Southside Animal Hospital

★★★★★
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602-276-5505

6045 S Central Ave 208

Phoenix, AZ

85042

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Dr. Yoham is fabulous. I am a native Phoenician and grew up in the area. Dr. Yoham has been our family vet for well over 30 years. I work animal welfare and he is still the best!

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Dr. Yoham is fabulous. I am a native Phoenician and grew up in the area. Dr. Yoham has been our family vet for well over 30 years. I work animal welfare and he is still the best!

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Dr. Yocham is the best vet in town. I have taken many animals to him over the past ten years and his service is always superb. He gives his honest opinion, doesn't recommend many tests that the other vets will try and push so prices are kept down. I have spent thousands of dollars at his practice, drive 45 minutes to get there and would not go anywhere else.

5
★★★★★

Dr. Yocham is the best vet in town. I have taken many animals to him over the past ten years and his service is always superb. He gives his honest opinion, doesn't recommend many tests that the other vets will try and push so prices are kept down. I have spent thousands of dollars at his practice, drive 45 minutes to get there and would not go anywhere else.

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We've been taking our dogs there since '88. Dr. Yocham is a dog whisperer. His prices are high for routine stuff and low for big stuff. Personally, I dont think he has ever said one word to me that did not concern the dogs, but that's fine. He's a dog guy, not a people guy in my opinion. Best vet ever.

5
★★★★★

We've been taking our dogs there since '88. Dr. Yocham is a dog whisperer. His prices are high for routine stuff and low for big stuff. Personally, I dont think he has ever said one word to me that did not concern the dogs, but that's fine. He's a dog guy, not a people guy in my opinion. Best vet ever.

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As I sit here loving on my exuberant white lab, I realize I am long overdue in writing this about Dr. Yocham and his wonderful "doctoring!" Thru the course of the last 20 years, he has saved several of our animals... and put some to sleep when it was time! He's always straightforward w/his advice and diagnostics. His most recent "save" was when our lab was hit by a car.. after office hours. He & his wife met my husband at the clinic (above and beyond the call of duty!) , where he put a pin in his broken tibia & put his shoulder back in place, We were able to take Buddy home about a week later w/instructions to keep our active pup inactive. 2 weeks later we were going on vacation & he insisted we bring him back for the duration. Well, 2 months later you would never know this pup was so badly injured... no limp, no favoring of one leg.. He's basically perfect... and so is Dr. Yocham! We love him .. Have referred friends to him and will continue to do so.. He's the best! and so is his staff. We are appreciative of all the Shouthside Animal hospital has done for our pets!!! Love, Thom & Diane

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★★★★★

As I sit here loving on my exuberant white lab, I realize I am long overdue in writing this about Dr. Yocham and his wonderful "doctoring!" Thru the course of the last 20 years, he has saved several of our animals... and put some to sleep when it was time! He's always straightforward w/his advice and diagnostics. His most recent "save" was when our lab was hit by a car.. after office hours. He & his wife met my husband at the clinic (above and beyond the call of duty!) , where he put a pin in his broken tibia & put his shoulder back in place, We were able to take Buddy home about a week later w/instructions to keep our active pup inactive. 2 weeks later we were going on vacation & he insisted we bring him back for the duration. Well, 2 months later you would never know this pup was so badly injured... no limp, no favoring of one leg.. He's basically perfect... and so is Dr. Yocham! We love him .. Have referred friends to him and will continue to do so.. He's the best! and so is his staff. We are appreciative of all the Shouthside Animal hospital has done for our pets!!! Love, Thom & Diane

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We have been taking our growing number of family dogs to this clinic for 4 years and we love the staff and Dr. Yokam. They are a caring and loving crew and we feel totally at ease for our pets.

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We have been taking our growing number of family dogs to this clinic for 4 years and we love the staff and Dr. Yokam. They are a caring and loving crew and we feel totally at ease for our pets.

