Contact River Road Pet Clinic Today - Tucson's Best Specialty Vet
(520) 577-3100
5655 E River Rd #171
Tucson, AZ 85750

Dr. Richard Panzero

dr-panzeroDr. Richard Panzero

Dr. Panzero is a native Tucsonan.  He attended Rincon HIgh School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Health Science from the University of Arizona in 1982.  He received is Doctorate degree at Colorado State University in 1986 graduating with high distinction.  He then returned to Tucson and worked at a small animal practice for 2 years.  He opened River Road Pet Clinic in 1988.

Dr. Panzero has been active in many animal related community events during his career.   He is a past President of the Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and is the 2013 President of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.  He has participated in several clinical trials of various vaccines and published a paper on the safety and effectiveness of the Feline Infections Peritonitis vaccine.  He served on the Pfizer Biological Advisory Panel for four years.

He has earned membership in the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice for over twenty years running.  To earn membership in this academy a Veterinarian must complete 50 or more hours of continuing education each year.  Dr. Panzero has also served as a board member for this academy.

Dr. Panzero is grateful for the strong and loyal following that has allowed him to steadily grow River Road Pet Clinic into the multi-doctor practice it is today.  His special interests include orthopedics, dental and soft tissue surgery and rabbit medicine.

His household menagerie includes two dogs, a cat, several desert tortoises and saltwater fish. His hobbies include family activities, travel, gardening, fishing and following his beloved Arizona Wildcats.