Shelter Veterinary Clinic

Changes to Animal Humane New Mexico’s Clinic Services


Nationwide, a shortage of veterinary professionals is affecting pet lovers and the cats & dogs they care for. Unfortunately, as a result, Animal Humane must currently announce changes to Veterinary Clinic operations.

We will continue focusing on our mission, to provide homeless shelter pets with needed veterinary care while they wait for their new homes. However, given the shortage of veterinary staff, we are currently unable to provide ongoing management for client-owned pets.

Please check back regularly for updates to our veterinary health programs & services.

Emergencies & Humane Euthanasia

If you believe your pet is in a life-threatening situation, please contact one of the local emergency clinics listed in the section below. 

If your pet is in need of humane euthanasia services, please call 505.217.0300, select option 1 and follow the prompts. 

Current Clients

We kindly ask that you begin the process of finding a new veterinarian who can assist with your pet’s continued or new medical management. Please email or text 505.269.8591 for a copy of your pet’s medical record.

Medication Refills or Surgical Questions

Medication refills will only be available for current clients whose companion has received an exam after August 2021.

Refills will only be available until October 1, 2022.

To request a refill, please call 505.217.0300, select option 3 and follow the prompts. 

Medical Records Requests

Please email or text 505.269.8591 for a copy of your pet’s medical record.

Emergency Care & Other Veterinary Health Resources

Emergency Care

VCA Animal Hospital & Referral Center

9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505.292.5353

Petroglyph Animal Hospital

6633 Caminito Coors NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 505.898.8874

Thrive Pet Healthcare

4000 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505.884.3433

Route 66 Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center

3601 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505.266.7866

Other Veterinary Resources

Community Cat Resources

For Community Cat Trap/Neuter/Return in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, please visit Street Cat Hub

For additional information about Community Cat management, please visit Alley Cat Allies

Spay & Neuter Resources

The following programs currently offer low- to no-cost spay & neuter programs or vouchers. Qualification requirements vary.

Albuquerque Animal Welfare Spay/Neuter Lottery
Bernalillo County Spay & Neuter Assistance Program
Express Vet NM
Street Cat Hub
Zimmer Feline Foundation

Resources for Senior Pets

Premium online resource for senior pet care from Veterinary Partner.

Telemedicine for Pets

Telemedicine is a new & growing field that has expanded into the realm of veterinary care. The scope of these programs is often limited and they are not a replacement for regular, in-person veterinary care. However, these services may be able to assist you with non-urgent concerns. 

Animal Humane New Mexico does not partner directly with any veterinary telemedicine provider, and this list should not be considered an endorsement of any service. If in doubt, please visit one of the local emergency veterinary clinics listed in the Emergency Care section.

For more information about veterinary telemedicine, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Chewy’s Connect With a Vet


Are you considering surrendering your pet for medical reasons?

If you are considering surrendering your pet due to medical, behavioral or housing issues & need assistance keeping your pet, we may be able to connect you with needed resources.

Please send details of your situation to our Community Partnership Team at