Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital

Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital is an independently owned practice and we take pride with the personalized individual care that we offer.  Our practice is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Phoenix, AZ. The professional and courteous staff at Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital seeks to provide the best possible preventative, medical, surgical and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Phoenix Dog/ Cat/Bird Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Phoenix and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • M,Tu,Th,F: 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wed & Saturday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Hugh Giffords, DVM

    Dr. Hugh Giffords, DVM is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to his veterinary career, Dr Giffords served as a police officer with the NYPD and as a firefighter with the FDNY. He is motivated by compassion for those who can’t speak for themselves and is passionate in his belief that our four-legged friends receive the finest medical care possible. He has additional training in Small Animal Medicine from Kansas State University. Jack the Akita is his constant companion.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Lara Sosnow, DVM

    Dr. Lara Sosnow, DVM graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in Phoenix and has returned after many years. She previously worked for over 12 years in the Financial Services Industry after earning her MBA at New York University. More recently she was an Associate Veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in North Scottsdale.  She is happy to be back in the Valley of the Sun following her veterinary dream.  At home, Lara has a noisy Plott Hound that keeps her up at night.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Gayle Bilsland, DVM

    Dr. Gayle Bilsland graduated in 1974 from Washington State University and has been in practice for over 30 years.  Originally from Oregon, she moved to Phoenix in 1994 seeking a warmer climate in which to pursue outdoor activities.  She is a dedicated triathlete and bicyclist.  At home, Dr. Bilsland functions as chief slave and litter pan scooper for many formerly homeless and needy cats.  One of her main joys is providing for every want, need and whim of a large clutter of completely spoiled felines. 

    Special interests: Feline medicine and behavior.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1974
    Education:
    Washington State University
  • Kate Hamilton, DVM

    Dr. Kate Hamilton is a North Dakota native who joined the snowbirds by moving south to escape the cold winters. She began her work with animals by volunteering at the local humane society and zoo. She then transitioned into the veterinary field by working at two clinics in her hometown of Fargo, ND while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Veterinary Studies at Concordia College.  To gain more experience in the veterinary field, she took a year off to work full time as a Veterinary Assistant. She left Fargo for Iowa to begin her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and graduated magna cum laude from Iowa State University in 2016. She was offered a terrific opportunity to practice veterinary medicine in Arizona where she could enjoy many of the outdoor activities that she loves (hiking, biking, camping).  When she is not taking advantage of the beautiful scenery she can be found spending time with her feline companion Gustaf. She looks forward to meeting your four-legged family and providing them a level of care as if they are her own!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Iowa State University
  • Desja Foor, Veterinary Technician CVT / Office Manager

    Desja joined The Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital as a staff member in 1986. 
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 02, 1986
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  • Alison Havird

    Veterinary Assistant

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Anthem College - Graduated 2014
  • Brooke Schroeder

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2014
  • Tina Lopez

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Anthem College - Pima Medical
  • Stephannie Gurule

    Customer Care Representative
    Years in Practice:
    May 03, 2017
  • Kayla Goldberg, Veterinary Technician CVT

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 28, 2017