Dr. Holly Delanoy, VMD
A native New Mexican, Dr. Holly Delanoy was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM. She received her bachelors degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University in 1999, and then her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2004. Homesick for the west and green chili, she returned to New Mexico where she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital. Dr. Holly Delanoy joined the Rio Grande Animal Hospital Family in August 2009.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association. Dr. Holly Delanoy lives here in Albuquerque with her husband Michael, 3 step-children, Molly, a sweet natured Border Collie mix; Lola, a persnickety grey cat and Gizmo, a rather lazy gecko. Outside of work she enjoys hiking in the wilderness, all things Irish, exploring other worlds in books, and dancing anything from salsa to swing.
Dr. Nicholas Hopkins
Dr. Hopkins was born in La Grange, Illinois but moved to Albuquerque in 1985. He graduated from Sandia High School and went to New Mexico State University where he completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences. He received his veterinary degree from Washington State University in 2004 and has been working in Albuquerque ever since. He worked for his first five years in emergency medicine and developed an interest in wound management and reconstructive skin wounds.
He lives with here in Albuquerque with his two mutts, Esther and Stella. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies and skiing.
Deb, Client Care Specialist
Deb is from North Dakota, although she has done her fair share of traveling, she seems to always end up in Albuquerque. She has been working in the veterinary field for about 14 years. Deb loves working with both people and animals, so being a Client Care Specialist is the perfect fit for her. When she is not working she loves spending time with her friends, her son Chad, and her dogs Ricky and Lucy.
Dana Maestas, Veterinary Assistant
Dana is from Santa Rosa and was raised on a family farm. Her life has always centered around animals, so working with them comes naturally. She has two pets, a red heeler mix that she rescued, and a tuxedo kitten she found outside the hospital. She loves books and movies of all genres. Dana has worked at Rio Grande hospital for nine years.
Jackie Massey, Veterinary Assistant
I have been a veterinary assistant for about 9 years, however was out of the field for a bit to be a mom but I am so glad to be back. I have volunteered at Wildlife Rescue and have handled birds of prey a few various events. I have a corgi named Pebbles and a cat Angle. I also have freshwater & saltwater fish and a pond. I am married with 3 children who are almost grown. On my free time I enjoy music, chocolate, and long walks on the beach.
Trish Valencia, Veterinary Technician
Patricia is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently returned to New Mexico from being oversea in Guam for 3 ½ years. She has 1 daughter, 2 sons & 2 dogs. She is a veterinary technician assistant graduate from PIMA Medical Institute 11 years. She loves being an advocate for every animal. When she is not caring for animals she loves spend time with family and friends.
Anna Bomberger, Technician Assistant
I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I have a great passion for animals and working here at Rio Grande I am learning so much every day. In the near future I do plan on getting my degree to becoming a registered veterinary nurse. In my free time I enjoy taking care of my 4 dogs and 1 cat.