Applewood Animal Hospital

Welcome to Applewood Animal Hospital! Here your pets will be treated as they deserve: with compassion, respect and gentle hands…and lots of treats! Our beautiful new hospital is home to highly experienced and dedicated doctors and staff who celebrate the human-animal bond in every interaction with clients and their pets. All of our staff members are certified (or are working towards certification) as Fear-Free practitioners, which means they have received extra training to make your pet’s visit to Applewood even more enjoyable.

We invite you to visit our hospital, located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, to meet our doctors and staff, tour the hospital and see for yourself why you and your pet will love coming to Applewood Animal Hospital!

We are here to service the cities of Scottsdale, AZ, Paradise Valley, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Peoria, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Chandler, AZ, Cave Creek, AZ, Glendale, AZ and more!

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ They are wonderful!Beverly M.Beverly M. ★★★★★ Thanks Applewood for all you have done for our doggies! Friendly staff, and knowledgeable vets!Thanks!Sara & Abraham SeitzZoroastrian D.Zoroastrian D. ★★★★★ I appreciate the care they have shown my two goldens. Even as they age, I never feel like they are trying to upsell me. They have always shown care and compassion to me and my dogs.Laura B.Laura B. ★★★★★ Always a great experience at Applewood. I’ll be back to have Ashley’s tarter removal from her teeth. TU for your professional service.Howard P.Howard P. ★★★★★ Fantastic medical and care staff!Juliann D.Juliann D. ★★★★★ Applewood Animal Hospital provides one of the best experiences for my dogs and for me as well. They offer many services that are not available at other veterinary offices. Their staff is always friendly, informative and makes your dogs feel loved and comfortable while they are there.Patty B.Patty B. ★★★★★ We have been bringing our pets to Applewood for many years. We just got a new puppy and visited Saturday with Dr Crouch and Alicia ( tec) they were both so kind and caring to "Jack". We look forward to many years of care and guidance from them.Mary S.Mary S. ★★★★★ The staff are consistently professional, knowledgeable, courteous, kind and patient. I've never had a bad experience. Further, the members of their staff that I've interacted with are genuinely interested in the health and welfare of my Gracie, a golden retriever who actually enjoys her visit.Arrey D.Arrey D. ★★★★★ Physician competency level five*. Compassion and kindness equally wonderful. I have full confidence in them.Rick L.Rick L. ★★★★★ I have been taking my Goldendoodle here for years and I absolutely love them. The staff is great, the service is amazing, and they are always willing to listen to your dog grooming requests. Thank you for the amazing service all these years!!Adam L.Adam L. ★★★★★ As usual Dr. Drummond was caring and communicated the treatment for my dog clearly.philip R.philip R. ★★★★★ Applewood Animal Hospital has the most amazing staff and the facilities are like none other. My boy Ozzie has been going to Applewood Animal Hospital since I adopted him 6 years ago. He enters with a growl but always comes out with his tail wagging. I highly recommend for all services! Kathy BaumgartnerKathy BKathy B ★★★★★ Our 3 french bulldogs always get such great care at Applewood Animal Hospital. The facility is extremely clean, the staff is welcoming and the Doctors are patient and caring.valerie M.valerie M. ★★★★★ Our family is truly thankful for Applewood Animal Hospital. They are thorough, caring, professional, responsive, and dedicated.Sue H.Sue H. ★★★★★ Everyone is Always pleasant & helpfulMaryann P.Maryann P. ★★★★★ Applewood is exceptional! Both my dogs receive first class care. I appreciate the attention to detail and their follow-up. Thank you!Vern F.Vern F. ★★★★★ Applewood Animal Hospital is the most amazing facility! The Vets are just fabulous, it is always clean, and everyone who works there goes out of their way to help both you and your pet. It is obvious just how much love is given to every patient (and their owners, too!).For me, personally...I just adore the whole staff!!!Vicki Z.Vicki Z. ★★★★★ compassionate people. Great service...willing to discuss options for care. My dog loves them!!Heather N.Heather N. ★★★★★ Jenn and Kelsey took the best care of Agnes. $10 raises!Debbie R.Debbie R. ★★★★★ Applewood Vet has always been, hands down, the best Veterinarian practice I have encountered. From check in to follow up 100% professional, caring and 'on top of it'. Every time!Suzanne I.Suzanne I. ★★★★★ Jax never liked going to the Vet, but Applewood is by far the best animal hospital!! The entire staff is so incredibly kind, informative, patient and they all always make Jax comfortable no matter what the visit might entail….empathy always goes a long way!! So don’t hesitate and check out Applewood Vet!! Also the Pet Resort too🐶👏🏼!!!Deanna N.Deanna N. ★★★★★ A caring and competent team of Veterinary staff makes this a go to for those services.David L.David L. ★★★★★ Awesome staff and very knowledgeable