Dr. Orlando Garza
Dr. Garza was raised in El Paso and attended Eastwood High School. He attended Texas A&M University and received a bachelors degree in Biomedical Science and another in Veterinary Science.
He received his DVM in 1982. After practicing a year in Hobbs New Mexico, he came back home and worked for three years as an associate veterinarian in a mixed practice here in El Paso. In 1986 he founded East El Paso Animal Hospital, and has been serving the El Paso Community ever since. During his spare time he enjoys working on his fruit trees and fishing.
Dr. Stephanie J. Hunt
Dr. Stephanie J. Hunt was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Dr. Hunt is a 2012 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She moved to El Paso with her military husband in May 2012. Her pets include Ruger (lab/aussie mix) and Kimber (boxer). Her personal interests include hunting, snowboarding, backpacking, and all outdoor activities.
Dr. Kathryn Schoemann
“I was so pleased to be asked to join the professional team at East El Paso Animal Hospital. Dr. Garza and his staff reflect my own standards and devotion to veterinary medicine.”
Dr. Kathryn Schoemann decided when she was ten years of age that she would become a veterinarian; her decision never wavered. After graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, she moved to Texas to begin her career. In 1996, she moved to El Paso, where she acquired her own practice. She joined Dr. Garza’s team in January of 2014. She is both experienced and proficient in diagnostics, medicine and surgery.
Outside of her family (her husband, Willie, and three children: Chris, Leslie and Rosie), she has devoted most of her time, interest and love to the care and healing of animals. However, she enjoys horseback riding, golf and the outdoors in general.
Dr. Lauren Boeckel Zeigler
Dr. Lauren Zeigler is happy to have returned to East El Paso Animal Hospital where she started out her veterinary career in 2012. She was a graduate of The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Zeigler has two English Springer Spaniels, Mac and Brooke, and a cat named Nermal. She is originally from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and traveling to new places. One of the aspects she enjoys most about veterinary medicine is internal medicine cases and ultrasonography.
Dr. Teri Wolf
Dr. Teri Wolf graduated from Mississippi State University in 2008. She also spent 3 years in the Army. Her professional interests include private practice including small animal, large animal, and exotics.
Dr. Daniel J. Marquez is an El Paso Native. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas El Paso. He is a 2016 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Marquez enjoys cardiology, ultrasound/radiology, and surgery. In his spare time he enjoys drumming, listening to music and watching hockey.
Annie has been with East El Paso Animal Hospital since 2001. She has been working in the veterinary business for over 30 years. As the office manager, she can assist you with any of your needs. She is a loving wife; mother to two up-and-coming stars, Joseph and Cynthia; and the proud owner of three dogs.
Kathy came to East El Paso Animal Hospital in July of 2005, with over 35 years of experience in the clerical field and a lifetime of experience caring for and enjoying her own pets. She has always had a love for animals and working at an animal hospital was always an interest of hers. She enjoys seeing and loving on all the fur babies that come into our clinic, including her own three dogs, two of which are three-legged rescues.
Dina has been a receptionist at East El Paso for over six years. Originally from California, she has been living in El Paso for more than fifteen years. She is a mother to four children and the owner of five dogs and two cats. She loves reading and collecting mugs and Snoopy memorabilia.
Nancy is an LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician), and the head tech of EEPAH. She graduated with honors from Sul Ross State University in 2003. She previously worked for EEPAH when it was a small 2 exam room practice. During her time away she had 3 beautiful girls, including a set of twins. Ultimately, her love for animals, and the desire to again work at EEPAH brought her back to the clinic. She has 3 fur babies of her own. Happy Pie – a boxer mix, Rexy-a chihuahua, and Mittens – a calico cat.
Izzy has been a technician at East El Paso Animal Hospital since 2009, contributing his previous years of experience with animals daily. He has a son and daughter and is the owner of a Boston terrier named “Marla.”
Ray has been a technician here for about a year and a half. He is EMT-certified. Along with being a father to his five-year-old daughter, he is the owner of a papillion and a lab mix. He plans for his next dog to be a husky, which is his favorite energetic breed.
Lauren has been with East El Paso Animal Hospital since August of 2013. Having graduated from Texas Tech in May of 2013 with a B.S. in Animal Science, she is applying to vet school. She loves spending time with her cat “Bentley,” and her two dogs “Zena” & “Sugar.”
Daniel is a very hard working technician as well as a hard working college student. He’s studying Biomedical Science and aspires to be a veterinarian soon. He is an avid car enthusiast and likes to keep a fit lifestyle. He also loves his dog Zorro, a rambunctious Shih Tzu.
Angie has been a veterinary technician for four years. She has 15 years of animal experience working at pet retail stores and three years working at the El Paso Zoo with the elephants and sea lions. Angie has a Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in Wildlife Management and hopes to pursue her career in animal behavior. Angie is married with four children and her family includes her English Mastiff, Yorkie, 3 cats and a goldfish. Personal interest includes aquascaping, fishing, and spending time at the lake with friends and family.
Carla has been a technician for 13 years. She worked at the Animal Emergency Center for 8 years before coming to join the team at East El Paso Animal Hospital. She has 4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 turtle, and a fish. She has a loving husband and a sweet daughter who is 6 years old. She is the captain of the Las Catrinas roller derby team. She is always up for anything fun, especially if it’s outdoors!
My name is Yedith O. Cortez and I have been working as a vet tech for about 3 and a half years now. I started at the Animal Emergency Center and then moved here January of last year. I have 4 beautiful boys (dogs) and a beta fish named Fice. I have 2 chihuahuas named Squidward and Kazuko, a pointer mix named Domino and Kitsune who is a blue heeler/ shepherd mix. When I am not working I am coaching the roller derby team Las Viudas Negras.
Laura is originally from El Paso but also lived in Beaumont, Tx as a child. She has 13 years of experience as a Vet Assistant at Animal Clinic. She joined East El Paso Animal Hospital in February of 2014, working in the boarding department. She is married with 3 children and 6 dogs a pit bull, husky, poodle, 2 chihuahuas & a min pin plus 2 cockatiels & 1 parakeet. She enjoys reading, playing & watching sports, scary movies & going to rock concerts with her husband. Dogs are her passion besides her family and looks forward to taking care of your pets giving you peace of mind while you’re away on business or vacation.
Hi my name is Stephanie Gonzalez. I have been working as a Veterinary Technician for two years. I worked previously at The Spay Neuter Clinics of Texas. I have a precious one year old daughter named Liliana Grace and three fur babies as well. Elvis my stubborn Basset Hound, Lulu my sleeping Beauty, and my daughter’s best friend is Spanky.
My name is Melissa Barela and I have been a Vet Tech for 4 years. I started working at Far East Animal Care Center in 2012, and came to work at East El Paso Animal Hospital in August of 2016. I have an Associates of Social Work in Drugs and Alcohol and will graduate with a Bachelors of Multidisciplinary Studies from UTEP. I am a mommy to 3 fur babies, 2 bulldogs Deuce and Dozer, and a Brussels Griffin mix named Dexter.
Ginna attended College of Southern Idaho where she received her Veterinary Technology degree and is licensed in the state of Texas. She previously worked at Kansas State Veterinary Health Center in the ICU as a technician. She is originally from Oregon where she grew up on a ranch giving her experience with large animals. Her Corgis, Watson and Piper, and her husband keep her busy at home.
Beth Barrick joined us here at East El Paso Animal Hospital in July of 2016. She moved here from Arizona with her husband, son and Darla Sue (the best dog ever). She has worked in the Veterinary Field in many different parts of the Country sincethe year 2000. She enjoys Feline Medicine the most and is great with our kitty patients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and quilting.
Arlyse has been working with all kinds of animals for 7 years. She enjoys every little adorable life she can help. Arlyse has 7 beautiful puppies of her own – from Chihuahuas to Pit Bulls . There is no other job she would rather have than to help all pets live healthier, happier lives. Arlyse was a dog trainer and she is also studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Lynda goes by ‘Grammie Lynda’ because she is blessed with eight beautiful grandkids. She has worked with Dr. Garza for over 13 years and was a technician for 22 years. She is the groomer at East El Paso Animal Hospital, where your family member receives the best grooming care Grammie can give.
Jennifer is one of our wonderful groomers. She began working at East El Paso Animal Hospital as a technician over twelve years ago. Her family is made up of her husband, two sons, a daughter, five dogs, and two parrots. She is the first person we look at when a stray comes in; she’s known for taking in animals and finding them loving homes. Her super power is knowing your pets as soon as they walk through our doors, but misplacing the names of the owners.