Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital strives to provide complete and comprehensive family pet care for dogs, cats, and exotics by practicing integrative medicine – combining traditional Western medicine with more holistic or alternative therapies when indicated. Our traditional services include yearly wellness exams, routine vaccinations, wellness blood screening, microchipping, and spay & neuter surgery. We are also a fully equipped veterinary facility should your pet need to come in on an emergency basis. For those clients seeking holistic or alternative therapies, we offer acupuncture, chiropractic, and work closely with Critters & Me, who provides biofeedback therapy, homeopathy, and nutritional support.
Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital is proud to offer Royal Canin as well as Go! And Now! pet diets. Royal Canin has a full line of prescription pet foods for a variety of medical conditions including kidney disease, obesity, diabetes, urinary tract disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and allergies. Wellness diets for all life stages are also available.
For those pet parents searching for high quality natural and grain free diets, we carry both Go! and Now!. Formulated by Petcurean, a small Canadian company that utilizes only the highest quality meats, fish, and fresh whole foods in their pet diets, both lines offer grain free options. The entire Now! line is grain free and has options for both cats and dogs of all life stages. Now! Small Breed Dog is specially formulated to prevent tartar build up and dental disease. Now! Adult Cat is a great grain free choice for cats with kidney dysfunction, as it is a moderate protein diet.
The Go! line has both grain free choices as well as limited ingredient natural diets for allergic patients, such as the Salmon & Oatmeal or Duck & Potato. Go! Trout or Chicken, Turkey, and Duck are great choices for finicky cats. Go! Senior & Weight Management is recommended for older dogs or those who are struggling with a few extra pounds.
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Boarding services for cats, dogs, and exotics are available on a limited basis. Dogs are walked at least three times daily. Cats reside in condos that separate the lounge & feeding area from the litter box. Kitties also have a window to allow sunbathing and viewing the outdoors. Our trained staff is also able to administer medications to your boarding pet should they require it.
Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital utilizes advanced monitoring equipment and anesthestic protocols for all of our surgery patients. We believe in the latest in pain control techniques, and will use a combination of presurgical drugs, local anesthetics, and IV medications to control surgical pain. We perform routine procedures such as spays, neuters, and laceration repairs. Our doctors are also skilled at more advanced surgeries such as Caesarian sections, limb amputations, gastropexy (tacking the stomach to the abdominal wall), foreign body removal, cystotomy (bladder stone removal), splenectomy, intestinal resection, and orthopedic procedures. Some procedures can also be performed using a laparoscope. This is a minimally invasive technique that allows for small incisions, less bleeding, and faster recovery times.
Our state of the art in-house laboratory has the capability to perform screening tests on your pet, whether it is a wellness visit or an emergency. Most tests can be completed within a half hour. The majority of our lab tests are sent to an off-site facility, Idexx Laboratories. Idexx is a leader in the veterinary industry. Send out tests often give us more detailed information than in-house tests, and results are typically back the following day.
Digital-Full Body X-Ray
Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital is now proud to offer full body digital x-ray. Traditional x-rays require the use of film, film trays, a processor, and a dark room. With digital x-ray, the image is captured within seconds on a computer. The image quality is superior, allowing us to see abnormalities that might not be detected on a traditional x-ray. The computer system also allows us to view the images on any computer in the hospital, including the exam rooms. Images can be e-mailed to specialists anywhere in the world within seconds, allowing us to get consultation reports within a day or two instead of 1 to 2 weeks with traditional film x-rays.
Ultrasound is used to examine soft tissue and internal organs in greater detail than x-rays allow. It is non-invasive and very safe. We use ultrasound to determine pregnancy, collect sterile urine samples, and evaluate abdominal organs for disease.
Dentistry & Digital Dental X-Ray
We offer advanced dental care using state of the art equipment similar to that used in human dental practices. All dental patients undergo general anesthesia while their vital signs are monitored electronically. They are kept on a warmed table and receive IV fluids to help support their cardiovascular system while under anesthesia. We utilize a human grade ultrasonic scaler to clean their teeth. Following cleaning, we apply polish with a low-speed handpiece. A combination water/air handpiece is used to flush and clean the mouth. Finally, a high-speed drill is available should we need to extract any teeth. Extractions are a surgical procedure involving careful manipulation and suturing of gum tissue, local anesthetics, hemostatic (stops bleeding) agents, antibiotics, and synthetic bone grafting material, if needed. We use a digital dental x-ray machine to look for disease below the gum line. Digital x-rays require less time than conventional x-rays, meaning your pet spends less time under anesthesia. Digital x-rays allow us to see abscesses, fractures and other disease processes that are not always apparent above the gum line. They also allow your veterinarian to see any tooth root abnormalities that can complicate a tooth extraction, and to ensure that all root fragments were properly removed following an extraction. Full mouth x-rays give us a wonderful reference for future cleanings.
Sangre de Cristo
3015 Cielo Ct,
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm