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


A Great Place to Work & Play
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Rooted in Community


For nearly 30 years, Tucson pet owners have trusted Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (SAVS) to care for their companions. SAVS was the first specialty and emergency center to serve Southern Arizona and continues to be the top provider of quality care in the community. SAVS was founded by Dr. Mary K. Klein and Dr. Reuben Merideth in 1994 and is still veterinarian-owned today. Remaining veterinarian-owned allows our staff to focus on providing the highest level of veterinary care over profit. Our business and staff are guided by SAVS’s four core values: patient care, teamwork, education and excellence. 

Grow your career at SAVS

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians join SAVS for the opportunity to work and learn alongside the best in their field. With over 80 years of experience combined, Dr. Mary K. Klein and Dr. Reuben Merideth are pioneers of the industry, authoring numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in their specialties. Their dedication to advancing veterinary medicine has fueled their passion for educating and empowering the next generation of veterinary staff.

SAVS aims to provide veterinary care that rivals human medicine. Access to advance diagnostic equipment and in-house laboratory work enables our staff to provide the highest level of care for their patients – so that they can go home feeling proud of the animals they have helped. SAVS staff are also provided a yearly allowance for continuing education and support to advance their careers.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for the next talented individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a career opportunity at SAVS, please check for the open positions below.


SAVS is passionate about training the next generation of veterinarians. One-year programs are available to recent graduates as well as DVMs looking to specialize. 

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What you get

Competitive Benefits

SAVS invests in the health of our team with competitive benefits programs to support their physical and mental wellbeing. Fully-funded healthcare premiums and free mental health care support SAVS staff both at work and at home. Personalized schedules provide our staff the time and compensation necessary for their unique family. Most technicians work four days each week, however, overtime is available for those looking to earn more. Convenient schedules are also available to our veterinarians, with some choosing to work two days per week up to five days per week.


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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