Dr. Salas is the owner of TLC Pet Hospital. He purchased the hospital in July 2005. Undergraduate degree from NMSU, Veterinary degree from CSU. He is married with 3 beautiful daughters. Enjoys traveling and watching or playing soccer.
Dermatology. Orthopedic surgery. Enjoys helping to lengthen the time between parent and pet bond.
Dr. LongMedical Director
Dr. Long is an Albuquerque native. Dr. Long attended UNM and earned a degree in Biology before attending Colorado State University for Veterinary school. Dr. Long graduated in 2010 and moved back to Albuquerque in 2011. Dr. Long is an avid reader and loves movies, popcorn and drinking tea. Dr. Long and her husband, Joel, enjoy traveling and spending time in the mountains.
Medical Interests: Preventative medicine. Diagnostic imaging. Dermatology.
Why I like to work at TLC:
“I have worked in a lot of veterinary hospitals over the years – very large ones, and very small ones. And I can say without a doubt – TLC is hands down the best clinic I have ever worked for. This team is amazing ya’ll, and I can’t imagine going to work every day with anyone else. The care and passion they have for our clients and patients is unparalleled, and I am honored to call this group people my teammates.”
Dr. Harris grew up in Albuquerque, NM. She went to UNM and graduated with a degree in biology and chemistry. Following undergraduate studies she attended Michigan State University for Veterinary School. Dr. Harris and her husband, John, enjoy snowboarding, playing soccer and spending time outdoors. They have two chihuahuas, Vinny and Lulu, and a turtle named Humpfrey who keeps life interesting.
Dentistry, internal medicine, neurology
Lauren Schafer, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Schafer grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for her undergraduate and DVM degrees. In Dr. Schafer’s free time her and her husband, Phil, enjoy traveling, exploring new restaurants and all things outdoors!
Dermatology, nutrition and internal medicine.
Brianna Brandt, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Brandt was born and raised in Albuquerque. After studying Animal Science at NMSU, she finished veterinary school at Washington State University in 2018. In her free time she can be found hiking with her dog, Bailey, making pottery, and teaching group fitness classes at Sports and Wellness.
Soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and ophthalmology.
Why I like to work at TLC:
“I like working at TLC because we work as a team to provide excellent care. Everyone is willing to jump in and help each other and we work as one big family. I like having the ability for autonomy in my cases, but also being able to discuss with other doctors to ensure we are providing the best care for our patients.”
Elaine Alexander, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Alexander was born and raised in Albuquerque. She graduated from Colorado State in May 2021.