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Higley Groves Animal Hospital in Mesa, Arizona

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We are here to service the cities of Mesa, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Chandler, AZ, Queen Creek, AZ, Apache Junction, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, San Tan Valley, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Gold Canyon, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ and more!

Higley Groves Animal Hospital’s mission is to deliver exceptional yet practical veterinary services with honesty, integrity and compassion to every patient and every client, every time.

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★★★★★ Higley Groves Animal Hospital is the best!! Today's visit was with my kitty Darwin and everyone treated him with utmost care. He was quite content the whole visit and Dr. Tony Alber is so caring and knowledgeable. I can't imagine what could make the service better. Thank you everyone at Higley Groves Animal Hospital!Dr. Alber and his team are incredible. I know my standard poodle and Persian cat are receiving great care.Pam S.Pam S. ★★★★★ Absolutely adore every person that's helped us here. Dr. Collins is always so honest, kind and knowledgeable in her field. I first came here in 2020, my dog was sick and was so impressed with Dr. Collins because instead of making me spend 1000 dollars on figuring out what could be possibly wrong with my dog she said "let's start here" Thankfully that first thing she recommended resolved the issue completely and I didn't have to spend unnecessary money. We love an honest vet!Two weeks ago, I had some concerns about My Cali and it turned out she had to have a unexpected surgery. (Her first ever!) Even though they were close to closing instead of rushing us out they informed me there was availability for her to have surgery right then and there because fortunately they had a cancellation. If she didn't have that I don't know if she would have made it. I am forever grateful to all the staff for their empathy and patience through this whole process. This was a very emotional experience for me. Every person that helped her was so reassuring and made me feel like she was going to be in the best care possible. Dr. Alber performed the surgery and was also SO informative and took the time to explain everything to me even after the surgery. I even got a phone call the following day of him checking on her . I didn't feel pressured or guilted into anything and I truly never do. I give them my full trust on knowing what the best care for my dog is. I can't say enough of thankful I am to have found a vet office that you can tell puts their heart into their job. Thank you all so much again for saving my baby and bringing her back to good health.Constance R.Constance R. ★★★★★ Awesome care♥️Rosemarie F.Rosemarie F. ★★★★★ I want to take a few minutes out to do what I should have done years ago and that is to tell everyone how AMAZING Higley Grove Animal Hospital is!We have been taking our 10 yr old Labradoodle (Divot) since he was a couple months old. Our dog has been a challenge to keep well since the day we brought him home. The worlds worst allergies etc and wonderful Dr. Alber and his talented and compassionate staff has never disappointed us with overseeing Divots health and given him a good quality of life.I can’t recommend this Dr and his staff enough to those who might not be satisfied with their current vet or who are looking for one. I was blessed to find these people and I hope I can help someone else now.Thank you Higley Grove for EVERYTHING you have done for Divot and myself. The joy and support you have given me by keeping my dog healthy through challenging times has been priceless. Always…..Sincerely Kate BeaudinDana B.Dana B. ★★★★★ Thanks to Higley Groves Animal Hospital for the amazing care Dr. Alber and staff has provided.Melissa P.Melissa P. ★★★★★ We took our dog here because we suspected a certain issue. The vet took a look at here, and thought she had what we came in for. They did a test to be sure, then started her on medicine. She’s doing a lot better. This place is great because they’re not pushing you to do extra bloodwork for unnecessary testing.r E.r E. ★★★★★ Very good with my daughters new puppy and our 14 year old dog. So glad we brought them here. They are wonderful and friendly!Sandra G.Sandra G. ★★★★★ We have lived in AZ for 7 years! We had 2 dogs, lived just shy of 15 & a cat who lived to be 17! We had experience with 3 other Veterinary Clinics! They were Adequate but never loved as we Did Our Vet back home in Missouri! We had a friend refer Us To Higley Groves Animal Hospital as we just took home a Beautiful Girl Puppy! Upon entering we were greeted with a Smile & Felt Welcomed! We were taken to a Room where we had an Assistant & Veterinary Tech who were thoughtful & extremely informative! Gentle Care & Loving of our Pets first experience here! Dr Smith came in & went over everthing you would want to know about your pup! We we were hesitant about a certain non-core vaccine she was informative & polite about how it was Our Puppy Our Choice! Absolutely no guilt or pressure about the information was shared! This was very important to Us as in the past vets had us leaving feeling lectured & insulted! It was a very nice experience to not have that done to Us! We are older & I grew up with about every Animal there is to have! My Husband & I have very strong opinions on certain issues & was respected enough to let Us decide after the Correct information was presented! I will enjoy taking our Beautiful Fur Baby to Higley Groves Animal Hospital in the Future! It is a very Clean Facility which is very important with a Not Completely Vaccinated pup! They cleaned the Room after we left immediately while we stood checking out! That Inpressed Us Both! I hope this Helps you find Your Furever Vet! 