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4 Paws Pet Hospital

Albuquerque, NM 87113
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4 Paws Pet Hospital is a full-service pet clinic that provides routine care, dental care, illness care, and end-of-life care. The practice's services include puppy and kitten exams and vaccinations, routine exams, microchipping, heartworm testing, spaying and neutering, and senior pet care. 4 Paws Pet Hospital also has a grooming center called Desert Divas Dog Spa. The owner of the clinic has more than 10 years of veterinary experience.

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ABQ Mobile Vet

Albuquerque, NM 87048
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BQ Mobile Vet is a veterinary house call service based in Albuquerque. The pet clinic has weekday, weekend, and evening appointments available. The clinic's services include wellness checkups, sick pet exams, prenatal and postpartum care, diabetic management, and nail trims. The practice also provides home euthanasia, end of life care, pet medical administration, and has veterinarians on call 24 hours a day to answer client questions. ABQ Mobile Vet's Annual Vet Camp introduces kids to the animal care field.

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ABQ Petcare

Albuquerque, NM 87111
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ABQ Petcare cares for dogs, cats, pocket pets, and exotic pets. The clinic, founded in 2009, is open seven days a week. ABQ Petcare provides full veterinary services, including acupuncture, allergy treatment, radiology, dentistry, vaccinations, heartworm prevention and testing, and euthanasia. The practice has a well-stocked pharmacy. The clinic also puts pets up for adoption. Clients have praised ABQ Petcare for its professional and caring staff.

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Academy Pet Hospital

Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Academy Pet Hospital cares for cats, dogs, and exotic animals in Albuquerque. The pet clinic's services include pet anesthesia, dentistry, euthanasia, microchipping, pain management, skin care, spaying and neutering, and surgery. Academy Pet Hospital supports and donates services to the local organization F.A.T. Katz Feline Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates cats and puts them up for adoption.

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Albuquerque Cat Clinic

Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Albuquerque Cat Clinic has a calming, cat-friendly environment to provide the best possible care for its feline patients. The Albuquerque practice provides annual examinations, grooming, dental care, surgery, dentistry, and boarding. The clinic is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Albuquerque Cat Clinic works with Cats Around Town to foster adult cats and put them up for adoption.

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Aztec Animal Clinic

Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Aztec Animal Clinic has been serving the Albuquerque area for more than 25 years. The team of six veterinarians and more than a dozen veterinary technicians and managers is dedicated to using the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and technology to ensure the best possible care. Services include dental care, microchipping, behavior counseling, preventative counseling, radiology, ultrasounds, and surgery. The clinic also has a weekly puppy preschool event to socialize puppies and address common behavioral issues.

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Desert Hills Animal Clinic

Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Desert Hills Animal Clinic provides general wellness exams, blood profiling, surgery, dentistry, digital radiography, ultrasounds, and pharmaceuticals. The practice's specialized care includes dermatology, oncology, and ophthalmology. The Albuquerque pet clinic also has prescription diets including Hills, Purina, and Royal Canin in stock. Pet owners have praised Desert Hills Animal Clinic for its kind, helpful staff and caring service.

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La Cueva Animal Hospital

Albuquerque, NM 87122
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La Cueva Animal Hospital has a full veterinary facility that includes a well-stocked pharmacy, a surgery suite, x-ray systems, indoor boarding kennels, and outdoor walking areas. The clinic's services include general wellness exams, emergency care, internal medicine, radiology, cardiology, dentistry, and microchipping. The practice also consults pet owners on pet behavior and its pharmacy stocks products such as pharmaceuticals, shampoo, flea and tick control products, and prescription diets.

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Manzano Animal Clinic

Albuquerque, NM 87112
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Manzano Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital in Albuquerque. The practice's services include general wellness exams, microchipping, parasite control, dentistry, ultrasounds, diagnostics, parasite prevention, and dietary consultations. Pet owners have praised Manzano Animal Clinic for its quality customer service, friendly staff, and clean, comfortable clinic.

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My Southwest Vet

Albuquerque, NM 87114
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My Southwest Vet is an Albuquerque veterinary clinic that cares for dogs and cats as well as exotic pets such as birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. The pet clinic's services include general wellness care, surgery, dentistry, puppy and kitten care, senior pet care, and internal medicine. The practice has a fully stocked pharmacy with prescription diets. Pet owners have left positive feedback for My Southwest Vet for its caring, helpful, and passionate staff.

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Pawz to Care Veterinary Services

Bernalillo, NM 87004
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Pawz to Care Veterinary Services is a full-service vet clinic based in Bernalillo. The practice provides acupuncture, microchipping, nutritional counseling, preventative care, surgery, and holistic care. The clinic's organization The Belly Foundation helps pet owners give their pets better quality of life despite financial struggles.

