• 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.

    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

    • Ashley Richards
      Ashley Richards Practice Manager

      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

      Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

      • Shannon Housman
        Shannon Housman Operations 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

        Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

        • Sarah Ellis
          Sarah Ellis Office 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.

          Medical Interests:

          Surgeries. General care.
          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

            Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

            • Cassie
              Cassie Vet Assistant

              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.

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

                  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

                    • Michelle
                      Michelle Vet Assistant

                      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!

                      Medical Interests:

                      Emergency medicine and surgical procedures.
                      Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

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

                        Medical Interests:

                        Emergency and critical care
                        Surgery

                        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
                            Patricio

                            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

                            Exotic animals and 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!

                              • 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

                                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

                                  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

                                    Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                    • Jesse
                                      Jesse Vet Assistant

                                      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.

                                      Medical Interests:
                                      Emergency Medicine

                                      Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional

                                      • Katelyn
                                        Katelyn Receptionist

                                        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.

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