VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center

Phil Ries, DVM, DACVIM, 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 VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Dr. Ries spent a year as a general practice vet then completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Iowa State University.  In 1994 Dr. Ries was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACVIM). As a veterinary internist, Dr. Ries' areas of interest include gastroenterology, care of the critical patient, endocrinology, infectious diseases, caring for patients with heart disease and respiratory medicine. He joined the staff of VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1995.


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


Inability to urinate or defecate


Bloated or distended abdomen

Allergic reactions

Loss of balance, unconsciousness, or seizure

Eye injuries

Inability to deliver puppies or kittens