Alyssa, CVA

Originally from California, Alyssa moved to New Mexico in 2003 and discovered her love for animals. After graduating high school, she studied at PIMA Medical Institute where she graduated from the vet assistant program. Alyssa continues to work hard for our furry friends and has been with VDOSNM since 2015. She is currently attending Central New Mexico Community College to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. On her free time, she is either hiking, camping or skiing when the weather permits. She has a cat named Simon, who loves eating almost as much as he loves his owner.


Chrissy, RVT, VTS in Dentistry

Chrissy Banning, our Veterinary Technician, studied at New Mexico State University where she earned a Bachelors in Animal Science and then attended Central New Mexico Community College and earned an associates in Veterinary Technology. Chrissy has been in the industry since 2006. She is currently a mentee for the VTS in dentistry. When Chrissy isn’t working for our patients, she, her husband and their son Charlie enjoy traveling and spending time with their 7 cats. She also enjoys being active, baking, solving puzzles and playing kickball.


Dorothy, RVT

Dorothy joined the Veterinary Dentistry team in 2017. She is a registered veterinary technician in the state of New Mexico since 2006. She has worked in both veterinary emergency and general practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology with a minor in Agriculture from Fort Lewis College and an Associates of Applied Science from Maple Woods Community College (Veterinary Technician program) On her days off she enjoys traveling with her husband Philbert, spending time with her family and 2 cats (Nizhoni and Dory). She also enjoys baking, sewing and watching movies.


Angelina, RVT

Angelina graduated from Central New Mexico Community College in 2010 with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked as an RVT with a mix of equine, livestock, and companion animals for 12 years before she joined the Veterinary Dentistry team in 2022. Since she was little, she has had a passion for helping all animals and loves being able to play a part in taking care of clients and their precious pets on a daily basis. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, making jewelry, spending time with her 4 dogs, and playing the guitar.


Matthew, RVT

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