South Valley Animal Clinic:
A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet!

Welcome to South Valley Animal Clinic, where we believe a healthy pet is a happy pet! Our talented South Valley team is proud to provide compassionate, personalized care for the animals in your life including dogs and cats. From puppy and kitten vaccines to urgent care, we provide comprehensive services to meet all your animals' health needs.

South Valley pet vet provides puppy and kitten shots

We Provide Los Lunas Vet Care to Keep Pets Healthy and Active

Albuquerque and Los Lunas veterinarians Dr. William Heite and Dr. Donna Trent-Heite have over 50 combined years of experience providing veterinary care for animals. Together with our experienced veterinary team, our veterinarians are proud to provide your animals with affordable high quality care.

As soon as you enter our animal clinic, you'll experience the difference that our compassionate care makes. We have a calm, friendly and inviting environment, so both you and your pets will feel comfortable and relaxed during a visit.

We have an in-house laboratory, in-house pharmacy, and an online pharmacy for your convenience. If your pet needs advanced care, we provide specialist referral.

Preventive wellness care is the foundation of our pet care program. We treat your pets with love and compassion, and through annual wellness exams, we strive to keep your pets healthy and active for life. If you have a new kitten or puppy in the family, we encourage you to bring your pet into our animal clinic so we can begin the puppy and kitten vaccine series. The immune system of puppies, kittens and foals is continually developing, so your pet's vet will administer these vaccinations every few weeks so your pet is fully protected against common diseases, including rabies.

We recommend annual examinations for all pets, and a semi-annual exam for senior pets. During an exam, your pet's vet performs a complete physical, recommends appropriate diagnostic lab work, including a fecal parasite exam. These tests allow us to catch the early warning signs of an illness. Just like in humans, the earlier we are able to detect a health condition such as parasites, cancer or thyroid disease, the more treatment options we have available. We strive to keep your pets healthy and proactively work with pet owners to manage potential health concerns. Our team is also happy to talk about common dietary and behavior issues and make appropriate recommendations.

From your pet's first steps to senior care, our vet team is committed to keeping your pet active, happy and healthy for life. Visit South Valley Animal Clinic today and experience the difference that our care can make for your pet!

Dr. William Heite and Dr. Donna Trent-Heite | Albuquerque Veterinarian

South Valley Animal Clinic 
Call us Today at 505-873-2590

South Valley Animal Clinic Joins PACA's New Public Spay/Neuter Program

We are excited to announce our support of the 'Fix the 505' program.  Fix the 505 is a small scale FREE spay/neuter program for low income pet owners.  PACA (People's Anti-Cruelty Association) selected a few local veterinarian clinic's, including South Valley Animal Clinic to participate in this necessary program.  Please watch the short video above or visit for more information!

06/01/2015 UPDATE

This program has been restricted to South Valley residents struggling to spay or neuter their pets.  In order to get your pets scheduled, please request a PACA Voucher from The Animal Humane Society or from a Bernalillo County Animal Control officer .  Please call (505) 255-5523 for more information!


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Heite and the rest of SVAC staff, Thank You! From the bottom of our hearts for your AMAZING care for our dogs. You're an awesome team, and we trust you above anyone else to provide immediate, compassionate, and reliable solutions. We cannot begin to thank you for going above and beyond to help Sissy. We know she has an amazing medical team."

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    William C. Heite

    Affectionately known as “Dr. Bill” at our animal clinic, Dr. Bill has over 40 years of veterinary care experience. Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Bill received his DVM degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army stationed in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Bill joined a mixed animal practice in Deming, New Mexico. In 1980, Dr. Bill opened Gila Animal Clinic in Silver City, New Mexico, where he practiced until 2006.

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  • Dr.
    Donna M. Trent-Heite

    “Dr. Dee”, as she is known to our pet parents, enjoys providing small animal veterinary care. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Dr. Dee received her A.S from Harcum Jr. College, her B.S. in Animal Science from Delaware Valley College, and her V.M.D from University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. After partnering with Dr. Bill at Gila Animal Clinic in Silver City, Dr. Bill and Dr. Dee purchased what is now South Valley Animal Clinic. Dr. Dee is passionate about educating pet owners about preventive medicine and companion animal wellness care. She’s committed to keeping pets healthy, happy and active throughout their lives.

