Welcome to VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, "where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal!"
We are certified as a "Cat Friendly Practice" by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
The veterinarians and staff are committed to the best health care possible for your pet. Together, our general-practice doctors have a combined 90 years of experience! We feel that preventative medicine is the backbone to keeping your family member free from disease and that early detection is the key to managing long-term illness. Our goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.
We have the knowledge and expertise to take your pet from being a puppy or kitten to adulthood and geriatrics. We provide all routine general-practice services, including vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries.
Our facility has extensive diagnostic equipment to manage all levels of care. In cases that require specialty care, we have a staff of specialists at our hospital that can take your pet's care to the next level. We even have 24-hour emergency service to provide for your needs when the general practice is closed. We have two experienced emergency doctors on staff that look forward to helping you in times of need.
Our technical staff is second to none. We have a predominantly registered technical staff at our disposal to provide nursing care and necessary treatments 24/7. The veterinarians and staff at VCA Vet Care welcome the opportunity to show you our hospital and the services we can provide. We look forward to forming long-term relationships with each and every one of our clients who enters our door. We strive to provide the best service and care and welcome your input on to how we can do better!
Thank you and welcome to VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center!
Local Medical Issues
The beautiful weather in Albuquerque makes us grateful that we do not have many of the parasites that plague other areas of the country.
Fleas are usually not a big problem unless you live near the Rio Grande. We always like to focus on each pet individually and determine the protection it needs. As fleas can cause lots of problems, it never hurts to protect against them just in case. Ticks can be very problematic in wooded areas and areas with high grass. Ticks, like fleas, can harbor many serious diseases for both animals and humans. In both instances, we have a combination topical product that can help prevent infection from both parasites, making it very convenient for you!
Heartworm disease, unfortunately, is increasing in frequency due to the many people moving in from other areas of the country. The American Heartworm Society recommends that all dogs and cats be on a monthly heartworm preventative regardless of which state you live in. Annual testing is strongly recommended prior to beginning a heartworm preventative protocol. Ask us about the products we recommend to protect your dog and cat from this fatal disease.
Intestinal parasites can be a problem in Albuquerque. Many are transmissable to humans. Giardia and coccidia are two of the most common intestinal parasites we see. Regular deworming and annual testing of stool samples is recommended to keep your pet and your family protected.