Acequia Animal Hospital

OUR VETERINARY
TEAM

Thank you for making us your preferred veterinarian
in Albuquerque, NM. Meet our amazing team below!

MEET OUR TEAM

Get to know the amazing team at Acequia Animal Hospital and why we love what we do so much.

sharon joy holland, dvm

Sharon Joy Holland, DVM

Dr. Holland graduated from the University of Illinois in 1986 and relocated to New Mexico to join an equine and small animal clinic. She started her own practice in 1990 and moved it to the Westside in 2002. As the owner, she is well-versed in all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in dentistry. Dr. Holland calls Corrales home and resides there with her husband Dave, her faithful canine companions Harry & Dolly as well as her 2 horses; Rosie and Joy.

bonnie gray, dvm

Bonnie Gray, DVM

Dr. Bonnie Gray was raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary Medical School in 1988 after finishing an undergraduate Biology degree at New Mexico State University. She practiced in Idaho, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces before returning home to Albuquerque in 1994. After working as a vet for 19 years, she took a break from practicing and taught Biology, Health, and Environmental science for 3 years. She missed veterinary medicine and her furry clients, so was very happy to return to veterinary practice at Acequia Animal Hospital. She has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. She has recently become an “empty nester” with her daughters graduating from high school, entering college, and the “real world”. She has two rescue dogs from the Albuquerque Animal Shelter; Lola and Poppy, and 2 rescue cats; Poquito and Dennis the Menace. When she is not treating patients she is usually on the tennis court, doing yoga, reading, meditating, working out, hunting for bargains at thrift stores, or .. realistically…has fallen asleep on the couch watching Netflix.

christine fiorello dvm, phd

Christine Fiorello DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM

Dr. Fiorello grew up in New York and graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. She completed a small animal internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, and went on to earn a PhD in disease ecology from Columbia University, working with domestic and wild carnivores in Bolivia. She then completed a Wildlife & Zoological Medicine residency at the University of Florida, becoming board-certified in 2006. In addition to dogs and cats, she has worked with a great variety of wild and captive species in numerous settings, including veterinary colleges, oiled wildlife rescue, wildlife rehabilitation, fieldwork in Central and South America, and zoos. She has special interests in internal medicine and anesthesia. Dr. Fiorello is also certified ‘Fear Free’, which means she has been specially trained in tactics that can help reduce stressful trips to the vet, as well as help your pet live a happier, more stress free life at home! Besides veterinary medicine, her many passions include reading, river otters, dark chocolate (well, any chocolate, really!), and conservation. Tuppence, Calliope, and Penelope are three lovely cats who graciously allow Dr. Fiorello, her husband, and their son to live with them in their North Valley house.

anna brown, dvm

Anna Brown, DVM

Dr. Anna Brown is a native of Albuquerque and graduated from Valley High School. Dr. Brown moved to the east coast for her Bachelors Degree. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2015. Before moving back to New Mexico, she was an associate at a small animal practice in Wyoming for a year. Dr. Brown spends most of her free time with her family including a dog and cat. Her hobbies are waterskiing, hiking, photography, and cooking. Dr. Brown is certified in veterinary acupuncture, and is proficient in ultrasound diagnostics. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, feline medicine along with client support and education.

janice practice manager
Janice, practice manager

Janice is a native of New York who came to us via Columbus, Ohio. She served as marketing specialist and client service coordinator for the startup of Ohio State’s Veterinary and Specialty Center in Dublin, Ohio. Prior to that Janice worked in marketing and client services for a leading Veterinary Ophthalmology Company. Janice loves New Mexico and all of the outdoor opportunities it provides for recreation. 

