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 educate pet owners about caring for their pets and advocate for our patients health and quality of life.

Cesar Trujillo-Kirk, Office Manager

Cesar is a native New Mexican who grew up with five horses, one donkey, one pony, one cat, and two dogs (a Chow Chow and a Blue Heeler). He graduated from V. Sue Cleveland High School in 2016. Cesar strives to be a Financial Investor/Entrepreneur. His free time is spent working on his investment portfolio. Cesar plans on running for the President of the United States in 2036 (when he is 38). He also plans on being a Business Tycoon by the age of 26 – this entails much determination and hard work, but he feels with time and planning he will succeed. Cesar currently lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico with his Boxer, Nala.

Marisol Maez, Registered Veterinary Technician

mariMarisol is a Registered Veterinary Technician from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She enjoys all animals – big and small and strives to make every experience a comfortable one. She has three dogs, one cat and one tarantula (which she’s had since 2004).

Jordan Griego, Veterinary Assistant

Jordan recently graduated from Pima with a veterinary assistant certificate. She enjoys working with animals and hopes one day to expand her knowledge for animals. Jordan has 3 cats named Claus, Oreo and Lilly.

Logan Cross, Veterinary Assistant

Logan has been a part of our team for several years. She is a Veterinary Assistant. Logan has four dogs, three horses, two birds, and two pigs. She is studying to be a Forensic Entomologist at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. She would like to visit France and move to Los Angeles someday. Her favorite creature is her one and one-half year old Golden Retriever, Marvin MacGyver McLovin’ Kratos Cross.

Jazmin Silva, Veterinary Assistant

Jazmin is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She always strives to not only make you feel welcome, but also makes your furry friend feel like one of her own. She has one Ferret (Loki), one dog (Oreo), and three cats (Waffles, Bagheera, and Kehlani). Jazmin has always had a passion for animals since the age of seven and is planning on furthering her career in the veterinary world.

Mercedes Lopez, Veterinary Assistant

Mercedes recently completed training at PIMA Institute as a Veterinary Assistant and plans to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her childhood dream was to become a famous singer. Her current dream is to swim and study sharks. Mercedes has three dogs (Max, Odin and Loca) and one Ferret (Sammy).

Brittany James, Veterinary Assistant

Brittany recently graduated from PIMA Institute as a Veterinary Assistant. She plans to pursue her Registered Veterinary Technician license. Brittany has always wanted to work with animals and began visiting her neighbor’s small farm at three years old. Brittany has six dogs, two rabbits and two lizards. She LOVES animals!!! In her free time she enjoys playing volley ball.

Kailee Rivas, Client Care Coordinator

Kailee is a driven and caring individual towards both people and animals. She is currently working towards her certificate as a Veterinary Technician and enjoys every minute of it. Her free time is spent playing with her two dogs (Nina and Fezzik), cat (Ophelia), and three rats (Newt, Dill, and Moose). Kailee is excited to start her career in the veterinary world and looks forward to learning more about a wide variety of animals.