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

Practice 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

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

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

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

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

Jessika

Jessika

Surgical Assistant

Jessika has worked in the animal care field since 2021. After graduating High School, she began working in both a clinic and shelter environment. She has worked primarily with companion animals and has a soft-spot for live-stock guardians and herding breeds. She has a Great Pyrenees named Moon and a Husky / Border Collie mix named River. She has a senior cat named Jazmine and a young adult named Ravioli who she took in as a bottle baby. She is currently pursuing her degree in Veterinary Technology and is excited to learn more about Veterinary Medicine.

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.

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!

Kandi

Veterinarian Assistant

Kandi grew up on a farm as a child. Kandi always felt at home with animals around me. Kandi loves working with animals day to day knowing that she is able to help them.
Kandi has multiple animals at home but her Pugs have always been her favorite breed. Kandi enjoys hanging out with her family during her down time and spending lots of time with her daughter.

Medical Interests
Labwork, Dentistry, and General Practice

Vet Assistant

Courtney

Veterinarian Assistant

Courtney is originally from Minnesota and moved to Albuquerque in 2018. She graduated from UNM with a biology degree in the fall of 2022. She enjoys spending time with her family, 3 dogs, 3 cats, tortoise, snake, and chickens. In her free time, she volunteers at the animal shelter and she loves to skate!

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

Tyler

Tyler

Veterinarian Assistant

Tyler was born and raised in Taos, NM. He graduated from Adams State University with a Bachelors of Science in Cellular/Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He also has many pets that he loves very much.

Medical Interests
General Care and Surgery

Katy

Katy

Receptionist

Katy has always wanted to work with animals and could seem to find a road to take. She recently found a branch of Animal Sciences that deals with her favorite animal (the horse) and her interest in genetics. She is working now on a focus of equine reproduction. She recently moved to New Mexico to pursue her dreams. She has a furbaby, Orion.

 Medical Interests:

Equine Reproduction, embryology and genetics

Amber

Amber L.

Receptionist

Amber has a dog named Piper “Anne”. She is the center of Amber’s world. On her time off she enjoys hunting and spending time with her friends & family and being outdoors.

Medical Interests:

General practice. Surgery. Exotics.