VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center

Doctors

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.

  • Phil Padrid

    Medical Director
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Padrid graduated from Cornell University in 1985, where he received an award in Cardiology. He completed his internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in 1986, residency in small animal medicine

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  • Thomas Hribernik

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Missouri
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Thomas Hribernik graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by an internal medicine

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  • Barbara Kitchell

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Purdue University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    PhD, University of California, Davis
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Barbara E. Kitchell graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Dr. Kitchell completed an internship at the University of Minnesota, then residencies in Small Animal

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  • Nancy McLean

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Purdue University
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. McLean obtained her veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2002. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary

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  • Stacy Peterson

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Oklahoma State University
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. Stacy Peterson graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2002 with her Bachelor of Science degree and then continued to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Following completion

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  • Phil Ries

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Phil Ries graduated from the Ohio State University in 1988 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine.  After which, he completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at

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  • Diane Schrempp

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Masters of Science in Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Diane Schrempp graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  She then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at Cornell University

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  • Collin Wolff

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Collin Wolff received his veterinary degree from Cornell University, where he was recognized for academic excellence by graduating with summa cum laude and distinction in research honors. Dr.

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center

9901 Montgomery NE

Albuquerque, NM  87111

505 296-2982

In Case of Emergency......

1.  Remain Calm.

2.  Call Your Family Veterinarian First.  If they are unavailable, call us at 505 296-2982.

3.  Tell us the nature of the problem.  We will give you instructions on how to handle your pet while enroute and give you directions to our hospital.

What is an Emergency?

Difficulty breathing

Unstoppable bleeding

Major trauma or injury

Shock

Inability to urinate or defecate

Heatstroke

Bloated or distended abdomen

Allergic reactions

Loss of balance, unconsciousness, or seizure

Eye injuries

Inability to deliver puppies or kittens

Poisoning

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