VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center

Our Story

Welcome to VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe and the surrounding counties and communities since 1982. We are proud to offer the most comprehensive advanced care in our 22,000 square foot, AAHA accredited veterinary facility. We offer a full complement of specialty services, including Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Surgery, and Radioactive Iodine Treatment, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality veterinary care available.

We provide primary care services including wellness exams, vaccines and more. Learn More

Hometown Care at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center
Welcome to VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center! Our 24 hour facility is located on Montgomery Blvd, near Eubank Blvd, in the far northeast heights neighborhood of beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico(87111). Our AAHA and AAFP accredited hospital houses our general practitioners, our specialists and a full service emergency department. We invite you to visit our 22,000 square foot facility for a tour and to meet our welcoming staff and veterinarians. Our caring and skilled veterinarians provide well pet and sick pet services, for puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats, and senior pets. Our veterinarians are also highly experienced with exotic pets including birds, reptiles, pocket pets and many others! Our services include comprehensive preventative wellness care, early disease detection, parasite control, physical exams, vaccines (including weekly Preventative Care Vaccine Clinics), spay, neuter, and pet dental care, surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT scanner, endoscopy, laboratory testing, acupuncture, laser therapy, feline radioactive iodine therapy(I-131) and urgent care seven days a week. We also provide a comfortable and safe boarding facility. Ask us about CareClub, the wellness plan with easy, affordable monthly payments. We carry Hill's Science & Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats. We also work closely with local rescue groups and animal shelters including the city of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Dept. (AWD), Animal Humane of New Mexico (AHANM), Watermelon Mountain Ranch (WMR) and Lap Dog Rescue. In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable and caring members of our staff. Our veterinarians, state licensed veterinary technician assistants and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. At VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent client service is our goal.

The veterinarians and staff are committed to the best health care possible for your pet. We feel that preventative medicine is the backbone to keeping your family member free from disease and that early detection is the key to managing long-term illness. Our goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.

We have the knowledge and expertise to take your pet from being a puppy or kitten to adulthood and geriatrics. We provide all routine general-practice services, including vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries.

VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center has received the gold standard accreditation by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Our facility, practices and standards of care are considered to help minimize stress in cats. Our goal is to create the least stressful veterinary experience for our feline patients.

Veterinary Medical Technology is something that we value in providing excellent care to our patients. We have some of the most state of the art equipment available to our doctors to utilize such as endoscopy, CT scanner, digital radiology, multiple high quality ultrasound machines, state of the art patient monitoring equipment, and intraoperative fluoroscopy.

Our technical staff is second to none. We have highly experienced technical staff at our disposal to provide nursing care and necessary treatments 24/7. The veterinarians and staff at VCA Vet Care welcome the opportunity to show you our hospital and the services we can provide. We look forward to forming long-term relationships with each and every one of our clients.

Local Medical Issues:

We always like to focus on each pet individually and determine the protection it needs. As fleas can cause lots of problems, it never hurts to protect against them just in case.  Ticks can be very problematic in wooded areas and areas with high grass. Ticks, like fleas, can harbor many serious diseases for both animals and humans. In both instances, we have a combination topical product that can help prevent infection from both parasites, making it very convenient for you!

Heartworm disease, unfortunately, is increasing in frequency due to the many people moving in from other areas of the country. The American Heartworm Society recommends that all dogs and cats be on a monthly heartworm preventative regardless of which state you live in. Annual testing is strongly recommended prior to beginning a heartworm preventative protocol. Ask us about the products we recommend to protect your dog and cat from this fatal disease.

Intestinal parasites can be a problem in Albuquerque. Many are transmissible to humans. Giardia and coccidia are two of the most common intestinal parasites we see. Regular deworming and annual testing of stool samples is recommended to keep your pet and your family protected.
Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.

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Cat Friendly Practice

The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.