Dr. Wren Abbott

(part-time)
Wren Abbott is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from University of California at Berkeley before beginning her first career as a print journalist. She originally came to New Mexico to work as a crime reporter for the Rio Grande Sun newspaper in Española. An interest in biology and animals led her to go back to school and ultimately earn a DVM degree from Colorado State University. She loves working with exotic animals, including reptiles, birds and small mammals, but is a total sucker for her dog and cat patients too.


Dr. Sarah Apodaca

Bio to follow.


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 to spend time with family and friends.


Angel Apodaca–Martinez, Veterinary Technician

Angel was born and raised in New Mexico she graduated from PIMA with her veterinary technician certificate in the spring of 2018. We welcomed her to our team in October 2018. She has a passion for fitness and staying healthy. She loves football and when she is not at work she loves hanging out with her friends and family and her beloved Belgian Malinois Raja.


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.