🐾❤️🐾Deb S.Deb S. ★★★★★ The vets and staff are fantastic. They take great care of our 3 cats and one dog.Joanna K.Joanna K. ★★★★★ Both the staff and Dr. Alber were great!Ruben G.Ruben G. ★★★★★ Fantastic Vet office with great friendly staff and our Maddie always treated greatEugeneEugene ★★★★★ Very friendly staff, my cat loved them. Very quick and informative staffRebecca R.Rebecca R. ★★★★★ Very pleasant office with extremely lovely staff & doctors! My appointment was on time, efficient & they solved my concerns within the appointment with my Dog. They are very loving people & my Dog and I will be keeping them as our vet. Thank you Higley Groves!devi N.devi N. ★★★★★ Dr. Alber and his staff are absolutely the best! They are very knowledgeable,professional, friendly, andalways helpful. They provide the absolutebest care for all ourpups....current and throughout (almost 25yrs),always going above andbeyond. He does not upsell products or unnecessary procedures like our previous vet would do. My dogs LOVE him! Literally. He calms them right down just walking into the room. It is cool to see... If you love and care for your animals, then take them to Dr. Alber. He and his staff will take the best care of your fur babies.Rene' W.Rene' W. ★★★★★ Very Friendly staff and always to see my pet . Also recommend for any pet they always give good opinions on what's best for your pet.ulysses L.ulysses L. ★★★★★ Been with Drs Alber and Freeman, Kay & Natalia for 15+ years, dating back to the old place. They are the Best!! Knowledge and care are exceptional. Drs Smith and Collins are great too. Wouldn't go anywhere elseDan S.Dan S. ★★★★★ They were able to get us in pretty quickly so we could use the free checkup voucher from the adoption center. The staff and vet were great and the cost was lower than our regular vet. It was nice to not be upsold on unneeded tests and procedures.Jason B.Jason B. ★★★★★ Superb customer service and response time. Highly recommended.Kristen R.Kristen R. ★★★★★ I knew I was adopting an 8-week-old puppy at the end of May 2023, and I also knew that I wanted this puppy to have the very best vet care I could find - a great way to protect the animal I love and the investment I've made. A few weeks before bringing my puppy home, I began my search for the best vet. I looked at their schooling, how long they'd been in practice, read the reviews posted by others and even called a few offices to ask questions.i kept coming back to Higley Groves because, among other care options, of their ability to provide extensive care, if needed, on premises. I like that Higley Goves is a clinic AND a hospital (but hope I'll never need that, but if I do, it's available.)As a pet owner, I felt respected, and my concerns were heard and addressed. I have felt comfortable with each vet and the vet techs are awesome, too. As a nurse, I'm quite diligent with patient care and I expect nothing less when taking my puppy for care. The office staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. At this point, I feel I made an informed and wise decision in choosing Higley Groves Animal Hospital. C'mon along.....I think you'll also be impressed!IdgjyAnneIdgjyAnne ★★★★★ My husband took one of our cats, Salem, here to establish care and get a prescription refill. He came home and could not stop raving about the vet - maybe because he said she thought our 7 year old boy with asthma looked so young and healthy! (We think so too, but love hearing that.) We were worn out and frustrated with another vet all the way in Scottsdale and are happy to have found one much closer to home. Thanks Higley Groves Animal Hospital! We’ll be back with our other two babies in the future.Natalie H.Natalie H. ★★★★★ My dogs have never felt so taken care of. Highly recommend!!corey L.corey L. ★★★★★ Took my dog in for a limp and the vet diagnosed and treated and my dog is doing much better.Linda W.Linda W. ★★★★★ I'm new to Higley Groves. I've only been there once to get baseline X-rays, labs, and exam for my 7 y/o dog. Everything was clearly explained and my dog was given a clean bill of health. 