VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital

Esteban Armendariz, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 Animal Hospital team in 1997 after a cold year in South Dakota as a large animal veterinarian. Dr. Armendariz is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include surgery, radiology and pain management. He is PENN HIP certified. This is a screening process in younger pets for hip dysplasia. It can help pet owners and breeders decrease the incidence as well as manage this terrible disease.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors and playing golf. He has one large cat named 'Zeke'.


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