Open: Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The best care for your best friend!
PAWS works with a variety of non-profit groups in the valley
Why are we different?
Unlike many AZ low cost Spay and Neuter clinics that focus too much on numbers, we focus on you and your pets. Each animal is examined by a licensed veterinarian and receives a customized health plan.
1. We use state of the art surgical and monitoring equipment
2. All patients go home with pain medication included in the price of the surgery unlike other spay neuter clinics
3. Our anesthetic protocols are approved by board certified veterinary anesthesiologists
4. We have one of the lowest complication rates in the field
How do we keep our prices down?
We keep our overhead low by focusing on early preventative medicine, dental cleanings, spay and neuter surgeries and puppy & kitten vaccinations.
In addition, our experienced staff uses state-of-the-art surgical monitoring and information technology equipment in order to be as efficient and as safe as possible. We never cut corners!
Our staff has decades of experience with spay and neuter surgeries, in addition, to preventive care.
Our veterinarians have performed over 100,000 spay and neuter surgeries.
Dr. Scot F. Diskin
After serving in the army as a medic, Dr. Scot Diskin acquired his undergraduate education in Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After graduation, he moved to Arizona to accept a position at Northern Animal Hospital . Following four years at Northern A.H. as the Medical Director, Dr. Diskin took a position at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control treated and helped homeless animals find ne w homes and aiding in the prosecution of animal cruelty. Continuing in the tone of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Diskin worked for the Arizona Humane Society’s Public Clinics and assisted in their Second Chance Hospital.
In addition to helping cats and dogs, Dr. Diskin has volunteered with several wildlife groups, and has been a long-time patron of the Phoenix Zoo. He has sponsored Humane Societies and Governmental Animal Care Organizations throughout Arizona. All of the animals in his home (4 dogs, 1 blind cat, 4 goats and a snake) have been rescued.
During his career, Dr. Diskin has performed more than 70,000 sterilization surgeries. He has joined forces with numerous non-profit animal organizations all over Arizona to provide low cost spays and neuters to underserved areas and communities.
In order to help decrease pet overpopulation in the valley, Dr. Diskin decided to open a clinic in the north valley with a focus on sterilizations and immunizations at modest prices.
Kristy Strickler, Clinic Manager
Kristy Strickler began her animal career in 2004 as a veterinarian technician at the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Hospital. While working for Humane Society, she fostered animals that were sick, injured and too young to be put up for adoption. After two years in the hospital, she transferred to the Humane Society's Public Clinics in order to work more personally with clients and their pets on the prevention and educational side of veterinary medicine.
Kristy has had a variety of animals including horses, cattle, pigs, dogs, cats, ferrets and guinea pigs. When the opportunity came to be able to work at PAWS and expand on client and pet preventative medicine and education she could not wait to start.
Andrea Blestrud, Technician
Andrea Blestrud started working as a veterinary technician in 1999 after receiving her certificate in veterinary assisting. She had a strong desire to work with animals all of her life. Growing up, she loved being outside with all of her pets; dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, birds, snakes, tarantulas, rats and a pig. She spent her teenage years volunteering with the City of Phoenix as a Park Ranger Cadet and with Liberty Wildlife.
Andrea started working with the Arizona Humane Society in 2004 after several years in private practice and specialty hospital settings. She has worked in all of the public spay/neuter clinics under the Arizona Humane Society, but primarily on the mobile truck. She has travelled all over the state providing low cost wellness options to communities in need. These areas range from Window Rock to Sierra Vista as well as the Phoenix metro area. Seeing the extreme need of wellness services across the state, Andrea wanted to assist Dr. Diskin in his endeavor to create and expand preventative care options available to the community.
Most vaccines just $20