Welcome to North Central Animal Hospital
Your Phoenix Veterinarian and Avian Specialist


Welcome to North Central Animal Hospital where your pet is treated just like family! As your veterinary team in Phoenix, we provide high quality vet care for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles and other exotics in a caring and comfortable environment. Since 1995, Dr. Hillary Frank has been dedicated to delivering this standard of care to every patient at North Central Animal Hospital. She sets the bar high with advanced surgical and diagnostic equipment. In addition, Dr. Hillary Frank was the first certified avian specialist in Arizona. Her achievements demonstrate her lifelong dedication and commitment to advanced techniques. As an avian veterinarian, she has extensive knowledge and experience with African grey parrots, Amazon parrots, finches and much more. Your Phoenix veterinarians are proud to offer the following services:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Vaccinations
  • Emergency care
  • Pet dental care
  • Pet surgery
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Wellness exams

North Central Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest technology in veterinary medicine. Our in-house lab gives our veterinary team fast, real-time information for sick or injured pets. We use high frequency X-rays and ultrasound for accurate and detailed radiographs. Our surgical monitoring equipment continually checks your beloved companion’s heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, respiration and oxygen saturation. When appropriate, we use radiosurgery, which limits bleeding, pain, swelling and tissue trauma.

We encourage pet owners to take advantage of our affordable pet vaccination packages. We offer a variety of packages that include services such as pet exams, Bordetella vaccine as well as discounts on spay and neuter. To encourage rabies prevention, we even offer $5 rabies vaccines for pets. 

Wellness Exams and Pet Dental Care with our Phoenix Veterinary Staff

North Central Animal Hospital is the veterinarian facility that believes in preventative care for pets. We recommend that your four-legged furry friend have an annual wellness exam or a bi-annual exam for senior pets. The sooner we can diagnose and treat health problems, the more effective treatment is for your pet. Each of our skilled veterinarians can perform a comprehensive pet exam to ensure that your pet is in good health. Exams include a lung and heart check, eyes, ears, skin and coat and abdominal check for tumors. We also let pet owners know what pet foods to feed their pet for optimal health.

Good dental hygiene is critical for your pet’s overall health. Built-up bacteria can cause heart, kidney and liver problems. We use the latest technology in pet dental care and provide tooth restoration, extractions, tooth cleaning and gum tumor removal. Our vets assess each tooth and all parts of the oral cavity during a pet dental exam.

Your Other Family Doctor

We are proud to be your other family doctor for dogs, cats, birds, and exotics.  If you are looking for compassionate and specialized care for your pet, please contact us today! For your convenience, we are open six days a week, including Saturdays. Request an appointment online or call us at (602) 395-9773 to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to welcoming you to our veterinary family!

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We wish our personal health care providers were all as caring and compassionate as Dr. Frank. We are truly fortunate to have North Central Animal Hospital on our speed dial.

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  • Hillary G. Frank
    DVM, Diplomate ABVP (avian)

    Dr. Hillary Frank graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and opened North Central Animal Hospital in Phoenix, AZ in 1995. She is active in the community and a member of numerous veterinary and civic organizations. Dr. Frank provides volunteer medical services and advanced orthopedic repairs for native and migratory birds (including raptors) to allow for successful reintroduction into the wild. As a general practitioner, she treats a variety of companion animals, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and other exotics. In 2004, Dr. Frank became board certified in avian practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and was the first Avian Specialist in Arizona. She again demonstrated current competency and specialist qualifications by recertifying in 2014, as ABVP requires every ten years. In addition to canine and feline practice, other clinical interests include avian endoscopy and orthopedic surgery, radiology, and preventive medicine. Dr. Frank is also an adjunct professor for the Midwestern University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Samantha Lieberman

    Dr. Samantha Lieberman grew up on the Jersey Shore and graduated from Rutgers University in 2000 with a BS in Animal Science and Science Education. Samantha lived on the beautiful Caribbean Island of St. Kitts for vet school, and then spent a year of clinical rotations at Washington State University before graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She has worked at small animal and exotics hospitals in Chicago, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. As a general practitioner, she treats all sorts of pets including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, and other small mammals. Dr Lieberman enjoys teaching and has worked with Pima Medical Institute, the Ross University Alumni Council, and Loop Abroad Thailand helping to train future veterinarians. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and volunteers her time with the Elephant Nature Park (Chaing Mai, Thailand) and Piggy Poo Guinea Pig Rescue (Phoenix, AZ). When not at work, Dr. Samantha enjoys traveling, eating sushi, and playing in the sunshine with her two terriers Marley and Minnie.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "My new vet place. Staff is great. Will stick to this place going forward. They also accept Care Credit."
    Stephanie R.
  • "Dr. Ivy & her techs were really kind to my dog. It wasn't a long wait & gave my dog Polar the best attention. Finding any vet on a Saturday for that low of a fee was surprising. They gave me cheaper alternatives on arthritis chews than what they offer and let me get his script to take elsewhere instead of forcing you to use their meds. Polar was really happy with the attention."
    Danielle E.

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