VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital

Santa Fe Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Elizabeth Davis

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr.  Liz Davis was raised in Northern Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in business/finance. After graduation, she went on to pursue a degree in her

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  • Esteban Armendariz

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Esteban R. Armendariz is a Santa Fe native who received his B.S. in Agriculture from New Mexico State University in 1992 and his DVM from Colorado State University in 1996. He joined VCA Arrighetti

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  • 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 VCA Arrighetti Hospital in November 2012.


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  • Barbara Kitchell

    Staff Veterinarian
    Board Certification: DACVIM/Oncology
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Dr. Barbara Kitchell is an oncologist and the medical director at VCA Veterinary Care Referral Center in Albuquerque.  Dr. Kitchell practices in Albuquerque, NM.  However, she is available

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours, please contact Santa Fe Veterinary Emergency Clinic at:

2001 Vivigen Way

Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 984-0625