT scanning equipment. Top-notch diagnostic imaging equipment gives us the ability to look inside an animal’s body in a completely non-invasive way, get the kinds of answers that can help our clients make informed decisions about their pets’ healthcare, and even save an animal’s life.


Endoscopy is used as a non-surgical and minimally invasive method of examining the inside of a patient’s gastrointestinal, respiratory, or urinary tract. Endoscopy is done under general anesthesia, and requires high-tech equipment and a specially trained veterinarian. Dogs and cats with vomiting, regurgitation, or diarrhea can often benefit from endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract. Animals with nasal discharge, coughing, or increased respiratory effort can sometimes require endoscopy of the airways.

Endoscopy can also be used to examine the lower urinary tract to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of dogs with diseases of the bladder or urethra. An endoscopic exam is done using either a rigid or flexible, thin endoscope with a camera on the tip to examine the inside of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, nose, trachea, lungs, bladder, or urethra. These procedures also allow the doctor to obtain small samples of the tissue (biopsy), and can be used as a non-surgical way to remove foreign objects that a dog or cat may have ingested or inhaled.

Internal Medicine

Our internal medicine specialists are highly trained and qualified to diagnose and treat non-surgical diseases of the internal organs.  Our world-class faculty members are experts in diseases of the digestive, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and immune systems, and are also able to diagnose and treat many patients with heart and neurological problems.  Internal medicine specialists spend three or more years after graduation from veterinary school working in specialized hospital-based training programs, and must pass a rigorous series of examinations to become board-certified in their clinical discipline.

Patients seen by our internal medicine service are often referred by primary care veterinarians, but any pet owner is welcome to make an appointment.

Senior Pet Care

As your pet ages, his or her healthcare needs often change. In order to maximize your pet’s quality of life and make the most of the senior years, it is important to consider areas that often get overlooked in your pet’s youth—nutrition, weight, activity level, mental health, dental care, and pain management. Hearing and vision loss, as well as mobility issues, are common, and your senior pet may require special accommodations at home. Palliative care to manage age-related diseases may also be an important addition to your pet’s current healthcare plan.

Maintaining an open dialogue with your veterinarian about any changes that you are noticing at home and visiting the veterinarian at least once every six months are two easy ways to address your concerns early. The sooner we can identify problem areas as a team, the better we can address them in a way that best suits your pet and meets his or her needs.

Shelter Medicine Program

There are currently 14 Shelter Medical Programs in national veterinary institutions. Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine’s commitment to a Shelter Medicine Program is very progressive for a newly established veterinary college. This unique and important program showcases the MWU philosophy of a One Health System. Shelter Medicine encompasses many facets of veterinary medicine, but most importantly it incorporates veterinary medicine with public health and community service in its commitment to animal welfare issues.

The current Shelter Program has four dedicated faculty members. The program has a Mobile Clinic that is active throughout the year with local and state animal shelters and assisting with animal welfare issues in less affluent communities. There is a Shelter Medicine Elective for third year veterinary students focusing on a general overview of the broad aspects of shelter medicine with components of the class involving the mobile clinic. Fourth year veterinary students will have the opportunity to participate in two or four week elective rotations in Shelter Medicine. These rotations will give the student multiple hands on experiences in areas such as high volume spay and neuter, population medicine, shelter emergency medicine, public health and many other aspects working with diverse types of animal shelters and rescue groups within the animal welfare community in the Phoenix metro area and throughout the state of Arizona.


Soft Tissue Surgery

In addition to general practitioners, who are skilled in common elective surgical procedures for dogs and cats, our board-certified surgeons provide advanced soft tissue surgical services.  Advanced soft tissue procedures include surgeries of the abdominal and thoracic organs, as well as the more complicated skin and cancer surgeries.

Orthopedic Surgery

Whether caused by athletic injuries, congenital problems, or just getting older,  orthopedic problems are common causes of discomfort and the inability to lead an active life.  Our orthopedic surgeons have all the latest techniques and technologies to get your pet back on his feet again.

Wellness & Preventative Medicine

To keep your pet as healthy as possible, it is important to take measures to prevent disease or to detect it early. Just as we benefit from wellness checks with our own physicians, so do our pets. In fact, it is even more important that your pets be examined thoroughly because, unlike us, they cannot verbalize every ailment. They rely on you and your veterinarian to figure out what ails them. Wellness visits are also a great opportunity to review key aspects of your pet’s healthcare that play a big role in keeping your pet healthy.

These topics include discussions about your pet’s lifestyle, travel history, risk factors for disease, vaccination status, parasite control to manage internal parasites (worms) and external parasites (fleas and ticks), nutrition, activity level, dental health, and any behavior concerns that you may want to address. In many cases, preventing disease is much easier on you and your pet than treating disease. By considering your pet’s healthcare and by working with your veterinarian to come up with a plan that works for you, your pet has the best shot at staying healthy longer.

Diabetes Management

The Midwestern University Clinics offer complete diabetic disease management and healthcare for patients of all ages, on one convenient campus. We can also address the diabetes-related conditions of your pets.

For integrated primary and specialty services needed to manage your and your family’s health and add to your quality of life, we’ve got you covered.

Other Midwestern Clinics

  • The Multispecialty Clinic offers the following services:
    • Family Medicine for primary medical care, disease management, and clinical procedures, such as toenail removal
    • Foot and Ankle Services for podiatric exams or surgery
    • Medical Acupuncture
    • Pharmacy consultations for medication and nutrition reviews
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    • Physical Therapy
    • Clinical Psychology
  • The Eye Institute provides complete vision care for all ages, including annual exams, glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, and ocular disease management.
  • The Dental Institute provides complete dental care, including exams and cleaning, fillings, crowns, orthodontic, and prosthodontic services for all ages.
  • The Companion Animal Clinic provides complete veterinary services for all of your pet’s healthcare needs.

To schedule an appointment, call: 623-537-6000 | 623-806-7387 (PETS).

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