VCA Phoenix West Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Tracy Paswinski

    Tracy has been with us since 2011. Her favorite thing about working at Phoenix West is snuggling all of the dogs and cats and helping pets in need. She has 4 adorable dogs and a fish at home and she loves loving on them. When she is not at work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her friends, dancing and jogging with her dog Serj. 

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jolinda Smith, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Kaplan College

    Jolinda joined the PWAH team June of 2013. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2013. Jolinda has 1 cat at home.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Laurie Whipps, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Long Technicial College

    Laurie has been with our hospital since 1986. Her favorite thing about working at Phoenix West is helping our clients keep their pets happy and healthy. She has 2 sons, a boxer, 4 cats and 3 fish. When Laurie is not at work, she enjoys crafting, needle point and embroidery, gardening, researching her family history and celtic events.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Candyce Dallas
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Candyce joined Phoenix West Animal Hospital February of 2014. Before joining our team, she did her Veterinary Assistant student externship here. Candyce has an Associate Degree in general studies and wants to further her education to go on to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

    At home, Candyce has a maltese/lhasa apso mix named JD. When she is not at work, Candyce plays adult co-ed slow pitch softball, spends time with family and friends and attends different ceremonies at the Hopi reservation.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Aida Espericueta
    Veterinary Tech School: Kaplan College

    Aida joined our team in 2013. She is fluent in Spanish. When Aida is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the movies. Aida has 1 dog (a Belgian Malinois), 2 rabbits and a bird.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Judy Lindquist

    Judy has been with our hospital since 1976. Her favorite thing about working at Phoenix West is working with people and their pets. When she is not working, Judy enjoys painting pictures of animals and people. She belongs to the Laveen Art League and shows her art in Glendale, Scottsdale and Phoenix. You can also see her work displayed at our hospital as well.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours, you can call

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center (Mesa) - 480-898-0001

The Emergency Animal Clinic (23rd Ave and I-17) - 602-995-3757

The Emergency Animal Clinic (Dysart and McDowell) - 623-385-4555