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Best Veterinarians in Albuquerque

Our Recommended Top 18

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Albuquerque Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Albuquerque, NM 87109

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5.0 (6)
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4.5 (5)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87105

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4.5 (272)
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5.0 (49)
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4.0 (10)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87113

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4.9 (30)
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4.5 (28)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87122

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5.0 (11)
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4.5 (7)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87114

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4.5 (278)
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4.4 (66)
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3.0 (20)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87112

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4.5 (27)
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5.0 (17)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87114

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4.5 (27)
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4.8 (12)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87107

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3.5 (21)
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5.0 (20)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87109

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5.0 (18)
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4.9 (9)

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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.

4000 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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4.4 (50)
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3.0 (34)

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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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Albuquerque, NM 87048

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4.7 (58)
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5.0 (16)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87107

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3.0 (12)
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5.0 (2)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87111

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3.0 (29)
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4.9 (18)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87109

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5.0 (8)
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4.5 (5)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87120

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4.1 (35)
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2.5 (33)

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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.

Bernalillo, NM 87004

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4.0 (8)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87108

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4.0 (54)
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4.4 (35)

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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.

Albuquerque, NM 87108

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4.5 (44)
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4.9 (35)

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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.

FAQs

  • 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.