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Vca Animal Hospital - 13 Reviews - 9901 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM - Specialty Animal Services Reviews - Phone (505) 814-7865

Vca Animal Hospital

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Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM
Vca Animal Hospital - Albuquerque, NM

Reviews

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Best

I found Dr. Russman and her staff SUPERB; extremely compassionate and very genuine. It was the day after Christmas and I was visiting from out of town....my 13 year old Lab/Retri...

Worst

Just one day ago I would have given this place 5+ stars. Dr. Shirley Russman is truly the most amazing vet I have ever met. \r \r I've fallen on hard times. But I've started...

No money - No compassion 7/10/2014

Just one day ago I would have given this place 5+ stars. Dr. Shirley Russman is truly the most amazing vet I have ever met. \r \r I've fallen on hard times. But I've started to make a little money now. VCA closed my account and will not allow me to bring my animals in, even though I have cash and am willing to pay up front.\r \r My cat is dying. I need to put him down. And now, I have to go to a stranger and do it because once you get sideways with VCA you can never come back. Cold hearted B*******s more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/25/2014

This is the best vet hospital I have ever taken a pet to. I have had three pets there over the past 2 years with complex and difficult problems. Dr. Ries is the best and the staff is wonderful. They are so compassionate and took the time to keep me informed. When my Beagle was deathly ill and had surgery, they let me stay with her as much as I wanted. I observed what was being done in the hospital area when I visited my dog. I am a physician myself, and I saw a very high level of care being given. I wouldn't take my animals anywhere else if they needed intensive care. more

Good vet care 2/28/2013

I trust them to take care of my dogs in an emergency. They are expensive, but they are worth it. They took great care of my dog when he started having seizures because he had developed diabetes. It was very scary, but good to know he was in good, dedicated, highly skilled, and competent hands. \r The eye doctor there is also excellent in case your pet needs those services. She is kind and caring too. more

THE LOVING HANDS OF DR. RUSSMAN 12/28/2010

I found Dr. Russman and her staff SUPERB; extremely compassionate and very genuine. It was the day after Christmas and I was visiting from out of town....my 13 year old Lab/Retriever collapsed and I had to find someone open to help on a holiday weekend....they offered me medical options and left the decision to me while supporting my decision; it was one of the hardest decisions of my life that I had to put him to sleep. The staff were very kind and supportive. I am also surprised by the bad reviews until I stopped to really read the details and it usually came back to MONEY not LOVE for their pet. I LOVED MY DOG and will miss him terribly and won't have him in anyone else's hands! People need to think before writing bad reviews...do they not think about what it must be like to help sick animals every day when you love animals and how it must effect you....and maybe you have never run a business that has to stay open 24 hours a day...that costs money! A little more compassion p more

VCA 10/24/2010

A lot of peple don't understand the reason VCA is so expensive is because it is a corporate business, not like privatly owned practices that are a lot cheaper. Also VCA is open 24/7 and has specialists that other places don't have or that you have to go out of town for. Yes it's expensive, that's what pet insurance is for! I found the staff, especially at night, caring, helpful and very nice. They care very much what happens to your pet and are very respectful if you have to make a tough decision. I reccomend this place to all of my pet owning friends and family. I hope people will understand why VCA is so expensive but the care they give is worth the money. more

Worthless & Expensive 10/17/2009

I have a constipated dog and took him to the VCA. 2 days and $2100 later I still have a very sick and very constipated dog. They didn?t do ANYTHING except run a bunch of tests, hold him for two days, increase charges, and administer TWO Enemas a day. The things they were charging for were ridiculous! $85 dollars to administer shots. Not counting the price of the medication that was being given. $40 for an IV dispenser rental. That?s right; they charged me a daily rental fee on the bag holder for my dogs IV. Unacceptable. \r \r This was one of the worst experiences of my pet owning life. I feel used and fully taken advantage of. I will forever and always recommend against the VCA to everyone I meet from here on out. Greed in your moment of weakness is their business plan. more

Excellent hospital for small pets 10/9/2009

I had a guinea pig who broke her leg and the entire staff was kind and caring for her. They treated her to the best of their abilities and were very helpful in her treatment. I will always take my pets to VCA because they are a great hospital. Pros: always available, fair pricing, nice doctors and staff more

