Practice Owner

Dr. Starr

Associate Veterinarians

Dr. Porras

I graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and quickly returned to my hometown. I started my career at Paws N’ Hooves and I hope to be here for the duration of it. My passion is internal medicine and dentistry in dogs and cats, although I do also enjoy surgery. I have a Mastiff named Sammie, a German Shepherd named Lola, a Mastiff mix named Coco and a Yorkie named Lupe. One of my goals for our clinic was to achieve accreditation through The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which we were finally able to accomplish in July of 2021. This accreditation is something I am very proud of because it signifies that we meet an extensive list of standards required to provide high quality medicine, surgery and patient care. I also strongly believe in the importance of fear free tactics, a strong preventative medicine program and the human-animal bond. I hope that you come join our family here at Paws N’ Hooves. I look forward to working with you and your fur babies!

Dr. Silpa

Bio Coming Soon!



Brianda, Paws N’ Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services

Director of Mobile Services

My love for animals started to show at a very young age. I started playing to be a veterinarian and help feed our neighborhood stray cats and dogs. My household consists of 7 dogs, 5 sugar gliders, and the love of my life my beautiful “Güero” the cat. All my pets have an interesting story behind their adoption, I really can’t see my life without them. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, all my fur babies, and going to rodeos. Every day is a good day no matter the circumstances because every day you learn something new. I love client education, from preventative care medicine for puppies/kittens to hospice or special needs care for adults and senior pets. It’s my pleasure to provide guidance for the well-being of your fur babies. I really don’t see myself working in any other place, I love and enjoy what I do. I look forward to continue helping the El Paso community and their pets with Mesa Veterinary Clinic and Paws N’ Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services.

Olga, Paws N’ Hooves Veterinary Hospital

Director of Administration

Hi! My name is Olga and even though I’m a new face I’ve been in the vet industry for over 10 years. I’ve had the pleasure of being able to work with pets and their owners both with treatment, advice and getting them on their way after what can be a stressful experience when they are not feeling all too great. I enjoy being able to help the little ones without a voice and I’ve been blessed to have been able to work in this field for so long learning how to keep our little ones healthy. I’ve got six dogs which I love dearly and a cat that’s always getting into trouble. I’m excited to be part of the team and looking forward to meeting all of your little critters.


Payroll Manager/Accountant

Throughout my time here I have managed the administrative and bookkeeping duties. I enjoy my administrative duties, as well as, utilizing my experience to contribute to new ideas in making the business successful. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from Mr. Francisco Orduno and Dr. Amy Starr on how to manage a business.



Hello, my name is Johana. I was born in Cd. Juarez but was raised in El Paso, Tx. Once I graduated high school, I decided to pursue a degree in Education. I received an Associate of Arts in Elementary Education in 2006 and continued to get my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southwestern Adventist University. After three years of being out of town, I decided to come back to my hometown to be with my family. Throughout the years I’ve worked in many different areas but never found my true calling until now. I’m thankful I was given the opportunity to take a Certified Veterinary Assistant course because if there’s one thing I love most aside from my family and being able to work with kids, is animals. Currently, I have four cats (my calico cat Baby, Nini aka Pishu Papa, Donnie, and Michaelangelo) and my big boy, a German Shepard/Lab mix, Bucky. I love working at the clinic because I get a sense of satisfaction to know that we’re helping one pet at a time to stay healthy. Our Doctors, technicians, and staff members genuinely care for every pet well-being that walks in through the door; and being able to snuggle with so many pets on a daily is always a plus!


Hi! My name is Kassie. I was born and raised right here in El Paso, TX. I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember. I currently have two dogs, Hachi (Corgi mix) and Katara (Husky). I recently graduated from UTEP with a Bachelors in Biomedical Science and I also took the Certified Veterinary Assistant course offered through the clinic. From there my career really blossomed! I’m so grateful to be given the opportunity to be a part of this team and family and I look forward to meeting and interacting with all the fur babies that come to our clinic!


Hello, my name is John Brockhoff and I am a tech here at Mesa Veterinary Clinic. I recently graduated from Silva Health Magnet High School and completed my CVA at CCTE. I am currently attending NMSU and majoring in animal science. I do want to become a veterinarian and focus on small animal. My hobbies include playing baseball, disc golf, and going on spontaneous road trips. My favorite breed of dog are beagles because I believe they have such strong personalities.


Howdy, my name is Max. I am one of the veterinary technicians at Paws & Hooves Veterinary Hospital. Just like many of my coworkers, my passion for animals began at a young age. As a little kid In Cd. Juarez I would always say once I was older I would find a home for all the stray dogs and cats in the world! Quite ambitious but it was the spark that motivated me to pursue a career in the Veterinary field. I attended CCTE during high school to attained my CVA and am currently enrolled in NMSU to get a bachelor’s in animal science. As a previous El Paso Dog & Cat technician with 3 years of experience under my belt, I am thankful to be able to be part of such a large and incredible team! I hope that one day I can use all my knowledge and experience to successfully apply and graduate from a veterinary school to become a Veterinarian!


