VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital

Our Story

At VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Serving Albuquerque’s West Side since 1981, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in prevention and healing care.


Hometown Care at VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital

VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital has been serving the west side of Albuquerque and surrounding areas since 1981. We are located on the west side of Coors just off Interstate 40, next to the Bank of America in the Quail Run Shopping Center. Our hospital offers clients easy access from all points within Albuquerque and available for your pet's needs 7 days per week. We are just minutes from Ladera, Tres Volcanoes, Rancho Encantado, Sunrise and Taylor Ranch communities. We invite you to visit our 7,000 square foot AAHA-accredited 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 services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care Clinics (Thursdays); Vaccine Clinics (Wednesdays and Sundays); spay, neuter and dental care surgeries; hospitalization, digital radiography, laboratory testing, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, acupuncture and ultrasound. We also offer PennHip certified radiography. We also provide a comfortable and safe boarding facility for cats and dogs. Ask us about CareClub, the wellness plan with easy and affordable monthly payments.

We carry Hill's Science Diets & Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats. We work closely with several 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), PACA, NMAF, FAT Katz, Street Cat Hub, and the Valencia County Shelter. We are also proud to work with the New Mexico State Police, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo of Laguna to provide veterinary care for their K9 officers.

Our team of experts provides the highest level of veterinary medicine that meets or exceeds the stringent requirements to acquire this accreditation from AAHA. We have held this distinction since 1995! Therefore, our practitioners and caring staff are committed to the best experience possible whether it's for wellness visits, emergency service, pet boarding or pet food purchases. At VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital, your pet’s health is our top priority and excellent client service is our goal!

Remember, we are here to serve! Our hospital is open 7 days per week for your pet's needs:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Local Medical Issues

Heartworm disease is a malady that both dogs and cats need a preventative for year-round. This disease is transmitted to our pets by mosquitoes. Typically, our winters don't get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, so a once-per-month preventative is needed to ensure protection. A simple blood test is required once per year, and VCA West Mesa can provide your pet the diagnostic and the preventative! The Center for Disease Control is advising that the frequency of diagnosing endoparasites is increasing in the western states. Many of these internal parasites can be transmitted from pets to people! An examination and preventative can be provided by our hospital to keep all members of your family safe from this very real danger!

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.