Excellent care and always there 7/9/2009

I have no idea how the previous reviews could be of the same place I took my dog! The staff was compassionate and friendly, one tech say I was crying while on the phone to my son and brought me a box of Kleenex with an added squeeze to the shoulder to show she cared. My dog got excellent care, I was allowed to visit with him and the tech and Vet sat on the floor next to his "room" and talked with me. Yes, It is expensive, so is all health care these days and this facility offers expertise and care not found in other facilities and they are open 24/7 which is a comforting thought when you have a dog with a life threatening condition. It's all in how you look at things I guess, I love these guys! more

VCA Expensive, Barely Professional 9/25/2008

I took my cat in as he was blocked, which is life threatening.\r He spent two days there and it was $1700+. I had to ask to see the vet when he was released, which I found very strange. They didn't give me much info and the info they did give seemed confusing and contradictory. No to urine acidifiers, but they gave him Hill C/d which is an acidifier for instance. They gave me no options as to anything else I could feed him, as I think vets and Hills are a little too cozy. The vet did not take me back to the examining room but just talked in the lobby. I saw no lab reports. They didn't seem entirely cold, but also seem to be in it for the money.\r \r My real vet is much better, but also doesn't have emergency hours.\r \r \r --Jane more

Adel R. 6/25/2008

VCA must have wrote the first review. I'm not surprised by the others. All I have heard from anyone who has taken their animals there is pretty bad. Indifferent, rude, insensitive -- just to name a few -- staff and doctors. It's a little obvious it's just about money. If it was really about caring people who love animals that wouldn't be the case. People and businesses of that sort are characteristically nasty people. My mother has taken her dogs there as a last resort and it's always bad. She lives close by and doesn't like to drive too far she's also a senior citizen. What a shame, shame on you VCA! I guess most people don't really do anything about it. That's why they're still in business. Well if I had had an "experience" with them I would see to it that they were no longer in business. When it comes to my family and especially my mother and the little guy who I will not name, not everyone is just going to put up with this kind of garbage and do nothing. more

Expensive and impersonal 5/21/2008

I had a pug spayed over a year ago. i was new to the area and selected VCA as it appeared professional. I was charged over\r 500.00 dollars for her uncomplicated surgery. I felt as if we were\r in a factory. I have since used another vet who is kind and\r caring. I would never select VCA unless there was no other vet within 100 miles. I expect to pay for experienced and quality care.\r Vets are well educated and work hard. But I was incredulous that\r they were so expensive and basically detached. I get better attention when I have my car serviced. They are probably competent\r but I would not recommend them for personal care. more

Buyer Beware! 3/15/2008

We used VCA because I am taking care of a friend's dog while they are on vacation. VCA is their regular vet, for now anyway. (I have 4 other dogs that we take to a wonderful vet up the street.) Zoiks! This dog had a very slight laceration on her leg and we erred on the side of caution and took her in for a look. $700 later we had been treated for everything from giardia and fleas to tapeworm. And yes, four stitches. I was stunned. They wanted to see us again the next day. We gave them another $40 and were not allowed in the treatment room while they checked their work. This seems very odd and not good for the patient. I looked on the web and overcharging seems to be the norm for VCA. Buyer beware! more

Very Disappointing Visit 1/12/2008

This place shows absolutely no compassion. They overcharge for everything, and won't even let you inside the exam room to comfort your pet. I sat there for 2 hours when my cat was desperately ill, and no one even bothered to tell me how she was doing, despite the fact that I was in tears. They ran needless tests costing me upwards of $500, and considered running more tests that would have cost $500 more. They also prescribed asthma medication, even though it was obvious to my regular vet that she did not have asthma. I took her to my regular vet soon thereafter and he was able to diagnose her with an enlarged heart. The only reason we came to VCA was because it was open when other places are not, and I would never go back. I felt no compassion for my cat, nor myself, and it seemed like the main motivation of this hospital is money. more

A Specialty Animal Hospital 6/19/2006

VCA Animal Hospital is located off the corner of Eubank and Montgomery. Parking is in the rear and is plentiful. They offer specialty care including chemotherapy, and often require a referral from your regular vet. Because it is a specialty care facility, prices are higher than your normal vet, but are worth it. more
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  • We provide primary care, emergency care, and specialty veterinary services such as endoscopy, digital radiology, physical therapy, cardiology, chemotherapy, CT scans, diagnostic imaging, ekg, oncology, PennHip evaluations, radiation therapy, surgery (orthopedic and soft-tissue), and tonopen. .

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  • Provides medical care, surgical services and specialized treatments including spay/neutering, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic testing, boarding and grooming.

  • 8/21/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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    Daily 7am-7pm
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    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

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