Our Hospital

VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital has been serving the West Side of Albuquerque and surrounding areas since 1981.  Located on the West side of Coors just off  Interstate 40, next to the Bank of America  in the Quail Run Shopping Center. Our hospital offers clients easy access from all points within Albuquerque and available for your pet's needs 7days per week. We are just minutes from Ladera, Tres Volcanoes, Rancho Encantado, Sunrise and Taylor Ranch communities.  We invite you to visit our 7,000 sq ft AAHA accredited facility for a tour and to meet our welcoming staff and veterinarians. Our caring and skilled veterinarians provide well pet and sick pet services, for puppies & kittens, adult dogs & cats, and senior pets.  Our services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care vaccine Clinics (Thursdays); spay, neuter, and pet dental care; surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-ray, laboratory testing, acupuncture, soft tissue/orthopedic surgery and ultrasound.  Avian and exotics are welcome too!  We also provide a comfortable and safe boarding facility for cats and dogs. Ask us about CareClub, the wellness plan with easy, affordable monthly payments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We carry Hill's Science & Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats.  We work closely with several local rescue groups and animal shelters including the city of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Dept. (AWD), Animal Humane of New Mexico (AHANM), Watermelon Mountain Ranch (WMR), PACA, NMAF, FAT Katz, Street Cat Hub, and the Valencia County Shelter.   We are also proud to work with the New Mexico State Police, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo of Laguna to provide veterinary care for their K9 officers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our team of experts provides the highest level of veterinary medicine that meets or exceeds the stringent requirements to acquire this accreditation from AAHA. We have held this distinction since 1995!  Therefore, our practitioners and caring staff are committed to the best experience possible whether it's for wellness visits, emergency service, pet boarding or pet food purchases.  At VCA West Mesa Animal Hospital your pet’s health is our top priority and excellent client service is our goal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Remember, we are here to serve! Our hospital is open 7 days per week for your pet's needs:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mon-Fri:  7:30-7:00     Sat:  8:00 - 4:00        Sun:  10:00 - 4:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Local Medical Issues

Heartworm disease is a malady that both dogs and cats need a preventative for year-round. This disease is transmitted to our pets by mosquitoes. Typically, our winters don't get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, so a once-per-month preventative is needed to ensure protection. A simple blood test is required once per year, and VCA West Mesa can provide your pet the diagnostic and the preventative! The Center for Disease Control is advising that the frequency of diagnosing endoparasites is increasing in the western states. Many of these internal parasites can be transmitted from pets to people! An examination and preventative can be provided by our hospital to keep all members of your family safe from this very real danger!