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In Spain there are approximately 6000 veterinary clinics, many providing 24hr emergency care. 

Find the best services that are available from Veterinary Clinics in Spain including emergency treatments, X-rays, pet surgery, worming and flea treatments, vaccinations, pet passports, antibiotics, painkillers, specialist pet foods and animal nutrition, medicine, blood analysis, behavioural correction & pet care.

If you need emergency care or treatment for your pet, or need to register your pet with a vet there is a wide choice of English-speaking Vets available across the Costa Blanca and the whole of Spain. Simply use Protectapets Vet locater with our easy-to-use icons to assist you with finding the right vet.



In order to qualify as a vet in Spain you will need a Bachelor in Veterinary Studies. During the five years of the Veterinary studies program, you'll acquire academic and professional skills through the study of subjects like equine clinic, animal production, biodiversity and environment or veterinary biotechnology. Veterinary surgeons are well trained in Spain where it's a popular profession and emergency veterinary care is available in animal clinics, many providing 24-hour service. There are also several multi-lingual professional practices.


Emergency Care

24hr Emergency care for after hour Pet emergencies


Anaesthetics used for surgical procedures, with vital signs being monitored during anaesthetic procedures.

Internal medicine consults

This includes Ultrasounds, Endoscopic procedures for the diagnosis of more complicated cases.

Radiology Services

X-ray equipment that provides high quality radiographs.


ECG and consultations with Cardiology specialists.


Teeth Cleaning and polishing, dental x-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.


Onsite laboratory for specialised diagnostics and consultations.

Permanent identification

Vets offering microchipping


Vets with a Complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, Vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pets.

Dietary Counselling

Providing guidance regarding your pets nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance

Surgical Services

Veterinary surgery is surgery performed on animals by veterinarians, whereby the procedures fall into three broad categories: orthopaedics (bones, joints, muscles), soft tissue surgery (skin, body cavities, cardiovascular system, GI/urogenital/respiratory tracts), and neurosurgery.


Providing guidance regarding your pets nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance


Here are 10 of the most common surgeries that only a specialist veterinary surgeon should perform.

ACL Repair

This is the surgery of the cruciate ligament in a dog’s knee. Alone, this surgical procedure is a multi-billion-dollar industry annually for veterinarians. This is by far the most common surgical procedure for veterinarians, and this is likely the reason that vet surgeons should be the ones performing an ACL repair if you dog requires the procedure. Experience is always integral for a good outcome.

Fractures and Dislocations

While it is true that any vet can do these procedures, it is best to leave it to a credentialed veterinarian who has expertise and specialised equipment. This is so each traumatic event can be addressed specifically.

Stomach Surgery

This is generally a non-routine and exploratory surgical procedure that requires the veterinarian to have open access to the belly.

Cancer Surgery

While many cancer surgical procedures will require entry to the abdomen, cancer procedures are separate for a reason because cancer requires a category on its own and requires specialised care by an expert.

Spinal Surgery

Neurologists often perform spinal surgeries, but board-certified surgeons can also perform back surgeries as well if they have the experience.


This is known as the femoral head ostectomy, which is a salvage surgical procedure that is necessary in a number of hip dysplasia cases as well as some trauma-related situations.

Knee Cap Dislocations

Also known as medial patellar luxation (MPL), this procedure shouldn’t be as common as it is, but the problem is that pet owners fail to recognise that the limp that their small breed dog is suffering from could spell significant trouble for their comfort in the future.

Ear Surgery

Total ear canal ablation is considered a salvage procedure and is often undertaken once the ears get so chronically infected that the only thing that can be done is to remove the complete ear canal in order for the dog to be comfortable.

Perineal Urethrostomy (Cats)

This is often referred to as PU, and while there are some old-timer veterinarians who will undergo this procedure, it is often left to board-certified surgeons because of the complexity of the surgery.

Laryngeal Paralysis

As soon as large dogs begin to breathe raspy and loud with age, many times it is because they have developed this condition. This is where a surgeon can come in and become a lifesaver, ensuring that the airways remain open.


This is a surgical procedure that is more common than people may believe. Unfortunately, if a pet owner is unable to pay the fees to save a limb that has suffered trauma, the chances are low that the owner will be able to pay the fees associated with an amputation since they are usually higher. However, it may be possible to find a certified surgeon who will do it for free. After all, it saves the pet’s life.

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