Hello, my name is Martin Cortez. I am a technician here at Paws N Hooves and have been with the company since 2019. I am currently enrolled at New Mexico State University. I am planning to apply to a DVM program so that I can contribute to my growing city after completion. My pack consists of a Shepherd mix, a Dachshund, a Pit-bull, a turtle, and a ball python. I enjoy hunting, using firearms for competition/sporting use, lifting weights and reading books.


Hi! My name is Sergio I am a graduated veterinarian from Mexico working to validate my credentials here. I currently work as a vet tech. I’ve always had a passion for animals, I’ve worked in the field for more than 10 years, and I’m grateful to contribute on pet’s wellbeing. I have 3 red eared sliders.


Hello my name is Kristen and I am a veterinary technician at Paws N’ Hooves Veterinary Hospital. I’ve been in this field for a few years now and have acquired a bachelors in forensic science.


Hi, my name is Shaina. I am a vet technician at Paws N Hooves Veterinary Hospital. I am from Florida where I’ve worked in the veterinary field for 9 years, 2 1/2 years in ER/ICU, 4 years in specialty surgery, 2 years in an Animal Resort/Customs K9 boarding and now the last few months in General Practice. I have a furr child named Owen Grady, an almost 2 year old pitbull. I love to draw and go hiking. I am currently in school obtaining my veterinary technician license to expand my knowledge in order to help more animals that cross my path. Animals are my passion, of all shapes and sizes. I hope to one day own my own sanctuary for all species that need a home. As well as own a business where I’d have a doggy school bus to help people who work long shifts know their pets are getting home safe. I treat every patient I come in contact with as my own, striving to ensure the most positive experience for the animal when visiting our clinic. I know I can speak for every person on our team when I say, we are the voices for all animals that we treat. I believe animals are our equals, and deserve so much love!


Hi I’m Peter, Im a pet dad to about 8 babies. I graduated from Pima medical institute in 2018 and have been in the field ever since. I’ve been a technician at Paws N’ Hooves Veterinary Hospital since December of 2022 and so far I’ve enjoyed getting to know every pet parent and patient that has come in and I look forward to meeting many more of y’all!


Hello, I’m Julian ! I’ve been in this field since 2018 and I love every minute of it. I have 1 dog , a chihuahua named Bear. Born and raised in El Paso, i enjoy meeting and helping all your fur babies.


Hello! My name is April and I’m a new Vet Tech with Paws N Hooves. I recently graduated with my Bachelors of Animal Science in the fall of 2022 from NMSU and have recently completed my CVA course here with Paws N Hooves. I have loved working with animals my whole life but it wasn’t until this year that I got the opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills into the Vet industry. During my free time I love playing volleyball, hanging out with my friends and family and enjoying time with my pets.


Hi my name is Diana, I am one of the receptionists here at Paws N Hooves Veterinary Hospital. I have 5 fur babies, 3 dogs and 2 cats. I like to read, binge watch true crime shows to relax, long walks on the beach, ghost and Bigfoot hunting. All my life I have known I wanted to work with animals one way or another. My ultimate goal in life is to one day own a lot of land or an island so that I have enough space for all the animals I plan on rescuing from shelters and give them all a loving home but for now I am just enjoying seeing all the cute babies that come into the clinic

Client Care Coordinators


I have a big heart and love helping. I love turtles. I have three pets at home. Luna is blue nose, Pitbull, Panzon is a blue nose tri-color Pitbull (I call him my Baby Bucket), and Penny is a Jack Russell Terrier mix. I love being part of the staff because I get to meet and help clients and their beautiful pets. The doctors, techs, and staff are extremely friendly. I love working with them. This has been one of my best work experiences.


My name is Lorena. I love animals, they melt my heart. I have 3 dogs of my own a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd, and a Shepherd mix. I’m very passionate and happy to be able to be part of Paws-N-Hooves and Mesa Veterinary Clinic; as I get to be in an environment with animals all day and be able to help and put a smile on every guest.


Hello, my name is Marina. I am a client care coordinator at Paws n Hooves. I love seeing every patient that comes to see us, big or small. I have 2 dogs. An American bully named Tiffany and an English bulldog named Mac. I love being part of team that is passionate about what they do everyday.


Hello everyone! My name is Sergio and I love working alongside animals and their owners. I have three cats at home-Ollie, Lucy, and Maggie. I make it my goal to always help out our clients to the best of my ability and ensure they receive quality service that leaves them knowing their pets are in trustworthy hands here at Paws n’ Hooves.