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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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★★★★★ I have been going here since shortly after Dr. Albers opened this location. I just can't say enough about this practice. Love them.Shelly C.Shelly C. ★★★★★ Love the vet! My dog has had many issues and has seen all the drs. They are kind and caring and my dog is comfortable going there. The front desk staff, Kay and Alexander are always welcoming.Bettie H.Bettie H. ★★★★★ The vet took the time to explain and answer questions I've had for a while, and other vets dismissed.Ava B.Ava B. ★★★★★ Always friendly and my boy(casper) is not stressing outrick S.rick S. ★★★★★ The best vets but not cheap.Michael H.Michael H. ★★★★★ Dr. Alber and Dr. Smith are the kindest, gentlest veterinarians I have ever come across. They know what they are doing and explain in full layman's terms what's going on with your pet. Kay at the front desk is super sweet and helpful. I am so glad I found them 🐾❤️🐾Ellen F.Ellen F. ★★★★★ Went to Higley Groves for the first time and must say, I was extremely impressed with everyone. We had to bring my niece's special needs pup in, for what turned out to be a very difficult appointment, and despite having to deliver some VERY difficult news, the Doctor and his techs and staff were very kind and compassionate. They gave him a very thorough exam, explained what was going on with Clyde and while they didn't say flat out, "You should do this", they explained it in such a way to my niece (who has special needs as well), that she was able to be a lot more comfortable in what needed to be done and make the decision that was best for him. Everyone was very sweet and kind throughout the entire process and I can't imagine having to deliver that kind of news to people on a regular basis. We have 3 vets that we go to for different types of animals (exotic, dogs/cats and livestock types) and I will definitely be adding this clinic to our list. Highly recommend.Michelle DMichelle D ★★★★★ Higley Groves Animal Hospital is the best!! Today's visit was with my senior standard poodle. She loves visiting Higley Groves Animal Hospital! She greets all the staff with a huge smile on her face. I’m sure this is because Dr Alber and everyone on his staff consistently provide exceptional care. I can't imagine what could make the service better. Thank you everyone at Higley Groves Animal Hodpital!Pam S.Pam S. ★★★★★ Great vet! My last vet made us do bloodwork on my dog that suffers from seizures twice every 3months. Now it’s once every 6months. They also changed Perscription dosage and she’s doing much better! Highly recommendBrian C.Brian C. ★★★★★ I can't say enough about the staff. They're attentive, caring and understand compassion. Our animals always receive great care from the doctors and we're given thorough explanations on everything from their observations to care plans. We won't be going anywhere else even after moving 40 minutes away now.Sargant G.Sargant G. ★★★★★ Mellisa was great! My dog has very bad anxiety and is overly protective and she was so gentle with Pluto. He came to visit for his allergies and she was so good with him even though he isn’t the friendliest dog. Thank You so muchAnna W.Anna W. ★★★★★ Excellent patient/animal care. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The veterinarian speaks to you, not down, and explains everything involved in the care of your fur baby. Additionally, the veterinarian welcomes your input with the care and treatment of your fur baby. Highly recommend!Michael D.Michael D. ★★★★★ Bentley love his vet and I love ALL of the staff.Pam A.Pam A. ★★★★★ Recently brought one of our two puppies in for an annual check-up and a rabies vaccination. As always, outstanding care from and communication with the Higley Groves Animal Hospital staff.Robert G.Robert G. ★★★★★ The staff is always very nice and Dr. Tony Alber is always wonderful to work with and has a true passion for animals and helps to make the best decisions for you and your pet.Lynn K.Lynn K. ★★★★★ The doctors and entire staff at Higley Groves Animal Hospital have taken such great care of all of our dogs! They always make sure to respond to our messages, answer all our questions, and provide the best options for our furry family members. You can tell they love the animals and love what they do! We’re fortunate to have such great care for our pups!Carrie W.Carrie W. ★★★★★ Outstanding to say the least! The front desk staff, vet technicians, and doctors are all so kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and inviting. My dog actually loves her trips to the vet’s office, and so do I!Ahdam A.Ahdam A. ★★★★★ Dr. Alber and staff run a caring and knowledgeable clinic. Their professionalism combined with the warm and compassionate staff make every visit worthwhile. We wouldn't trust our dogs with a better veterinarian than Dr. Alber!Athena H.Athena H. ★★★★★ Very kind and took good care of our dog Penny.Merrill T.Merrill T. ★★★★★ Excellent staff that truly treats your pets with love and respect.C IC I ★★★★★ I’ve been coming here since I moved to the state over two years ago. They have taken care of my cat through various health concerns, including a surgery, which he recovered from very well. During my time here, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Smith, who is very friendly and knowledgeable. The tech, Aubree, is extremely compassionate! Love