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; Gumbo, 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.


SaijaSaija 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!


KyaraKyara Medina-Villalobos was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Kyara attended PIMA Medical Institute, graduating in 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant and you might recognize her voice over our phones! She has always had a strong love and connection to animals, especially dogs, ever since she was a little girl. Kyara accidentally fell in love and adopted one of our clinic foster puppies, who is now named Macaroni (Mac, for short) and he is the best boy.  As she takes on some new roles in the clinic, Kyara can’t wait to see her growth with us. She says, “I am so happy to be a part of this team for as long as I have been. Everyone here feels like a second family to me!”


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.”


JadeJade Sackett is a college student, attending New Mexico State University. She is currently studying Biology and Animal Science. Luckily, Jade still lives in Albuquerque and is able to help us as a Vet Assistant. She’s been a part of our team since 2018 and we are grateful to have her! Jade says she learns something new every time she walks into the clinic. She loves caring for everyone’s furry friends and family. She currently has 2 dogs of her own; A male, 10 year old Heeler and a female, 6 year old Australian Shepard Mix. Jade says, “I am very proud to be under the mentorship of Dr. Stowell and staff. I can’t wait to see what comes my way next!” She looks forward to meeting your pets.


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.


NaomiNaomi Burnside grew up on the Navajo Reservation in small, beautiful, Crystal, NM. It was here where her love for animals flourished as she helped care for her family’s livestock and pets. After graduating high school, Naomi moved to Albuquerque to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine where she has since graduated from Central New Mexico Community College in their Veterinary Technology program, May 2021. Naomi’s fur babies include 2 cats named Tiger and Lily, along with a puppy named Ursula. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, concerts/music, and baking.


ShaylaShayla Fox Shayla was born and raised here in Albuquerque, NM.  She is a former high school student of Dr. Stowell and has always had a deep love for animals, especially cats.  She currently has a few of her own: Pesto, who loves belly rubs and playing fetch (pictured above) and Rey, who she adopted during her time here at Kokopelli. The newest addition to her family being her sweet puppy, Basil (who was her first foster fail, and we couldn’t be more excited!) Additionally, she has a Pacman frog named Anelli.  Shayla also enjoys hiking, cooking, The Office, and tending to her ever-growing houseplant collection.


AsiaAsia Valdez was born and raised here in Albuquerque, NM. She has always had a love for agriculture and wildlife. Asia attended New Mexico State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, where she was able to study animal health, behaviors and the role that animals play as our companions. As she is a mother of 3 cool cats (Maui, Milo and Fredo) felines do hold a special place in her heart. Just as she holds a special place in ours! Asia was recently accepted at Midwestern University in Arizona and will be leaving us soon to further her education in Veterinary Medicine. She hasn’t gone yet but we already miss her.


AnabellAnabell Perez was born in Roswell, NM but raised in Albuquerque. She graduated high school in the year of 2020 and is currently attending the Veterinary Technology Program at CNM. Her goal is to become an RVT and continue education to specialize in emergency and critical care. At home, Anabell has three dogs, a yorkie named Little Foot, a German Shepherd named Sancha and a Husky named Winter. Aside from work and school, she enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.


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.


SolunaKarina Rodriguez who prefers to go by, “K” has been calling Albuquerque home for the past 10 years and joined us here at Kokopelli Animal clinic in October of 2021. K has spent over 6 years as a customer service specialist and really cares to give customers the most compassion possible, as you can tell while she calls to confirm your pets’ appointments everyday. K has found passion in spending most of her time at home with her pets, but does also enjoy painting and wine. She is also a part-time caregiver but plans on furthering her education to specialize in radiography for animals and maybe even humans. 

 


 

JustinJustin Lahl is currently attending Western University College of Veterinary Medicine. 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!