Ashley Richards has been a Vet technician since 2000. She is a CVT – Certified Veterinary Technician and has her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Northern Arizona University. Go Lumberjacks! She loves her team at TLC and is proud to work here!
He and her husband have a daughter and two four-legged daughters as well. They love football, especially The Green Bay Packers.
Medical Interests: Internal Medicine & Dentistry
Shannon HousmanOperations Manager
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 for 3 1/2 years. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter. She has two dogs, Emma & Sheldon and a little hedgehog.
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.Vet Assistant
Registered Vet Technician
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.
Michelle has been in the veterinary field for 13 year. She graduated from PIMA’s first VA class in 2002. She has two wonderful children and 4 four-legged babies. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, gardening and lots of BBQing!
Emergency medicine and surgical procedures.
“Sam” – SamanthaVet Assistant
Sam graduated from Pima medical Institute. Sam and her fiancé, 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.
Exotic animals and surgery.
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
Jesse has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. He enjoys spending his free time running, hiking, and camping. Jesse has 2 4-legged kids: An Australian Shepherd Mix and a fiery orange tabby.
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
Born and raised in the Land of Enchantment, Katelyn has always had a deep love for animals and an interest in medicine. Katelyn has one fur baby, a cat named Pouncer. In Katelyn’s time she likes to hang out with her family, bake, create special effects and prosthetics, and 4 Wheel.
Medical Interests: Surgery, emergency services, physical therapy and nutrition.