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Dr. Ratke opened this clinic in 1976, since then we have been helping the furry friends that enrich our lives. Our dedicated staff is committed to bettering the lives of animals. Whether your pet is here for grooming, boarding, or an exam, we treat your pet like one of our own.


At Academy West Animal Hospital, we provide thorough wellness exams for your pet to ensure they are healthy and happy. 
Microchipping is essential for ensuring that your pet can be found if they are ever lost. Let us help keep your pet safe and secure. 
At Academy West Animal Hospital, we offer all the necessary vaccinations to keep your pet healthy and protected from common illnesses and diseases. 
If your pet requires surgery, rest assured they will be in good hands with our experienced and compassionate team. We'll make sure your pet is comfortable and well-cared for throughout the entire process. 
Our grooming services will leave your pet looking and feeling their best. From baths and haircuts to nail trimming, anal gland expressions and ear cleaning, we'll take care of all your pet's grooming needs. 
Oral health is important for your pet's overall well-being. Our dental care services include cleanings, extractions, and more to keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy. 
When you need to travel, leave your pet with us for a safe and comfortable stay. Our boarding facilities are clean, spacious, and staffed with caring professionals. 
We offer a wide range of diagnostic testing including blood tests, urinalysis, fecal exams, radiology, ultrasonography, oncology consultations and much more.

Discounts and Plans 

We offer multiple packages for puppies, kittens, and seniors to help get your pet what they need at discount pricing. We also work with Maricopa County, the Humane Society and AKC to offer a free courtesy exam within 10 days after you adopt from them. 


Call us today to schedule a meet and greet!


At Academy West Animal Hospital, we are always here to answer your questions and provide support for you and your pet.

Contact us at:  (602)938-8650 or


Find us at:

6231 W Bell Rd Glendale, AZ 85308

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Hours of Operation


At Academy West Animal Hospital, we are passionate about providing the best care for animals. Our experienced and compassionate team is dedicated to ensuring your pet's health and happiness. We offer a wide range of services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, dental care, surgery, grooming, and boarding. Our facilities are clean, safe, and comfortable, and our staff is always here to answer your questions and provide support. Thank you for choosing Academy West Animal Hospital for all your pet's healthcare needs. 

      Our doctors           Office managers         Vet Techs         Receptionists       Kennel Techs         Groomers

 Thomas Ratke DVM            Bonnie                    Bella CVT                   Eryn                       Jacob                       Rose

   Mario Isidron DVM            Kristin                   Rachel CVA              Vanessa                Brandon                  Amanda

                                                                              Brianna CVA                                              Jason

                                                                                Alexa CVA

                                                                               Yalina CVA


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(Dr. Mario and Nora)

We are appointment based and will do our best to fit you in as soon as possible.

If your pet is having an emergency, give us a call to see if our doctors are able to see you or we can refer to you the closest emergency hospital near you.

Surgery drop-off is between 8-8:30 am. Please make sure you fast your pet after midnight, unless told otherwise.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please give us a courtesy call at least 2 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule or cancel. If you fail to call us, you may be charged with a no-show fee that you will be required to pay at the time of your next appointment.

All appointments have a 15-minute grace period, however if you do not call us ahead of time to let us know you will be later than 15 minutes, you may be charged with a late fee. 

Our boarding prices are based off of weight. Pick up is before 12 pm, otherwise you will be charged for another day of boarding, unless your pet is being groomed.


For dogs, our vaccine requirements are DAPP, Rabies, Bordetella and Influenza.

For cats, our vaccine requirements are FVRCP and Rabies, however we highly recommend FeLV also.

Have questions? Send us a message and we will call or email you back as soon as possible.

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