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


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.

Chris C.

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.

Ashley Richards

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

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.

Medical Interests:



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.


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


Cassie Baker

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.


Shannon Housman

Vet Assistant and Poodle

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.