Carrie

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.

Why I like to work at TLC:

“TLC is my family. I love working here because we are treated with respect and we all have a voice. It is a fun environment and everyone here makes it enjoyable to come to work everyday.” 

Sarah

Sarah Ellis

Office Manager

Sarah has been with TLC since 2014. She has two beautiful children and two poodles.  Sarah enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Medical Interests: Surgeries. General care.

Why I like to work at TLC:

“I enjoy working at TLC because I love being involved with helping pets live a healthy and happy life. I am always learning new things here and expanding my knowledge and ability to help. The TLC staff are also such amazing people that I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else!”

 

Vet Assistant and Poodle

Shannon

Receptionist

Shannon found her place here at TLC Pet Hospital in 2008 and couldn’t imagine working anywhere else!  She and her fiancé  have 5 dogs and 3 cats. In her spare time she enjoys console gaming and thanks to her husband, she’s an automotive enthusiast. 

Medical Interests: Geriatric care and Surgery 

Why I like to work at TLC: “I found my home away from home at TLC Pet Hospital over 10 years ago. They support the freedom to grow, think outside of the box and fail with support as if they were family. I love it here! “

Cassie

Tech Manager

Cassie grew up here in Albuquerque, NM and has been with TLC since 2012. In her free time she enjoys traveling and hanging out with her fiancé, her adorable dog, Blanca, and her cat, Patrick.

Medical Interests Surgery and wound care.

Why I like to work at TLC:

“I love working where the staff is treated just as great as the clients and pets are. There is a great family environment here at TLC that makes coming to work fun and enjoyable! I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else!”

Carrie

Vet Assistant

Carrie graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2013. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Medical Interests: Diet and Nutrition

Alex

Vet Assistant

Alex graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2017. He has 2 dogs, Peter and Thumper. He’s interested in video games and the outdoors.

Medical Interests: Radiology, General Practice

Why I like to work at TLC: “I like working at TLC because I love the people I work with. The clientele are all wonderful and understanding. You also can’t beat all the wonderful animals I see on a daily basis!”

Chris

Surgical Manager

Chris has been with TLC since 2014. He started as a kennel tech and has worked his way up to Surgical Manager. Animals have always been his passion and he’s thankful for the opportunity to do what he loves. He enjoys hiking and walking with his dog, Lando, hanging out with friends and playing video games and pretty much anything Star Wars related.

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

Chris C. Registered Veterinary Technician

Chris C., RVT

Operations Manager

Chris has been a Registered Vet Technician (RVT) since 2017. He has been with TLC since 2017 as well. Previously, he was an Infantryman with the Army. He has a lovely wife and three amazing children. He has a dog and a cat who are spoiled and get away with more than his kids. He’s interested in MMA, Hunting, Video Games and Animal training.

Medical Interests: Emergencies, Critical Care, Surgeries and General practice.

Why I like to work at TLC:

“I am respected about my opinion whenever I bring it up to management and understand they will listen and do the best they can to ensure the best care for both clients and employees so that the best possible outcome of experiences between everyone involved is likely to occur. The owner and management shoulder responsibility well of employing protocols for safety and enjoyment

Gladys

Vet Assistant

Habla Español Gladys graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in the spring of 2019. Caring for animals has always been her passion. She hopes to become a doctor some day. In Gladys’ spare time she enjoys traveling, going on adventurous hikes and we can’t forget…hanging out with her fur baby, Candie.

Medical Interests: Surgery, General practice

Why I like to work at TLC:

“My passion has always been working with animals. I enjoy doing what I do and wouldn’t trade it for anything. TLC Pet Hospital has been a fun workplace. We all work extremely hard and together we make an awesome team :)”

Amber

Vet Assistant

Amber graduated from CNM in May 2021. She has 3 dogs – Athena, Elsa and Maya – and a cat named Yinny. Dachshund is her favorite breed of dog. She has two kids and enjoys listening to all music genres in her free time.

Medical Interests:

General practice and exotics

JJ

Jeremiah (JJ)

Assistant

Jeremiah was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. His whole life he has wanted to be a veterinarian. He started at TLC as an intern. He enjoys being outdoors and playing with his pets. “TLC has taught me so much and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”

Medical Interests: Surgery, General Practice

Why I like to work at TLC:

“I enjoy working at TLC because everyone here teaches me new things every day and everyone is super supportive. There has not been a day that has gone by where I have not enjoyed working at TLC. I will continue to learn and keep working as hard as I can. Thank you for taking a chance on me TLC!”

