Team Members

Michelle

Michelle

Michelle was born in the Philippines, raised in Kentucky and moved to New Mexico in 2002. She homeschooled her children from kindergarten to college. She ran a farm with cows, milk goats, alpacas, pigs, rabbits, quails, chickens and turkeys. She rescued injured dairy cows and rehabilitated and trained them to be hand/machine milked. She also rescued orphaned lambs.

Michelle went back to school and earned a double degree in Culinary and Advanced Baking and Pastry at CNM.

Michelle joined NWAC in September 2021. She loves working with all the animals here. She feels it is such a blessing to be part of a great group of individuals who help love and care for your beloved fur babies.

In her spare time, she teaches piano, flute and voice. She and her husband enjoyed long distance motorcycle riding and playing music on the worship team at Calvary RR. She adores her two dogs and cat that they rescued.

Tanner

Tanner

Tanner is an Albuquerque native who has always had a passion for learning about and caring for animals. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2020. He became part of the Northwest Animal Clinic team in 2021, and is very happy to provide care and treatment for any and all animals. Outside of the clinic, Tanner enjoys creating artwork, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie has worked for Dr. Riegger since 1983. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1979.  She enjoys all aspects of patient care, but is particularly drawn toward assisting in all areas of pet surgeries. Debbie and her husband have been doting dog parents for many years and even met each other when she cared for his famous dog, Garbanzo.

Yvette

Yvette

Yvette is an Albuquerque native. She joined the NWAC family in 2016.  She feels very blessed to work with animals and their owners alongside a great team of co-workers. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, lovely daughter, and super cute fur baby Paisley.  Some of her favorite hobbies are running, shopping, and watching movies.

Mia

Mia

Mia was born in Japan on an air force base, and quickly moved with her mom and brother to New Mexico where she became a green chile and desert native. She graduated from UNM, and is still figuring out where she wants life to take her in her career. She just recently joined the NWAC loving family and is learning a lot about all critters, big and small. She is anxious to see how many four-legged companions she can help save and take care of along the way, 

Megan

Megan

Megan has worked for Dr. Riegger since 2005. It has been the most amazing and supportive place to work.  Megan has a fantastic husband, 3 amazing kids and 1 very talkative kitty cat. 

Tori

Tori

Tori has worked for Northwest Animal Clinic since May of 2005.  She first started coming here as a client in 1995.  She has always loved and enjoyed animals in her life. The most exotic animals she has had are a pet fox and deer while growing up as a child. 



Tori’s true passion is her family.  She has a wonderful husband of close to 20 years, two beautiful children (Marcus and Izabella), and Miniature Australian Shepherd named Cash. She enjoys family, camping, fishing, and boating.  Most of all she loves to watch her children play baseball, softball, and basketball. 

Angelina

Angelina

Angelina was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Valley High School in 2019 and is currently enrolled at CNM to continue with the Veterinary Tech program after she will continue over at UNM to get her biology degree. She considers this to be an amazing opportunity to get more hands on experience and get ahead on her learning! 

Cheyanne

Cheyanne

Cheyanne is a farm girl from Northern New Mexico where she was born and raised.  She moved to the Albuquerque area in 2008 and began attending Central New Mexico Community College for an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology the following year.  She graduated from CNM in 2011 and went on to pass the state and national exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of New Mexico the same year.  Cheyanne began her career at NWAC in March of 2012. At home, Cheyanne has dogs, a young son, and a wonderful husband.  She grew up around animals and loves working with animals.  For her, life without animals is unimaginable, to see the appreciation and love animals give, gives her great satisfaction in her heart to know that she can help them when they need it.