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AZ: Midwestern University Opens Companion Animal Clinic

December 16, 2014

by Office of Communications

The Companion Animal Clinic
The Companion Animal Clinic, a part of the Midwestern University Animal Health Institute, opened in December.

Arizona became home to a new state-of-the-art veterinary facility when Midwestern University opened the Companion Animal Clinic on December 16th at its Glendale Campus.  The 111,800-square-foot teaching clinic is designed to provide learning opportunities for students as they serve the local community's pets and their owners.

The Clinic will offer affordable high-quality primary and specialty care for small animals, including preventive medicine/wellness, dental care, surgery, diagnostic imaging, senior pet care, and other specialties. The state-of-the-art facility includes 14 exam rooms, four surgical suites, two specialty suites, a simulation center for clinical training, and a physical rehabilitation suite with an underwater treadmill.

Initial pet care appointments will be managed by the Clinic's experienced veterinary faculty. In spring 2017, students from Midwestern University's College of Veterinary Medicine, the state's only four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) program, will begin supervised rotations as part of their training.  The University has committed over $180 million toward the new College's physical facilities, including the Companion Animal Clinic, which is a part of the Midwestern University Animal Health Institute. The Institute will also include a future 70,000 square foot educational Bovine and Equine Center and a necropsy/pathology center.

The University is dedicated to the teamwork philosophy of One Health, and will work closely with local veterinarians, healthcare providers, and scientists to provide the best quality care for the people and pets of Arizona.

"We are extremely proud and excited about our new Companion Animal Clinic," notes Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., Midwestern University President and Chief Executive Officer. " It was specifically designed to meet the needs of our clients and their pets, and will offer the highest quality veterinary care provided by our academic faculty veterinarians.  We have worked hard to build state-of-the-art technology in all areas of the facility to educate our students to become highly skilled and compassionate veterinarians in the future."

Midwestern University's  Glendale Campus is also home to three additional community clinics: the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, offering Clinical Psychology, Family Medicine, Foot and Ankle Services, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Pediatric Services, and Pharmacy Services; the Midwestern University Dental Institute; and the Midwestern University Eye Institute.

For more information on the Midwestern University Companion Animal Clinic, visit or call 623.806.7387 (PETS).

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For more information, please contact:
Office of Communications
630.515.7333 (IL) or 623.572.3353 (AZ)