Arizona Skies Animal Hospital

Kristen Nelson, D.V.M.
Thorough medicine with care!


Welcome to Arizona Skies Animal Hospital!


Our mission at Arizona Skies Animal Hospital is to provide the best possible care for our patients while also keeping their stress low. It breaks my heart to see dogs and cats upset because they are at the vet's. To reduce stress, we provide behavioral enrichment such as a pheromone diffusers in the cat exam room, mats to prevent slipping on the examination table and birds who whistle and enthrall the bird dogs. We hope to see you and your dogs and cats soon!  

After years of working as a relief veterinarian at many Arizona clinics including Animal Hospital at Tatum Ranch, Alta Vista, Pinnacle Peak and Sunburst Animal Hospitals, I was thrilled to purchase Arizona Skies Animal Hospital. While I enjoyed each of those experiences, owning this practice still affords me the opportunity to write books and speak, but most important, to establish the standard of care and environment for our patients. 

-Kristen Nelson, D.V.M.

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Arizona skies Animal Hospital offers a wide range of services for dogs and cats through all phases of life. Our services include: 

  • Wellness and Nutrition
  • Lab screening, X-ray & Ultrasound
  • Surgery & Dentistry
  • And much more!

Take a virtual tour of the hospital


Explore the hospital with images:

  • Operating Room
  • Exam Rooms
  • Treatment Room
  • Lobby

Meet the Staff


By age 4, Dr. Kristen Nelson decided she  wanted to become a veterinarian. Meet the veterinarian, author and speaker along with her staff. 



Watch Dr. Nelson's dog, Sully, have his teeth evaluated with X-rays, scaled and polished. Learn the problems with anesthesia-free dentals. 

Dr. Nelson's Blog



Dr. Nelson's blog  covers a variety of topics concerning the animal kingdom and veterinary care.  You may subscribe by visiting:  On the left side are links to her posts.



  • Anesthesia Preparation
  • Vaccine Recommendations
  • Valley Fever
  • Emergency Care

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The best care for your best friend!

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For emergencies that occur outside business hours, please call VetMed

(Northwest corner of Cave Creek Road and the loop 101)

         20610 North Cave Creek Road

         Phoenix, AZ 85024

         (602) 697-4694  

Arizona Skies Animal Hospital

4532 E. Lone Mountain Road, Suite 102, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 488-3400


Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5pm