Welcome to Catalina Veterinary Specialists

Catalina Veterinary Specialists is a mobile veterinary surgery service that provides Tucson and the surrounding area with affordable pet care options. Our mission is to make your pet's treatment and recovery as seamless and affordable as possible. We provide a number of services that are designed to meet your pet's needs while remaining reasonably priced for you.

The Mobile Veterinary Surgeon

Catalina Veterinary Specialists is owned and operated by Dr. Michael J. Singer, DVM, who is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Singer has extensive knowledge in orthopedic, soft tissue, and oncologic surgical practices, enabling him to provide pet owners with a complete list of treatment options while his mobile service keeps costs low. He operates this way to help families provide their pets with the quality care they deserve while they pay for their family's needs. Because of this service, many pets have been spared the suffering of long-term, painful health problems.

How Mobile Veterinary Medicine Works

Dr. Singer's process is simple and concise. He meets with pet owners and their pets for an initial consultation, a complete physical examination, and a review of the pet's medical history. He will discuss his findings with the pet's regular veterinarian and determine a treatment plan that is both affordable and effective. When it is time for the surgery, Dr. Singer will perform it in the regular veterinarian's office, accompanied by his staff and equipment. This allows the cost to remain low while maintaining a high standard of care.

After the surgery, Dr. Singer consults with the pet's veterinarian to provide a professional pain management and post-surgery care plan. This plan will be followed by the pet's regular veterinarian and staff to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery.

The Benefits of Catalina Veterinary Specialists

Your pet is never in a strange environment or surrounded by strangers. He/she is cared for and kept in familiar facilities, surrounded by familiar, friendly faces. Post-operative care is handled by your pet's regular veterinarian so pet owners know who is caring for their beloved pets.

Are You Looking for a Veterinary Surgeon in Tucson?

With Catalina Veterinary Specialists, you can afford to provide your pet with professional surgical care. We are passionate about providing the kind of medical care your pet needs at affordable rates. Call Dr. Singer today if your pet is suffering. We can help.

You can reach us at (520) 312-0003 or visit us online for additional information or to reach Dr. Singer by email. We look forward to helping you provide your pet with the highest quality of care possible.

Dr. Michael Singer, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Board Certified Mobile Veterinary Surgeon | Catalina Veterinary Specialists | (520) 312-0003

4729 E. Sunrise Dr #136
Tucson, Arizona 85718

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Our Staff

  • Dr.
    Michael J. Singer
    DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
    Dr. Michael J. Singer, DVM and Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He went on to complete his veterinary degree at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1998.
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  • Valerie Young
    Valerie Young, C.V.T., a Tucson native, graduated form the Pima Community College Technician program and attained national certification in 2005. She has worked in specialty medicine since 2007, and has been Dr. Singer’s main surgery and anesthesia technician since 2012. She is proficient in anesthesia, patient monitoring and patient care.

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  • "Excellent surgeon. Very honest, I totally trust him. My dog was three legged and Dr. Singer performed a miracle. His assistant ,Valerie, is awesome. She called me several times to check up on my dog and was very helpful and attentive. I can’t say enough nice things about both of them. So happy to have found such a wonderful and competent vet here in Tucson."
    Donna C.
  • "We were devastated when we were told Sammy, our 13 y/o Yorkie Poo had liver cancer. Dr. Hurtado our primary vet reassured us that Dr. Singer was the best. Sammy had surgery and Dr. Singer removed a large intact tumor from Sammy's liver. Within four days our 4-legged baby is almost back to normal. Thanks for a job well done."
    Dorothy and James L.
  • "Dr. Singer and his assistant Valerie are so caring and concerned. The knee surgery he performed on my basset hound Bertha took perfectly, but when I returned for a follow up and she was having another issue with her tail Dr. Singer took time to really look her over, listen to my concerns and offer treatment. This was by far above and beyond. Dr. Singer is also very relatable and speaks in a manner that does not have all the jargon. I could not be happier with his approach."
    Kelly L.
  • "Dr. Singer is fantastic to work with. He's collaborative and open to thinking outside the box to get the best for his patients. Dr. Singer is that rare surgeon who is skilled with the scalpel and great with his clients. I really enjoy working with him!"
    Kate Titus, Owner, A loyal Companion
  • "My dog Tank tore his cruciate just before Christmas. Our vet, Ina Road Animal Hospital, diagnosed his condition and recommended surgery with Dr. Singer. Dr. Singer was able to quickly make an appointment to see Tank and we had surgery scheduled within a few days of his accident. Because Dr. Singer is able to do surgery at my veterinarian, I knew Tank would be in good hands. I got a call after surgery letting me know everything went well. Tank spent the night with Technicians he already knew. Very detailed after care instructions were sent home with me and 3 weeks out, Tank is doing great. We still have a long road of therapy ahead, but I am really glad my vet recommended surgery with Dr. Singer."
    – Alissa R. and “Tank”
  • ""A huge THANK YOU to the veterinarians and techs of the day and night shift teams at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center and Dr Michael Singer DVM and Valerie Young of Catalina Veterinary Specialists for bringing our girl back to us! She went in for a routine spay and ended up at the emergency center fighting for her life. If not for these dedicated and talented people, she would not be with us. Thank you God and all you prayer warriors! We are so very thankful our Sccy is home!""
    Bambi C.
  • "Dr. Singer and Valerie have taken excellent surgical care of several of my patients at Ina Road Animal Hospital. Their care is thorough, including being available for follow up questions or concerns. It's so wonderful to have them be a part of our team even if it's for only a few hours at a time Thanks!"
    Dr. Brenda Reed, Ina Road Animal Hospital
  • "Dr Singer,
    Thank you for the exceptional care and surgery you provided to Zoey. We're grateful for your expertise and skill, while also giving compassion. We appreciate you, and we can look forward to Zoey's good health for many years to come."
    Jack and Cathy N.
  • "Dr. Singer,
    I want to thank you and Val for all you did for my cat, Klodi. You were so thorough and professional, and helped sooth my anxiety by explaining procedures and potential outcomes. Val was always responsive, professional, and courteous. Klodi is doing great. Thank you so very much for giving him another chance to be a healthy and happy kitty."
    Martha B.