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We have 8 mastiffs (breeders) and both my husband and I have much experience with dogs. He not only handles the rescue greyhounds but also the Phoenix Police canines (german shepards). But don't think that doesn't mean he can handle the little guys, I've seen plenty of lap breeds as well as cats in there. The no appointment aspect is awesome. You wait less time than if you had an appointment at most vets, I don't know why more aren't doing it. So much more efficient. Prices are low in comparison to experience/talent and he is in a low rent district which enables him to keep expenses down. He does not push for unnecessary tests and will tell you outright you can spend alot of money testing or we can treat for what he feels sure the problem is. He has never been wrong thus far and we go there often. We recommend him to all our puppy buyers also. I dread the day he retires! So much knowledge and experience in that man's head.

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★★★★★

We have 8 mastiffs (breeders) and both my husband and I have much experience with dogs. He not only handles the rescue greyhounds but also the Phoenix Police canines (german shepards). But don't think that doesn't mean he can handle the little guys, I've seen plenty of lap breeds as well as cats in there. The no appointment aspect is awesome. You wait less time than if you had an appointment at most vets, I don't know why more aren't doing it. So much more efficient. Prices are low in comparison to experience/talent and he is in a low rent district which enables him to keep expenses down. He does not push for unnecessary tests and will tell you outright you can spend alot of money testing or we can treat for what he feels sure the problem is. He has never been wrong thus far and we go there often. We recommend him to all our puppy buyers also. I dread the day he retires! So much knowledge and experience in that man's head.

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Dr. Yocham is efficient and knows his stuff. He is known regionally for his understanding and wisdom with greyhounds in particular; if you have sighthounds and you're in Phoenix metro, he's the "go to" guy for your pets.

I have always been concerned about the "no appointment" policy at the clinic, but after multiple visits I find that there is less of a delay with Dr. Yocham than when I'm on time to see my local vet- one that happens to be much closer, the only reason I use them instead for routine matters.

My local vet quoted me $550-650 for a procedure that required an overnight stay. I took him in to see Dr. Yocham for a second opinion; he charged $90 and did the required work while I waited. No regrets.

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★★★★★

Dr. Yocham is efficient and knows his stuff. He is known regionally for his understanding and wisdom with greyhounds in particular; if you have sighthounds and you're in Phoenix metro, he's the "go to" guy for your pets.

I have always been concerned about the "no appointment" policy at the clinic, but after multiple visits I find that there is less of a delay with Dr. Yocham than when I'm on time to see my local vet- one that happens to be much closer, the only reason I use them instead for routine matters.

My local vet quoted me $550-650 for a procedure that required an overnight stay. I took him in to see Dr. Yocham for a second opinion; he charged $90 and did the required work while I waited. No regrets.

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My dog was sick and I needed to make a quick trip to the vet. I did a google search and found SouthSide. I really got lucky with this clinic. When I arrived I expected to wait in the waiting room for 20-30 min and then in exam room for another 20 min or so. I was in and out in about 30 min total including an x-ray and blood work. I do recommend this vet!

5
★★★★★

My dog was sick and I needed to make a quick trip to the vet. I did a google search and found SouthSide. I really got lucky with this clinic. When I arrived I expected to wait in the waiting room for 20-30 min and then in exam room for another 20 min or so. I was in and out in about 30 min total including an x-ray and blood work. I do recommend this vet!

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I HAVE BEEN TAKING MY PETS TO SOUTHSIDE SINCE 1980. THEY ARE THE THE BEST IN TOWN. THEIR TRUST, HONESTY AND ANIMAL CARE IS BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR SERVICES.

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I HAVE BEEN TAKING MY PETS TO SOUTHSIDE SINCE 1980. THEY ARE THE THE BEST IN TOWN. THEIR TRUST, HONESTY AND ANIMAL CARE IS BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR SERVICES.

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My father is a veterinarian in Ohio, so I like to think I have some experience to judge the quality of a vet. We've been going here for three years with our dog and cat, including one nasty spell with Erlichia with our dog, as well as a small eye tumor. I've been very impressed with Dr. Yoakam. He's very good with both people and the pets, and experienced enough that he's very good about getting your animal the care they need without subjecting them to a lot of unnecessary tests. He also has excellent staff, both in the front office and among his vet techs. Prices are generally fair. The only minor critique is that they do not offer appointments for exams, only surgeries. This can be convenient, but also means that sometimes you may have to wait, especially on a Saturday. Weekdays this has rarely been a problem. My advice is to arrive early in the morning if time is a factor.

PROS: great with pets, knowledgeable and experienced
CONS: no appointments may mean long wait times

5
★★★★★

My father is a veterinarian in Ohio, so I like to think I have some experience to judge the quality of a vet. We've been going here for three years with our dog and cat, including one nasty spell with Erlichia with our dog, as well as a small eye tumor. I've been very impressed with Dr. Yoakam. He's very good with both people and the pets, and experienced enough that he's very good about getting your animal the care they need without subjecting them to a lot of unnecessary tests. He also has excellent staff, both in the front office and among his vet techs. Prices are generally fair. The only minor critique is that they do not offer appointments for exams, only surgeries. This can be convenient, but also means that sometimes you may have to wait, especially on a Saturday. Weekdays this has rarely been a problem. My advice is to arrive early in the morning if time is a factor.

PROS: great with pets, knowledgeable and experienced
CONS: no appointments may mean long wait times

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i love this animal hospital because they are so good with animals. they welcome all animals and they are well trained and experienced.their prices are always very good.the staff is very friendly and helpful when it comes to answering all your questions.i like the attention to detail they give me here.

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i love this animal hospital because they are so good with animals. they welcome all animals and they are well trained and experienced.their prices are always very good.the staff is very friendly and helpful when it comes to answering all your questions.i like the attention to detail they give me here.

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every time i took my dogs to this vet i loved the care that they gave my animals . they know what they are doing and they love it. they are very highly trained and very gentle when it comes to handling animals. the doctors are always telling you whats going on so u are not confused.excellent animal care for affordable rates.

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every time i took my dogs to this vet i loved the care that they gave my animals . they know what they are doing and they love it. they are very highly trained and very gentle when it comes to handling animals. the doctors are always telling you whats going on so u are not confused.excellent animal care for affordable rates.

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If your dog likes your vet, you've got a good vet. All my dogs love the people here from office staff to the vets. They never leave you sitting out in the waiting room very long and they take really good care of your pet. The prices are on par with most vets in the area.

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If your dog likes your vet, you've got a good vet. All my dogs love the people here from office staff to the vets. They never leave you sitting out in the waiting room very long and they take really good care of your pet. The prices are on par with most vets in the area.

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I live 21/2 hours from Dr Yockums' practice. When I feel that the diagnostics and care have to be the best available, I willingly make the trip. I'm a professional trainer, so in addition to my personal dogs I hear about the experiences

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I live 21/2 hours from Dr Yockums' practice. When I feel that the diagnostics and care have to be the best available, I willingly make the trip. I'm a professional trainer, so in addition to my personal dogs I hear about the experiences

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I have been taking my dogs to Dr. Yochum for several years. He likes animals more than people, in general. He gives excellent care, and doesn't overcharge, or require unnecessary treatments or inoculations. He went to vet school because he

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My poor Granddaughter had to take my Shih Tzu puppy in. The vet was very course. Told her the puppy needed testing and offered no options....EXCEPT we could get a second opinion!! Well, I guess since he already had the money for his non-opinion. I was VERY unhappy with the svc. He showed anything but kindness. We left not knowing anymore than when we went in and had to have the puppy put to sleep. I would NEVER suggest taking a small pet to this vet.

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My poor Granddaughter had to take my Shih Tzu puppy in. The vet was very course. Told her the puppy needed testing and offered no options....EXCEPT we could get a second opinion!! Well, I guess since he already had the money for his non-opinion. I was VERY unhappy with the svc. He showed anything but kindness. We left not knowing anymore than when we went in and had to have the puppy put to sleep. I would NEVER suggest taking a small pet to this vet.

Pros: Low price

Cons: Vet

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I would never recommend this vet. He was very rough and uncaring toward my dog. He may be a good diagnostician, but, if you want a vet with any "bedside manner" this vet is not for you. He did surgery on my dog and treated her very roughly. She was so traumatized that she pooped on the table. He showed absolutely no concern whatsoever for her comfort.

