Shea Animal Hospital
10801 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85028
phone: 602-996-3540
fax: 602-494-0519

News & Information

Keep Your Pet Healthy with Regular Dental Care
January 21, 2014

A whopping 85 percent of pets over the age of 4 experience periodontal disease, which can threaten their long term health. Make sure your pet isn’t one of them by checking out Dr. Rick Sampson’s answers to these FAQs.  Read more.

3 Reasons You Can't Afford NOT to Provide Wellness Care for Your Cat
September 09, 2013

How is your kitty feeling? Chances are, you don’t really know. Don’t feel bad, because even the most attentive cat owners often can’t tell when their pets are struggling with serious health issues.  Read more.

How to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful for Your Cat...and You
September 09, 2013

Even though there are more pet cats in the United States than pet dogs, a recent study has found that cats receive less care from veterinarians, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Read more.

A FREE Gift for Your New Puppy or Kitten
December 31, 2013

Welcoming a puppy or kitten into your family? Celebrate by bringing your new friend by Shea Animal Hospital for a FREE Welcome Packet. We’ve filled this little bag of goodies with things you’ll need, like your first dose of heartworm preventative, important information on care, brochures from pet insurance, a list of great obedience trainers and a pet health record.


Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole

Offering Expanded Holistic Pet Care Through Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Alternative Medical Treatments

Sometimes, conventional veterinary practices don't offer treatment options that can cure pets or relieve their symptoms. So at Shea Animal Hospital, we give pet owners the opportunity to explore alternative approaches in veterinary medicine.

In addition to her education and experience practicing traditional veterinary medicine, Dr. Desiree Garthe also practices alternative medical approaches. She studied Chinese herbal medicine at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, Fla., and is a certified acupuncturist. Depending upon your preferences and your pet's medical needs, Dr. Garthe can employ an integrated approach in providing top quality medical care.

Shea Animal Hospital is dedicated to helping your pet live a healthy, happy life. Please contact us today with your questions or concerns, or to schedule an exam.