About Us












Our Mission

At Sandia Animal Clinic, our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care and to educate our clients so that they may make the best decisions regarding the health of their pets.  We aim to treat both owners and pets as family, with respect, honesty, and compassion.

Dr. Conley

Dr. Conley is a graduate of Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned the Outstanding Small Animal Anesthesia Student achievement award in her senior year. Dr. Conley received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Criminology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  Dr. Conley has worked in the veterinary field for over seventeen years, the majority at Sandia Animal Clinic.  In October of 2015, Dr. Conley purchased Sandia Animal Clinic. She looks forward to carrying on Sandia Animal Clinic’s legacy as a family clinic providing affordable and quality medical and surgical veterinary care in the Albuquerque area. Her passion for anesthesia continues to drive her desire for both learning as well as teaching. Dr. Conley loves traveling and spending time with her three naughty corgis, Hawkeye, Dish, and Trapper John and her Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Plum.

Rita Davidson

Rita Davidson joined Sandia Animal Clinic in May of 2001 as a veterinary assistant. She has left several times to pursue other adventures but as family always does, she returned home; this time to stay. She became practice manager in October of 2015 when Dr. Conley purchased Sandia Animal Clinic.  She helps keep us all on track and we affectionately call her mom.  We couldn’t survive the day without her infectious smile and warm hugs. Rita is the glue that holds our family together. Her family includes Gar a Pomeranian, Fia a chihuahua and goofy Finnegan a border terrier/ chihuahua mix as well as her two sons, four grandchildren and her best friend since high school, Frank, her husband.

Mauna Schott

Dr. Schott is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Farmington. She attended The University of New Mexico and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1985. She earned her Veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1992. After graduating, Dr. Schott spent three years in the military as a veterinarian stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM. She has over twenty years of professional experience in Albuquerque and has been at Sandia Animal Clinic since January of 2017. Dr. Schott and her husband currently have three cats and one dog. Her cats are Shadow, Ginger and Oliver and their dog is named Mouse. Dr. Schott has two daughters currently in college, one attending CNM in Albuquerque and the other attending NMSU in Las Cruces. She enjoys doing arts and crafts in her spare time, teaching bible study at her church, as well as annual trips to visit family in Missouri.

Dr. Cudney

Now retired and enjoying gallivanting around the country.

Our Staff Members:

Receptionists: Tracy and Deanna

Technicians: Cassandra and Jennifer

Veterinary Assistants: Brenda, Betsy, Katelynn and Leslie

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