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Beth, Lead Veterinary Technician

Beth is a Minnesota native who relocated to New Mexico via Arizona in 2000. She has been in the veterinary field since 2001 and here at Acequia since 2008. She has a great Dane named Zia, and a handful of chickens. When not at work she enjoys being outdoors camping and spending time with friends and family.

darlene veterinary technician
Darlene, Veterinary Technician

Darlene is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute’s veterinary assistant program and joined our practice in 2016. She is native to New Mexico and shares her home with her husband, son and their dog Skye. Darlene is an accomplished baker, and spends her free time fulfilling orders for her speciality sugar cookies! 

monique veterinary technician
monique, veterinary technician
Monique is an Albuquerque native. She has been in the veterinary field since the early 2000’s. Mo has most recently worked with the surgical team at Albuquerque’s largest and most advanced referral hospital. We are so excited about the experience and knowledge she brings to our practice!
ray, veterinary technician
Ray, Veterinary Technician
Ray graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute in 2015, and joined our team in December of 2019. Ray has an extensive background in shelter medicine, and brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice. He has 5 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and a hedgehog named Hazel.
carol, veterinary techncian
Carol, Registered Veterinary Technician

Carol is a New Mexico native, who graduated from the Denver based Bel Rae Institute in 2004 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as general practice, and more recently, zoo medicine. Carol has 4 dogs and 2 cats, and says she’s glad to be back in general practice here at Acequia. If you’re in the clinic, and you hear someone singing, it’s probably Carol.

shelly, client service representative
Shelly, Client Service Representative

Shelly has a deep love of animals, and has worked with them in one capacity or another for most of her life. Before joining the team at Acequia she spent 25 years as a zookeeper and department supervisor at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. After retiring from the zoo scene she found that she missed being around animals and animal people. Getting to know the clients and patients here has been the perfect antidote for that! When not busy assisting clients, Shelly can generally be found pursuing her passion for fiber arts with a pair of knitting needles or a drop spindle in her hand.

adrienne, client service representative
adrienne, client service representative
Adrienne has been with Acequia Animal Hospital since March of 2008. She loves spending time getting to visit with clients and their pets. Along with her husband, Israel, she also has a son named Davis, and daughter Elora. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge of animals while here at Acequia.
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Jasmine, Veterinary Assistant

Jasmine joined the Acequia team in July of 2020 as our curbside concierge. She graduated from Cibola High School in 2019, and is currently attending CNM’s veterinary technology program. Jasmine has 2 dogs, and a few cats! She loves photography and has been in taekwondo since she was 4 years old. Jasmine plays an important role in our practice. Her position has evolved from our curbside concierge, to technician in training! We are so lucky to have her!!

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kelsey, front desk supervisor

Acequia Animal Hospital welcomes the newest member of our staff, Kelsey. Kelsey is our client service specialist joining us with over 10 years of experience in Veterinary Specialty, Emergency and general medicine. Originally from San Diego, Kelsey relocated to Albuquerque in 2016 to be closer to her husbands family. Her deep love for animals and her desire to promote the human animal bond drive her to offer excellent care to our pet owners and pets. Ask Kelsey what she loves, she will respond saying ‘Bowling, The Bills, and my dogs, Bagger, Heidi and Kylee’.

ashley, veterinarian technician
ashley, veterinary technician

Hello! My name is Ashley and I joined the Acequia team in March or 2021 after graduating from Pima Medical School in 2014. I have always had a love for animals and began volunteering at Watermelon Mtn. Ranch in 2010. I’ve worked in primary care facilities most of my career along with one year in a hospital specialized in animal neurology. My passion is to care for pets from all walks of life. I currently I have 6 fur babies, 3 dogs and 3 cats. It’s a full house! I am enjoying my time at Acequia Animal Hospital and I’m excited to meet you, and help take care of your fur babies as well!!

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madeline, client service representative
My name is Madelyn Rohde and I am Customer Service Representative with Acequia Animal Hospital. I joined the team in April 2021. I have been involved in the veterinary community for over 10 years now. I am happy to be able to provide excellent communication skills with our clients as I have a wide range of knowledge and expertise in emergency medicine and general practice. I am eager to assist our pet parents in their needs for their beloved furry friends. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, long hikes with my family and dogs.
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manny, client service representative
Manny joined Acequia Animal Hospital in September of 2021. He was born in Texas and relocated early on to New Mexico. He has years of veterinary reception and assistant experience in general practice, specialty, and emergency settings. Manny has two dogs and a cat of his own and has a passion for aquariums. He also enjoys gardening, cooking, and reading. You can usually find him spending time with family and friends, in the garden, or cooking something up on the grill.