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In an effort to expand access to care in our community, and to make routine and simple visits more affordable, we are excited to announce the addition of Veterinary ParaProfessional Exams (VPP) to our team.

Pets scheduled for a VPP exam must have a recent (within 12 months) exam by a veterinarian at Queen Creek Vet and be healthy. During this visit, a technician will examine your pet and answer questions related to things such as recommended diet, behavior, training, and relay recommendations for annual testing and vaccinations. If needed, vaccinations may be administered by the technician.

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Because pets will not be seeing a veterinarian, these are for healthy pets only. If during the examination a medical concern is identified, the technician will ask if you would like to have it addressed with a veterinarian at our regular office fees. This can be done within the same visit in most cases, but there may be a short wait until a veterinarian is available. Otherwise we will reschedule the appointment with a veterinarian at our earliest availability.

Our veterinary para professionals are technicians with college-level education in animal anatomy, physiology, and health. They have completed either a Certified Veterinary Technician program (CVT) or a bachelor’s degree in an Animal Science or Veterinary Science field. Additionally, these technicians have reached the highest level of technical training that our hospital offers and are experienced with anesthetic procedures, surgeries, dentistry, hospitalized and sick patients, and routine wellness care. Our VPP’s also undergo extensive additional training with Dr. Kurth, our Veterinary Medical Director. VPP’s are qualified to perform physical examinations, administer vaccines, answer general health and behavior questions, and identify concerns that need to be addressed by a veterinarian.

Veterinary Para Professional Technicians

Meet Kayla

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Kayla is no stranger to veterinary medicine. She grew up helping care for pets staying at a veterinary hospital owned by a relative, taking on additional tasks over time. Kayla spent a few years enjoying the cooler weather while attending NAU and completed her first degree with a B.S of Political Science in 2016. She was quickly drawn back to her roots of animal welfare and medicine, so back to school she went. While attending ASU’s pre-vet program she reached out to QCVC to see about job shadowing. Kayla was then hired as a technician and has worked in all areas of the hospital gaining experience in patient care, medical examination and records and monitoring anesthesia. In 2021, Kayla graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Arizona State University. She is looking forward to continuing her education with a focus on zoological medicine.

Veterinary Clinic Reviews
  • Took great care of three of my animals when we went on vacation. A week later my cat went in for a cystotomy for bladder stones. Dr. Cohen had great... read more

    Janice Helzer
    4/29/2018
  • The best customer service and care we could've asked for. They took us in right away on a Saturday and tended to our old Boxer who was very ill.... read more

    Erin Fjell
    10/29/2019
  • We definitely recommend Dr. Cohen. We had to say goodbye to our pup but the staff were amazing and supportive and he was very knowledgeable and caring!

    Ashley McCleve
    10/29/2019
  • Under new ownership. I was scared when my vet sent me over here with an emergency with my kitten. They took him in right away and didn't charge... read more

    LEXY LOU
    7/29/2019
  • We were really impressed with the clinic and Dr Cohen. We hadn't found a vet since moving to San Tan Valley and we are very pleased with the clinic. We... read more

    Diane Aman
    2/29/2020
  • 5 star rating

    My dog cracked a tooth yesterday afternoon, and we were able to get an appointment early this morning. The vet tech was so patient with my phobic cattle-dog mix,... read more

    Rachel P.
    7/25/2019
  • I took my daughter's cat here and it was a wonderful experience! Dr Kurth explained everything to me and answered all my questions. She was so nice and you could... read more

    tavi haynes
    11/29/2019
  • The staff is so kind and thoughtful. Our precious kitty recently passed away and the staff were supportive and provided a ceramic print of her paw.

    Pastor Nadine Hernandez
    4/29/2019
  • The Dr. and the nurse were very helpful and somewhat quick to help us out. They explained all our opinions and the prices for our pets care.

    Nick Manwaring
    1/29/2020
  • The staff is amazing! Dr. Kurth and her team are simply unmatched and have so much love for all pets! 💗💗🐶

    Amy Ryder
    3/29/2020
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Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day - Closed
Christmas Eve - Closed
Christmas Day - Closed
New Years Eve - Open 7 AM to 7 PM
New Years Day - Closed
July 4th - Closed
August 18 - Open @ 1pm

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For Emergency 24 hour care please visit Gilbert Queen Creek Emergency Veterinarian @ 18610 E Rittenhouse Rd Building B, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-674-3200
Online: gqvet.com

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