Jordyn

Jordyn

Kennel Assistant

Born and raised in New Mexico, Jordyn always wanted to be a vet and started volunteering at TLC at the age of 12. Jordyn has three dogs (Petee, Beau, and Rue) and looks forward to learning more in the veterinarian field.

Medical Interests

Surgery, General Care

Manny

Manny

Veterinarian Assistant

This is Manny. He has been in Veterinary Medicine since 2017. He has experience in general practice, emergency, and specialty. HE started out as a receptionist and has recently moved into a role as a veterinary assistant. You can usually find him spending time with his dogs in the garden, or snuggled up reading a book with his Sun Conure Boogie. He started at TLC in August of 2022. I look forward to meeting and caring for your furry friends!

Medical Interests:
Surgery, Oncology, and exotics.

Santana

Santana

Vet Assistant

Santana has a Chihuahua named Faylene who enjoys cuddles and naps. Santana like to listen to music and go to concerts.

Medical Interests: Surgery

Taylor

Taylor

Vet Assistant

Taylor was born and raised in upstate New York. Came to New Mexico to be with family and graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2021. Taylor has a miniature blue heeler named Pluto that she takes hiking, camping and traveling.

Medical Interests: Surgery, Animal behavior, General practice

Tiffany

Tiffany

Veterinarian Assistant

Tiffany is “all about art, nature and sustainability.” She is obsessed with her two cats: Andy and Tiny Cat. She is very excited to be part of the TLC team.

Medical Interests:

Radiology, animal behavior

Latavia

Latavia

Vet Assistant

Latavia was born and raised in Northwestern New Mexico. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2022. Taking care of animals is something she always loved to do even as a little kid. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, go hunting /fishing, spend quality time with her dogs and get in some naps.

Medical Interests:

General Care

Andrea

Andrea

Andrea has always been interested in the medical field and wanted to be a vet since the age of 5.
Having been able to work and volunteer at TLC since such a young age has been great since she loves working with animals so much. Andrea has two dogs (Gamora & Nebula). She likes music and drawing.

Medical Interests:

Surgery, Medical care

Jocelyn

Jocelyn

Receptionist

Jocelyn started in the veterinary field at 18 years old and has had a growing passion for animals every day since. She started as a kennel assistant and has worked her way up to reception. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends (especially my babies MJ and Kiki), being outdoors and traveling.

Medical Interests: Surgeries, Medicine

Brittany

Brittany

Receptionist

Born in Florida to a Navy family, Brittany moved to New Mexico at 3 years-old and she has been here ever since. Originally she went to school for criminology but with a passion for animals, she plans on furthering her education in Veterinary medicine. She has 3 fur babies 1 dog (Opie), and two cats (Lyla and Jaxon). In her free time, she likes to play video games and go on walks with her dog.

Medical Interests:

General vet care, surgery, animal behaviors

Sam

Sam

Veterinarian Assistant

Sam graduated from PIMA in 2015. She was with TLC for several years and then took a year off to spend time as a stay at home mom with her now 1 year old. Sam is now back part-time. She loves hanging out with her family and animals.

Medical Interests:
Lab and Pharmacy

Patricio

Vet Assistant

Patricio has an associates degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. He was a vet tech for 11 years here at TLC, took some time off to teach and now he is back as part of our front desk team.

 

Kian

Kian

Vet Assistant

Kian was born and raised in Albuquerque. He enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs, playing video games, and listening to music. Growing up around animals Kian’s whole life has compelled him to work in this field. He hopes to excel and is grateful for the opportunity to do what he loves!

Medical Interests:
Surgery, lab work, radiology, and general practice

Kadesha

Kadesha

Veterinarian Assistant

Kadesha graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2019. Since then, she had been on working with equine. She came to TLC because she wanted to learn and succeed in small animal practice and eventually become a RVT. She enjoys hanging out with family, her dogs, and doing things at home.

Medical Interests:
Anesthesia and Analgesia, wound care, phlebotomy and ultrasonography.

Deven

Deven

Vet Assistant

Deven has an amazing husband and beautiful daughter who both inspired her to follow her dream to get into the veterinary field. When she’s not at work or school, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and road trips.

Medical Interests:

Surgery, General Practice

Jolene

Jolene

Receptionist

Jolene is married and has 1 son. They also have 3 dogs’ (Daisy, Everest, and Deku), 2 fancy Leopard Gecko’s (Cosmo and Wanda) and 1 Guinea Pig, Gidget! She loves spending time outdoors fishing and hiking. She is also a Certified Dog Trainer. On her days off, she does the things she loves!