About Los Lunas Animal Clinic
Preventative Care is Our Goal
Los Lunas Animal Clinic (LLAC) is a mixed animal practice, offering services for small, large, and exotic animals including wildlife. LLAC is a modern technology animal hospital located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. LLAC has been under the direction of Donald J. MacDougall, DVM since 1987. The goal remains unchanged today – to provide the very best comprehensive quality health care possible for all animals. We have complete testing and diagnostic capabilities. We offer laboratory and X-ray, Ultrasonography, ECG, Patient Monitoring Technology, Surgery Suites, ICU, and Recovery Areas for both small and large animals. We combine client education, preventive medicine, and the latest in technological advances to make your visit with us beneficial to you and your animal.
Our Mission Statement
Champions for Excellent Care
In the US, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet healthcare, accreditation is voluntary. Accreditation is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.
Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely—in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the US and Canada).
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our number one priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.