Dr. Janeen Counts (Owner, DVM)
Dr. Counts started Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital with her late husband in 1987. Dr. Counts is a native New Mexican and graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her veterinary interests are broad and include reproductive medicine, soft tissue surgery, and behavioral medicine.
Dr. Kimberly Lavin (DVM)
Dr. Kimberly Lavin graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She lives in Cedar Crest with her long term boyfriend Ben, and their two children, Lily and Becket, who are 9 and 7 years old.
Dr. Lavin is very excited to practice veterinary medicine in our community after practicing on the west side of Albuquerque where she was not able to form bonds within her community due to distance driving.
In her free time, Dr. Lavin enjoys gardening and breeding Mini Lop rabbits for showing. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and her dogs, Otter and 42.
Joshua Douglas (Office Manager)
I have been with Canyon Crossroads for longer than I can remember! My mother and father started the business in 1987 and I have been apart of the business since I was a baby! I worked up front for years and transitioned into management 3 years ago. I am an avid car geek and I love talking with our clients! I have three dogs and three cats that make sure to keep life interesting at home.
Sonya Chavez (Office Manager)
Sonya is proud to have been part of the Canyon Crossroads team since 2009. She has worked as a receptionist, technician, and now office manager. Sonya has lived in the East Mountains her whole life and treasures being a part of a small loyal community like ours. She loves everything about her job especially the opportunity to help clients and their furry friends. Shea is her adorable Pitbull she has had since she was 5 weeks old. Outside of work Sonya enjoys hiking with her dog, sand volleyball and softball.
Lynn Kegler (Front Staff)
I have been at Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital for almost 18 years and love being able to help all the caring clients and their pets that come in. My husband and I have been East Mountain residents for over 24 years. In my time away from work I enjoy spending time with my kids, adorable grandson, and three dogs. I am an avid reader, love nail art and ice hockey (Go Red Wings!).
Caitlin Mahoney (Front Staff)
My name is Caitlin and I recently moved back to the Albuquerque area after 7 years away in Oregon and Indiana. I am thrilled to be back under the sun and to have found a spot at Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital. I spend most of my free time hiking, camping, or cuddling with my dog Zibby. I have always been interested in the health care field and hope to one day attend graduate school and become a midwife.
Liz Sanchez (Front Staff)
My name is Liz and I am a lifelong East Mountain resident. I enjoy photography and spending time with my two girls and adorable dog Charlie. I enjoy rodeos, fishing, and cooking in my free time. I have always had a passion for animals starting with 4-H raising chickens, pigs and steers as a child and leading to my work with Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital.
Greg Maestas (Technician)
Greg started out his work career cooking in fast-food restaurants and diners. Greg has been a certified veterinary assistant for the past 10 years. He spent eight years as an ICU nurse and two years in general practice at Canyon Crossroads. He lives in his “sorority” house with his mother, sister, four cats, and three dogs. Greg has realized that veterinary medicine does not require one to shave, which the patients tend to like!
Laura Started her veterinary career at St. Francis Animal Clinic in 1992 after graduating from UNM with a degree in Studio Art. 10 hospitals and 20 years later, she started at Canyon Crossroads last December. Her experiences include exotics, neurology, and 4 years in North Carolina. Laura grew up on Air Force bases all over the US, Japan, and England. Her hobbies include crochet, birdwatching, and making jewelry, along with other arts and crafts. She also has 2 Siamese cats at home, one of which was formerly the hospital cat at Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital in Santa Fe.
Brooke Boggs (Technician)
I started at Canyon Crossroads in July 2019 as a veterinary technician and I love every minute of it! I love being able to take such good care of every animal that comes into the practice, it gives my heart joy! In my spare time, I love to spend time with my fur children. I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and I love to take my dogs on hikes all over the city!
Joshua Gonzales (Technician)
JD Has 8 years of experience working at Oregon Coast Aquarium, The Albuquerque Bio Park and Hatfield Marine Science Center. He has a history of Genetics research, Aquaponics, Aquatic animal husbandry and Farm animal husbandry. He Has over 2000+ logged hours in Scuba Diving and holds 20 different certifications from Stress and Rescue to Cave and Wreck Diving. He enjoys camping/survival trips, sailing, water sports and snow sports. He is a native 3rd generation (ranch family) New Mexican. He has a Siberian Husky (LeLu) and an Angus bull he rides like a horse (Freddy).
“I love all forms of life and helping them when every is necessary. Perspective and knowledge are the best tools in my belt.”
I graduated from Pima Medical in March of 2016. I got hired at the clinic I did my internship at a couple of months before I actually graduated. When I am not working I am hiking, off-roading and exploring New Mexico. I am a mother of many. I have two boys (ages 5 and 11), a BUGarium of snails, two snakes, three feral cats that have adopted me (Meow, Alex and Salem) and an amazing pitbull named Chucho.
Selina Martinez (Technician)
I have wanted to be a veterinary technician since I was little. I started working at CCAH as a kennel attendant while going to school to become a certified veterinary technician. I have learned so much and loving it every step of the way. I love helping fur babies in any way I can and receiving all the fur baby kisses in return. I have four dogs and one ferret at home. I am well known for my distracting colorful make-up and bright bold scrubs.
Jerney Posada (Kennel)
Yes, my real name is Jerney, no not like the band. I have been working at Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital since early 2017. I am a big car nerd and could tell you a fun fact about cars at any moment. I also DJ on the weekends and while that has its perks, I always look forward to the workweek at the hospital because I get to come work with all the animals.