Our Story

Dr. McKee started his veterinary practice in 1975. Southwest Animal Care Complex was established in 1989 after he visited a classmate in Colorado who was running a veterinary clinic and doggie day care facility. At the time, nothing like that existed to serve the people and pets in El Paso. Dr. McKee set out to create the ultimate place for dogs and cats. Boasting a heated doggie pool, specially-built dog runs and expansive outdoor play areas, the new Southwest Animal Care Complex was and is a premier choice for pet owners.

Our three veterinarians, experienced staff and skilled grooming team provide a one-stop facility for veterinary care, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Contact us to request a tour or learn more about our services and team.

About Southwest Animal Care Complex - El Paso and Santa Teresa

Our two dogs, Eightball and Suzie, have been boarding and going to the SWACC day care for several years now. They absolutely love their time there. The staff is attentive to their needs and contact us immediately whenever they observe any health issues with our dogs. Having veterinary services on site gives my family peace of mind. Shy Suzie is much more sociable and rambunctious Eightball flushes his energy with all his activity at day care. Our dogs are happier because of Southwest Animal Care Complex.

Leticia Jimenez & Family

I can’t say enough about Southwest Animal Care Complex. They are truly amazing and our little Princess LOVES going there. We have been boarding her, grooming her and seeing Dr. McKee for over 7 years and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about it all. The staff is amazing - Coco, Sally, Sean and Tiger are the best and I know my Princess is always in good hands when she goes in for a vacation from us! Thanks for all you do for keeping our furry friends safe and happy!

Michelle Miller