The Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital is located between the Robin Sommers Animal Admission & Care Center and the Lapides Adoption Center at the Santa Animal Shelter Campus at 100 Caja del Rio Road.

The Hospital offers a range of veterinary services to the general public, from routine wellness care to urgent care.
Payment is due at the time of service, and we require some form of identification if customers are paying with debit or credit cards.

The Thaw Animal Hospital does employ a sliding scale for income-qualified clients. Proof of need is required. The Hospital also accepts CareCredit, a separate credit company which provides monthly payment plans.

Hours & Services
The hospital is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, by appointment only.
Please call 505-983-2755 to make an appointment.
Office visits are $52.

Contact information
Address: 100 Caja del Rio Road
Telephone number: 505-983-2755
Fax: 505-216-0018

Dr. Sarah Sirica, a Virginia native, is passionate about animal welfare and the One Health Concept, which is an integrative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. She received her undergraduate degree from Bridgewater College in Harrisonburg, Va., and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s in Public Health from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She loves to read, run and hike and is excited to be in Santa Fe with her husband and two cats.

Dr. Kamila Shmakalova, also known as “Dr. K,” was born in Russia and moved to the states as a child. She grew up in NYC, where she received her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and graduated Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 with a passion for shelter medicine and small animal general practice. Dr. K moved to New Mexico after graduation and shortly after joined Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Dr. K’s professional interests include emergency medicine, surgery and helping strengthen the human-animal bond through client education. Dr. K sees cats, dogs and sometimes exotics.