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About Us

Welcome to Roadrunner Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital (RVESH) located in Algodones, NM, just a 15-minute drive from Albuquerque’s city center.

Sometimes pets require specialized and advanced emergency care and that is why RVESH has been created as we are staffed and equipped to take specialized cases and emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our advanced diagnostic services include ultrasonography, echocardiography, digital radiography, in-house blood work, and blood gas analysis. We also provide a vast array of emergency services from lacerations and bite wounds, to more severe emergencies such as various types of trauma, toxicities, and emergency surgeries to name a few. We also provide post-operative intensive care and around-the-clock veterinary care for patients requiring hospitalization.

Our mission at Roadrunner Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital is to set the standard for veterinary care and services by delivering outstanding evidence-based and best-practice medicine.

We pride ourselves in having what we proclaim to be the strongest team of experienced and knowledgeable veterinarians in the state as well as a very strong team consisting of registered veterinary technicians and support staff.

When referred to us by your primary veterinarian, we provide additional services to help aid in diagnosing, and in collaboration with your veterinarian, providing the best care and for the best quality of life for your pet.

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Emergency Services

Due to potentially high case volume, wait times are going to be extremely variable, and wait times may be extended depending on the level of acuity of the patient. Triage is the medical term used to assign a level of care based on the severity of an illness and the order of treatment and care given based on that assigned level. Therefore all life-threatening emergencies will be prioritized over less critical cases and less urgent cases are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The emergency services at RVESH are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help with your pet’s urgent and emergent needs. Our staff is highly trained to evaluate and assess the severity of your pet’s illness and therefore if your pet is deemed stable this may mean having to wait while our doctors tend to animals with more emergent needs. Wait times are also reflective of what diagnostics and treatments are recommended for your pet.

We will communicate what to expect when your pet is evaluated and the reason for the diagnostics and treatments recommended. We understand this is a stressful time for you and your pet and therefore all information that may not be remembered will be shared with your primary veterinarian as well as may be given to you in a written or emailed format.

If your pet is admitted into the hospital for further care and treatment, we will provide you with information regarding what to expect while your pet is in the hospital. 

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Specialty Services

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Digital Radiography (X-ray)

Just as in human medicine, it allows the most enhanced imaging, aiding in quick diagnosis of various illnesses and disease states. A few of the many conditions that are diagnosed by x-ray are:

Echocardiography (ECHO)

Is an ultrasound of the heart that utilizes sound waves to create images that allow us to evaluate many aspects of the heart, including size, function, and valve assessment. Your primary care veterinarian may identify suspicion for heart disease and recommend an ECHO. The ECHO is considered the most accurate diagnostic tool to identify the type of heart disease your pet may have. Heart disease is common amongst both cats and dogs and can either be congenital (your pet was born with) or acquired (developed later in life), as well as other conditions such as heartworm disease.

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Utilizes sound waves to produce images of specific organs within the body, aiding in the diagnosis of various disease processes. It is a safe, non-invasive tool that guides appropriate medical care. Some of the conditions that an ultrasound can help diagnose are:

In-Hospital Blood Work

We have the ability to perform blood work right within our hospital so we can get results immediately to help aid in the best treatment for your pet.

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