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Cottonwood Animal Clinic

Primary Location
1101 Rio Rancho Boulevard SouthEast
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: 505-891-2800
Fax: 505-891-8961

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:005:30
Tuesday8:005:30
Wednesday8:005:30
Thursday8:005:30
Friday8:005:30
SaturdayCall for select Saturdays
SundayClosedClosed
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Heartworm facts in New Mexico:

Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is a serious, sometimes fatal 
disease affecting all breeds of dogs.
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Humans can also become infected, but the worms are unable 
to develop or mature because humans are not their natural 
host.  
Though there are several general of mosquitoes that transmit 
heartworms, Aedes Vexans have the greatest potential for 
transmission. 
Migration of several miles from the breeding site towards city 
lights has been observed.

Mosquito Eggs
1. Laid singly in depressions in soil subject to flooding or 
    inudation with rain or melting snow, or above the waterline 
    in artificial containers or tree holes.
2. Serve as the overwintering stage.
3. May lie dormant in dry soil for up to five years.
    Eggs may require a period of desiccation (drying out) and/or 
    freezing.
4. May hatch within a few hours when area re-floods if 
    conditions are favorable. 


Mosquito Larvae
1. Common in temporary pools of rain or snowmelt runoff, 
    irrigation wastewater, inundated floodplains or pastures, 
    roadside ditches, anlong margins of streams, and artifical 
    containers and tree holes.
2. Egg hatch to adult may be completed in 10-14 days in warm 
    weather.

Adult Female Mosquito
1. Fierce, aggressive biters.
2. Rest during the day, but will bite if distrubed and on cloudy 
    days.
3. Most active in the evening.  
4. Difficult to see
5. Long range flight has been recorded up to 100 miles.  
6. Dispersal from breeding site is influenced by terrrain, wind 
    speed and direction.
7. May produce several generations per year.
8. Common throughout the state. 

Resource: 
www.health.state.nm.us/erd/healthdata/documents/bionomics_001.pdf

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Read About Our Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Recall Alert Jerky Treat Recall Alert Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonials

We love Cottonwood Animal Clinic! Dr. Cole has gone above and beyond the call of duty with our Great Dane, Oakley many times! She even came in on her day off to take care of him when he had pneumonia. She really cares about your pet and treats them as if they are her own. I would highly recommend Cottonwood Vet to anyone looking for the best care in town.

Alaina Squires / Rio Rancho, NM

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:005:30
Tuesday8:005:30
Wednesday8:005:30
Thursday8:005:30
Friday8:005:30
SaturdayCall for select Saturdays
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 Call for Closed
5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 select Saturdays Closed

  • 1101 Rio Rancho Boulevard SouthEast Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • 505-891-2800
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