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Valley Veterinary Clinic Pet Lodge and Salon

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New Clients

Valley Veterinary Clinic always welcomes new patients and new clients! If you are new to Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, or anywhere in the Four Corners Region or are looking for a new full-service veterinary facility, consider using Valley Veterinary Clinic for your veterinary and boarding needs.

For emergencies: Please call us at (505) 326-2237 to speak with the veterinarian on call.

Becoming a Valley Veterinary Clinic Client

Fill out the New Client form and get a $10.00 discount off your first visit.

Why Valley Veterinary Clinic?

The best veterinary care in the Valley: Valley Veterinary Clinic, established in 1987, is a complete small animal veterinary facility and a full-service boarding. In addition to spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccinations, other standard veterinary services, we offer many important specialty services such as dentistry, x-ray, ultrasound, and EKG. Our care extends beyond cats and dogs to include other exotic pets such as ferrets, pocket pets, lizards and snakes.

Spacious boarding for cats, dogs and exotics: In our boarding facility we have dog suites (indoor & outdoor) and cat condos (indoor) available for owners to entrust their pets with us when they are away.

What To Expect

As a new client of our practice, you can expect our full attention to your pet’s needs.  Our service will be provided with courtesy and respect.

The front desk and reception area of Valley Veterinary Clinic Pet Lodge and Salon

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be greeted warmly and we will usher you into an examination room as soon as possible. Water, coffee, juice, and snacks are available in our reception area and you may browse our retail area while you wait. Our goal is to see all of our clients and patients on time, and although we have contingencies for emergencies, there will be times where unexpected events will create delays. We will ensure these are minimized as much as possible. You will see a veterinarian technician or assistant first who will gather some data for the doctor. A veterinarian will see you next, examine your pet, answer your questions and plan further diagnostics or treatment as necessary. You will normally see the veterinary technician or assistant again to wrap things up, and she will provide you with further educational information and answer routine wellness and care questions for you. Our front desk staff will handle check-out and schedule any needed follow up. We are excited to meet you and your animal family members!

A close up image of a dog's nose


Payment is due at time of service. Our payment options are:

  • Cash

  • Personal checks (ID is required)

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

  • ScratchPay

  • CareCredit: CareCredit is a good option which offers 6 months interest free payments.

Pet Health Insurance

Pet Health Insurance is becoming an accepted trend in veterinary medicine and is typically catastrophic coverage in nature. There are many companies offering pet health insurance which you may research.

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The Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR)

What is VCPR?

The veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is the essential basis for interaction among veterinarians, their client, and their patients, and is critical to providing quality veterinary care. AAHA defines VCPR to require all of the following:

  1. The veterinarian has assumed responsibility for making all medical judgements regarding the health of the patient and the need for medical treatment, and the client (owner or caretaker) has agreed to comply with the veterinarian’s instructions.

  2. The veterinarian has sufficient knowledge of the patient to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of its medical condition. This means that the veterinarian has examined the patient within the past 12 months, or more recently as dictated by the age or medical condition of the patient.

  3. The veterinarian is available for ongoing care of the patient or has arranged for emergency coverage or continuing care and treatment of the animal by an appropriate veterinary professional.

  4. The veterinarian complete and legible medical records, including assessment and treatment plan, in such a way that another veterinarian will be able to proceed with the continuity of care and treatment of that patient.

What does VCPR look like?

VCPR exists when the veterinarian has a “working understanding” of your pet.


  • What is “healthy” and “normal” for your pet?

  • What are the “unusual” signs that may indicate that something is wrong?

  • Understanding of each pet’s medical history.

  • Are there any drugs that a patient may have an adverse reaction to in the past?

How is VCPR established and maintained?

  • VCPR can only be established when a complete physical exam in done.

  • VCPR is maintained by regular annual veterinary visits to monitor health and any changes.

  • Without annual physical exams to monitor health, it is illegal and unethical for a veterinarian to dispense or prescribe medications or recommend treatment.

  • VCPR cannot be established online or over the phone or social media. Once a physical exam is done, VCPR can be maintained with communication via phone or email with frequent or existing conditions. Remember that this is ALWAYS at the discretion of the doctor.

Why is VCPR so important?

  • It is required, by law, in the State of New Mexico.

  • In order for a veterinarian to diagnose or treat you pet, or prescribe or dispense medications, a VCPR must be in effect according to the state’s Veterinary Practice Act.

  • It is the best thing for your pet’s health! So many things can change in a short amount of time in an animal’s life.

What does “my” veterinarian offer that an online source or vaccine clinic can’t match?

Your veterinarian gets to know you and your pet. This is critical to keeping your pet healthy. A customized preventative health care plan will be made for each pet. At Valley Vet a doctor will always be available on an EMERGENCY basis for your pet.