Who Are We
What makes us unique?
Our “home town, family feeling” approach in a corporate world, our love for all patients and our team’s dedication are what makes Prescott Animal Hospital unique. We are always striving to be on the cutting edge of technology while maintaining individualized patient care.
We understand the special bond between you and your horse. Our patients are treated like our own four-legged family members and our clients are not just numbers; they each have a story. It is our goal to know your story and treat your pet the way you would, with the best patient care possible.
Mixed animal practice
We are a mixed animal practice with two separate locations, one for companion animal care and one for large animal care. We have had the privilege of providing medical care in our community for over 60 years and the opportunity to open the first fully functioning equine hospital in Northern Arizona.
Our entire team is dedicated to patient care. Doctors, veterinary technicians, barn technicians and CSR’s will work endlessly to save lives and keep our patients happy and healthy. Without each team member, we would not be able to provide quality medical care; everyone plays an important role in our hospital.
We have three equine and large animal veterinarians with a wide variety of experience and interests, including internal medicine and a board certified surgeon.
Dr. Mike Cissell, an associate veterinarian here at PAH Equine Center, is a board certified large animal surgeon. Having a surgeon on our team allows us to provide advanced surgical services to our patients.
Some of the procedures we offer are colic surgery, arthroscopy, advanced soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Veterinarians follow a similar path to human specialists to earn their credentials and become board certified or a “Diplomate.” In addition to four years of veterinary school, they undertake a highly competitive process that includes a one-year internship and a three year residency in their chosen medical discipline. They must then pass rigorous board examinations.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners
What is AAEP?
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) was founded in 1954 by a group of 11 charter members who saw that together they could direct the focus of equine veterinary medicine.
Today, the AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., at the Kentucky Horse Park, represents an educated group of men and women who cover a broad range of equine disciplines, breeds and associations. Nearly 10,000 veterinarians and veterinary students in 61 countries are members of the AAEP.
Prescott Animal Hospital Equine Center is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
The AAEP’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than 50 years in the activities and services it provides.
How does the AAEP benefit horse owners?
The AAEP’s work includes the development and promotion of recommended practice guidelines, support for research, training and education, advocacy on behalf of the horse and owner and providing timely distribution of information on health matters important to the equine industry.