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.

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

      Ashley Richards

      Practice Manager

      Hi! I’m Ashley Richards. I have been a Vet technician since 2000. I am a CVT – Certified Veterinary Technician and I have my Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Northern Arizona University. Go Lumberjacks! I love my team at TLC and I am proud to work here! 

      My Husband and I have a daughter and two four-legged daughters as well. We love football, especially The Green Bay Packers.

      Medical Interests:

      Internal Medicine & Dentistry

      Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

          Shannon Housman

          Operations Manager

          Hi! I am Shannon. I found my place here at TLC Pet Hospital in 2008 and couldn’t imagine working anywhere else!  My fiancé and I have 5 dogs and 3 cats. In my spare time I enjoy console gaming and thanks to my fiancé, an automotive enthusiast.

          Medical Interests: Geriatric care and Surgery

          Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

              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.
              Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                  Robert Mathieson

                  Operations Manager / Surgical 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

                  Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                      Cassie Baker

                      Vet Assistant

                      I grew up here in Albuquerque, NM and have been with TLC since 2012. In my free time I enjoy traveling and hanging out with my adorable dog, Blanca, and my cat, Patrick.

                      Medical Interests

                      Surgery and wound care.

                       
                      Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                          Carrie

                          Vet Assistant

                          I graduated of PIMA Medical Institute in 2013. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family.

                          Medical Interests:

                          Diet and Nutrition

                           

                          Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                              Chris C.

                              Registered Vet Technician

                              Hello! I’m Chris and I have been a Registered Vet Technician (RVT) since 2017. I have been with TLC since 2017 as well.
                              Previously, I was an Infantryman with the Army. I have a lovely wife and three amazing children. I have a dog and a cat who are spoiled and get away with more than my kids. I’m interested in MMA, Hunting, Weapons, Video Games and Animal training.
                              Medical Interests:
                              Emergencies, Critical Care, Surgeries and General practice.

                              Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                  Chris

                                  Vet Assistant

                                  My name is Chris. I’ve been with TLC since 2014. I started as a kennel tech and have worked my way up to Veterinary Assistant. Animals have always been my passion and I’m thankful for the opportunity to do what I love. I enjoy hiking and walking with my dog, Lando, hanging out with friends and playing video games and pretty much anything Star Wars related.

                                  Medical Interests:
                                  Surgery. Lab work. Dentistry. Radiology.
                                  Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                      Michelle

                                      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.
                                      Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                          “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
                                          Surgery

                                          Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                              Camille

                                              Vet Assistant

                                              I started as a student in May 2018 and was hired by TLC in July, 2018. Since then, I have been able to enjoy the fun environment and loving animals as well as a kind clientele.

                                              Medical Interests
                                              Animal Behaviors / nutrition.

                                              Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                                  Jenn

                                                  Receptionist

                                                  I recently moved to Albuquerque from New Jersey. I have 2 cats, Lita and Charlotte. In my free time, I like to read, crochet, & play video games.

                                                  Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                                      Shaefer

                                                      Vet Assistant

                                                      I am currently a biology student at UNM, and have been working towards a career as a veterinarian for most of my academic life. I grew up on a small farm with horses and cattle in northern New Mexico, and am passionate about animals, protecting the environment, and anything that I can do outdoors!

                                                          Patricio

                                                          RVT

                                                          I graduated from CNM in 2011 with my RVT. I then graduated from UNM in 2016 with a degree in Biochemistry. I my spare time I play music, videogames and cosplay for charity with my wife.

                                                          Medical Interests

                                                          Exotic animals and surgery.

                                                          Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                                              Alex

                                                              Vet Assistant

                                                              I graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2017. I have 2 dogs of my own, Peter and Thumper. I’m interested in video games and the outdoors.

                                                              Medical Interests: Radiology, General Practice

                                                                  Gladys

                                                                  Vet Assistant

                                                                  I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in the spring of 2019. Caring for animals  has always been my passion. I hope to become a doctor some day. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, going on adventurous hikes and we can’t forget…hanging out with my fur baby, Candie.

                                                                  Medical Interests: Surgery, General practice

                                                                      Ja’Mia

                                                                      Receptionist

                                                                      I was born on a military base in Bethesda, MD. I moved to New Mexico in the 4th grade and have lived here ever since. I have a passion for animals and plan on continuing my education in veterinary medicine. I have 1 fur baby named Titus. I’m interested in video games, reading and medicine.

                                                                      Medical Interests: surgery, nutrition and general practice

                                                                          Jesse

                                                                          Vet Assistant

                                                                          Jesse has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. He enjoys spending his free time running, hiking, and camping. Jesse has 2 4-legged kids: An Australian Shepherd Mix and a fiery orange tabby.

                                                                          Medical Interests: Emergency Medicine

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