Linda Contos, DVM, MPH
She has a THERAPY DOG, “Kronk”, and as a therapy dog team they go to schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
She has been practicing in New Mexico since 1989. After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked in an avian specialty clinic, where she advanced her knowledge of birds. So in addition to working with dogs and cats, she has a special interest in exotic animals such as birds, ferrets, reptiles, rodents and llamas.
While her son was young, she worked at the University of New Mexico part time as their Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, and received a Masters Degree in Public Health. More recently she has taught veterinary technician classes at the CNM Veterinary Technology Program. Her home is populated with 5 llamas, 3 dogs, 3 birds, a husband and son.
John Heidrich, PhD, DVM
He recently spent a year in Cambodia teaching veterinarians and technicians so that they can improve their medical skills.
His passion is to find the best care for all animals through educating students.
He has strong surgical interest in orthopedics and the treatment of chronic pain. Besides his interest in pain management of your pet, he has been involved with studies of how diseases can be transmitted between animals and people as well as from people to animals.
He has spent his working vacations over the past 15 years trapping wild cynomologous monkeys in Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia.
Because of his international interests he has spearheaded the WORLDWIDE PEN PALS program, linking Albuquerque area schools with those abroad, in encouraging literacy and writing and international awareness in school children. Countries involved in this pen pal program are Cambodia, Guatemala, Tanzania, Malawi, Papua New Guinea and more to come.
Dr. Heidrich was instrumental in the start up of the veterinary technician program at CNM and loves having students in the clinic. We want to share with students our lifelong commitment of providing the best care, as a member of your health care team for your pet.
Beth Stowell, DVM
Dr. Beth Stowell is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She attended veterinary school with the help of an educational scholarship. Dr. Stowell had a publication in the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, which looked at novel chemotherapy treatments for canine oral cancer. She is also silver certified in business management, and won an outstanding oncology student award. Her clinical interests include pain management, cancer care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.
When she is not saving lives, Dr. Stowell can be seen geeking out to the greatest in science fiction like Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Game of Thrones. Every October she travels with her husband to visit Haunted Houses. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband Andres, and pets Lola, Lowside, Dolly, McGee, Gumbo, and Tsai.
Kristin Reger, DVM
Dr. Kristin Reger is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Florida as well.
After veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Capital Veterinary Specialists in Tallahassee, Florida, undergoing intense training in specialty medicine and surgery. Her clinical interests include GI disease, endocrine disease, and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Reger, who spent her whole life in Florida until 2 months ago, recently moved to New Mexico with her husband, Robert. They love the Albuquerque area, especially all the new scenery and the lack of humidity!