this place and glad I live so close!Michelle B.Michelle B. ★★★★★ The staff is always friendly.This is a very busy clinic but they always fit me in within a couple of days on short notice.The drs are very knowledgeable and compassionate. I travel over an hour to bring my furbabies here.Vicki D.Vicki D. ★★★★★ A great experience. Receptionists were great. Vets and the techs were kind and thorough. Thank you for taking great care of our dogs!Reviews By B.Reviews By B. ★★★★★ This was our first visit with our 2 new puppies. As soon as we walked in, the front staff immediately placed us in an exam room away from the other waiting fur babies. The tech vet and the Dr. answered our questions and also provided suggestions. We were very pleased with the all of the staff.Buff V.Buff V. ★★★★★ I love bringing my dogs here. The staff are so incredibly nice and personable which makes it that much nicer. Their schedules are really good as far as getting an appointment. The lead out time to get an appointment is never usually beyond 4-5 days, maybe a week sometimes. Which is fine for me. So glad I came here. Definitely recommend them!Lori P.Lori P. ★★★★★ Dr Tony Alber is truly, the greatest Veterinarian, he is so nice and patient and answers all your questions. He is such an outstanding person.Brooke L.Brooke L. ★★★★★ 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 are seeing a pattern with our Westie. We seem to be visiting the vet this time yearly. (Allergies) The vet really takes the time to listen and share opinions we have to stop this cycle. We really trust with the plan we came up with his help. Thanks again!!!!Janet N.Janet N. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Great vet! Dr Smith is awesome! The staff is great and always helpful.Jennifer A.Jennifer A. ★★★★★ Dr. Alber and his team at Higley Groves are wonderful. I first found Higley Groves 5 or 6 yrs ago, thinking it was the previous emergency vet. At that time, my Boston (Jakey) seemed not to be feeling well & the vet I had used for years could not get us in for a week. When Jake and I arrived at Higley Groves, Kay at the front desk informed me that Dr. Alber & his team were having lunch. I told her I did not have an appointment as I thought I was at the emergency vet when she kindly asked me to wait a min and left the desk. Once she came back she told me that the Dr. would see us in a few mins. First thought was, my gosh, cutting his lunch early to see my sweet little Jakey, I was beyond thankful and Jakey was smitten by Dr. Alber’s interaction and examining her. I am in private health care and wish doctors were as personable, knowledgeable, compassionate, intuitive and honest as he is. He takes the time to explain what test or action he would like to do and why. He also makes a point to go over costs first and starts with lowest first based on his thinking what the issue and treatment options are. He lets you decide and gives his honest & knowledgable opinion. He is NOT trying to get rich, his richness is in compassion and love for animals. I have referred Higley Groves to several friends and every single one has loved Higley Groves. I have found that he is spot on every single time he first suspects the ailment and then the test confirms. 5 yrs & 3 rescue babies later, always spot on. The entire team at HG is really really a God send and their integrity is above and beyond any practice I have experienced whether you have 2 feet or 4 paws or tail or no tail. Thank you to the great team Higley Groves! We absolutely love you! 🐾🐾💕🐾🐾Tiffany S.Tiffany S. ★★★★★ We've not known a doctor and staff who have tried harder to care for our dogs. I can't say enough good things about Higley Groves.Danny W.Danny W. ★★★★★ Excellent care and nothing needs improving! I followed Dr Collins to Higley Grove from another Vet hospital because she is so kind and professional. I trust her care of my Westie 100% and she spends as much time as I need answering my questions. She also makes sure my baby feels comfortable in a very stressful place. I recommend her 110%kathleen G.kathleen G. ★★★★★ Helped my daughter with grieving for her dogDarren H.Darren H. ★★★★★ Kind and helpful staff!!!Jody R.Jody R. ★★★★★ Staff is always so kind and helpful.Destiny F.Destiny F. ★★★★★ Just love all. Bella loves Dr. Alber! She's been his patient for 9.5 yrs. He's the Best!❤🙏😇Carol F.Carol F. ★★★★★ Great place, I love Tony he is such a good Dr. Always right on the diagnosis.Shawn H.Shawn H. ★★★★★ I don’t go often, but they always take care of my kitties with efficiency, caring and honesty.Jeffrey B.Jeffrey B. ★★★★★ I have been bringing my dogs to Dr Alber for almost twenty years. He is so caring and you never feel rushed. I only wish I could find a doctor for myself that is half as compassionate and competent as he is. The whole staff is fantastic and I wouldn't take my fur babies anywhere else! They have been there for me through the death of 3 dogs and got me through all the day to day ups and downs of pet ownership. Love this team!Leanne GLeanne G ★★★★★ Awesome care♥️Rosemarie F.Rosemarie F. ★★★★★ 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❣charles S.charles 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. ★★★★☆ They were nice. Got in quickly. Only complaint would be high cost.Melissa T.Melissa T. ★★★★☆ Considerate and knowledgableBonnie G.Bonnie G. ★★★★☆ I like this place. The doctors there are very knowledgeable!Fred C.Fred C.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.