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 fiancé, she’s an automotive enthusiast.
Geriatric care and Surgery
Sarah EllisOffice 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.
Surgeries. General care.
Robert MathiesonOperations 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.
Emergency Medicine, Surgeries
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 adorable dog, Blanca, and her cat, Patrick.
Surgery and wound care.
Carrie graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2013. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Diet and Nutrition
Chris C., RVTReferral Advocate
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.
Emergencies, Critical Care, Surgeries and General practice.
Chris has been with TLC since 2014. He started as a kennel tech and has worked his way up to Veterinary Assistant. 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.
Surgery. Lab work. Dentistry. Radiology.
“Sam” – SamanthaVet Assistant
Sam graduated from Pima medical Institute. Sam and her husband, Aaron, have two dogs: Mr. Wilson and Lilly. They are like their children. Animals have always been a passion of hers and she is thrilled to be surrounded by them.
Emergency and critical care Surgery
Camille started as a student in May 2018 and was hired by TLC in July, 2018. Since then, she has been able to enjoy the fun environment and loving animals as well as a kind clientele.
Medical Interests Animal Behaviors / nutrition.
Patricio graduated from CNM in 2011 with his RVT. He then graduated from UNM in 2016 with a degree in Biochemistry. In Patricio’s spare time he plays music, videogames and cosplay for charity with his wife.
Currently a biology student at UNM, Shaefer has been working towards a career as a veterinarian for most of his academic life. He grew up on a small farm with horses and cattle in northern New Mexico, and is passionate about animals, protecting the environment, and anything that he can do outdoors!
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
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 Glady’s 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
Ja’Mia was born on a military base in Bethesda, MD. She moved to New Mexico in the 4th grade and has lived here ever since. She has a passion for animals and plans on continuing her education in veterinary medicine. Ja’Mia has 1 fur baby named Titus. Ja’Mia is interested in video games, reading and medicine.
surgery, nutrition and general practice
Oliver worked in human medicine for eight years before he found his true home in veterinary medicine in 2018. He loves all sports, especially soccer, wrestling and basketball which he plays to this day. Creative projects and yoga are his favorite recreations. His love of teaching and learning will always allow him the patience for a few extra minutes to connect with a client, co-worker or four-legged friend.
Behavior, dentistry, nutrition
Dawn has a husky/wolf, a husky, chiweenie and 2 cats. She loves reading and hearing about new things everyday.
Medical Interests: Emergency and Internal Medicine
Berenice has two brothers and a sister. She has a husky who is her motivation for continued success in one of her main hobbies which is dogs. She loves taking care of animals which is why she wanted to become a Veterinarian Assistant. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute.
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.”
Surgery, General Practice
Azaliyah graduated from PIMA in 2020. She loves hiking with her dachshund, Louis. She has always loved animals and an interest in medicine.
Medical Interests: Surgery, dentistry, general practice.