Our Doctors

Dr. Brenda Mack

Dr. Brenda L. Mack graduated with honors from vet school at Colorado State University in 1998. After graduating, she practiced for several years in Canon City, Colorado in a busy mixed animal practice. Dr. Mack’s professional interests include acupuncture, dentistry and surgery.

Dr. Mack lives on a ranch south of Mountainair, NM with her husband and two human children. Her four-legged kids include Cheyenne the Red Heeler, Magic, WM, Whisper, Reiny and Joe the horse, not to mention the cats, goats, cows and chickens.

Dr. Mack teams up with owners to make sure the diagnostics and treatment plan are right for their pet. Owners find she is an active listener, and believes in looking at the entire pet from head to toe. She believes that "preventative medicine is the best medicine"; but should your pet require treatment or surgery she can provide high quality, comprehensive, compassionate care with minimum discomfort.

Dr. Elise Elliot

Dr. Elliott is a Colorado State University graduate with a BS in Animal Sciences in 1981 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1985.

Dr. Elliott grew up in Albuquerque, NM. She decided that she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 5 years old. During her undergraduate years at CSU she worked as a milker on a family owned dairy and as a veterinary assistant at various small animal hospitals during her school breaks.

After graduating from veterinary school in 1985, she worked in Albuquerque for a few years and then moved to Los Lunas. She went into practice partnership at a clinic in the South Valley for over 22 years. In 2009 that clinic was sold and Dr. Elliott did relief veterinary work for a while then went back to full time practice and is now very happy to work with the Valencia Animal Clinic team. Dr. Elliott is also proud to be a part-time instructor for the CNM Veterinary Technician Program.

Dr. Elliott loves corgis and has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Tuffy whose favorite hobby is collecting squeaky toys. Dr. Elliott’s favorite hobbies are fiber crafts like crocheting, knitting and cross- stitching.

Dr. Deanna Post

Having grown up on a farm/ranch in southwest Kansas it was no surprise Dr. Post wanted to become a veterinarian. She was riding horses and helping her father work cattle as soon as she was big enough. Dr. Post graduated from Kansas State University in 1989 and went on to work in multiple small animal practices and personally owned 2 solo small animal practices. Her joy is starting puppies and kittens out on the right path and then helping them live a comfortable and enjoyable life as they age.

When not working, Dr. Post is found taking care of her 3 house dogs, one of which is blind due to Glaucoma, her 2 house cats, one being diabetic, her 6 barn cats, her donkey that she adores, and her 10 American Saddlebreds. Her goal is to raise beautiful well-bred Saddlebreds that someday will become world champions.

She loves New Mexico and the beauty it has to offer and looks forward to each day she gets to work with Dr. Mack and Valencia Animal Clinic staff and looks forward to meeting everyone and their precious pets.

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