vets! Can't recommend enough!Abraham S.Abraham S. ★★★★★ We love Applewood. The Vets & Techs are very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring. Dr. Drummond is a frenchie expert, she takes great care of both of our frenchies.Stacy W.Stacy W. ★★★★★ Dr. Drummond was amazing.AveryAvery ★★★★★ Love how they care & appreciate the care they consistently give.Jordan M.Jordan M. ★★★★★ Even though I have moved to Tucson. I continue to take my dog to Applewood when I can. Their professionalism and empathy are wonderful. I recently put down my senior dog and adopted a new one and really appreciate how great their team were during this time.It was a great experience all around; the environment, staff and practical, pragmatic guidance were all very good. I will definitely be taking my dog there from now on.James M.James M. ★★★★★ Outstanding! Everything from check-in to check-out was handled with so much love and kindness. Everyone treated my timid dog with so much care and ability, not even family members could accomplish the same. I am so happy!Alison G.Alison G. ★★★★★ This office is everything you want your vet's office to be; clean, friendly, fast, and caring.Janine R.Janine R. ★★★★★ We love how relaxed and attentive the techs and doctors are. Dr Drummond does an amazing job getting down to my dog's level and making them feel as comfortable as possible.Lindsay H.Lindsay H. ★★★★★ Everyone was friendly, informative. and great with the dogs.Veronica K.Veronica K. ★★★★★ Best teamnagarajan S.nagarajan S. ★★★★★ Very impressive facilitiesMichael E.Michael E. ★★★★★ The entire staff is amazing! A special thanks to Dr. Lemus for going above and beyond and taking care of my Frankie boy 🤗Melissa P.Melissa P. ★★★★★ My favorite Vet. They always treat Weeze like the Regal Beast he is.Jeannette K.Jeannette K. ★★★★★ My dog Jasper always enjoys the staff. Great and friendly staff, highly recommend.newman P.newman P. ★★★★★ The staff at Applewood is the best I have experienced. Even when we were not able to see our regular vet on short notice, the vet we saw ensured she was in communication with our regular vet and truly treated our golden as if she were her own. The staff takes the time to answer all your questions and ensure your fur baby has the absolute best of care. We wouldn't want to take our pets anywhere else.Lacey F.Lacey F. ★★★★★ 40 years of pets and vets; Applewood is the best by far!Geoff C.Geoff C. ★★★★★ Dr. Drummond was amazing!!! 💙 She took so much time with Brutus more than any other Vets. She was very knowledgeable Brutus loved her, we loved her and we will be back again and again. We are planning on bringing our other Frenchies as well. Let’s not forget Connor. He was amazing what a great personality. ⭐️ He’s going to go far in life. Brutus fell in love with him he wanted to follow him everywhere. They both were very thorough, made us feel heard and made us feel like they really cared about our baby. Thank you to both of you. It was a five star experience. 🐾💙Rina G.Rina G. ★★★★★ Great service and friendly staff! My puppy loves it there!Uncle B.Uncle B. ★★★★★ Love dr Drummond, she so caring towards Maddi. I feel she gets great care at your facility.Vicky E.Vicky E. ★★★★★ Great experience for dogs and their humans! Caring, professional, and thorough staff.Michelle K.Michelle K. ★★★★★ Thank you to Nicole and Dr. Crouch for being patient (with me) and so caring (to my dog). I always feel like my questions get answered and that my Maggie is in good hands. The receptionist was also welcoming. Really appreciate the professionalism of the entire operation.Mitzi K.Mitzi K. ★★★★★ Dr. Crouch and her assistant showed much care and compassion for my dog, Sylvester, and also appropriately addressed all of my questions and concerns. This was my first visit to Applewood Animal Hospital with Sylvester and it was a very favorable experience. Thank you.Kevin P.Kevin P. ★★★★★ I can’t speak highly enough of Applewood! They have taken such good care of my Frenchie on the hospital side. She was spayed here and has had a couple of allergy related appointments. We haven’t used their boarding facility, yet, but definitely plan to.Jude C.Jude C. ★★★★★ Wow! We are knew to the area and researched this office. We are so impressed with the staff and doctor. They handled our pups with love and care. One of our dogs is so shy and was so comfortable with the doctor’s assistant and the doctor. They were very thorough with their exams!!! I can see we will have a long standing relationship! So happy! LindaBlame Her R.Blame Her R. ★★★★★ Wonderful visit! Everyone was very warm friendly and caring. The vet and technician were attentive and thorough and very knowledgeable.Teresa S.Teresa S. ★★★★★ Thank you so much for all your kindness, attention to detail, and care. It has helped me to rest easy through my pet’s illness.Karen B.Karen B. ★★★★★ They are super professional 👏Pedro G.Pedro G. ★★★★★ Awesome service. My dog Franklin is comfortable with the staff, unlike with other vet offices. I like the level of care they have given Franklin.Lee F.Lee F. ★★★★★ Very nice employees great servicetahnee G.tahnee G. ★★★★★ Friendly and very professionalGraves Labrador R.Graves Labrador R. ★★★★★ Very attentive and