Many thanks to our clients and friends for their kind words.

Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic is a practice for which we have immense respect and appreciation. And love.

Over the years we have lived in Taos, Dr. Kim Sides—who is a superlative veterinarian in every category possible—and her outstanding professional staff diagnosed, treated, and cared for our two beloved dogs—Bella and Haddie. Bella was a mixed-shepherd rescue dog adopted from Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in 2007 and Haddie was a long-hair Chihuahua. Different health problems manifested for each of our girls—kidney disease for Bella and cancer for Haddie.

Throughout the treatment for these diseases, we were deeply touched—again and again—by ‘Dr. Kim’s’ professional expertise, skills, and talents. In addition, she touched our own hearts with her understanding, thoughtfulness, compassion, and loving kindness as our aging (15 years) and ailing cherished dogs approached the end of their lives. And then their actual passings.

We will never forget how ‘Dr. Kim’ took care of Bella and Haddie. And us.

We moved to Taos from Virginia and, thankfully, had experienced exceptional veterinarians and services there. However, our experiences with our treasured ‘Dr. Kim‘ and her talented staff have superseded our Virginia experiences.

‘Dr. Kim’ has ‘hit the ball out of the park’.

Bella and Haddie’s lives were greatly enriched by the care they received from ‘Dr. Kim‘ and her professional, caring staff. As were our lives, also.

‘Dr. Kim’ will always have a place in our hearts, right alongside our cherished Bella and Haddie.

- Ralph and Betsy Jaxtheimer

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.

These Vets are extraordinary with the unusual or mystery illnesses. We have a cat with a blood disorder. Dr Sides quickly diagnosed the problem, gave our cat a transfusion, a course of drugs and a night in the hospital. This was on very sick, close-to-death cat who is now robust and playful.

Our yellow lab has a form of Lupus that attacks the "rubber" part of his nose. True to form, the Salazaar Docs got that under control in no time.

The German Shepherd who sleeps with me has an eye disorder that causes blindness. Thanks to Drs Totman and Sides he can still see to navigate his life.

Thank you, Salzar Vets and Staff. Our pets live long healthy lives 14, 15, 16 years and its due to to the outstanding care they receive from all of you.

- Hillary Ames, Taos, NM


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