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Welcome to San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Rio Rico,AZ
Call us at (520) 761-8686

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (520) 761-8686!

San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary hospital that combines modern medicine with old-fashioned caring. We are located in Rio Rico, Arizona and serve the communities of Nogales, Tumacacori, Carmen, Tubac, Patagonia, Sonoita, Amado and Green Valley.

At San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.



W. Daniel Horton, DVM
Rio Rico Veterinarian | San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital | (520) 761-8686

1133 Circulo Mercado
Rio Rico, AZ 85648

Information about Silver Lining Fund donations for indigent pets may be found under the Payment Options link.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Rio Rico Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

1st and 3rd of Every Month by Appointment

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Daniel Horton
    DVM

    Dr. Horton was born in Salt Lake City, Utah into a family full of scientists and surrounded by animals. There was a goat, rabbits and chickens, as well as the full complement of dogs and cats. Exposure to veterinary medicine as an undergraduate at Utah State University in Logan, Utah solidified an already growing interest and led to the DVM degree (cum laude) through a combined program with Oregon State and Washington State Universities.

  • Jose L. Jacquez III
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, Jose graduated from Nogales High School in 2001 and received an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Degree from Pima Community College in 2007. After passing the rigorous Arizona Veterinary Technician State Board exam in 2007, he became Santa Cruz County’s only practicing Certified Veterinary Technician.

  • Araceli Orozco
    Veterinary Technician

    Araceli was born in Tucson, Arizona but has lived in Rio Rico, Arizona since 1998. She has worked at San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital since July 2004. In addition to continuing her studies at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, she shares her home with Amigo, a dog adopted from the humane society, and an Amazon Parrot named Solovino.

  • Norma Leyva
    Veterinary Assistant

    Norma was born in Elko, Nevada. She was mostly raised in the Rio Rico/Nogales area. She graduated from Rio Rico High School in 2002. She has been working for the San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital since February 2007. Her family has always kept pets and her father makes saddles for horses. She currently has 12 cats named Lynx, Mini, Purrsy, Cinnamon, Boo, Cyan, Noche, Lovie, Sunny, Romeo, Jadie and Pebbles and 3 dogs named Lia, Petrie and Scrappy.

  • Patricia Ann Hilton
    Office Manager

    Patricia (Patty) Hilton was born and raised in Clifton, New Jersey – a relatively small community just 10 miles west of New York City, with Mom, Dad, three sisters and Terry the Terrible Terrier. Patty grew up with a love of animals and was taught early on that our household pets were very much a part of the family.

  • Victoria Ahumada
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Victoria was born in Nogales, AZ and grew up in a family of cattle ranchers and animal lovers in Rio Rico. She went to Rio Rico High School and graduated in 2011, then went on to college in Tucson where she studied Theatre Arts and Public Relations. Currently she lives in Rio Rico with her two dogs, C.C. and Pepe.

  • Joyce Roberta Enciso
    Kennel Help

    Joyce was born in Phoenix, Arizona, brought home to Nogales, and raised. She had all of her schooling in Nogales, as well. She has 10 cats, - her daughter in law has some of hers at her place, too - 3 dogs, 5 human puppies and nothing else, yet.

  • Elizabeth Horton
    Veterinary Assistant

    Born in Alabama and moved to Rio Rico, Arizona  at a young age, Elizabeth graduated with honors from Rio Rico High School in 2010. She has recently returned from a year of study in Japan and the Dominican Republic and now is studying Foreign Languages at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon but also pursuing her interests in theatre, violin, and international relations.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have already recommended your hospital and staff to several people and will continue to do so. Thank you all for being such caring and pleasant "animal" people!! MaryAnn"
    Jackson, Maryann
  • "The staff is fantastic!!! Dr. Horton has the greatest patient/pet/care provider presence in the UNIVERSE, and is always looking for alternative solutions when necessary."
    Adams, Amy
  • "The staff is very friendly, they made me feel very comfortable, and I felt like I could ask any question."
    Morales, Lisa & Jorge,

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