Mobile Check-in

We now offer contactless, mobile check-in!
Text shortcode Rt66 to 34947 and follow instructions.

If your pet is in critical condition, please call immediately: (505) 266-7866.



  • Reliable overnight care
  • Expert & dedicated staff
  • Located in SE Albuquerque

Please keep pets on a leash or in a carrier at all times while in the lobby.

To ensure our health and yours, we ask masks to be worn if you are feeling unwell.

We are currently receiving patients:

Monday: Open 5am-2am
Tuesday: Open 8am-2am
Wednesday: Open 8am-2am
Thursday:Open 8am-2am
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


Our staff has extensive experience in veterinary emergency medicine. You can rest easy knowing that your pets are always being monitored by a veterinarian and several experienced technicians.

Jeremy Welcome, DVM

Owner, Medical Director

Dr. Welcome hails from upstate New York, attended Worcester State College in Massachusetts and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University.

Rowan Welcome, CVT

Owner, Manager

Rowan has worked in veterinary medicine for 13 years, starting in small animal medicine and later going on to graduate school at Oregon State University studying business.

About Us – New Location

About us: Our dedicated team of skilled veterinarians and technicians delivers the highest quality emergency care for your pets. We provide emergency medicine services in our state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, we run diagnostics and testing in-house, thereby saving time and contributing to better health outcomes for your pet.

Locally owned, Route 66 Veterinary ECCC is the only veterinary hospital solely focused on emergency and critical care in the Albuquerque area. Visit us at our new location, off Historic Route 66, at 3601 Central Ave NE.

Call us if your pet is experiencing a pet health emergency at (505) 266-7866.



We proudly offer:



Above all, our mission is to create positive change in people’s lives through compassionate care for their pets.

Route 66 Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center was established in 2015 and is a proud member of the American Animal Hospital Association. In addition, we are:




Payment options

We understand that having a pet with a health emergency is a stressful time. Because it is important that your pet get the care they need, we accept:


  • CareCredit
    CareCredit can help you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for your pets.
  • ScratchPay
    We accept ScratchPay to deliver affordable pet care to tens of thousands of pet parents. With instant approvals and plans as low as 0% APR, difficult financial decisions don’t have to be difficult.


For more information about us, please read our FAQs and contact us at (505) 266-7866 or email for more information.


Mobile Check-In