VCA Town and Country Animal Hospital

Nickolas Hopkins, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Hopkins has lived in Albuquerque most of his life.  He started volunteering at the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico when he was 15 and continued to work there throughout his undergraduate studies.  He attended Sandia High School and earned his B.S. degree in Animal Sciences at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.  Dr. Hopkins graduated from the veterinary college at Washington State University in 2004

After graduation from WSU, Dr. Hopkins returned to Albuquerque and worked as an emergency clinician on the Westside.  He joined the staff at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center in 2009, and in 2012 also joined the staff at VCA Adobe Animal Hospital, and splits his time between the two.

Dr. Hopkins and his wife, Lisa, have three dogs, Stella Esther, and Tanner (two mutts and a sheltie), and two cats, Samir and Chala.  In his spare time, Dr. Hopkins enjoys camping, hiking, and fencing.  He also is an avid movie buff.


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 VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center on (505) 292-5353. 

VCA Vet Care is an Emergency Veterinary Hospital open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year including holidays.

VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital & Referral Hospital

9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111

(505) 292-5353