Dr. Salas is the owner of TLC Pet Hospital. He purchased the hospital in July 2005. Undergraduate degree from NMSU, Veterinary degree from CSU. He is married with 3 beautiful daughters. Enjoys traveling and watching or playing soccer.
Dermatology. Orthopedic surgery. Enjoys helping to lengthen the time between parent and pet bond.
Dr. James grew up in Phoenix, AZ and attended the University of Arizona for her undergrad degree. “Go Wildcats!” She then completed her DVM degree at Colorado State in beautiful Fort Collins.
Her husband is a human doctor who works at UNM, so they have all the species covered. Their fur babies are 3 spoiled poodle mixes named Bonnie, Clyde, and Khaleesi.
Senior pet care, dermatology, internal medicine
Dr. Owen grew up in Las Cruces, NM and attended NMSU studying Animal Science. After graduating, she moved to Pullman, WA to Attend Washington State University.
Her and her husband love spending time outdoors and enjoying all the beauty that New Mexico has to offer. Their dogs HoneyB and Willow, along with their cat named Morris, complete their family of five.
Surgery, dentistry and the care of elderly pets as they need advanced care and pain control. She loves helping families keep their pets as healthy as possible!
Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional
Dr. Gutierrez is from the beautiful North Valley of Albuquerque. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from UNM in 1993; then attended Colorado State University, graduating in ’97. She is also MAV Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture.
Dr. Gutierrez and her partner of 18 years, Kimberly Pravada, enjoy hiking, RZR riding/racing, and taking care of many four-legged children.
She sees exotics and does some orthopedic surgery.
Medical Interests: Helping pets feel their best through Medicine, Surgery or Acupuncture.
Dr. Long is an Albuquerque native. Dr. Long attended UNM and earned a degree in Biology before attending Colorado State University for Veterinary school. Dr. Long graduated in 2010 and moved back to Albuquerque in 2011. Dr. Long is an avid reader and loves movies, popcorn and drinking tea. Dr. Long and her husband, Joel, enjoy traveling and spending time in the mountains.
Medical Interests: Preventative medicine. Diagnostic imaging. Dermatology.
Dr. Harris grew up in Albuquerque, NM. She went to UNM and graduated with a degree in biology and chemistry. Following undergraduate studies she attended Michigan State University for Veterinary School. Dr. Harris and her husband, John, enjoy snowboarding, playing soccer and spending time outdoors. They have two chihuahuas, Vinny and Lulu, and a turtle named Humpfrey who keeps life interesting.
Dentistry, internal medicine, neurology
Dr. Garver was born and raised here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from UNM, she moved to Corvallis, Oregon. She received her DVM from Oregon State University. In her free-time, Dr. Garver is a big sports fan and enjoys adventuring outdoors.
Diagnostic imaging, dentistry, animal nutrition and weight management.
Lauren Schafer, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Schafer grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for her undergraduate and DVM degrees. In Dr. Schafer’s free time her and her husband, Phil, enjoy traveling, exploring new restaurants and all things outdoors!
Dermatology, nutrition and internal medicine.