Client Service Representative
Danielle joined our team in 2007. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University where she earned her degree in English and a graduate of New Mexico Tech where she earned her degree in Technical Communication.
Danielle has a few goofy dogs. Maximus is a Pitbull mix, Lexi, a Labrador mix, Tanner an Anatolian Shephard, Butter a Chihuahua mix, and 3 cats: Monster, Charlotte and Mouse.
Laurie joined our team in January of 2017. She comes with a superb customer service background that we're excited to share with our clients and patients. This is a new venture as she makes a career change to veterinarian medicine. Her experience with her family business of raising greyhounds, Nubian goats, Californian and New Zealand rabbits, chickens, as well as many other farm animals readily prepared her for her new journey!
Laurie and her husband have 2 guard dogs....Belle and O'Boy and a new blue heeler named Beau.
Pet Service Representative
Tamisha joined our team in 2013. She started working with us while in high school as our "kennel kid." She has grown into our wonderful Pet Service Representative. Since graduating, Tamisha has enrolled in college courses and is working towards an Associate degree.
Tamisha has one precious furry friend named Mijo.
Bianca joined our team in May of 2017. She is a recent Belen High School graduate. After participating in a Senior Day Job Shadow program for her English class, she submitted a resume and was hired after 2 success job interviews. She intends to advance in the field of veterinary medicine and possibly take college courses to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Bianca is mom to 2 “four-legged” children, Baby who is a Chiweenie and Kiwi who is a Chihuahua-Terrier mix.
Rebecca recently joined our staff in April of 2015 after relocating from Texas. She has worked her way up from a kennel tech to a skilled veterinary nurse. She comes to us with over 10 years’ experience in an animal hospital.
Rececca has three “fur babies.” Her oldest Chyler is a German Shepherd mix, Keiran is a Pitbull/Whippit cross, and last but not least Nykia who is a Pitbull/Great Dane mix.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Michelle joined our team in May of 2011. She graduated from CNM with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Michelle makes the trip from Albuquerque to Belen every day because she loves this place!
Michelle is a momma to a variety of kiddos. She has a couple of two-legged children, as well as a Shepherd mix named Dakota, a lab named Buster, a kitty cat named Calzone, a gorgeous Albino Corn Snake named Grell, and last but not least her Shihtzu baby named Leo.
Esperanza (Hope) Gonzales
Hope joined our team in May of 2017. She graduated from CNM with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Before going to school for Veterinary Technology and joining the staff at Valencia Animal Clinic, she spent many years working with young children in a preschool setting.
Hope has two furry kids. She has a pit bull Dio and a Holland Lop rabbit by the name of Oliver, who is 5 years old. Her family also includes a variety of reptiles and amphibians, including geckos and dart frogs.
Denise joined the clinic team in May 2015 to assist Dr. Mack with the business side of the clinic. She graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a Bachelor degree in Business Management with concentration on Management and Management Information Systems. Prior work experience was at Sandia National Laboratories as a System Analyst before she became a full time mom.
Denise has 2 “two-legged” children and 2 “four-legged” doggies. The family loves their indoor guard dog who is the most precious Chihuahua and equally love their newest outdoor guard dog who is a beautiful Red Heeler.