Dr. Melinda Eyrich, DVM
Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Eyrich graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in small animal practice for over 30 years. She completed two years of training in animal ultrasonography and has been performing cardiac and abdominal ultrasound for the last 11 years. She owns Mission Veterinary Clinic, a Fear Free certified veterinary practice, and she is passionate about providing the best possible care for every animal she treats. We are here to serve both our own patients and imaging only referral patients.

Dr. Rebecca Brahm, DVM
Urgent Care Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Brahm graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She then pursued advanced training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in Kentucky and Massachusetts. She stayed in Massachusetts for 10 years before deciding that she was tired of shoveling snow drifts larger than her house. She moved to New Mexico in 2016 and loves the 300 plus days of sun! When not treating her emergency patients, Dr. Brahm can be found reading, watching movies, and planning her next vacation adventure!

Jade King
Lead Receptionist

Jade has been working at Mission since 2021. She has been our Lead Receptionist since August of 2023, and is cross-trained as a veterinary assistant. She grew up on a small farm in Placitas and has always had a love for all sorts of animals. She currently has four dogs, Daisy, Cardigan, Willow, and Chewey, and a cockatoo named Dulce. On her days off, she does hot yoga, spends time with her pets, and knits Dulce sweaters. Jade is currently enrolled at CNM with the goal of becoming a registered veterinary technician.

Desiree Lucero

Desiree has been working as a veterinary receptionist since 2017, joining the MVC team in early 2021. Being a a mom to her young son and daughter keeps her busy at home.  She has six rescue dogs that keep her even busier!  In her free time, she enjoys being at home with her family, playing games, gardening & going for walks.  She will be returning to school to continue her education.

Peg Biedermann

Peg joined the clinic in November 2023.  She is a 30+ years, retired APS teacher,  Technology, art, and dogs are some of her side skills.  Peg keeps busy working with shelter/ rescue groups and helps her wife to manage a local therapy dog organization.  Together, they have six rescue dogs: Chloe, Carma, Chester, Coal, Cleo and Clover.

Lily Garcia

Lily has a certificate in Medical Administration as well as Early Childhood Development.  She has two years in vet animal experience.  Lily keeps very busy with her 3 sons, all under the age of seven!  She enjoys painting, singing and doing nails.  A future goal is to become a Geriatric Social Worker.  Mittens, the tuxedo kitty, is her furry family member.

Cassie Romero
Veterinary Technician

Cassie started working at MVC in 2020. She has a BS in Biology and four Associate Degrees.  She is a mom to one son, 3 cats and 1 dog,  Cassie has been a volunteer at Watermelon Ranch and Animal Humane.  She loves to paint and draw.  Her future goal is to become a veterinarian.

Esme Eyrich
Veterinary Technician

Esmé has had a special connection with animals since she was little. Esmé and her family have six animals: three dogs named Puddles, Penny, and Oban, and three cats whose names are Vlad, Arlo, and Lieutenant Pip. She has a BS in Biology at UNM. She hopes to  attend a Veterinary degree program. In her free time, she enjoys being with her pets, baking and creating art.

Veterinary Technician

Kailee has been working as a technician since 2017 and has been with Mission Veterinary Clinic since July of 2020. She is currently working on her license in Canine Rehabilitation and will be open to taking new clients very soon.. Kailee spends her free time focusing on art, gardening, and hanging out with her niece and nephew.  Kailee lives with her partner and six animals: Fezzik, Lasagna, Ophelia, Jinx, Pain & Panic.

Michael Desiderio
Veterinary Technician

Michael has been working in the field for nearly 6 years after graduating from PIMA.  In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, as well as spending time with family and his animals.  His pets include 2 dogs, a German Shepherd/ Mastiff & a German Shepherd/ Chihuahua along with 3 very sweet cats.  Michael has future plans to expand his knowledge in veterinary nutrition.

Cheyenne Valdez
Veterinary Technician

As a Grants native and a technician since 2018, Cheyenne has become competent at handling a rural veterinary world from ornery bulls to feisty chihuahuas. Cheyenne became a part of our team in November of 2022. She has four animals at home: two dogs, a cat, and a husband. It’s a household full of love she can’t wait to get home to after a day’s work.

Christina Herrera
Veterinary Technician

Christina has been working in the veterinary field since 2013.  She is currently working toward an RVT degree and also studying abdominal ultrasounds.  Two pugs and a cat keep her busy at home.

Sophia Lombardo
Registered Veterinary Technician

Sophia started at MVC as a receptionist in 2022 and has since moved to Urgent Care as a technician.  She graduated from CNM’s Veterinary Technician program in 2024 and obtained her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician.  Through her schooling, she gained experience in emergency medicine, shelter medicine and general practice including exotics and large animals.  In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, fostering kittens, and spending time with her cat, Bear.

Noelle Kao
Veterinary Assistant

Noelle is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at UNM with the goal of entering a DVM program after. Noelle loves animals and spends most of her time at home with her 4 dogs, Cookie, Lucie, Olive and Nutmeg.  She also has 2 birds, Snowball and Gussy and a tortoise named Shellington.   In her free time, Noelle volunteers at the animal shelter and for Presbyterian.