IMG_0066Dr. Daniel Levenson – DVM

Is from Southern New Mexico, graduating from Gadsden High School. He attended college in Boston and then Gainesville, Florida, where he received his bachelor’s degree followed by his DVM from the University of Florida in 1993. He worked in northern and southern California before deciding to come home to New Mexico and has been in Albuquerque for over twelve years.

IMG_0098Dr. Laura Hedemann – DVM

Dr. Hedemann is a native of Albuquerque and is excited to be back home! She received her biology degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and attended Colorado State University Veterinary School. She enjoys both internal medicine and surgery and emphasizes pain management and improving the quality of life of all her patients. She also has a big interest in exotic species and looks forward to always learning more.

Alicia Tice – Client Care Specialist

Alicia was born in Goshen, NY but moved to New Mexico at the early age of 1 years old. She has been working in the veterinary field for 15 years working mainly as a client care specialist and also doing some technician assistance when needed. She has a bachelors degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. She loves working with animals and to be working side by side with them is such a joy. She has worked with Dr. Levenson in the past and being able to work with him again is a pleasure. She loves working here at the Southwest Veterinary Medical Center because she really enjoys being able to spend one on one time with the clients and interacting with them she feels that is so important. When she is not at work she loves to read, and to spend time with her friends, family and her very special basset hound Tobin and her wonderful Jack Russell Italian Greyhound Mix Marshmellow.

Anthony Tice – Technician Assistant

Anthony was born and raised in New Mexico he has been working here at the Southwest Veterinary Medical Center for 7 years and continues to learn more and more each day. He also works part time at the Santa Ana Star Center as a security/usher. He has 2 Chinchilla’s Dexter, and Tina which his sister Alicia helps take care of them. He also lives with multiple cats as well. When he is not at work he LOVES going to the movies and also collecting them horror movies are his passion. When he is not watching movies or collecting them spending time with his family is mainly what he is doing.

Trish Valencia – Veterinary Technician

Patricia is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently returned to New Mexico from being oversea in Guam for 3 ½ years. She has 1 daughter, 2 sons & 2 dogs. She is a veterinary technician assistant graduate from PIMA Medical Institute 11 years. She loves being an advocate for every animal. When she is not caring for animals she loves spend time with family and friends.

Geneva Harstine – Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Geneva graduated from CNM and has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2015. She likes finding new jogging buddies through freelance pet & house –sitting, and enjoys coming home to her kitty and ball python as well as excursions for hiking, yoga, and attending concerts on her off time.

Matthew Tlush – Registered Veterinary Technician

I am a native to New Mexico, love the fall here in Albuquerque. I went many different directions in life before I found my calling in the veterinary medicine world. I have an AS in Veterinary Technology from CNM and I have recently received my license from the State of New Mexico. I am excited to be welcomed into such a wonderful clinic here at Southwest Veterinary Medical Center and I look forward to building a relationship with clients and their beloved pets!