Our wonderful Dr. Gutierrez, or otherwise known as “Dr. G” was born and bred in the North Valley of Albuquerque and she has never dreamed of being anything else but a veterinarian. She graduated from UNM with a BA-Biochemistry, and then proceeded to pursue her passion at Colorado State University for her doctorate in veterinary medicine. In 2014, she returned to CSU to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Dr. G takes special interest in surgery and exotics pets. She and her Partner have been together for the last 20 years and live happily with their many dogs (mostly rescued on the job) that fill their house with so much joy!
Dr. Nick Kennedy was born and raised in New Mexico and earned degrees from UNM and NMSU. After attending veterinary school at Kansas State University, he did an equine internship in San Antonio, Texas before moving back to NM in 2014. Since then he has worked around the state as an equine veterinarian and also worked for a few years at a small animal clinic in Albuquerque. He has lived in Los Lunas since 2017 and was very excited about the chance to purchase this clinic in his home town. Dr. Kennedy really enjoys educating clients about the benefits of preventive medicine and performing soft tissue surgery. When not in the clinic he is likely working on horses or hopefully finding some time to get away up to the mountains with his favorite cat, Thatcher, where they both feel most at home.
Dr. Kati Owen is our renowned Chihuahua breed enthusiast! Dr. Kati was raised in Las Cruces, NM and attended New Mexico State University for her undergraduate studies. After finishing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 2015 she returned to the land of enchantment to practice. Besides seeing cute puppies and kittens, she especially enjoys surgery and managing geriatric patients, providing them the best end of life care possible. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine though, is connecting to the people and families who bring their pets in. In her free time Dr. Owen enjoys taking advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities that the Albuquerque area has to offer, as well as the rich culture and delicious food! When she’s not at work she’s likely running, hiking, reading, making something delicious in the kitchen, or just spending quality time with her husband and daughter. She has two dogs, HoneyB who’s a pitbull mix and Margarita who’s a chihuahua, and a friendly cat, Morris.
Dr. Wenzel was raised in Silver City, New Mexico where his parents owned a veterinary practice. It was there he began his life long love of veterinary medicine. He received his Animal Science degree from New Mexico State University in 2008. He graduated in 2013 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. After graduating with his veterinary degree, he spent 3 years serving in the United States Army as a Veterinary Corp Officer. He has spent the last 7 years running Southwest Veterinary Clinic in Deming New Mexico. If he is not at work, he is most likely spending time with his wife and three children.
Karla, our hospital manager, is passionate about providing the best patient care possible and serving as an advocate for all of our furry patients. She has over 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine and is constantly learning and striving to be better for her patients. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband riding motorcycles or hiking with their crazy bunch of Belgian Malinois.
Andrea is our head vet tech at Arrow Animal Hospital has almost 20 years of experience in the VetMed field. She enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and husband of 16 years. She also loves to go hiking, camping, playing video games, and food! She has a Pit Bull named Erin and a sweet rescue furr baby named Scarlet.
Savanaha is one of our awesome client relations specialists here at our hospital. She was born and raised in the land of enchantment. She got into the veterinary field because of her love of animals; a love which you can tell by her 7 dog and her sweet pet bunny named Thumper. She enjoys being outdoor, trying new things and spending time with her family and loved ones.
Angela has been with the Arrow family for last 5 years! She graduated from Brown Mackie College with her veterinary technician degree and has since been pursuing her passion in the VetMed. She is married with two lovely daughters, 3 dogs, 1 cat and one spunky turtle! She speaks fluent English and Spanish and is always eager to help both pets and people!
Stephanie graduated from Pima Medical Institute in July 20202 as a Veterinary Assistant and soon after she joined our team! She loves working here because every day is different, keeping it interesting and fun, while also helping all kinds of pets. Outside of work she spends all of her time with her family.
Itzel is the newest addition to Arrow Animal Hospital. You can find her helping out in the reception area as well as in the treatment area, as a veterinary assistant. She has been in the vet field for over 7 years and is hooked! Previous to that she worked at North County Animal Humane on the west coast. Itzel was born in Mexico, raised in California and has been living in Albuquerque with her husband since 2009. In her free time she enjoys painting, drawings, cooking vegan recipes, and taking care of her animals at home. She is mom to 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 ferrets, 2 fish tanks and 1 dwarf hamster. Itzel is excited to be part of the team and devoted to get to know the clients and their loving pets.
Cat, our new office manager, just recently joined our team! She has been in the veterinary field for over 6 years and has become passionate about excellent client communication in order to provide the best patient care/experience possible. Cat has always had a dog by herself to walk through life and enjoys meeting fellow animal lover and their fur babies. During her free time Cat enjoys going to the gym and playing ball with her beautiful sweet dog Echo.
Aleaha was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated high school in 2020. She has always aspired to be a veterinarian and is taking her first steps towards her goal since joining Arrow Animal Hospital. She has always had furry friends around her, providing her with much love and joy! She currently has 6 dogs, 3 cats, a ferret, and 2 ducks at home. In her free time, she enjoys playing with all of her fur and feathered babies, as well as spending quality time with her family.
Alysa, one of most well-rounded team members, always has a smile on and has a kind word to add. Alysa is from the Land of Enchantment and loves all animals, big, small, furry, feathered, with scales, etc! She loves working with animals and is passionate about helping clients about their pet’s health. Alysa is currently working on her veterinary technology degree at CNM, but in her free time she loves making resin jewelry and caring for her 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, 1 ferret and 3 chickens!
Robert is excited to start his new career change as a Veterinary Technician here at Arrow Animal Hospital. After ten years in the United States Marine Corps and getting his Bachelor's in Earth and Planetary Science, this opportunity is the movement forward he had been looking for. Animals have always been a huge part of his life, from household pets to farm and ranch animals. With this, he hope to learn more about their health and welfare, and gain scientific knowledge in the veterinarian medical field.
Athena, one of our most enthusiastic veterinary assistants, fell in love with veterinary medicine because of her passion for animals and interest in medicine. She is currently working towards obtaining her veterinary technician degree in the near future. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her handful of pets, read books and care for her plants.
Rylan recently moved here from Oregon. He's a passionate and experienced veterinary assistant. Over the past five years, he's dedicated himself to caring for furry, feathered, and scaley patients and ensuring their well-being. In his free time, Rylan indulges in his other passions - his beloved pet birds, tending to his collection of cacti, and working on his car.
Cameron, has spent all of her life surrounded by animals. She grew up showing livestock and having lots of cats and dogs as well. She currently has 4 corgis, 1 Great Pyrenees and 2 cats. Cameron completed 4 years of FFA Veterinary Science through high school, recently gained her Veterinary Receptionist certification in 2022 and is currently working towards her Veterinary Technician degree. She enjoys anything outdoors, painting and gaming.
Our adorable clinic kittens who are the real hospital bosses! They make sure that all of our patients are feeling comfortable and happy during their stay here. In their free time they like to sun bathe on the cat tree, snooze in someone’s lap or chase the mouse pointer on the computer monitors. They have particular interest in all things kittens!
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