6 months later, this past weekend, she got a raging ear infection. I could not get her into the emergency vets so I left 2 messages at HG. They said they had no appointments for 2 weeks but I could drop her off Tuesday morning and they would see her between appointments. I told Kay, the receptionist, that I was going to try for urgent care and would let her know, either way. I forgot! She called Tuesday morning to follow up and see if I was still planning to drop off. Most businesses seem short staffed and overworked these days and to fall through the cracks is the norm. Not here. I am so grateful for the organization and compassion from HG!Amber W.Amber W. ★★★★★ A professional and extremely knowledgeable clinic, my experience was and always has been awesome. Trust is so vital when dealing with my pup and I've never been disappointed. Thankyou Higley Groves❣chuck S.chuck S. ★★★★★ The staff was very nice! My little pup had a good experience with lots of treats. His puppy plan also includes a nail trim which was great!Carol B.Carol B. ★★★★★ Great place to take your pet work with pets with white coat syndromBri TBri T ★★★★★ Nice, clean office. All the staff was courteous and helpful. Dr. Alber spent an appropriate amount of time assessing the problem and explaining the procedure to me. It was not difficult to get the necessary appointments set up and the outcome is outstanding. I am very happy with this establishment.Laura I.Laura I. ★★★★★ We took our cat there and had a very good experience. We got in fairly quickly, the tech and the veterinarian were both knowledgeable, personable they even gave us some complimentary items. I would highly recommend them, five stars 🌟Shaw CShaw C ★★★★★ Dr. Alber and staff are simply incredible. They really have the utmost respect for you and your pet. Professional, thorough, courteous, and beyond friendly. 10 out of 10!L FL F ★★★★★ Great Vet'sRick M.Rick M. ★★★★★ Dr. Alber is what I like to call a unique individual. Most veterinarians don't have the sympathy and understanding he does. He truly enjoys what he does for a living. He will listen to your questions and concerns and explain them so that you understand. He brings a sense of calming to an otherwise scary situation you may be dealing with in regard to your animal.JustinJustin ★★★★★ They were able to get me in within 24 hours as a new client which is normally impossible. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. They didn’t try to sell me things my pet didn’t need or run unnecessary tests. They definitely showed they care about you and your pet and not just making money.Cari T.Cari T. ★★★★★ Such a wonderful place full of nice and helpful staff and veterinarians.Gabby C.Gabby C. ★★★★★ Best vet ever!Linda K.Linda K. ★★★★★ Excellent.. !!Frank D.Frank D. ★★★★★ Very clean, professional and knowledgeable explained what they were going to do. Welcomed me and treated my foster dog that was injured like his own dog. THANK YOU:):)Jennifer Thompson M.Jennifer Thompson M. ★★★★★ We found Higley Groves after Googling when an appt at a local Urgent Care didnt go so well....like at all. Higley Groves took the time to listen, talk through everything, educate appropriately and find a solution. We were greeted w a smile from the front office lady and the kindness continued through our visit. The tech was so knowledgeable (unlike the last place) and the Dr took all the time and I didnt feel like she was rushed. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish and we will definitely be back for all of my Goldens needs ❤️Indy S.Indy S. ★★★★★ they are very carringpride in taking care of part of everyone's familyEdythe E.Edythe E. ★★★★★ Excellent staff ... excellent service ... excellent care.....Cyrena D.Cyrena D. ★★★★★ Absolutely love this place. All the staff so kind and courteous. They are always so sweet and loving to our fur-babies. Highly recommend them for any of your veterinary needs.Desiree DDesiree D ★★★★★ People are nice and efficient. Caring and thorough and kind. GREAT place.connie S.connie S. ★★★★★ They are always caring , with their hearts for my Lucy. They are always friendly , and the Doctors and staff are all knowledgeable. I totally trust them.Sherry Y.Sherry Y. ★★★★★ The folks we met treated Chewy like she was their own puppy. Our first visit, we were pleased.Dale S.Dale S. ★★★★★ Great, caring staff. Always presented options in care.Tammy V.Tammy V. ★★★★★ I have known Dr. Alber for 23 years and think he is the best Veterinarian. We moved over 2 years ago out of state, but drive 6 hrs. to have our fur babies seen by this wonderful Animal Hospital when a serious matter arises. I don't trust any other Veterinarian to perform surgery on my pets. Dr. Alber saved my big boy from cancer by removing tumors and did an outstanding job, which is the words of the Oncologist. It's worth the 6 hr. drive for peace of mind.Michele G.Michele G. ★★★★★ They have been wonderful treating our Fur Babies, Dr A was great with our Chihuahua Taquito...took care of him through his Seizure during Surgery. Would definitely recommend them to take care of your pets!Jacqueline C.Jacqueline C. ★★★★★ From the front desk, to the techs, to the doctors--we feel so fortunate to have found Higley Groves. They show a genuine concern and care for our dog each and every time we come in. Recently, our dog injured himself and we were a "work-in" appointment on a Saturday, as they were fully booked. They got us in to a room right when we showed up (as he was in pain) and Dr Collins spent almost an hour with us, examining him and coming up with a care plan. Never once have we felt rushed or like we're receiving anything