Why Choose Us?

There are many obvious reasons why people from Bullhead City, AZ to Laughlin, NV choose North Valley Pet Hospital for all their pet care needs:

  • We are the largest veterinary animal hospital in the area
  • One of only two hospitals offering emergency critical care services (for established patients)
  • We’ve been serving people and pets for over 30 years
  • We treat all types of animals – dogs, cats, birds, exotic pets, pocket pets, wild animals, horses & farm animals
  • We are an AAHA accredited hospital-Champions for Excellent Care


Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn't it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet's veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.


In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.


Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don't routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).


We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.


Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.


Compassion & Humane Treatment

Then there are the less obvious reasons like the depth of our love for all animals, the compassion of our veterinarian physicians, Dr. Bill Dean and Dr. Kate Goulbourn, and the more humane treatments we provide using our surgical-grade CO2 laser. Your pet will experience less pain, less bleeding and swelling and a quicker recovery from surgery with us.

Your Pets, Our Mission

We will protect animal health and welfare, prevent and relieve animal suffering and provide the best possible care to every patient through integrated clinical treatment, advanced diagnostic technology, continuing education and research.

When you need truly comprehensive and compassionate care or emergency vet services for your furry, four-legged friends, come to North Valley Pet Hospital. Call us at 928.768.8387 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule an appointment. Our patients come to us from Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Needles, Laughlin, Mohave Valley and nearby locations.



North Valley Pet Hospital employs such a tremendous team that does not overlook any details. Personable, reliable, and efficient are words that describe North Valley Pet Hospital. I would not trust another establishment to take care of my fur babies.