Nov 22, 2011 3:12 PM

Randy D. Aronson, VMD, CCRT

Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Randy Aronson has dedicated his professional life to providing innovative veterinary care for companion animals of Arizona. He is never satisfied with the status quo and is determined to provide the best care for his patients and the people who love them. Advancing preventative and diagnostic capabilities as well as enhancing treatment outcomes is his passion.

Dr. Aronson augments his 30 years of traditional veterinary experience, as both a practice owner and accomplished practitioner, through the completion and certification in complementary modalities. These therapies include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and physical rehabilitation therapy. His gift is seeing the big picture, embracing the concept of optimum health and accurate diagnoses, caring for the whole animal, not simply treating disease symptoms. Inspired by the synergy of integrating conventional and complementary medicine, Dr. Randy Aronson and his wife, Dr. Geren Thurston; set out to create a new paradigm of care for companion animals of southern Arizona. P.A.W.S. Integrative Veterinary Center is his passion and shared vision for the future of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Aronson grew up in Philadelphia dreaming of becoming an equine veterinarian or an NBA star. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University. He went on to pursue his Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1980 receiving the Leonard Pearson award, the highest honor of student achievement. He then completed a combined small animal Internship in 1981.

When Dr. Aronson is not caring for animals and educating clients at P.A.W.S., he hosts a call-in talk radio show (The Radio Pet Vet on 104.1 FM, Saturdays 8-10AM). He enjoys educating pet owners through both public speaking and column writing. He is a member of the national Speakers' Association; he has published numerous articles in both national and local periodicals. To ensure quality and accountability for the safety and benefit of his patients, he directs and co-formulates 2Docs, a comprehensive line of pet vitamins and dietary supplements.

Although he loves biking, hiking, fishing, gardening and reading most of his free time is spent goofing around with his son, Benjamin and daughter, Livia.


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