VCA Northern Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Northern Animal Hospital

Phone: 602-995-0460
Phone: 602-995-0261
Fax: 602-864-0261
2611 W. Northern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Business Hours

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Northern Animal Hospital, your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent service is our goal. We would like to welcome you and your pet into our family, and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Dr. Sheila Martin enjoys practicing endocrinology, internal and preventative medicine. She is also involved in showing and agility training her dogs. Dr. Martin has occupied the position of commissioner of Animal Welfare and Control in California.

Dr. Judy Hammerich's professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine.

Dr. Gabor Vajda at VCA Northern has 30-plus years of experience in canine reproduction, including breeding, male and female infertility and canine semen freezing. He has also owned the "International Canine Semen Bank" since 1987. Dr. Vajda has a high success rate of freezing and conception.

 Come in and meet our wonderful, caring team at VCA Northern, who pledge to provide the finest personal services and facilities for our clients and their pets.

Medical Director: Sheila Martin, DVM

Associate Veterinarians:Judy Hammerich, DVM

Hospital Manager: Tammy Grund

Lead Veterinary Assistant: Jonathan Estrada

Veterinary Assistants: Kyle Sanders, Ashley Morgan, Lauren Monte, Desiree Rizo, Celeste Arvizu

Receptionists: Sophia Mistretta, Raymie Foulks, Kara Branscomb

Dr. Judy Hammerich
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Hammerich is originally from Aspen, Colorado and moved to Arizona in 2002. She obtained a degree in Microbiology and her professional veterinary medicine ...Read Full Biography

VCA Northern is the Best
Debbie from Phoenix

When I first went to VCA Northern Animal Hospital, it was for an emergency and I was very nervous. But, the staff was warm, friendly, knowledgeable AND reassuring. My dog, Einstein, is blind and had fallen into our pool while we were bbq-ing. The receptionist, Fay, immediately took Einstein to the veterinarian, Dr. Burdick, and she began examining him. Fay took me to a room where she brought me coffee and actually made me feel like everything was going to be okay. Dr. Burdick, the veterinarian, came and told me that Einstein appeared to be okay but she thought it was best to keep him overnight for observation. The next day, Tammy, the hospital manager, called and said I could pick up Einstein. When I got there, Raymie and Jonathan, the vet techs, told me that Einstein had a good night and you could tell they actually cared about him. The next day, Dr. Burdick called me to find out how Einstein was doing. I have never had a doctor (a people doctor or veterinarian) call me themselves for an update! I am truly impressed with the staff at VCA Northern. I now go there for all of my pet's needs- vaccines, pet food, exams, heartworm preventative. Next month I will be boarding Einstein, Penelope, Esperanza, Hector and Jazmine at VCA Northern because I KNOW they will be well taken care of!

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
602-995-0460 or request an appointment.