less than amazing care. Wonderful vet!!!Jessica B.Jessica B. ★★★★★ The Doc, Staff and Clinic has Good Dog Karma and Great Service at a Fair Price.Tom W.Tom W. ★★★★★ Dr. Alper is a wonderful veterinarian. All of the staff at Higley Groves Animal Hospital are friendly and courteous and love our dogs.Kimberlee H.Kimberlee H. ★★★★★ Love this office for so many reasons!Christine S.Christine S. ★★★★★ They were very helpful. The place is clean and everyone was very sweetAna HAna H ★★★★★ You will really like this animal hospital. The doctors and staff have great patience's and are very knowledgeable. I would give them a 10 Star Plus!Chris R.Chris R. ★★★★★ Incredibly friendly and professional. Dr. Alber and staff are wonderful. I've brought my new pup here for all of her visits and shots. When it came time for a spay the visit and procedure were seamless. I got a follow-up call 24 hours later to check up on my pup (and me). Lots of knowledge, compassion and good advice for their pet owners too. Highly recommended!Robert R.Robert R. ★★★★★ Professionals and personableGina G.Gina G. ★★★★★ We had our usual good experience at Higley Animal Hospital. Professional, kind and knowledgeable....explanations in terms a lay person can understand!connie G.connie G. ★★★★★ Dr Alber was very thorough and took time to answer and explain all concerns. All Issues were addressed appropriately. We felt cost was very reasonable.Angie Van T.Angie Van T. ★★★★★ We switched from Banfields to Higley Grove for more personal attention. Everyone is so nice. Environment is warm and welcoming.Betty B.Betty B. ★★★★★ All the humans and canines in our family love the docs and entire staff! Friendly, kind and down to earth 🥰Dawn R.Dawn R. ★★★★★ Everyone is kind and caring and compassionate. Our cats get excellent care.Suzanne M.Suzanne M. ★★★★★ I trust them with my pets. ( 2 cats )Molly C.Molly C. ★★★★★ We love you all!!!! Thanks for taking care of our furry loved ones over the years.Kim DKim D ★★★★★ Absolutely happy with Dr . Smith! She did amazing with my boy Loki~Aries who has severe Anxiety. I highly recommend this place! They treat your furbabies just like their own . So nice to have a vet that caresGoddess M.Goddess M. ★★★★★ The best but it's about $300 to put your animal down and collect the ashes.Michael H.Michael H. ★★★★★ They handled my boys with great care, they love going to this vetShelby L.Shelby L. ★★★★★ Amazing staff and Dr. Alber is really great. Our dog had some serious issues and Dr. Alber was able to repair them and it probably saved his life. He told us our honest odds of success and tried his best, and that made us feel very well treated.Update: 4 years later and Captain is still kickin! Forever grateful to Dr. Alberts and all his staff.andy C.andy C. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Alber for years with all my animals -, he is very honest and doesn't just run tests to run up a huge bill - trust him completely with all my babies!Jill P.Jill P. ★★★★★ Love the service & how nice everyone was to me & my pet. Thank youVanessa N.Vanessa N. ★★★★★ As a pet owner who changed veterinarians and decided to try this place, I am very pleased with the decision. Although it was a wait to be able to be seen, it was WELL WORTH IT!! Dr Collins and the entire staff listened to me with care. The veterinarian keenly observed that my dog was a bit anxious. She was aware of treatment options for several issues. There are only positive thoughts and feelings to report.Jessica Suzanne A.Jessica Suzanne A. ★★★★★ The folks here really care about my pet each time we come in. He’s not just another number to be seen that day. They care. They love on the animals here.Melissa F.Melissa F. ★★★★★ Just so caring, and they are sincere. Our dogs don't fear going.Tania K.Tania K. ★★★★★ This place is great and they really take good care of your animals. Prices are decent for an animal hospital. And the care is great.Doug P.Doug P. ★★★★★ Great service/ staff. Reasonable fees. Highly recommend 🐈🐈Susan F.Susan F. ★★★★★ Staff was very helpful; both over the phone and in person.Deanna G.Deanna G. ★★★★★ I love Higley Groves Animal hospital! Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. They always get me scheduled right away and take care of our dogs amazingly. I also have yet to wait more than like 8 minutes to actually see the vet which is crazy and great. Thank you guys!Brianna G.Brianna G. ★★★★★ Most caring peopleS V.S V. ★★★★★ Great service from the whole staff.Steve M.Steve M. ★★★★☆ We brought our cats there. They weren't very nice to the people that work there and I feel sorry for that. People were very professional and they knew what they were doing. We'll be bringing our cats back if they'll let us come back.JamesDiego Gidiyup D.JamesDiego Gidiyup D. ★★★★☆ We have been using Higley Groves Animal Hospital since moving back to AZ 5 years ago. They are always courteous and take amazing care of our pets. Scheduling can be a bit of a challenge, especially near holidays. They explained the procedures needed for our pets and answered any questions we had. Good explanation, good work, and a follow up call to see how our pet was doing after a procedure is a really nice touch.Josh W.Josh W.js_loader

