Meet the Team

Meet Our Skilled Doctors

  • Dr. Melinda Gutierrez
    Dr. Melinda Gutierrez

    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. Emily M. Johnson
    Dr. Emily M. Johnson

    Dr. Emily M. Johnson was raised primarily in west Texas and has been actively involved in western performance horses her whole life. This involvement led to a passion for equine lameness and rehabilitation while working with multiple veterinarians in New Mexico and Texas prior to veterinary school. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology & Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University in 2013. She then attended Colorado State University for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine as a large animal tracker, with a primary focus on equine lameness and surgery. Upon graduation she received the American College of Veterinary Surgeons student surgery award for excellence in large animal surgery. Following graduation from Colorado State University in 2017, she completed an equine internship at Elgin Veterinary Hospital in Elgin, TX. During that internship, she focused on racehorse and western performance horse work, along with general medicine of the equine athlete. She joined Kennedy Equine in 2019 as an equine ambulatory veterinarian. Her ambulatory practice includes racetrack medicine as well as western performance horse medicine and rehabilitation. Her professional interests include equine lameness and performance, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitation of the high-level equine athlete. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Gunner, who you will commonly see riding around in her vet truck.

  • Dr. Nick Kennedy
    Dr. Nick Kennedy

    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
    Dr. Kati Owen

    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.

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    Karla

    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
    Andrea

    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.

  • Mycaila
    Mycaila

    Mycaila is our dynamic front office manager but is game to help out anywhere she may be needed!  She developed a love and passion for animals at a very young age and it has only grown over time.  She has been in veterinary medicine field for 3 years.  She is currently studying psychology and hopes to pursue a career in Animal Assisted Therapy.  Rescued is her favorite pet breed!

  • Savanaha
    Savanaha

    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.

  • Jasmine
    Jasmine

    Jasmine has been with Arrow Animal Hospital since 2019 and has been enjoying it ever since.  Every day is different and being able to meet and help new animals each day is a great feeling. Outside of work, if she’s not spending time hanging out with her adorable miniature poodle Ruby while drinking boba tea, she enjoys exploring photography and videography.

  • Claryssa
    Claryssa

    Claryssa graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2016 as a Vet Assistant.  I started working with Arrow Animal Hospital in July, I love working here I meet the most amazing people and animals here. Outside of work, I love going on adventures with my little family. 

  • Angela
    Angela

    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
    Stephanie

    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.

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    Biscuits & Gravy

    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!

  • Itzel
    Itzel

    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.

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Hours of Operation

Monday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed