Dr. Melinda Eyrich, DVM

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 7 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. Photo Coming Soon!

Dr. Katrina Ray, DVM

Dr. Katrina Ray graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in practice for thirteen years. She joined the Mission Veterinary team in July 2021 and enjoys providing veterinary urgent and emergency care due to the variety and challenge involved. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two cats, two guinea pigs and a saltwater fishtank. She is a New Mexico native and enjoys exploring the outdoors and all that New Mexico has to offer. Photo Coming Soon!

Renee Rael, Clinic Manager

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Esme Eyrich, Technician

Esmé has had a special connection with animals since she was little. Esmé and her family have five animals: two dogs named Vlinder and Puddles, and three cats whose names are Vlad, Arlo, and Lieutenant Pip. She is currently studying to earn a Biochemistry degree at UNM. She intends in the future to apply to vet school. Esmé loves working with the amazing MVC team in the caring of our patients.

Sydney Pawlik, Technician

Sydney works at MVC as a Jane-of-all-Trades. Sometimes you can find her working as a tech in the back, other times answering phones upfront, and always managing social media. She loves spending time in the mountains with her husband and time at home with her two cats. Her favorite things about working at MVC are the awesome staff, the loyal clients, and all the snuggles with our patients.

Kailee Rivas, Technician

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Kailee has been with Mission Veterinary Clinic since July of 2020. She is currently working on her RVT license with an interest in anesthesiology. Kailee spends much of her time with her six animals at home: two dogs named Nina and Fezzik, her cat Ophelia, and her three rats – Glenn Coco, Lucy-fur, and Cheese-wiz Khalifa. Kailee has a fondness for rodents so she’s always happy to talk to you about them if you have any of your own.

Bryanna Schlegel, Technician

Bryanna Schlegel has had a passion for all animals since she was a little girl. Growing up she had many dogs, a hamster, a rat, and a ferret. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute as a Veterinary Assistant in October 2019. She has been with Mission Veterinary Clinic ever since! Currently, she has one dog. He is a German Shepherd mix named Cosmo! He is the love of Bryanna’s life!

Katy Schoen, Receptionist

Katy is new to the field, but this receptionist is earnestly working hard to learn all she can! Katy was born in California, raised in Texas, and has been living in the Albuquerque area for over 10 years. She has a chocolate lab named Penny who visits hospitals as a therapy dog.

Cassie Roback, Veterinary assistant.

Cassie started working at MVC January 2021 as a veterinary assistant. She loves all animals and has had a wide range of pets throughout her life from dog to chinchilla. She recently has adopted one of the kittens that were born at our clinic March 2020. Cassie graduated in 2020 from UNM with a B.A. in Biology and looks forward to applying to veterinary school in the near future.


I have been in the field for little over 2 years and was led into the field by my love for animals which spans from when I was a kid. As of right now, I have 5 animals, 3 cats and 2 dogs, a German Shepherd/English Mastiff Mix and a German Shepherd/Chihuahua Mix.


Alexis is new to the area from Roswell, NM. With her 2 boys, 4 dogs, and 1 cat. Alexis started as a receptionist for 2 years, then made her way of becoming a technician. Alexis likes spending her free time with her 2 boys and her fur babies when given the chance, as well as making people laugh, and just all-around a great time with family and friends.


Desiree has been working as a veterinary receptionist since 2017, joining the MVC team early 2021. She loves all animals but most of all her 6 doggies.