Urgent care is now open at our central location(Ft. Lowell).
Hours: Fri - Sun: 12pm-12am

about Us

Serving Southern Arizona for 25+ years
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Our Story

Proudly Serving Tucson since 1994

Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (SAVS) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mary K. Klein and Dr. Reuben Merideth. At the time, Tucson did not have a multi-specialty veterinary group for patients with multiple or complicated needs. As a result, pet owners were required to travel between several veterinary clinics to care for their animals. The goal of SAVS was to make exceptional veterinary care accessible to local pet owners. In 1994 and today, SAVS is guided by four pillars: patient care, teamwork, education, and excellence.  

Core Value - Teamwork

Patient Care

We are committed to providing the highest level of patient care delivered with compassion. 

Core Value - Teamwork


As individuals, we will treat each other respectfully and communicate to effectively achieve the highest level of teamwork.

Core Value - Teamwork


By increasing and sharing our knowledge, we will be better tomorrow than we are today. 

Core Value - Teamwork


We will strive to exceed expectations in all that we do.

SAVS Today

Growing to meet the demands of our community

In 2006, SAVS opened a clinic on Broadway Road to serve the growing community in East Tucson. Today, SAVS continues to be the top provider of veterinary specialty and emergency medicine in Southern Arizona. Our two clinics in Central and East Tucson offer emergency, surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology and oncology by board-certified veterinarians. Growing to meet the demands of our community means we are always looking for talented and compassionate team members. Learn about opportunities to strengthen your career at SAVS on our careers page.


Internal Medicine Specialists

Oncology Specialists

Dentistry Specialists

Ophthalmology Specialists

Ultrasound Specialists

Our Interns


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Central Location

141 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

East Side Location

7474 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710


Local: (520) 888-3177
Toll Free: (877) 762-9838