Welcome to VCA Wyoming Animal Hospital. Are you aware of our new location? We have a brand-new facility at the northeast corner of Wyoming and Candelaria in the Fidelity Square shopping center. As always at VCA Wyoming your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent service is our goal. We provide quality, professional medical care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill in you trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We want our clients to feel welcome and comfortable.
VCA Wyoming Animal Hospital has grown into a busy three-doctor practice with well established general practitioners. In October of 2010 we moved to a new facility with twice as much space as our previous location. We upgraded our equipment, including digital radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy, and improved the comfort of our patients, clients, and staff. In December of 2010 we merged with Dr. Stephen Hopkins's Academy Animal Clinic. This has been a wonderful, mutually beneficial experience for all of us; and also helped up improve our medical capabilities with the addition of a surgical laser.
We welcome all our returning clients, and those from Academy Animal Clinic. And if you've never been to us before we encourage you to come meet our great staff, and experience firsthand the excellent care we give our patients.
Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.
Get to Know Us
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Kacie Martin was born and raised in Clovis, NM along with her one brother. She attended Colorado State University (CSU) and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Following graduation she was able to spend some time in Thailand volunteering at a gibbon sanctuary. After returning home, she returned to CSU to complete her Master of Science in Anatomy, followed by her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, received in 2005. During veterinary school, she completed a course on grief counseling and became certified in veterinary acupuncture. After veterinary school, she moved to Albuquerque, NM and completed a one-year internship at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital with a focus on internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, general practice, and emergency medicine. Following her internship, in 2006, she began working at VCA Wyoming Animal Hospital. Kacie shares her home with her 2 dogs, Lilly and Jaxson, 4 cats, Mikey, Phoenix, Louie, and Mreow, and 2 turtles. In her free time, Kacie enjoys gardening, hiking, and traveling.
I am proud and honored to be a part of the great team here at VCA Wyoming Animal Hospital. As the Hospital Manager I try to both lead and support the doctors and staff in maintaining a level of high quality care for our patients, and serve our clients with a welcoming and efficient professionalism. I want our patients, clients and team members to know VCA Wyoming to be a caring and welcoming place where we get to know you and your pet, and provide excellent medical care.
My first "professional" experience in the veterinary field was in junior high, when I walked into a neighborhood vet clinic and asked if I could volunteer for the summer. They let me come in and observe a couple of times a week for the next few months. Later, in 1990, while attending UNM (with a special interest in biology), I got a job at another local veterinary hospital. I was hired to sweep and mop. Lots of people in the veterinary field started in the kennels. I self-mockingly say I started as a janitor and was later promoted to the kennels. Over the next few years I worked my way up, learning patient care, and medical aspects of the job, and eventually became the Technical supervisor. During that time the hospital became part of the VCA family of hospitals, VCA West Mesa on the west-side of Albuquerque. After a few more years I was promoted to the Hospital manager position, and dedicated myself to learning the administrative and business aspects of a veterinary hospital. I have been privileged to work at or with several different VCA Hospitals over the years. I have been at VCA Wyoming since 2003, and it is my home.
I grew up in Albuquerque and am a 1986 graduate of Manzano High School (go Monarchs!). I proudly enjoy our city and our diverse state; and my family and I like to make car trips to both explore our state and other parts of the country. Growing up, one of my fond memories is of our pet rabbit Oscar, who could freely come in and out of the house though a make-shift doggie door. He and the poodle next door would take turns chasing each other across the yards and under the hedges. There was also Treeclimber, our calico cat, who lived up to her name as I seem to remember always having to look up to find her.
Having worked in the veterinary field for over 25 years I enjoy that every day is different, rewarding and challenging in many different ways. I enjoy the people I work alongside, and I try to be helpful and hands-on with both our teams of technicians, and receptionists. I really enjoy meeting and helping our clients and their loveable pets. If you haven't visited us before I encourage you to give us a try, and I would be proud and happy to give you a tour of our nice facility.
Thank you, James Romero