Welcome to TLC Pet Hospital - Our team of experts are here to care for your pets

    Carrie Quirk

    Hospital Manager

    Carrie has been working at both hospitals since November 1993. She has been receptionist, technician, and now our Practice Manager. She has been in the veterinary field for over 25 years.

    “I started out as a kennel assistant and worked very hard to be in the position I am today. I love my job and wouldn’t change it for the world. I love challenges and every day presents us new ones. ”

    Carrie is a member of VHMA.  She is married and has two daughters.  In her spare time she likes to play with her children, go camping, and go 4-wheeling.

      Ashley Richards

      Practice Manager

      Ashley is a CVT. She rejoined our practice last month because she missed working as a technician! She is married and they have a 4 year old daughter. They also have a dog named Putter. Ashley is a huge Packers fan & loves football! 

      Medical Interests:

      Internal Medicine & Dentistry

          Shannon Housman

          Operations Manager

          Shannon has been a part of our TLC family for over 10 years! She and her fiancé  have 6 dogs and 3 cats. In her spare time, she likes to play video games and spend time with family.
          Medical Interests:
          Geriatric care. Surgeries.

              Sarah Ellis

              Office Manager

              Sarah has been with TLC for 3 1/2 years. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter. She has two dogs, Emma & Sheldon and a little hedgehog.

              Medical Interests:

              Surgeries. General care.

                  Robert Mathieson

                  Operations / Kennel Manager

                  Born and raised right here in Albuquerque, Robert enjoys hiking, camping, painting and drawing, as well as volunteering with the Animal Welfare Department. Father of two fur babies, Doobie and Dakota. Loves any and all animals. Hopes to become a Doctor one day.

                  Medical Interests:

                  Emergency Medicine, Surgeries

                      Cassie Baker

                      Vet Assistant

                      Cassie recently received her veterinary assistant certificate through PIMA. She lives at home with her four adorable rottweilers. In her spare time, Cassie enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family.

                      Medical Interests:

                      Surgery and Medical emergencies.



                          Vet Assistant

                          Carrie is a graduate of PIMA Medical Institute. When not working at TLC she enjoys spending her time with family at home.

                          Medical Interests:

                          Diet and Nutrition



                              Receptionist / Tech Assistant

                              Liz has been with us for over a year. Liz is an active foster for one of the rescue groups. She has had a passion for taking care of animals for a very long time. She & her husband, Jay, love the outdoors. They like to hike, go camping, etc. They also have a daughter and a son. Liz and her family are also avid Packers fans!!

                                  Chris C.

                                  Registered Vet Technician

                                  Chris recently received his RVT from Brown Mackie College. He is married with 2 adorable sons, 3 dogs and a cat with the occasional foster pet. In his free time, he enjoys  family outings, MMA, video games, hiking and hunting.
                                  Medical Interests:
                                  Emergencies, Critical Care, Surgeries and General practice.

                                      “Sam” – Samantha

                                      Vet Assistant

                                      My name is Sam. I graduated from Pima medical Institute. My fiancé, Aaron, and I have two dogs: Mr. Wilson and Lilly. They are our children. Animals have always been a passion of mine and I am thrilled to be surrounded by them.

                                      Medical Interests:

                                      Emergency and critical care


                                          Vet Assistant

                                          Chris has been with TLC since 2011. He started as a kennel tech and has worked his way up to Veterinary Assistant. A few things Chris enjoys are going on hikes and walks with his dog Lando, hanging out with friends and playing video games.

                                          Medical Interests:
                                          Surgery. Lab work. Dentistry. Radiology.


                                              Vet Assistant

                                              My name is Michelle. I have been in the veterinary field for 13 year. I graduated from PIMA’s first VA class in 2002. I have two wonderful children and 4 four-legged babies. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, gardening and lots of BBQing!

                                              Medical Interests:

                                              Emergency medicine and surgical procedures.


                                                  Vet Assistant

                                                  My name is Eric and I have been working for TLC Pet Hospital since August 2017. I was born and raised right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed my certification as a veterinary assistant at Pima Medical Institute in 2012. I currently have over one year experience with a veterinary private practice and after a brief hiatus in the veterinary field, I am thrilled to be back in it again working for TLC.
                                                  I’m a free spirit who, in my free time, loves to hang out with friends and family, travel the world, attend concerts, read, draw, going go-karting, snowboarding, hiking and unwinding at home playing video games, listening to music and watching movies.
                                                  Medical Interests:
                                                  My medical interests are radiology, surgery preparation and animal health.

                                                      Kerri N.


                                                      Kerri is an RVT. She graduated from Brown Mackie College. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, 3 cats and a dog named Edgar.

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                                                          Veterinary Assistant

                                                          Nicole has worked in the veterinary field for 3 years. She was previously a livestock inspector and is excited to be back in the veterinary field again. Nicole grew up showing horses, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs. She also competed in rodeo events. Nicole and her boyfriend have 2 horses, 5 dogs and a small Nigerian Dwarf goat herd that they love. They enjoy family gatherings, hunting, rodeo and playing with their dogs and goats.

                                                          Medical Interests

                                                          Puppy Wellness, Lab Work and Surgery


                                                              Veterinarian Assistant


                                                                  Kennel Assistant

                                                                  Auram joins our team from the restaurant industry! In his free time he likes to build computers, play games and watch Anime. He has a Bichon at home named Gorgi. He loves to cook, go camping and fast cars.
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                                                                      I am a native New Mexican. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat. I have had animals all my life. To me, “A house is not a home” without pets.

                                                                      Medical Interests

                                                                      I have always admired veterinarians. They have to figure out what’s wrong, even when the patient can’t tell them.

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