Second Opinion

We often hear from pet owners who wish to have a second opinion.  Their veterinarian can be doing everything right — yet a second pair of eyes may see something new, different, or differently.  If you don’t have a very clear path to resolve whatever it is you’re concerned about, don’t hesitate to consider making a second opinion appointment to discuss your pet’s case Dr. Rosonke, Dr. Council or Dr. Emerson.  Our medical team will do everything possible to provide you with a plan that you can feel good about your pet’s situation, and this may include capabilities that are unique to Hillside Animal Hospital.

 If we find that a case is better served by a specialist, we have a network of veterinary specialists from which we can refer your case.

We understand how overwhelming caring for a sick pet can be.  When you feel confident and well informed about how to manage your pet’s health, we believe everyone wins.





Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more... read more

A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients... read more

Road Trip Season: Preparing Pets for Travel

Summer is here! With the heat comes the pressing desire to escape and venture to new and exciting destinations. Road trips are the ultimate way to experience summer in the states, and they’re even better when our furry friends can come along! However, before you... read more

Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more