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Our Business Hours


8:00am - 530pm


8:00am - 5:30pm


8:00am - 5:30pm


8:00am - 5:30pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


Open Every Other Saturday



Our Services

Higley Groves Animal Hospital is a new veterinary practice founded by Dr. Tony Alber, a long time veterinarian in the Gilbert and Mesa, AZ communities. Dr. Alber will offer a wide range of veterinary services including general and preventive care, as well as extensive surgical care.

We are committed to keeping our prices competitive. We believe that exceptional veterinary care should be accessible to all pet owners and price should not stand in the way of that.

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Highly recommend Dr. Alber and his awesome Techs. He’s extremely knowledgeable, caring and takes his time explaining things in detail. You can tell he’s compassionate with both the animals and their humans! Have been going to him for many years now… we’re his patients for life.

Michelle B.

I was referred to Dr Alber by a friend and I’m SO GLAD that I took my dog to him! He is a wonderful and caring vet; he just wants the best for your dog and for you. He cares about his pet parents too! He takes the time to explain everything and let you know what your options are. And he takes as much time as you need to answer your questions. And if you forget to ask something while you’re there, he says you can always call. Dr Alber is very friendly and kind, and from my in-depth visit today, it is easy to see that he is very knowledgeable. I also want to mention the other 2 staff members I interacted with today because they are both wonderful too! Kay at the front desk is very sweet and kind, and Natalia, who came in to meet my dog and me and to take her temperature and run a couple of tests on her, was very loving and gentle with her and you can see she loves to care for animals. I’m so thankful to my friend Daniela for referring me to Higley Groves Animal Hospital!

Denise C.

I’ve known Dr Alber for well over 12 years. I would not ever bring my pets to anyone else. Not only is he and his staff very good at what they do. They care for your pet as if they were their own. What I like most about Dr Alber is his honest no nonsense approach to his practice. He goes above and beyond for you and your pet. Thanks Guys for all your hard work.

Richard R.

Everything that Dr. Alber says about his animal hospital is the truth. For over 18 years I have entrusted my pets in his care. One of our dogs is a bit hostile to put it mildly, but Dr. Alber never complains. He has a huge heart and Dr. freeman is also a sweetheart. Absolutely love these Veterinarians! I don’t care how far I drive, my pets are my babies and wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Michelle G.

This is the best vet I have ever been to! Dr Alber is the bomb! I took my boston terrier Ester here for a teeth cleaning. She also had to have 9 teeth pulled. He took extra time out of his busy day to explain everything to me and answer ALL of my many questions. Not once did I feel rushed. This place is very affordable and I couldn’t be happier with the results of her cleaning. I would also like to mention that the staff is superb! Natalie was especially helpful.

Summer C.

I am so happy that I was recommended to bring my dog here for his broken leg. Dr. Alber and staff took excellent care of him and explained each treatment plan with me along the way. They went over all pricing and were reasonable. It was easy to book all appointments and Dr. Alber took tons of time with Guppy and us as a family.

They truly care about animals and their customers. Thank you so much!

Mistina H.