Meet Our Team

The staff at Bosque Animal Clinic will always try to make you feel like a part of our family. We start by welcoming you into our waiting area where a staff member will greet you and take you and your pet into one of our examination rooms. Our doctors will examine your pet with you in attendance and will make every attempt to make sure you are comfortable with everything we do.

Dr. Samantha McKinney

DVM and Practice Owner

Samantha McKinney is a 2005 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Las Cruces, NM and had practiced in Farmington, NM for six years before becoming co-owner of Bosque Animal Clinic in 2011. As of October 2016, she is the sole owner of Bosque Animal Clinic.

Her family consists of four dogs Charlie Rose, Mazie, Bonnie, and Dixie; three cats Lulu, Junebug, and Hunter; three snakes, a tarantula and a bearded dragon named Hera. She also has two active, growing, boys Andrew and Ryan. As you can imagine she’s a pretty busy woman!

Her professional interests include canine and feline internal medicine, dentistry, pocket pets with a specific focus on ferrets, and acupuncture. She cherishes being a veterinarian of a small community as it allows her to foster friendships and see many pets through all life stages.

Dr. McKinney is a runner. She’s not fast but she likes to go far! She has done over a dozen half marathons and two full marathons in the last 6 years. Her oldest son is now joining her in the running and she hopes to do a half marathon with him in 2018!

Dr. McKinney is a breast cancer survivor! She is open and honest about her experience as she wants to help anybody else who might be going through treatments themselves.

Leah

Veterinary Technician

I have been a Veterinary Technician at Bosque Animal Clinic since May 1st, 2017. I moved to Bosque Farms 1 year ago to live in a more rural community where people know their neighbors and care about each other and their pets. Plus all the wildlife and livestock!

I have been obsessed with animals since I was a little girl. I used to tell my mom I was going to be a vet all the time when I was in elementary school. My favorite thing about working with animals is the connection I feel with each and everyone. It’s amazing to me how every animal is an individual with its own personality.

I come from a huge family. I have 6 aunties and 5 uncles, over 140 cousins and they all live in California. I have a mom and a little brother and sister that live in Rio Rancho and at home I have my kiddos. Adrien is a human and he is about to be 8 in October. Adidas is my German Shepherd and then there is the Yorks: Franklin and Cutie Pie. They are 4 and 5. We also have a kitten named named Cupcake that was rescued here at the clinic and 2 hamsters, Burtle and Crackers. Sometimes even I can’t believe how spoiled they all are!

In my spare time I love to petsit and groom dogs. Before coming to work at the clinic, I was a kennel manager at a board and train facility specializing in misunderstood dogs. Caring for pets is my passion and it makes me feel so good to see pets happy, healthy, and looking good!

One day I really hope to specialize in behavior/communication. I feel blessed to serve the community I live in.

Isabella

Veterinary Technician

My position at Bosque Animal Clinic is as a Veterinary Technician. I started working here in July 2017. I have always had an interest in animals and love helping all animals in any way. My favorite thing is watching patients grow and also being able to watch animals walk away happy and healthy.

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM in the South Valley and moved to Los Lunas in 2000 with my parents. In my family there is my mom, Romana, my dad, Hector Sr., and my brothers, Michael, Hector Jr., and Jonnyray. For pets, Jayah is my Bully Blue Pitbull, Bruno is my Red Pitbull, Lucy is my dad’s Bully Blue Pitbull, and Kalisi is our cat.

When I’m not working with animals at the clinic, I love to hang out with family, play with my own animals, and I also love to read! After high school, I attended and graduated from PIMA for my veterinary technician training!

Crystal

Veterinary Assistant

My position within the clinic is Veterinary Assistant and I’ve been working at Bosque Animal Clinic since 2016.

I’ve been back in NM for about two years now and lived and graduated high school in Arizona. I decided to get back into school for a career I know I can enjoy and be passionate about.

I chose the veterinary program because every animal deserves a happy, healthy life. I enjoy assisting the doctor turning a sad, worried face to a happy one and also playing with puppies when they come into the clinic.

I have three animals that I call my kids. Artimus is my 6 year old Miniature Pincher whom I’ve had since he was 6 months old. He is from AZ and has stuck by me since day one. He enjoys sleeping and going on walks. Cheenah is my 7 year old Black Labrador who is just an enjoyment to be around. I’ve had him for about a year and he enjoys wrestling and eating wet food out of cans. Lastly, my new addition to the family is my 7 week old German Shepherd/Husky mix named Barnabas. He is a daredevil, not afraid to go bark and chase after his big brothers, jumping and climbing everywhere. He is just a fuzzball that sleeps all day and plays all night. I love all of my boys, Best Friends FOREVER!

My personal goal in life is that I have done something in this world to impact someone’s life with kindness and respect.