• Carrie Quirk
    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.”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Shannon Housman
    Shannon Housman Practice 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.

    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! ”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Sarah Ellis
    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!”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Robert Mathieson
    Robert Mathieson Operations 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.

    Medical Interests:

    Emergency Medicine, Surgeries

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I like working for TLC because everyday at work is something new, exciting and there are always opportunities to learn new things.”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Cassie
    Cassie Operations 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 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!”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Carrie
    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

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Chris C., RVT
    Chris C., RVT Referral 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.
    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.”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Chris
    Chris Vet Assistant

    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.

    Medical Interests:
    Surgery. Lab work. Dentistry. Radiology.
    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • “Sam” – Samantha
    “Sam” – Samantha Vet 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.

    Medical Interests:

    Emergency and critical care
    Surgery

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I like to work at TLC because I love animals and my co-workers. It is fun to work here. We work as a team and we kick butt at what we do! Not to mention we have an awesome boss.”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Camille
    Camille Vet Assistant

    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.

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Patricio, RVT
    Patricio, RVT RVT

    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.

    Medical Interests

    Surgery.

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Shaefer
    Shaefer Vet Assistant

    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!

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Alex
    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!”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Gladys
    Gladys Vet Assistant

    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

    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 :)”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Ja’Mia
    Ja’Mia Receptionist

    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.

    Medical Interests:
    surgery, nutrition and general practice

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I like working for TLC because we are like a family. Everyone gets along pretty well. Also, I love all the cute animals!”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Oliver, RVT
    Oliver, RVT RVT

    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.

    Medical Interests:

    Behavior, dentistry, nutrition

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I like the atmosphere and sense of humor in the clinic. I also like how everyone is willing to learn and grow each week when something is brought to our attention. I also like our scrubs!”

  • Dawn
    Dawn Vet Assistant

    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

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I like working at TLC because of the compassion and passion everyone here has about helping the patients. I also like how fun and supportive everyone is.”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Berenice
    Berenice Vet Assistant

    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.

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I love working here at TLC because I am finally doing what I love which is working with animals.”

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

  • Jeremiah (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!”

  • Azaliyah
    Azaliyah Vet Assistant

    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.

    Why I like to work at TLC:

    “I like working at TLC because I love helping the animals. I especially like that I get to be involved with their care from start to finish. I like that TLC allows me to clean the pet’s teeth. It’s a great satisfaction to see their teeth clean!”

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