Meet the Staff
Our current staff includes four doctors with over 60 years of combined experience and five technicians with over 80 years of combined experience.
Dr. Andrea Speed has owned De Anza Small Animal Clinic since 1997. She has practiced exclusively on dogs and cats since graduating from Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She, along with her husband and two children, enjoy the outdoors skiing, horseback riding and camping. Her “family” also includes chickens, goats, horses, dogs, cats and a rabbit!
Dr. Cheri Williams, a 1996 alumnus of Colorado State University's veterinary program, has been with De Anza for over 7 years. She, her husband Alan, and their son Tommy, share their home with their cats Jasper and Leia, and their agility dogs Riley and Beckon.
Dr. Amanda Tupek joined De Anza in 2014 after working in small animal corporate practice in New England and New Mexico. She graduated from Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Tupek and her husband Michael enjoy hiking, skiing, and tennis when not hanging out with their pets Kiko, Hank and Link.
Dr. Jacqueline Otero was welcomed full time into the De Anza family in 2017. Jacqueline, a New Mexico native, graduated from Colorado State University's veterinary program in 2011 and spent her time prior to De Anza in private and corporate practice. She is excited to have more spare time to spend fishing and paddle boarding with her two rottweilers, two kids and one husband.
Yvette has lived in the South Valley for 22 years, and has worked at DeAnza for the past 19. At home she dotes on her heelers, Kelly and Porter, while here at De Anza she keeps us all in line.
Kai has been working at DeAnza since 2008, and has worked in the veterinary field for over 12 years. He shares his home with a grand mix of dogs, cats, snakes, and lizards.
Jean has been a veterinary assistant in the Albuquerque area since 1989 and has been a member of DeAnza's staff since 2010.
Debbie has been a technician in New Mexico since 1978, and worked with various species from cats and dogs to horses and other farm animals.
Our receptionist Paula is a life-long South Valley resident with over 15 years experience in animal care. She shares her home with Rickie her youngest son, and Yeti the cat. Paula has an insatiable sweet tooth.