Thank you for choosing San Tan Animal Hospital for the care of your pets! We are so happy to have you and hope your visit was the first of many annual wellness appointments in the future. It is our mission to provide each client and pet with exceptional veterinary service in a professional and efficient manner. We would like to take a moment to tell you a little bit about ourselves.

San Tan Animal Hospital (STAH) was founded in 2015 by Dr. Scott Darger. Dr. Darger received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and has been practicing in the East Valley for 20 years. All of our amazing staff have been providing excellent veterinary care in the east valley for many years. We have now come together to provide a place where exceptional, professional care can be provided to pets in a friendly and compassionate environment.
Our state-of-the-art equipment helps us be as successful as possible in the care of your pets. In order to better serve you, we keep your pet’s records electronically. Making it convenient to provide copies of charts and radiographs to owners and specialists.

Appointment Information
We see appointments 6 days a week and have multiple wonderful doctors to help accommodate the best day and time for your needs. Walk-ins will be accommodated as quickly as possible, but a short wait should be expected and appointments are preferred. Should something come up and you have to change your appointment time or date, give us a call as soon as you can and we will get you rescheduled. Please keep in mind we do see emergencies during business hours and there is a chance of scheduled appointment times occasionally running behind. To make an appointment, please call us at (480) 656-8922.

Surgery and Hospitalization
Surgeries are performed Tuesday thru Friday.  Check-in time is routinely between 7:30-8am. Should you need to drop off the evening before we can accommodate overnight stays. Surgeries are done by appointment or on an emergency basis. All anesthetized pets receive a comprehensive examination, pre-surgical blood work, IV-catheter, IV fluids, ECG and monitoring by one of our surgical nurses and post-operative pain management. Surgeries are done in no particular order; therefore, pick-up times vary. Please call prior to pick-up to ensure your pet is ready to go home. All hospitalized animals are required to be up to date on vaccinations.

After-Hours Emergencies
San Tan Animal Hospital does accommodate daytime emergencies, but please understand that we are not staffed 24 hours a day.

Arizona Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center is located at Gilbert Rd and Juniper Ave and can be reached at 480-497-0222.

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona is located in Mesa and can be reached at 480-898-0001.

It is always a good idea to know where your closest 24-hour hospital is. Our receptionists will be more than happy to get you that information.

Here at San Tan Animal Hospital, we strive for excellence! If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or email to let us know.


We use state of the art equipment to monitor your pet though all aspects of his/her surgery and recovery. Our doctors perform numerous types of surgeries, from routine spays, neuters and dental cleanings to orthopedic and exploratory procedures.

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Pain Management

We care about the comfort of every pet! Each surgery patient goes home with medication, to keep them pain free for several days.

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Oral and Dental Care

Oral care is essential for the health and well-being of your pet. Dental cleanings are recommended annually after 5 years of age. The doctor will examine oral hygiene at annual examinations and make dental cleaning recommendations at that time.

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Routine Check-ups

Annual exams and vaccines are vital to long term care. Vaccinations help protect your pet from diseases like parvo, distemper, rabies and many others. We also recommend monthly heartworm prevention to shield your pet from this potentially fatal parasite.

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On-site Pharmacy

Most canine and feline prescriptions are stocked in our on-site pharmacy. Prescription refills should be requested 24 hours prior to pick up.

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On-line Medications/Supplies

San Tan Animal Hospital is pleased to provide our clients with this online resource for many canine and feline medications and supplies. Click here to order for home delivery!

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Allergies are a common issue here in Phoenix. Our doctors will customize a treatment plan specific to your pets needs. Most allergy issues are treated with medication and/or diet.

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As pet owners, we understand how difficult it is to say goodbye to a beloved family member. The animal health care team of San Tan Animal Hospital is committed to providing support to the pet and the pet owner during this challenging time. Our services include end of life evaluations, compassionate euthanasia and after care.

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A small microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, may be inserted just below the surface of the skin. After registering this tiny chip, it can help reunite you and your pet if he ever gets lost. This chip never needs to be charged or re-registered, but please make sure you keep your information up to date if there are any changes to your address or phone number!

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Radiographs are captured digitally so that we have results in seconds! This allows us to send copies to specialists and owners upon request.

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