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  • Itzel

    Itzel's is a crucial part of the South Valley Animal Clinic team. Her experience comes from supervising a non profit no kill animal shelter in California. There she took care of more then 200 animals looking for loving homes and where a forever home was offered to those animals who couldn't find one.

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  • Isaac

    A dedicated individual, Isaac Kelly has had the pleasure of helping pets since 2013.  After graduating from Pima Medical Institute, he devoted his time at the Animal Welfare Department with a large variety of pets in need.  He started at South Valley Animal Clinic in 2015 to help expand his knowledge in veterinary medicine.  Isaac is very proficient and is excited to help out any pet that walks in the door.  

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  • Cat

    Cat has many important roles here at South Valley Animal Clinic. She helps out in reception area and is a veterinary assistant. Originally she grew up in Colorado and now enjoys living here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She started her career in the veterinary field back in 2012 and has no regrets! On her days off she enjoys making jewelry and going to the gym. Most important is her time spent attending puppy classes with her new dog named Echo Red. Come by our office any time and Cat will be happy to help you and your pet. 

  • Alexis

    Alexis is a veterinary assistant here at South Valley Animal Clinic. She is a huge animal lover who has been dreaming of working with animals since being a little girl.

    Her background consists of volunteering work at shelters. Alexis also spent some time as a groomer, dog walker, and pet sitting for her family and friends. Her schooling is focused on Animal Science and Psychology.

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  • Kimberly

    Kimberly is the newest team member to join our team at South Valley Animal Clinic. She was originally hired as a kennel assistant and quickly promoted to Receptionist area. Kimberly is from Pueblo, CO and moved to Albuquerque, NM in 2013. She is extremely passionate about working with animals and expanding her knowledge. She definitely puts her heart and soul into everything she does. Her experience comes from working as a supervisor at a daycare and boarding facility for cats and dogs. There she cared for 15-20 cats and 40-80 dogs each day! She truly loves to earn the trust of every pet she meets and getting to know their different personalities.
    In her spare time she enjoys reading, coloring, watching movies, fishing, camping, bike riding, long walks and just starring at the stars. Most of all she loves spending time with her amazing boyfriend, named Bobby and their 4 small dogs. Affectionatley called, Lucianna (Lucy), Taz (Tazzy), Gizmo (Baby Momo) and Isabella (Bella). In her extra spare time, Kimberly is looking after a ton of feral cats in her home area!
    Kimberly is extremely proud and grateful to work with amazing people who love and care for animals just as much as she does.

  • Angel

    Angel is a veterinary assistant at South Valley Animal Clinic. We are very lucky to have Angel join our team. He is a native New Mexican and an avid animal lover. He's volunteered with smaller animals and has worked on a farm with some of the funniest cows you'd ever seen. Recently graduated he is getting ready to go back for a second degree in Biology and enjoys studying and learning about wildlife more than anything. His goal is to become the next Steve Irwin and conservationist. Common hobbies, he likes to draw, plays basketball with his friends and plays the guitar. On his days off he spends most of his time with his border collie mix named 'Shadow', taking him hiking, fishing, camping, backpacking, and basically everywhere they allow dogs. He also has a brand new pet snake named 'Grimlock'. Angel is very enthusiastic about working with and caring for your pets!

  • Shelbylyn

    Hello my name is Shelbylyn and I am the newest Veterinary Assistant. I was born and raised here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have been around, as well as cared for, animals my entire life. Ever since I was a little girl I always dreamed of a position assisting animals in need. I have a passion for learning new things and care for animals everyday. I am a Corgi mom to my best friend and companion, named Copper. At home I help my family take care of four fur babies. I have raised a wide range of farm animals, from puppies to chickens to piglets and ducks. I love to go on walks and spend quality time with all of my pets. I love to do photography with nature, people and landscapes. I am focusing my career towards veterinary technology and helping animals in any way that I can.

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