Veterinary Clinic

We care for animals in our community

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Low-Cost and Free Clinic Options

Helping Families Care for Pets

Espanola Valley Humane offers services to our community to improve the health of their pets.

Call (505) 753-0228

If you adopt a puppy or dog from EVHS, you can purchase a 6-month supply of heartworm prevention at the time of adoption or within 30 days of adoption.

Dog Heartworm Tests & Treatment

Heartworm tests, treatment, and prevention care for your pet.

Heartworm prevention, given monthly, is much safer and more affordable than treating dogs with heartworm infections. We offer heartworm testing and preventative medication. If you adopt a puppy or dog from EVHS, you can purchase a 6-month supply of heartworm prevention at the time of adoption or within 30 days of adoption.

Heartworm disease is carried by a mosquito that bites your dog and deposits microscopic larvae into the dog’s bloodstream. Even longhaired and indoor dogs can be bitten by mosquitos. Adult heartworms are spaghetti-sized, grow 10 to 12 inches in length, and live right inside your dog’s heart and pulmonary (lung) arteries. Untreated heartworms will lead to heart failure and death.

Signs of Heartworm
Heartworm damage occurs long before you notice any symptoms. In advanced stages, heartworms cause coughing, a reluctance to exercise, fatigue, decreased appetite, and weight loss.

Who Should Be Tested?
All dogs more than six months of age should be tested for heartworms before starting a preventive program. Puppies can start treatment as young as four months of age without being tested. A simple blood test can check your dog for heartworms. Dogs who are positive can be treated with special medication to kill the worms. However treatment is expensive and can require hospitalization.

If you adopt a puppy or dog from EVHS, you can purchase a 6-month supply of heartworm prevention at the time of adoption or within 30 days of adoption.
Schedule an appointment to test your dog by calling 505.753.0228 or email us here.

Prevention is easy. It’s a flavored pill given once a month for the life of the dog. The medication only eliminates infections acquired since the last dose so it only protects the dog from heartworm infection for one month. Remember that prevention given each month is much more safe and affordable than treating dogs with heartworm infections.

Community Clinic Events

We offer high quality events to help you care for your pet.

Let us know if you have any questions about our services. Some events require an appointment, while others are walk-in welcome. Find a full calendar of our events on the EVENTS page.

Humane Hero Breakfast

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Please note we will be closed June 8th, 2018 for an In-Service Day in prearation for our Summer Fiesta