December 22, 2014

50% Off Vaccines During October

afsah-discountAngel Fire Small Animal Hospital presents 50% off vaccines during the month of October.

Please call 575-377-3165 for an appointment.

We are located in the Hasford Professional Building behind Washington Federal Bank in Angel Fire, NM.

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

50% Off Vaccines During April

afsahAngel Fire Small Animal Hospital presents 50% off vaccines during the month of April! We’re located in the Hasford Professional Building behind Washington Federal Bank in Angel Fire. Call 575-377-3165 for an appointment.

Susan Gaffney, DVM
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Appointment Hours

  • Monday: 9:30 am to Noon
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to Noon
  • Sunday: Closed

50% Off Vaccines In April

1013Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital presents 50% off vaccines during the month of April.

Located in the Hasford Professional Building behind Bank of American in Angel Fire.

Call 575-377-3165 for an appointment.

Susan Gaffney, DVM
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Appointment Hours

  • Monday: 9:30 am to Noon
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to Noon
  • Sunday: Closed

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital Notice

closedAngel Fire Small Animal Hospital will be closed Monday, February 18, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013 while Dr. Gaffney and staff attend the Western Veterinary Conference.

Please mark your calendars in case your pets need any prescription refills or food during this time; please come by before February 18, 2013 for refills.

We will listen to messages while we are out of town, but if your pet has an emergency during these dates please seek care in Taos, Las Vegas or Raton.

We will open again on Friday, February 22, 2013 for regular office hours.

We look forward to learning a lot at the conference to enhance your pet’s future visits!

20% Off Dog & Cat Teeth Cleanings In February & March!

teeth-cleaning-specialDr. Gaffney will be happy to look at your pet’s teeth at no charge to see of they do need to be cleaned. But, be sure to call our office first to make she is available when you and your pet come by.

When: February & March 2013

Where: Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Call 575-377-3165 for an appointment!

P.O. Box 2011
3382 Mountain View Boulevard
Unit H

Small Male Dogs Up For Adoption

These little guys were given up by their owner and are now neutered, chipped, and up to date on shots. Their teeth do not look bad – I think they are all under 10 years – very energetic. They are actually whiter than the pictures. Please contact foster mom Pat Steele if you are able to help one or all find foster or adoptive homes – phone is 575-377-1857. Thanks!

Please contact Pat at the number indicated if you are able to foster or adopt 1 or more of these male dogs.

Thank you.

Marcy, Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Susan S. Gaffney D.V.M

This week my visit was at the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital with Dr. Susan Gaffney and her staff of professionals. The first thing that stood out to me was that it’s a happy place! Cheerful, fun, and extremely devoted to the care of the animal patients they tend. As I followed Dr. Gaffney around we talked about her work, her background, and her family; and I witnessed her wash her hands over and over, “thousands of times a day,” she said. Dr. Gaffney runs the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital with one full time employee (Hospital Manager Marcy Archer), and three part-time employees (Vet Tech Holli Faulker, CVT-RVT, and Vet Assistants Tonda Dale and LaKeisha Sayer). And most important are the resident cats, CEO (Cat Executive Officer) Blinky and his sidekick Ted.

Dr. Gaffney graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She was licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Colorado because she and her family were planning to move to a resort town in Colorado. But after they had vacationed a few times in Angel Fire and discovered the people to be so friendly, she got her New Mexico License; and they reset their priorities. So in 1996 with a ten-month-old and a three-year-old, she and husband Tim made the move to Angel Fire. Until February of 1997, she made house calls and also worked three 24-hour shifts each week at the Santa Fe Emergency clinic. Her philosophy as a veterinarian is to educate her clients to equip them in preventative health care, and to give her clients all possible options from conservative to aggressive when their pets are sick.

While I was in the office, a client came in to have an ID chip placed in his pet’s ear. Dr. Gaffney is a huge advocate for pet identification. She told me a story of a man whose pet had gone missing. He received a phone call from a Vet in another state asking if this was still his dog. The man said yes and the Vet held his pet so that he could go pick him up! Pet ID chips cost $55, and take about ten minutes to insert.

We also talked about the importance of learning how to keep your pet safe in the mountain forest area we share with a variety of wildlife. She says it is routine to treat small pets who have almost become a lunch for predators, or who have been sprayed with porcupine quills. Then she told me heartbreaking stories of people who did not put their small animals on leashes when they went out to potty or for a walk only to have them snatched away by a coyote right in front of their horrified eyes! Educating pet owners in safety is very important. So if I may without lecturing say, please beware and take care that your little animals are not allowed out on their own or far from your body – and always on a leash – when they are outside!

I asked what had been the strangest occurrence she’d had in the hospital. She said she once had to surgically remove a zygomatic salivary gland (upper cheek) from a dog because it kept producing a stone. She had fixed it three times but it continued to happen, causing the dog’s face to swell uncomfortably. So she removed the gland. It never happened again. Then I asked for the funniest thing she had seen in the office. She says hands down when people teach their dogs to talk! I looked at her in disbelief and she assured me there is a dog owner in Angel Fire who has taught her German Sheppard to say “I Love You”.

Dr. Gaffney told me she has tended to bald eagles, fawns, hummingbirds, owls, turtles, crows, and more. She supports the Española Wildlife Center, which has volunteers who come from the center to pick up her often-odd assortment of fauna. And we discussed that the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital is not an animal shelter. They can scan an animal that you have found for a chip, but Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital doesn’t have room to shelter them. Gaffney notes she wouldn’t have room for her patients if she also sheltered stray animals.

Dr. Gaffney does, however, offer pet boarding. She expanded her services in 2000 by opening a boarding facility located at her residence in Taos Pines. There are nine indoor dog runs and two four-unit kitty condos. For more information and a complete listing of fees, office hours, and pet boarding, please call 575-377-3165 or visit www.angelfirevet.com.

You can be sure your pets will be in capable hands with Dr. Susan Gaffney!

Lost Dog – Shank

Shank was lost on July 21, 2012 a few miles east of the ski mountain. He is a blue Heeler puppy and is 5 months old. If you have seen Shank please call 575-737-1600 or call the Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital at 575-377-3165. There is a reward for his safe return.

Thank you.

Marcy, Hospital Manager
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Marley Up For Adoption

Marley is 3 months old and is a lab pyrenees mix! See the attached photo to see how cute she is!

If you would like to adopt Marley and can provide her with a good home, please contact our office at 575-377-3165.

She will need vaccines and to be spayed at 6 months.

Thank you,

Marcy, Hospital Manager
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital
575-377-3165

Darth Up For Adoption

We have not had anyone respond to claim ownership of “Darth”, as we have dubbed him! Dr. Gaffney neutered him this week and gave him all of his vaccines. So, he is now for adoption.

He weighs 24 lbs, may be a skipperkee/chow mix, but has a very calm demeanor. He walks well on a leash and pretty much ignores our 2 office cats. Not sure how he would do with other dogs.

If you would like to provide a fun, loving home for “Darth”, please contact us at 575-377-3165.

Thank you.

Marcy, Hospital Manager
Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital
575-377-3165