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 (Hospital 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!).
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.
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.