Welcome to Healing Hands Veterinary Hospital
Mission and Ethics
Our mission is to foster and strengthen the bond between pets and their owners by delivering exceptional and compassionate care throughout every stage of your pet’s life. We are dedicated to being a welcoming and supportive hospital that promotes healing and growth and upholds principles of integrity, respect, and commitment to the well-being and health of our clients, their pets, and our staff.
We believe that our success is predicated on our commitment to educating our clients and delivering the highest standards of veterinary medicine.
The most effective way to manage a disease is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. At Healing Hands, we offer a range of safe and effective vaccines and pharmaceuticals to protect your pet from illnesses such as canine parvo virus, feline panleukopenia, and heartworm disease.
Drinking more water than usual can sometimes indicate more than just thirst, as it may be a symptom of underlying medical condition such as kidney disease or diabetes. Similarly, vomiting may indicate something as benign as a hairball, or it could be a sign of more serious issues such as hyperthyroidism.
Dental disease is one of the most prevalent health issues among dogs and cats. Unfortunately, pets rarely show signs of discomfort, such as refusing to eat, even when they are experiencing dental pain. As part of your pet’s annual exam, we conduct a thorough oral exam to assess their teeth,
DR. CARISSA HAVERLY, DVM
Dr. Carissa Haverly grew up in Prescott, Arizona, a small town with a rich cowboy history tucked into the Arizona chaparral. As a child, she dreamed of being an artist, which suited her sensitive and creative demeanor. However, her parents must have known she was meant to be a veterinarian because the name Carissa means “a tender touch.” Carissa always loved animals, and growing up, she had several pocket pets, dogs, cats, and even a horse. Every summer, her clubhouse would become home to local wildlife in need of aid. Once they were healthy, they were returned to the wild.
Dr. Carissa attended Northern Arizona University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and a minor in Studio Art. Afterward, she attended the University of Minnesota and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.
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