Our Team of Veterinarians, Technicians, Assistants and Office Personnel

We have a very friendly and knowledgeable staff here at Academy Pet Hospital. We are here to make your visit as easy and comfortable as possible. Our goal at Academy Pet Hospital is to educated pet owners about caring for their pets and advocate for our patients’ health and quality of life.

Marisol, Registered Veterinary Technician

mariMy name is Marisol, and I have been in the field since 1998. I enjoy general practice, dentistry, and emergency medicine. I have 4 dogs, 1 cat, 1 tarantula, 1 guinea pig, 1 iguana, and 3 daughters. I love soccer, swimming, outdoor recreational activities, and yoga.


Rechelle, Veterinary Assistant

rechelle-valley-300x298Rechelle is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who graduated from PIMA Medical Institute. She love animals from big to small and strives to make their experience at Academy Pet Hospital as comfortable as possible! She owns two dogs named Missy and Roko. She enjoys the veterinary field and plans or furthering her career by becoming a certified veterinary technician or pursuing veterinary school.


Karen Celarie, Veterinary Assistant

kmcKaren recently graduated as a certified Veterinary Technician from Brown Mackie College in November of 2014. She enjoys helping animals as well as educating clients on important information to further their care for their pets. She has one female dog named “Chikis” and one male cat named “Harley”. Certified technicians bring a high level of technical skill to a veterinary hospital as well as compassion for the human-animal bond. She has a special interest in handling and caring for exotic pets and regularly assists Dr. England with out exotic patients.


Cindy Stanfield, Client Care Coordinator

cindy-photo1-225x300Cindy will greet you when you arrive at Academy and coordinate your pet’s care. She strives to make your and your pet’s visit as efficient and comfortable as possible. She was born and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on a hobby farm with many, many farm and domestic animals. She studied Business Management at District One Technical Institute. She then worked for over 30 years in the banking industry followed by a carrier in county and state government. Cindy lived in Sarasota and Tampa, Florida for three and 10 years respectively. Then she, her husband, Don, and daughter, Caitlin, relocated to the Los Lunas, NE Mexico area in 1995. She has recently moved to Albuquerque, NM where she now lives with 4 Bassest Hounds, 1 Persian cat, and 1 ferret.


Karla Romero, Registered Veterinary Technician

karla-photo-300x276Karla is a New Mexico native and has recently joined Academy Pet Hospital as one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians. She graduated from Central New Mexico college with an associates degree followed by a career in veterinary medicine, for the last 7 years. She has experience in general medicine, emergency, and specialty veterinary care. Her expertise in veterinary medicine is highly valued at Academy Pet Hospital. She has 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 horse and has always loved animals. Her passion for animals and medicine has led to her career as a veterinary technician.