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
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.
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.
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.
We harness the scale and strength of our global network while acknowledging each individual's contribution. We work locally to improve the lives of all who interact with our brand.
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ASPCA Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435.
Animal Humane Association of NM
Pet Loss Support Group
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center prides itself on its exemplary care and attention to the patient. We extend that same care and attention to the pet owner at the time of their greatest need. Anyone who has experienced the severe illness of their companion animal, anyone struggling with decisions about palliative and end-of-life care and anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved companion animal knows that this is a difficult and emotional process.
Grief upon the loss of a pet is a normal response and also a very individual one. Grieving is a complex process which includes a number of stages including, denial, bargaining, anger, sadness, and resolution. The stages often appear as a complex series of emotions and feelings. In most instances, the grieving process may continue up to a year. It has been shown that when grief can be expressed, the time needed for healing is often less. We are here to offer support and help you through this time.
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center offers bereavement and grief counseling sessions the second Tuesday of each month from 6 - 7 PM. The group is run by Ann Beyke, M.A., LPC. To register for the group, contact Ann Beyke at 505 265-3087 or [email protected].