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Express Vet NM

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Hospital’s FAQs

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team at Express Vet NM. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

Proudly serving pets in Albuquerque, NM and beyond.

At Express Vet NM, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact us for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

What are your office hours?
Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 12:00pm
What are your forms of payment?

Cash and all major credit cards.

Do you have payment plans?

Payment is required at the time of service.

What kind of pets do you see?

Dogs and cats.

Do you see sick or injured pets?

No. We only see well pets who have no current health issues. If your pet is sick or injured, we ask you to make an appointment at a full-service veterinary hospital of your choice. Our office only provides preventative medicine such as spays, neuters, vaccinations, and general well-pet examinations.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are required for all patients.

Surgical appointments can be made up to 48 hours before the desired appointment day.

Vaccination appointments need to be made by midnight the night before the desired appointment day.

Do you provide boarding, grooming or daycare?

We are offering grooming services by Duke City Dog Spa. We do not provide boarding or daycare.

Click here to schedule.

Do I have to vaccinate my pet?

Yes and no. State and County require that your cat or dog is vaccinated for Rabies, as this is a matter of public safety. If your pet were to bite someone or another animal, they are required to quarantine, and the type of quarantine is based on their vaccination status. Fines from the County may also be incurred if your pet is not properly vaccinated for Rabies. Other vaccines are considered either core or elective.

What are core vaccines?

1. Distemper/parvo (DAPP)
For adult dogs and puppies over six weeks of age. We are seeing an uptick in the number of deadly distemper cases in our region. Parvovirus is another deadly organism that can cost your pet its life. If your pet has never been vaccinated, or you’re unsure of their vaccination status, you will need to return to have one or more booster vaccinations.

2. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia (FVRCP)
Recommended for all cats and kittens six weeks of age or older and then every 3–4 weeks until 16–20 weeks of age.

3. Rabies
State and County require that your cat or dog is vaccinated for Rabies, as this is a matter of public safety. If your pet were to bite someone or another animal, they are required to quarantine, and the type of quarantine is based on their vaccination status. Fines from the County may also be incurred if your pet is not properly vaccinated for Rabies.

What is included in the price for surgery?
Your pet receives great care and compassion, pre-surgical examination, pre-surgical pain medication, necessary local anesthesia, general anesthesia, a quick and effective spay or neuter procedure, and two days of post-surgical (take-home) pain medication.
Do you provide emergency services?
No. We are not equipped to see emergencies. If you feel your pet has an emergency, please contact Route 66 Emergency Animal Hospital at (505) 266-7866 or Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (505) 884-3433.