About Us

Yucca Veterinary Medical CenterTrusted Veterinary Care for Dogs, Cats, Cattle and Equines

Yucca Veterinary Medical Center was founded in 2013 by Dr. Florian Sanchez to provide compassionate, advanced veterinary medicine to dogs, cats, equines and cattle in Yucca Veterinary Medical Center and throughout Valencia County. Every day, our mission is to keep our patients healthy and our clients happy by delivering high-quality, affordable care.

Why Is Preventive Care for My Pet So Important?

Take the most important step to protect your pet's health with our comprehensive pet wellness programs, which include regular examinations, dental care, customized vaccinations and parasite prevention. Just like with your own health care, identifying issues before they become serious is the key to long-term good health and keeping the lifetime cost of caring for your pet as low as possible.

What Should I Do if My Pet Becomes Ill or Needs Surgery?

Even with the best preventive care, illness and injury can happen. When your pet needs care, you can rest assured that Dr. Sanchez and our medical team have the skill and resources to help your pet feel better as quickly as possible. Our wide range of diagnostic and surgical capabilities, supported by our advanced veterinary technology, help us ensure your pet will receive unsurpassed care delivered with compassion and sensitivity.

Equine and Cattle Medicine

Along with our comprehensive veterinary care for companion pets, we also provide a wide range of services for cattle and many types of equines, including racetrack horses, breeders, events, backyard, ranch and working horses. Dr. Sanchez, who grew up on his family's cattle ranch in Bosque, is committed to making sure that cattle and equine owners have access to high-quality, affordable medical care for their large animals.

Give Our Animal Hospital in Belen a Call Today!

Choosing a veterinarian for your companion pet or large animal isn't an easy decision. We encourage you to continue reading about the services we provide and about why you should trust Dr. Sanchez and the rest of the Yucca Veterinary Medical Center team to be your pet care partner, now and for years to come.

For your convenience, we offer same-day appointments, walk-ins and drop-offs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pet today!

Location & Hours

Yucca Veterinary Medical Center
1837 Camino Del Llano
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 864-6001
Fax: (505) 864-6430


Monday - Friday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Emergencies only

We are also available for after-hours emergencies.

Payment Policy

Payment in full is due upon completion of services. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Care Credit.

Yucca Veterinary Medical CenterCommunity Involvement

In addition to the work we do every day to keep tails wagging and faces smiling, Dr. Sanchez and his team work closely with local organizations to ensure our services help benefit our community. We provide free adoption examinations to all pets at the Valencia County Animal Shelter and work to help pets find their forever homes.

We also are proud sponsors of the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H chapters to encourage youth development through growing and raising livestock. The other organizations that we support include:

Zimmer Feline Foundation
New Mexico Cattle Growers
New Mexico Beef Council
Dairy Farmers of America
New Mexico Horse Breeders Association