Effective March 24, 2020 – April 10, 2020
Due to New Mexico’s orders in response to COVID-19, Veterinary clinics are only able to provide emergency services.
If your pet requires emergency attention, please note that person-to-person interaction will be done in a “curbside” manner. When you arrive at the clinic with your pet, we will have you call us, and our staff will meet you at your car to transport your pet inside.
For swiftness in care, please call ahead if you plan on bringing a pet to Advanced Veterinary Care.
The number to call for questions and “curbside” care will vary during the time of day:
After Hours Line: 575-538-1117
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has provided some guidelines on what generally constitutes an emergency:
13 Animal emergencies that require immediate veterinary consultation and/or care
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within five minutes
- Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
- Injuries to your pet's eye(s)
- You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
The bottom line is that ANY concern about your pet's health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.
“We spoke to specialists that extended from El Paso to the northern part of New Mexico. Finally I came across a colleague who had gone through something similar and had mentioned the doctor that they chose out of Silver City, Dr Bradberry. It was our last hope before putting our dog to rest. We proceeded to knee surgery that week. The healing time of the dog was nearly three times less than what we had been expecting. Dr. Bradberry was beyond professional and routinely followed up with phone calls to make sure that the healing was happening smoothly. Within 8 weeks of meeting Dr. Bradberry, we had the ability not only to keep our dog, but make her fully agile." - Jason Trujillo, Owner of Onyx (pictured)
Welcome to Advanced Veterinary Care
Advanced Veterinary Care opened its brand-new hospital in June 2017. This facility provides over 3,800 sq ft of customized space for small animal medicine and surgery, including an ICU and separate housing ward for cats.There are four exam rooms, including one made for cats and one designed for large dogs, and a Comfort Room for euthanasias. We provide preventative care such as wellness exams and vaccinations, routine and advanced surgery, hospitalization for sick patients, and boarding. The new facility is at 212 Highway 180 W, at the corner of 180 and Little Walnut Road.
Why Choose Advanced Veterinary Care?
It’s in our name: Care. Our number one priority is our patient: Their needs, their comfort, come before all else. A close second to our patient’s care, are the needs and concerns of our patient’s owners. We believe in tailoring the best treatment plan for each individual pet; adapting to each family’s unique schedules and demands. We believe that you must take care of yourself as well, so you can take the best possible care of your beloved pet.
Also in our name: Advanced. Our goal is to bring “big city” veterinary medicine to all communities. Rural areas don’t have to settle for outdated or minimal veterinary care – after all, pets are family! Our doctors bring anesthesia protocols and surgical monitoring used by Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, digital radiography, ultrasonography, ICU hospitalization, comprehensive pain management, and more to southern New Mexico’s pets. And this care doesn’t have to come with “big city” prices – our top-of-the-line care is more affordable than you'd expect.
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