Michael H. Riegger, DVM

Dr. Michael Riegger is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Clinician at the Northwest Animal Clinic and Hospital in Albquerque, New Mexico. In addition to the practice of veterinary medicine, he is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in all aspects of veterinary practice management. He holds numerous postions in veterinary professional organizations and serves on the Mayo Clinic Leadership Council in Arizona.

Dr. Riegger has authored over 900 articles and two text books, made more than 400 presentations, serves as an on-line consultant for the Veterinary Information Network, and is a columnist for DVM News Magazine. He has received numerous awards and honors, including New Mexico Veterinarian of the Year and ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Stange Award. He is currently an adjunct professor and hosts a practice management course at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.

He graduated with his DVM from Iowa State Universtiy magna cum laude and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He has provided the future endowed Michael H. Riegger Leadership Scholarship Fund to annually recognize a third and forth year student displaying academic prowess and community service leadership. Both of these qualities are highly valued and demonstrated by Dr. Riegger in his life and career.


Elizabeth Falk, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Falk is a full time associate veterinarian. She has been practicing at Northwest Animal Clinic and Hospital in Albuquerque since 2005. Dr. Falk has a special interest in Feline practice. She enjoys working with her clients to develop the best care and treatment choices for their families.

Dr. Falk graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1987.
She practiced full time small animal medicine and surgery at two different AAHA accredited clinics in Vancouver, Canada until starting her family in 1997.

After a break for family duties and a move to New Mexico, Dr. Falk resumed small animal practice. She is thoroughly enjoying the clientele and excellent staff at NWAC.