VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center

Our Hospital

Welcome to VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe and the surrounding counties and communities since 1982.  We are proud to offer the most comprehensive advanced care in our 22,000 square foot, AAHA accredited veterinary facility.  We offer a full complement of specialty services, including Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Surgery, and Radioactive Iodine Treatment, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality veterinary care available.  Our hospital also provides 24 hour emergency care for pets, 365 days a year, 7 days a week, even on holidays.  We are always here to manage your pet’s medical needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Our dedicated team of board-certified specialists work in a collaborative environment to ensure that patients receive total care.  Our hospital is committed to having access to the best quality medical equipment too. We have a new 16-slice CT scanner that allows your pet to be scanned without anesthesia (in most cases) within 30 seconds or less.  We remodeled to provide a state-of-the-art Radioactive Iodine suite to treat hyperthyroid cats, and are proud to have the “Gold” standard accreditation as a Feline Friendly Practice.  Utilizing advanced state-of-the-art technology and the most current medical therapies and procedures available, our team is singularly focused on one mission- helping pets get well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We strive to meet all of our patient, client and referring veterinary needs with unsurpassed medical expertise, exceptional communication and advanced technology under one roof.  Furthering that goal, we are always looking to expand our specialty team, add new services to better meet the needs of the community, and purchase the most advanced equipment for diagnosing and providing the best treatment plan for your pet.  We are an extension of your regular veterinarian.  Whether your pet needs to be seen by one of our specialists or an emergency doctor, our team is there for you.  Afterward, we report to your veterinarian and work closely with them to better serve the medical needs of your pet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For further information or a tour of our hospital, please call us at (505)296-2982.                                  


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