Welcome to Desert Veterinary Clinic PLC
Your Veterinarian in Yuma, AZ
Call us at (928) 783-5010


Welcome to Desert Veterinary Clinic!

We are a general practice veterinarian that provides care to small animals of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Cheryl Haugo and her colleagues share a love for a variety of species such as (but not limited to!) dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and pocket pets.  We strive to provide the best veterinary care to Yuma and surrounding communities. As Yuma's only AAHA accredited veterinarian, we take pride in going above and beyond to extend exceptional care to your pets.

Some of the many services we offer at Desert Veterinary Clinic are vaccine & preventative care and a full range of in-house diagnostics, chronic disease management, routine and emergency surgery, digital and dental radiography, dental cleaning and extractions, dietary recommendations, laser therapy and end of life care. We are open 7 days a week to accommodate your busy schedule, so contact us to schedule an appointment now. 

Feel free to explore our website and contact us with any questions you may have. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with clinic happenings!  

Yuma's family veterinarian, Desert Veterinary Clinic PLC, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Yuma Veterinarian | Desert Veterinary Clinic PLC | 

(928) 783-5010 

995 S 5th Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364

New client receives $20.00 OFF first visit with a referral card.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Cheryl M. Haugo
    Owner - Veterinarian

    Licensed in Washington and Arizona since 1986, Dr. Haugo founded Desert Vet Clinic in 1989. Dr. Haugo has special interests in exotics and birds while maintaining her love for cats and dogs - especially Great Danes. Dr. Haugo and husband Mark John are owned by 3 Great Danes (one of which is the clinic mascot; Solveig), 2 cats, 5 goats, 10 ducks, 2 geese and who knows what else will pop up at Haugo Farms!

  • Dr.
    Alison Waples

    Dr. Alison Waples was born and raised in Nebraska (Go Big Red!). She received her Bachelor of Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and then attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her DVM in 2009, Dr. Waples did a 1 year small animal/exotic pet internship in Tucson, where she was also allowed to work with the collection at Reid Park Zoo. She adores the four-legged family members, and has a passion for exotic pets and surgery. Dr. Waples enjoys outdoor activities with her handsome Great Pyrenees mix, Archimedes, whom she rescued while finishing her DVM.

  • Dr.
    Danielle Munoz

    Born and raised in Yuma, Dr. Munoz graduated from Yuma High School as a proud Criminal. She then traveled to Tucson and received her bachelor's degree from The University of Arizona.  Afterwards, Dr. Munoz was accepted to The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, GO COUGS!  After graduating, she returned home to practice small animal medicine with an interest in exotic animals and emergency.  Dr. Munoz loves spending time with her family and friends, including her furry children!

  • Dr.
    Mark John Haugo
    All-around Good Guy

    Mark John was born in Minnesota and met Dr. Haugo in Idaho while they were both attending undergraduate school. He was a wild lands firefighter and on the road to a biologist position with the Department of the Interior when he was severely injured in an accident in 1990. Mark John has made a remarkable recovery so far and now gives his energy to assisting the Kindergarten teachers at Yuma Lutheran School and working out at the YMCA. He helps Doc with their many animals at Haugo Farms and is in charge of the Employee Break Room at Desert Vet. Thanks for washing all our dirty dishes Mark John!

  • Solveig
    security/blood donation

    Bio Coming Soon...


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Haugo and her staff continue to be the best of the best. in care, compassion, and love for both their patients and the patients' owners! We have experienced this
    affection for about 20 years. Wouldn't go anywhere else."
    Florence E.

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