professional staff, wonderful doctors.Larysa M.Larysa M. ★★★★★ I have two Frenchies. One is 14 months and the other is 17 weeks. I came to Applewood due to a recommendation from the breeder because they see a lot of Frenchies here. I did have a veterinarian of 7 years, but they had lost all quality customer service and I couldn’t get into them anymore because it was unpleasant. I am really impressed with Applewood and their staff. The vet techs are kind and loving towards my dog which matters to me. One was so happy to see my dog on his second visit she came to say hi! I permanently moved one of my Frenchies here due to his neurological issues. I feel they are best at helping him. I am going to move my other dogs to this facility as well when the time comes. I live in Chandler but it is worth the drive. The drive isn’t horrible at all! Prices are surprisingly similar to other vets in the East Valley.Jennifer C.Jennifer C. ★★★★★ Your staff made me feel like they care about my fur baby and not just another number. They were incredibly detailed and gave me every option. They also offered to file my insurance claim for me which no vet I’ve ever been to has ever offered! Thank you so much!nicole C.nicole C. ★★★★★ The best the best the best! Really put our minds at ease. Super great people. Hour away from us. Well worth the drive. Fred loved the Dr and Kate! And we were very impressed.Thank you Applewood!!FrankyFranky ★★★★★ Always great service!Tatiana M.Tatiana M. ★★★★★ High quality vet practice! From the front-end staff, to the very competent vet techs to working with Dr. Drummond - can't say enough good things about them all. Very comfortable with Applewood!Bob A.Bob A. ★★★★★ I love this place and all of the personalized care they give my babies! All of the techs and vets are talented, caring and knowledgeable! Highly recommendAmy D.Amy D. ★★★★★ The best place to take your beloved pets. Amazing, attentive, kind and caring staff. Highly recommend for the health of your animals.Lisa M.Lisa M. ★★★★★ My experience with Applewood was fantastic! I was a new client and was able to get in to see the vet within a week of calling for an appointment. AND I was able to go in with my fur kid which made me happy. Everyone from the front office staff to the vet techs to the vet herself were absolutely wonderful. Thank you!!Terri D.Terri D. ★★★★★ My Great Dane is a "Pandemic Puppy" and is not properly socialized.The Applewood staff is kind to this strong and fussy big girl. (okay she is pretty but a pain in the neck).The Applewood Staff Rocks !Sheila C.Sheila C. ★★★★★ We've taken our one year old french bulldog to a few vet clinics around the valley, but Applewood has been the best experience by far. They are friendly, knowledgeable, direct, EFFICIENT, and made our pup feel safe and comfortable right off the bat. You can't ask for too much when it comes to the care and health of your pets, and they deliver. Highly recommend!Kendall D.Kendall D. ★★★★★ Always friendly and very helpful! They are always able to answer all of my questions with knowledge and kindness. The doctors and all of the staff are amazing. Teddy and Monroe say hi!Erica C.Erica C. ★★★★★ Took my Frenchie Whiskey to Applewood, they are amazing very attentive. Whiskey loves all of the girls.Thank you so much !!Susan A.Susan A. ★★★★★ 😀😀😀😀😀Dupree C.Dupree C. ★★★★★ They are awesome. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. We love Dr. Lemus. Would recommend to anyone!Jane J.Jane J. ★★★★★ I absolutely admire all the staff here. They always make sure that my two pups always feel comfortable and at home. The staff also makes sure to relay all information and always seem available 24 /7. I will forever recommend Applewoodhaleigh V.haleigh V. ★★★★★ We are new to Applewood Animal Hospital. The breeder we got our French bulldog from used them and recommended them. After two visits with our little pup, my wife and I love the staff, service and exceptional knowledge of French bulldogs. If you own a Frenchie, this is the veterinary practice you should use.Wynn M.Wynn M. ★★★★★ Ladyscare niceVocab's D.Vocab's D. ★★★★★ Staff was Awesome!Big E N.Big E N. ★★★★★ I love Applewood Animal Hospital! I drive 2.5 hours one way to come here for my dog's reproductive veterinary care needs and I am never disappointed! The specialized knowledge and care of the staff is worth the distance. I continue to recommend your hospital to everyone I can. Thank you!Adriana D.Adriana D. ★★★★★ Thanks for taking such good care of our GSP puppies today ❤❤❤❤DianeDiane A.Diane A. ★★★★★ They are just wonderful, kind & caring. We visited with Dr. Crouch this time & she and her assistant were both wonderful.Charisse T.Charisse T. ★★★★★ The staff are wonderful. Very friendly. Did not make you feel like you're a burden in their day! Dr. Lemus was also quite nice and you can see her sincerity towards the animals. My pup felt at ease when she showed up. Her assistant was also very sweet, very willing to help. Never had a better experience elsewhere! Would highly recommend them to anyone.Sheryl A.Sheryl A. ★★★★★ Great staff super knowledgeable and you do not feel pressured into other services. They understand fur babies ARE babies!!Mei L.Mei L.js_loader

