docstowellDr. Beth Stowell is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She attended veterinary school with the help of an educational scholarship. Dr. Stowell has had a publication in the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, which looked at novel chemotherapy treatments for canine oral cancer. She is also silver certified in business management, and won an outstanding oncology student award. Her clinical interests include pain management, cancer care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.
When she is not saving lives, Dr. Stowell can be seen geeking out to the greatest in science fiction like Marvel movies, Star Wars, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Game of Thrones. Every October she travels with her husband to visit Haunted Houses. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband Andres, dogs; Annie the Annihilator, Ulysses S. Puppo, Gabbana, Olive, and cats; Aluminum, Chromium and Vanadium. They’ve got a full house! 

AndresAndres Stowell is a Mathematician, Programmer, Motorcyclist and Animal Lover. As a long time proponent of small businesses and the communities created around them. Andres believes in serving the animals of Albuquerque, and that all pets are good pets.  Listen to what they are trying to say, and they can lead you right to their problems with genuine trust.  We will be working to earn that trust.
When not managing the clinic, Andres is a gamer and loves to read. His most engrossing passion, however, is his wife. Wine and Paint nights, Flix nights out, Haunted Houses around the nation, or just hanging around at home with dog and cat friends.

Saija Esquibel grew up in the small town of Las Vegas, NM. Raised on a ranch, Saija was always surrounded by animals. Here is where her interest in caring for animals was established. As Saija grew, she realized there was not much help for it, but to pursue her dreams in veterinary medicine. She packed up and moved to Albuquerque and enrolled at PIMA Medical Institute. Graduating PIMA, Saija quickly found herself as indispensable in her role as a Veterinarian Assistant at Kokopelli Animal Clinic.
As Saija puts it, “Now I’m working at an amazing clinic with such a great staff and an exquisite doctor!” We couldn’t be happier she found us!

DianaDiana Zaragoza was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Diana was attending the Veterinary Technology program at CNM where she has GRADUATED! As of May 2021, She is a registered Veterinary Technician and we are so proud of her! At home, Diana has a two cats named Pumpkin and Mila and a Pit bull/Weimaraner mix named Beau. When she is not at school or work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and going to concerts.


SolunaSoluna Garvalena was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She was one of Dr. Stowell’s high school interns before she graduated in 2021. She is currently attending The University of New Mexico where her goal is to further her education and one day, become a veterinarian. At home, Soluna has many dogs and two cats as well. Of those pets, she has two Chihuahuas named Lola and Nani and a cat named Romi. During her free time, Soluna likes to travel and spend time with her family.

MoniqueTiana Smalls is a friend who has helped us on and off through the years, we are honored to have her on our team, with her strong education and warm heart.
Tiana relates, “I am a recent graduate from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science, with a strong passion for animals. With my previous living environment in Fort Lauderdale Florida, I was surrounded by various types of wildlife, which only strengthened my passion to want to work in the field of vet medicine. I am currently raising a Guide Dog for the Blind puppy in training named Saint. He’s a goofy but highly motivated dog and I hope to see him graduate to be a full-fledged guide dog in the coming year. I’m dedicated in providing a safe and healthy environment for all animals under my care and am looking forward to continuing a career at Kokopelli Animal Clinic.”

Tiana was recently accepted at Midwestern University and is pursuing becoming a veterinarian. We will miss her immensely until she returns.  


AsiaAsia Valdez was recently accepted at Midwestern University in Arizona and is currently killing it there. We all miss her dearly and can’t wait to have her back soon!


JustinJustin Lahl is currently attending Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in California. He comes in to help out at the clinic when he’s not buried in books. We miss him and are so proud of him!

MikaylaMikayla Fahey is currently attending St. George’s University. Mikayla will be coming back to the clinic in April for some clinical hours and we are all so excited for her return! 

CaitlinCaitlin Fitzgerald you’ll see Caitlin helping around the clinic when she is on break from attending college at Washington State University. She’s recently applied to Veterinary School and we are more than proud!


CaitlinBrandon Garcia is currently attending Cornell University and was recently accepted into multiple vet schools!! You’ll see him around the clinic, when he’s in town, giving his best student and his own dog, Cookie, dental cleanings.