Meet Our South Valley Animal Clinic
Our canine and cat veterinarians are proud to provide companion animal veterinary care to Albuquerque and Los Lunas animals.
Dr. William C. Heite
Affectionately known as "Dr.Bill" at our animal clinic. Dr. Bill has over 50 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.
In May 2009, Dr. Bill and Dr. Dee purchased Cole Elliot Veterinary Hospital, which is now South Valley Animal Clinic. Dr. Bill brings over five decades of animal care experience, with a special focus on small animal surgery and medicine for the last 20 years. Dr. Bill is passionate about companion animal care. As a skilled feline and canine veterinarian, Dr. Bill works hard to provide quality medical care for all his patients.
When not keeping the animals of Los Lunas and Albuquerque healthy, Dr. Bill can be found trail ridging on his Appaloosa mule, “Clyde”. Dr. Bill and Dr. Dee live on a small farm in Los Lunas.
Dr. Donna M. Trent-Heite
“Dr. Dee”, as she is known to our pet parents, enjoys providingsmall animalveterinarycare. 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.
Dr. Dee loves trail riding and resistance free training with her mules. Dr. Dee adopted mustang horses from the Bureau of Land Management after they started saddle training at a prison facility in Canon City, Colorado. Dr. Dee’s constant companions are her beloved Dachshunds, Yuengling and Peter who accompany her to work each day. Dr. Dee is also busy taking care of her adopted goats and chickens, which live on the Los Lunas farm with her and Dr. Bill.
Our South Valley Veterinary TeamItzel
Itzel's is a crucial part of theSouth 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.
Originally from California, Itzel has been living here in Albuquerque for 7years. She loves the mountain views and the hot weather.
In her free time Itzel likes to draw and paint. Her favorite mediato work with are acrylic, pastels and watercolor. She paints anything from comic characters to pet portraits.
Itzel is a devoted animal lover with more pets at home then she has fingers. Some days she misses her family and the ocean. But is glad she has a job she loves and a chance to help out people and their pets.
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.
Isaac is also a very talented musician, he can play just about any instrument you toss his way. He balances his daily responsibilities helping animals and his hobby of managing/participating with several bands in the Albuquerque area.
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.
Call us at 505-873-2590 to make an appointment to have your pet come in and meet our team.