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

News & Information

Your Pet Can Make You Sick
August 27, 2014

There are lots of things we want to share with our pets, but worms, fleas and diseases are not among them.   Read more.

What's for Dinner?
May 08, 2014

Finding the right pet food to give her Boston terrier, Zeke, and recommend for the pets she cares for at Shea Animal Hospital has been like searching for the Holy Grail for Dr. Desiree Garthe, DVM. It’s been a long and frustrating journey at times. Read more.

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.

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.