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. 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.

Dr. Vajda also has 30-plus years' experience doing show-quality ear-cropping and tail-docking on all breeds.

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

Receptionists: Sophia Mistretta, Raymie Foulks, Celeste Arvizu

Dr. Gabor Vajda
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Iowa State University

Dr. Vajda, the forefather of Northern Animal Hospital, is known world-wide for his expertise in canine reproduction and show quality ear croppings.

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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

Great Experience
Rocco and Ashlee from Phoenix

I wanted to let everyone know what a great experience I have every time I come to your facility. I literally used to have to drag my dog out of the car every time I had to visit the vet not to mention muzzle him. He is very particular about who he trusts. Since the first time I visited your facility I could tell it would be different. Now he is excited when I tell him we are going to the Doctor and there is no need to muzzle him anymore. His tail wags when we walk in and he sees everyone there. I think it is because he can tell you guys really do have a genuine care when it comes him. So when I got my new puppy I knew I would not take her anywhere else. I just want to thank you guys for the wonderful and caring job you do!

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.