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Welcome to Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Taos, NM
Call us at 575-758-9115

Our mission is to provide high quality modern veterinary care in a compassionate, clean and friendly environment.

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Welcome to Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic, your full service small animal clinic in northern New Mexico.  We have 3 full-time doctors and 2 part-time doctors who offer a full range of veterinary services.  Wellness care, surgery, diagnostics including in house labwork and radiology, alternative medicine and some exotics care are all offered.  We have a doctor on call 24 hours a day although we do share emergency services with Taos Veterinary Clinic. 


Thank you, and Welcome!
The staff at Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic

Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic
1025 Salazar Rd.

Taos, NM 87571
PHONE:  575-758-9115
FAX: 575-737-0874

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Thanks Taos for voting us best Veterinarian again in 2020. We thank you for all of your loyalty and support for all these years and we love taking care of you and your furry family members. Stay safe and healthy!

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, your veterinary health care team is trying their best. They are tired, but they are trying their best.

The receptionists are trying their best. They are asking you new strange questions like what kind of car you have or can you pay via credit card over the phone. They are hearing your frustration about longer than normal phone holding time. They understand that your dog doesn’t want to wait in the car but keep reassuring you that you are all safest there.

The technicians are trying their best. They are running pets in and out to your car while still completing treatments, filling medications, and answering calls. They are working with all available personal protective equipment. Right now that means home made masks and lab coats and disposable gloves that have been washed and sterilized a few times, as our human health care colleagues needed our supplies. They are answering the questions you forgot to ask the receptionist and doctor while they were on the phone. And they are doing everything with a positive attitude because they want to show you they know your pet is important and needs care.

Your veterinarian is trying her best. She’s been working shifts with a skeleton crew to keep her team members safe. She is seeing your pet without you in the hospital to limit exposure to both your family and her team. She’s communicating with you via phone after every step of your pet’s visit, and she knows your financial situation may be different this week than last, so she’s making treatment plans that are best for your pet while also staying within your means. Your veterinarian is answering call after call about both essential and non-essential pet health care needs. She’s heard your frustration that a call took longer than normal to be returned, and she’s trying her best to get back to everyone as quickly as possible while also treating sick and injured pets. She is trying to keep you home when feasible by giving medical advice based on pictures and videos, which is challenging and goes against her every principle of the importance of a full physical exam. She’s had to deliver news about terminal diagnoses over the phone, and when she euthanized a pet earlier today, she had to wear a mask and gloves and stand 6 feet away. She couldn’t hug the grieving family or stroke the pet’s soft ears for one last time. She’s not sure if that family saw that their pet’s loss hurt her, too, and she understands and feels their grief. She is tired, but she is trying her best. 

Please stay home and stay safe. If your pet needs veterinary care, please be patient and kind when you reach out to your veterinary team. They are trying their best. 

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If you have a medical emergency call 575-770-3687.


We are in search of a full time experienced veterinary technician. Our clinic is a full service hospital that performs surgeries daily as well as medical work ups. We have digital radiography, in-house lab equipment and a Dentalaire dental unit.  Please send resume to Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic,1025 Salazar Road, Taos, New Mexico, 87571 or scan and email it back by clicking 


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "When we moved to Taos, we returned to Arkansas once a year to take our dogs to our trusted Vet. When Dr. Kim Sides and the other two amazing vets created what is now Salazar Road Vet it was no longer necessary for us to go out of town for trusted care. Over the ten plus years of our association with Salazar, we have had some major "doggie" medical problems. We have lost a couple of wonderful old friends and have been blessed with the arrival of new pups. Through it all the whole family has benefited from their expert knowledge and loving care. The entire staff is incredible. They love and respect our pups as our family members. We can recommend Salazar Road Vet, the docs and the staff, without reservation and we thank them for all they have done for us."
    Bobbie S. and Bev T.
  • "Eleven dogs, eight cats and 24 years. Salazar Road Vet doctors have been our Veterinarians for all of the above. We rely on Salazar Road Vet to keep our pet healthy, happy and strong.

    These healthcare professionals are straight forward, honest and empathetic and highly skilled and have fostered a trusting bond with the pets and us.

    Of course, there is the routine health care, spay/neuter, annual check-ups, vaccines, tooth cleaning, toe nails, allergies. All these procedures are done flawlessly by the staff....."
    Hillary A.