Come See Us

Click address for directions:

6909 East Lincoln Drive, STE #2,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


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7:00am - 12:00pm



Our Services

Although our beautiful hospital is brand new, our doctors and staff are not! Together we have over a century of veterinary experience, but even with that level of experience we all participate in continuing education on a monthly basis. There’s always more to learn! The training that we are all excited about is receiving certification as “Fear-Free” practitioners. This means that everyone at Applewood Animal Hospital is committed to making your pet’s hospital experience as enjoyable as possible, including lots of treats (peanut butter on a pretzel stick, baby food, frozen chicken broth, you name it!), calming music and an understanding and awareness of what is needed to make your pet feel uniquely comfortable.

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an
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    Meet with a doctor for an
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    Put a plan together
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Our experience was wonderful! Everyone was so kind and caring and informative about what to expect after the dental work and extractions. Charlie did very well and was his old, cute, funny self in no time.


Timid Molly did very well at Applewood especially because Dr. Drummond sat right on the floor with her and made her feel safe!  It could not have been a better experience!


I was totally satisfied and did not see anything that could have been better. The love and care given to my Louis Vuitton is beyond belief. He feels great which of course has me feel great. Thank you for your commitment to our children in fur.


Belle and I had a great first experience. Everything was topnotch.

Larry & Andi

Dr. Crouch and Melissa were both very kind and gentle with my dog, which I really appreciate.  Both took all the time I needed to speak with me and cover all my concerns. I never felt rushed. That’s rare! And lovely.


Yesterday I was very panicky when our dog kept vomiting so I called here & was able to get him squeezed in today (Saturday) & let me tell you I am very glad we did. The office was very clean & nice, I felt comfortable leaving our dog there to get treatment. They were very informative & reasonably priced for the service(s) that Levi needed.

This is our new vet, very glad we found them.