Aspen Ridge Animal Hospital provides veterinary care to the White Mountain communities of Show Low, Lakeside and Pinetop, Arizona. Our highly trained and nationally certified staff also provide emergency services for established clients. Aspen Ridge Animal Hospital is AAHA and Cat Friendly Accredited.

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Your Pets Are Our Passion

We value the relationship, continued trust, and goodwill we establish with our clients. Courtesy, respect, patience, education and understanding with clients and their pets are among our top priorities.
• We treat our patients as if they were our own pets and offer clients the superior service that they desire and deserve.
• We stress proactive medicine and progressive surgical procedures in an effort to maintain healthy, happy animals throughout their life.
• We take a lifespan approach to each of our patients and are dedicated to being there from puppy/kitten vaccinations, through the illnesses and traumas, and eventually the geriatric years until the end of the pet’s life.
• We are dedicated to client education and providing our clients with enough information to make appropriate decisions for their animal companions.

• We offer a cat-only reception area and cat-only exam room for our feline patients.

Schedule a tour of Aspen Ridge and find out why we are one of the best primary veterinary care facilities in Arizona.

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Our small animal care is second to none. Dr. Ellis and the Aspen Ridge staff work hard to keep up on the latest techniques and procedures through continuing education and training sessions


advanced dental treatment

At Aspen Ridge we understand the critical part good dental care plays in the overall health of your pet. With 50% of the tooth below the gum line, our team uses an advanced Digital Dental X-Ray system to "look" at the physical condition of the mouth. With an estimated 80 percent of pets with significant oral pathology, Aspen Ridge is prepared, certified and continually trained (by Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists) to care for your pets dental needs.

In-House Diagnostics

Our in-house lab affords us the opportunity to provide better patient care and diagnostics. Results can be completed in about 15 minutes, there is no delay in initiation of treatment and adjustments to treatment can be made more quickly. Samples collected are representative of the patient at that moment, not days or weeks ago, as when samples have to be sent out. This allows our clients to have the peace of mind knowing the current health of their pet.


progressive medical & surgical Procedures

Every year there are advances in techniques, procedures and pain management for animals. Aspen Ridge uses High Frequency (HF) radio-surgery. While traditional electro-surgery and laser devices cut using the electrode tip to concentrate heat in the tissue, a HF radio unit serves as the resistance, hence there is no heating.  We also use state-of-the-art patient monitoring to provide better observation of key vital signs during surgery, post-op and critical care.

The Standard of Veterinary Excellence


Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). What does accreditation mean? It means our hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care.