VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital

Phone: 505-471-2888
Fax: 505-438-3991
1882 Plaza del Sur Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Business Hours
Sun Closed
We offer a Preventive Care Clinic on Fridays from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Vaccines are 50% off only during our PCC hours!

Caring for pets... and their people, too.


Welcome! Located in the South/Central area of Santa Fe, between Siringo and St. Michael’s streets off of Pacheco Street and just 2 miles from interstate 25 (I-25), VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital is a friendly, comfortable, state of the art, medically full service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital. Our caring and skilled veterinarians provide well pet and sick pet services, for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats and senior pets. We also have a wealth of knowledge about exotic pets such as birds, rabbits and reptiles. Our services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care vaccine clinics, spay, neuter, and pet dental care; surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-rays, and laboratory testing. We carry Hills Prescription and Science Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of healthy treats. We work closely with ...See More

New to VCA?

In addition to the traditional services you'd expect from a veterinary hospital, we have access to over 200 specialists in most health issues in most pets.

If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. We may already offer it, or can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area or one of our veterinary referral hospitals.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Esteban Armendariz
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Esteban R. Armendariz is a Santa Fe native who received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from New Mexico State University

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Dr. Pat McCreight
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Kansas State University

Dr. Pat McCreight earned her DVM from Kansas State University in 1979. Dr. McCreight practiced at Ark Veterinary Associates until she merged it into

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The final visit
grateful dog owner from SANTA FE

Last weekend I made the difficult decision to put my Australian Shepherd to sleep. I called Arrighetti on Monday morning and asked for an appointment. Veronica asked me when I wanted to bring Gem in as if their schedule was wide open. She answered all my questions and I told her we'd be there at 9 a.m. I needed help getting Gem out of the car and Veronica came out so we could lift her down together. We went into an exam room with a warm blanket on the floor. Gem laid down and I sat on the blanket next to her. Dr. Armendariz and his assistant, Frankie, came in and explained the procedure. They asked me a few questions about her condition, but I didn't feel that I was being judged. Dr. Armendariz gave her a tranquilizer and while waiting for that to take effect, all of us sat on the floor in the exam room talking quietly. The lights were dimmed to encourage Gem to relax. When she lay on her side, relaxed and nearly asleep, he gave her the final injection and monitored her heart beat until she was gone. They were very kind, patient, gentle and compassionate, something I'll always be grateful for. On Wednesday, I receive a condolance card with a hand written note from Dr. Armendariz. We were not regular customers of Arrighetti Animal Hospital which makes their care all the more special. I will recommend them to everyone with a pet.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
505-471-2888 or request an appointment.