We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (505) 873-2590. Thank you!
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.
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.
A dedicated individual, Rebecca has had the pleasure of helping pets since 2016. She started at South Valley Animal Clinic in 2016 as a veterinary assistant. She has since moved to the position of office manager. Rebecca is the individual to speak with regarding issues ordering medications through any of our partnered online pharmacies.
Outside of work, Rebecca spends time with her 4 cats and 2 dogs, and looking for new books to add to her collection.
Our dedicated receptionist that greets our clients over the phone and in clinic. Estrella will be able to assist you with refill requests, scheduling appointments, requesting records, and providing excellent customer service.
In her free time, Estrella enjoys spending time with her family members and shopping.
Kourtney is one of our veterinary assistants. She helps our pet parents during exams, rechecks, and vaccine appts. She loves to hang out with friends and her chinchilla outside of work. She enjoys crafting, adventures, thrifting, going to concerts and off-roading in her Jeep.