De Anza Small Animal Clinic

The South Valley's Friendly Neighborhood Veterinary Clinic!

Meet the Staff  

Our current staff includes four doctors with over 60 years of combined experience and four technicians with over 70 years of combined experience.
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. 

She's a sucker for a Rottie!
Dr. Cheri Williams, a 1996 alumnus of Colorado State University's Veterinary program, has been with De Anza for over 12 years. She, her husband Alan, and their son Tommy, share their home with their cats, and their agility dog  Beckon and Pixel. 

She'll jump through hoops for you!
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 used to enjoy hiking, skiing, and tennis when not hanging out with their pets Kiko, Hank and they spend most of their time with their smiley toddlers Edith and Kepler.

Has a crazy addiction to plant shopping - makes the best flower arrangement! 

Yvette has lived in the South Valley for 30 years, and has worked at DeAnza for the past 22.  At home she dotes on her heelers, Kelly and Porter, while here at De Anza she keeps us all in line. 

Watch out - is the work mom and whips us into gear. 

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.

She has a new puppy Benji.

Have any plant questions ...ask Paula, she has a green thumb.

Or have any cat questions? She will tell you all sort of cat facts! ... crazy cat lady?!?

Nirvana has a certificate in Veterinary Assistant from PIMA Medical Institute. She enjoys spending time with her boston terrier, three cats, listening to some good ol' music and going back and forth to visit family on the reservation.  She also is an amazing artist. 

Jo's VP!!!   and Nirvana rocks - super motivated and keeps us all happy!
Fun fact about this picture...Jo and Nirvana drank dewormer a few moments after this picture :-/

Kathy is a Veterinary Assistant, certified from Pima Medical Institute.  In her free time Kathy enjoys horse back riding and barrel racing.  Kathy shares a home with her devoted dogs Max, Cowboy and Shayla.   Kathy also speaks Spanish. 

Also, wants to save every animal and throw a western bandana on it!

Audrey is also a recent Pima Medical Institute Graduate and our veterinary assistant, she also helps out with reception.  Audrey is a life long South Valley resident, can speak some Spanish, and enjoys tattoo design.  Her dog Loki and Autumn.

She goes bonkers for Huskies! 

Sandra is a Registered Veterinary technician, She is a graduate from Central New Mexico Community college. On her freetime she loves spending it with her husband, 2 children and her dog Lucy. She loves to volunteer with the Native American Veterinary Services in her hometown of Zuni Pueblo.

She runs on caffeine and chocolate.


Emily is a Veterinary Assistant, certified from Pima Medical Institute.  our newest  staff member...She has 8 years experience in the veterinary field. In her free time Emily loves to be outdoors with her husband, 2 rambunctious boys and 2 fur babies Raphael and Mona Lisa.