VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center


  • Hospital Manager

    Candie Ross

    Candie, a native of New Mexico, studied business and biology at the University of New Mexico and attended the New York School of Pet Grooming. In addition to her 10 years working in veterinary administrative management for VCA, Candie spent several years managing pet stores in New York City and Albuquerque, owned her own business - Waggin Tails - and managed a 3-doctor veterinary practice. Prior to accepting the position of Hospital Operations Director at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, she managed VCA Adobe Medical Center in Albuquerque's North Valley.

    Candie is married to a wonderful man who appreciates the outdoors as much as she does and they were married on the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. They enjoy many healthy outdoor activities, both challenging and relaxing (skiing, kayaking, hiking), and have a mutual respect for nature. She has a stepdaughter living in Texas and two adorable chihuahuas. She enjoys reading fiction and finds time to nurture her artistic side by creating jewelry. Her favorite pieces are those that she makes for others as a gift, as they usually reflect a special sentiment.

  • Referral Coordinator

    Liz Davila- Scollard
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institure

    Our Patient Care Coordinator, Liz Davila- Scollard is from Grants, NM.  She studied veterinary assisting at Pima Medical Institute. She has been a integral part of the VCA Vet Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center team for 12 years. She has worked in nearly every department at Vet Care, bringing her enthusiasm, dedication, and attention to detail to veterinary medicine. Currently, she is our Patient Care Coordinator where she ensures that our clients and pets are cared for to the greatest of standards.

    When Liz is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, their 3 cats and 1 dog. Liz loves skiing, doing yoga and traveling in her spare time.

  • Referral Coordinator

    Kelly McEwen
    School: University of New Mexico, BA

    Kelly was hired in April 2013 as the Referral Advocate for VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center. She is proud to be the liaison between our specialty medical group and the referring veterinary community. She travels throughout the state to support the referring community by providing continuing education events, disseminating resource materials on our various specialty services, and organizing in clinic presentations by our specialists at the referring owner’s practice. She introduces our new specialists to the referring community, building and growing these important relationships. Kelly is also involved in many community outreach events, and supports our local non-profit groups.
    Kelly is a native of New Mexico. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of New Mexico, she owned and managed a custom home building corporation with her husband for over 25 years. She is well traveled and a capable sailor! She enjoys the landscape of the southwest and spends most of her leisure time hiking and mountain biking with her Border Collie, Mattie and her Papillion, Ivy. She also has a very lazy cat named Kate Hepburn.


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