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Petroglyph Animal Hospital

Albuquerque, NM 87120
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Petroglyph Animal Hospital in Albuquerque has been treating local pets for 20 years. Experienced veterinarians are in the clinic 24 hours a day for any medical situation. The practice's services include general wellness care, orthopedic care, laparoscopic surgery, internal medicine, pain control, endoscopy, dentistry, and radiography. Petroglyph Animal Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital

Albuquerque, NM 87105
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Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital cares for dogs and cats, exotic pets such as geckos, ferrets, and rabbits, and barnyard pets such as ruminants and fowl. The clinic can care for pets in emergency cases during office hours, and its other services include surgery, vaccinations, dentistry, and grooming. The pet clinic also has boarding available, where it walks dogs twice a day. The owner of the practice has more than 20 years of veterinary experience.

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Rio Grande Animal Hospital

Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Rio Grande Animal Hospital's care includes dentistry, diagnostics, general exams, microchipping, nutritional counseling, preventative medicine, and surgery. The practice also has a well-stocked pharmacy in its clinic with products including flea and heartworm preventatives. The Albuquerque veterinary clinic has received praise for its hard working staff and reasonable prices.

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Route 66 Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center

Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Route 66 Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center has overnight and weekend care available for pet medical emergencies. The locally-owned and operated veterinary clinic has state of the art equipment, including digital radiography, ultrasound, oxygen kennels, vital monitoring equipment, and advanced security systems. The owner of the clinic has worked in veterinary medicine for more than 15 years.

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Valley Vetco

Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Valley Vetco has been serving pets in the Albuquerque area since 1987. The veterinary practice provides spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, flea and tick control, heartworm disease prevention, and dental care. Pet owners have left positive feedback for Valley Vetco's efficient, kind, and helpful staff.

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Ventana Animal Clinic

Albuquerque, NM 87114
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Ventana Animal Clinic is a full-service Albuquerque veterinary clinic. The practice provides wellness exams, hospitalization, surgery, dentistry, radiology, and diagnostics, and cares for cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, gerbils, and rabbits. Pet owners have left positive feedback for Ventana Animal Clinic's caring and compassionate staff and knowledgeable veterinarians.

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Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Centers

Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Centers specializes in emergency pet care. The Albuquerque clinic's specialty services include cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, dentistry, ophthalmology, acupuncture, and physical therapy. The practice has veterinarians on staff 24 hours a day and the clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Centers runs a volunteer Blood Donor Program to supply blood to animal clinics in need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.

How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

How often should my pets be vaccinated?

In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

Why is my dog dragging his butt on the ground?

Dogs drag their rear ends on the floor for a number of reasons, including clogged anal sacs, intestinal parasites, and food allergies. Some groomers express a dog's anal glands manually, which is often unnecessary and can cause irritation that leads to scooting. If you notice frequent scooting, contact a veterinarian to figure out the cause.

What is a brachycephalic breed?

Brachycephalic animals are prone to obstructive breathing due to the short muzzles and flattened faces they were bred to have. Common brachycephalic breeds are the pug, French and English bulldogs, Boston terrier, Pekingese, shih tzu, boxer, and bull mastiff. Brachycephaly can occur in cats such as the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese breeds, and in rabbits such as Netherland Dwarfs and Holland Lops.

When do I switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food?

For puppies, it depends on the dog's breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered ready for adult food around 18-24 months of age. Large breeds take a bit longer to mature. Toy breeds can reach their adult size in as little as 10 months. Cats should be transitioned to adult food when they're around 12 months old.

Should I declaw my cat?

It can be tempting to declaw a cat to stop it from scratching your furniture, but it's a medically unnecessary procedure that does the animal more harm than good. Declawing can cause paw and back pain, lameness, tissue necrosis, and discomfort when using the litter box. Better alternatives include keeping your pet's nails trimmed and providing scratching posts around your home.

We just found a stray pet. What should I do?

The pet may already belong to someone, so check for a collar and tags, or have it scanned for a microchip at your local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Many people who lose a pet will look for it at nearby shelters, so consider leaving the animal there to give the owner a better chance of finding it.

Are dogs color blind?

Dogs don't see in black and white, but they're unable to recognize many of the colors that humans can. The colors they can see best are blue, yellow, and combinations of these shades. Objects that are green, orange, and red appear to be dull brown or gray through a dog's eyes.

What degree do you need to be a veterinarian?

In the United States, vets must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree to practice. Some choose a dual DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/M.S. program, and others opt for specialty training after earning their degree. Becoming a veterinarian takes about four years of undergraduate education and four years to complete a DVM or VMD program.

How do you become a registered veterinary technician?

Veterinary technician requirements vary by state. Most vet technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited two-year associate or four-year bachelor's program and pass the VTME exam. Some states have alternate paths to credentialing, such as passing a certification exam at a specialist academy.

What do veterinary assistants do?

Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

What do veterinary technicians do?

Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

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