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Expert veterinary care in the Tularosa Basin

Our hospital in the Tularosa Basin is equipped with state of the art medical technology, skilled doctors and registered veterinary technicians to ensure excellence in service. At Alamogordo Animal Hospital, we stress the importance of preventative care and will provide compassionate care and quality that your pet companions deserve.

Preventative Care

From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide the absolute best care for your pet. Our pet preventive health care measures can maximize the fullness of that life both in terms of what your pet can do and for how long.

These visits include:

  • Annual physical exams: Many of our younger patients have annual exams, but for aging pets or those who have medical conditions, we recommend exams every six months.
  • Vaccinations: While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species. Our veterinarians will work with you to set up a comprehensive vaccination schedule to protect your pet.
  • Dental exams: Just like humans, pets need to have regular dental care both at home and at the veterinary office. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease.
  • Parasite prevention: Ridding a pet and home from fleas can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be nearly impossible to get rid of as flea eggs can survive for a very long time. We will work with you to set up the best flea and tick preventive plan for your pets.
In-House Laboratory

Alamogordo Animal Hospital is able to process a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory.

Our tests include things like:

  • Blood Tests
  • Urine Tests
  • Fecal Tests
  • Parasite Tests
  • Digital X-rays
  • …and more!

We utilize these tests to assess your pet’s overall well-being. This helps us detect the trouble brewing in the internal organs by providing important clues to disease.


We are proud to utilize a surgical laser for almost all of our soft tissue surgeries. The benefits of a surgical laser include no contact with medical instruments, far more precision than a surgical knife, and a dry and clear field due to the laser sealing small blood vessels. The patients benefit from this procedure through less pain, faster healing, less bleeding, and a smaller risk of infection.

Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques, cutting edge equipment and always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery. Your pet is in safe hands at Alamogordo Animal Hospital!

Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that is used to promote tissue repair and to relieve pain and inflammation. The therapeutic or cold laser emits low level light that penetrates tissues and produces biochemical reactions within the cells. These reactions promote cell regeneration and healing, and can decrease inflammation and pain. Laser therapy is used for a variety of conditions including: post-operative pain management and healing; chronic wounds; traumatic injuries; sprains and strains; arthritis; and others.
Rattlesnake Vaccine
We’re pleased to offer the rattlesnake vaccine at Alamogordo Animal Hospital. The vaccine stimulates a dog to create his own antibodies to rattlesnake venom that will protect him from bites that happen in the future.

Did you know that poor oral health can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart?

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.

We are proud that we have the most up to date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental x-rays. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We are often able to see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more thanks to dental radiographs.


An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Good nutrition and weight management are key to your pet’s overall health. These healthy habits are created at a young age for your pet and it’s up to you to help them maintain these habits. Through a good diet and proper exercise, you greatly increase your pet’s chance at a long, healthy life.


MagnaWave improves cellular function and metabolism, decreases pain, inflammation, and enhances the body’s own ability to heal. MagnaWave benefits animals both big and small. PEMF can help resolve a number of issues and provide an overall improved state of wellbeing and relaxation for your animal.

Senior Care
Wellness exams are important throughout every stage of your pet’s life but are most important in their golden years. Once your pet reaches senior age, we recommend coming in to see us twice a year for wellness exams. This will help our team monitor their ongoing health and ensure they’re best-taken care of.

At Alamogordo Animal Hospital, we will care for your senior pets and the ailments that come with age such as arthritis and chronic disease management.

The chance of being reunited with a lost pet increases greatly if they’re microchipped. Microchipping can offer reassurance that, if lost, animal shelters and veterinarians can identify your pet. A tiny microchip is placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip has an identification number on it, which can be read by a scanner. A veterinarian’s office or animal shelter can scan the chip to find out who owns the animal.

Emergency Care

Emergencies happen—no one can predict or plan for them. If something emergent happens with your pet during business hours, they are a priority. Critically ill or injured patients will be seen immediately as time and staffing allow—we will advise you at the time of a phone call whether we will be able to see your pet.

However, emergencies do not follow a schedule, so below is our recommended 24-hour emergency hospital.

El Paso Animal Emergency & Veterinary Specialty Center

1220 Airway Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925

(915) 545-1148

Click here to visit their website.

Serving the animals of Alamogordo, NM and beyond.

Get in touch!

Alamogordo Animal Hospital has been committed to serving our community for nearly 50 years. We strive to provide a warm and welcoming experience for each and every patient who comes through our doors.


519 E Canal St.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5 pm
Now open 12:00 – 1:30 pm for phone calls, medication, and food pickup.
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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