Meet Our Team

  • 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 3 horses; Jemez, Rosie and Joy.

  • 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, 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

    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 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. 

  • 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 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 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! Come by and meet Mo anytime! 

  • 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, and a hedgehog named Hazel. 

  • 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.

  • Mindy -
    Front Desk Coordinator

    Mindy comes to us from Phoenix Arizona with her husband Jeff and two teenage girls, Maddy and Jillian. She is a proud Sun Devil of ASU with a bachelors degree in Communications. Mindy's previous experience as a manager in veterinary general practice, and also veterinary oncology has prepared her well for the challenging role of front desk coordinator here at Acequia Animal Hospital. Mindy is ready to help coordinate care for all of your pets needs. In her free time Mindy enjoys the outdoors and her family. They have 2 cats and 2 dogs, 'Zoey' who loves to hunt upland foul, and 'Tonto' who is training for search and rescue with her husband Jeff, who is a firefighter.  

  • 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 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.

  • Jasmine -
    Curbside Concierge- Kennel Technician

    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 one dog, and a cat. 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 helping our technicians and doctors, to keeping our hospital clean. 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed