Medical & Surgical Services

As a full-service animal health care facility, Desert Hills Animal Clinic provides comprehensive medical services for all our patients.

Laboratory Services

The clinic is equipped with a a complete In-House Diagnostic Laboratory to provide rapid and accurate diagnostic test results, which enables our doctors to diagnose and treat even the most critical patients quickly and effectively. We are equipped with a full suite of Idexx Diagnostics including a Lasercyte for a complete CBC, a Catalyst for up to 27 chemistries and electrolytes, as well as Snap Elisa tests to screen for Canine Heartworm, Canine Erhlichiosis, Lymes Disease, ParvoVirus, Giardia, and Feline Leukemia, Feline Aids and Feline Heartworm Disease.

Diagnostic Imaging

The clinic is equipped with Digital Radiology (x-ray), giving high definition and detail to all studies. The radiographic images can be saved to a CD for transport to a specialist or for your own records, or even e-mailed!

Digital Ultrasound

The clinic has recently updated to Digital Ultrasound again giving superior quality images that are easily downloaded to other media.

The Surgical Suite enables the doctor to perform in a sterile environment: major soft tissue abdominal procedures, bone repairing and plating, as well as spays and neuters.

Orthopedic Procedures

  • Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy
  • Fracture Repair

Although Dr. Neidigh is not a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, he is confident in his ability to perform these procedures. Schedule a consult today for more information!

Some illnesses require that your pet be hospitalized so that appropriate therapy and diagnostic testing may be performed. The duration of the stay with us will vary depending upon your pet’s condition and age. We will make your pet as comfortable as possible during his or her stay away from home.

The doctor or technician will call you with a progress report each morning after all lab work and evaluations are completed. Our doctor and staff work as a team and continuity of patient care is assured. Visitation is by arrangement with the doctor if it is deemed advisable.

ICU – Our ICU cages allow the supervision by our doctors and staff so that we may closely monitor your pet’s progress throughout his or her illness.

Isolation ICU – Our clinic has a totally separate isolation unit to prevent pets with contagious diseases from exposing pets that are hospitalized with non-communicable diseases.

The clinic maintains a full pharmacy of veterinary medications. To help ensure your pet’s health and safety, the veterinary practice act of Arizona prohibits veterinarians from prescribing or refilling any medication unless your pet has been examined for that problem within a reasonable period of time.

If you have any questions about a prescription, please call. Use only medications that have been prescribed by a veterinarian for the pet in question.


Desert Hills Animal Clinic provides state of the art dental services. Tooth decay in dogs and cats can cause numerous problems, including rotten teeth infection and heart disease. Regular dental visits are recommended to control damage to the teeth and gums and prevent halitosis. Schedule an appointment with our staff to have your pet’s teeth examined.
If your pet needs emergency care during regular office hours, please call our office before coming in so we will be best prepared to receive your emergency.  We will then be able to attend to your pet as soon as possible.

Many common pet medical problems are reviewed in the client education section of our site, please review this page as you may find your answer.

Our clinic sees regular appointments:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Friday – 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

If you have an emergency after hours, please call the nearest Animal Emergency Center.

Some of the services that we can provide include:

  • Vaginal cytology of the bitch to help determine ovulation
  • Collection of semen from the male
  • Microscopic semen analysis to ensure viability
  • Insemination of the bitch

Call for more information or to schedule an appointment!


Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.