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I would never recommend this vet. He was very rough and uncaring toward my dog. He may be a good diagnostician, but, if you want a vet with any "bedside manner" this vet is not for you. He did surgery on my dog and treated her very roughly. She was so traumatized that she pooped on the table. He showed absolutely no concern whatsoever for her comfort.

Pros: reasonable prices, no appointment policy

Cons: the vet

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Dr. Yocham is the best and kindest Vet I have been to in 30 years of going to Vets. He found a heart problem with my dog that others had not. He treats my cats with kindness. He takes his time, never rushes, but takes the amount of time that is required. His staff is also friendly and very efficient. I gave my compliments to Dr. Yocham and his staff over the cleanliness of his hospital. They must scrub the place every day. It does not smell like an animal hospital. If you live any where near Southern and Central it is worth it to take your pet to this Vet. Oh, and the no appointment necessary policy. You do just walk in get put on the schedule. I have never waited over 10 minutes on a busy day. I like this policy as I can go anytime they are open.

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★★★★★

Dr. Yocham is the best and kindest Vet I have been to in 30 years of going to Vets. He found a heart problem with my dog that others had not. He treats my cats with kindness. He takes his time, never rushes, but takes the amount of time that is required. His staff is also friendly and very efficient. I gave my compliments to Dr. Yocham and his staff over the cleanliness of his hospital. They must scrub the place every day. It does not smell like an animal hospital. If you live any where near Southern and Central it is worth it to take your pet to this Vet. Oh, and the no appointment necessary policy. You do just walk in get put on the schedule. I have never waited over 10 minutes on a busy day. I like this policy as I can go anytime they are open.

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Well this was ODD. Took my dogs to Dr. Yocham. Although Dr Yocham seemed a little hurried, he answered our questions and seemed to agree to a conservative plan of treatment for our dogs. My husband is a doctor, so naturallym, asked alot of questions and is also willing and able to provide care at home (ie, abx, compresses, etc) prior to resorting to surgery. Our Greyhound, however, should probably have surgery, although it will just prolong the inevitable. The treatment plan seemed reasonable, however, when my husband asked if we could substitute abx that he has in his office, Dr. Yocham gave us the dosage and then went on to say that he didn't want to be our veterinarian, but wouldn't give an explanation. We've tried to think this thing through, and The only thing that makes sense is that he was annoyed that we didn't want to purchase our abx through him. .... very weird....

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Well this was ODD. Took my dogs to Dr. Yocham. Although Dr Yocham seemed a little hurried, he answered our questions and seemed to agree to a conservative plan of treatment for our dogs. My husband is a doctor, so naturallym, asked alot of questions and is also willing and able to provide care at home (ie, abx, compresses, etc) prior to resorting to surgery. Our Greyhound, however, should probably have surgery, although it will just prolong the inevitable. The treatment plan seemed reasonable, however, when my husband asked if we could substitute abx that he has in his office, Dr. Yocham gave us the dosage and then went on to say that he didn't want to be our veterinarian, but wouldn't give an explanation. We've tried to think this thing through, and The only thing that makes sense is that he was annoyed that we didn't want to purchase our abx through him. .... very weird....

Pros: Appears to be knowledgeable

Cons: Unpredictable, bizarre behaviour. Property littered with dog excrement

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My family and I have gone to Southside Animal Hospital and have trusted Dr. Yocham for over 25 years. Our pets are our family and are well taken care of. Dr. Yocham is the best; he is very caring and a dedicated veterinarian that enjoys his work and very personable and compassionate with the animals and the 4 legged parents. My family and I don't mind driving the extra miles/distance to this side of town because we know we are getting excellent treatment with a true/dedicated professional.

5
★★★★★

My family and I have gone to Southside Animal Hospital and have trusted Dr. Yocham for over 25 years. Our pets are our family and are well taken care of. Dr. Yocham is the best; he is very caring and a dedicated veterinarian that enjoys his work and very personable and compassionate with the animals and the 4 legged parents. My family and I don't mind driving the extra miles/distance to this side of town because we know we are getting excellent treatment with a true/dedicated professional.

Pros: Excellent Veterinarian; very caring and trustworthy

Cons: Location