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!

Dr. Phillips

Hello! I am Dr Phillips. I’m originally from Ohio, but have moved to El Paso with my husband due to the Air Force. I have six cats and two dogs who I love immensely and are all troublemakers. I can’t wait to meet your furry friends and help give them the best care around (and lots of love).


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.


Hi, my name is Samantha I am a vet tech at Paws N Hooves Veterinary Group. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX and I grew up always have a pet in my household and it hasn’t changed since. In my previous job I was in charge of the insurance department for a Chiropractor office, as I outgrew my job and wanted a new challenging career what better than becoming a vet tech. I took the Certified Veterinary Assistant course that is offered at the clinic and started following a career that I am very passionate about. I have two fur babies (for now) Donnie is my lab mix and Betsy is my little pit bull mix. My hobbies include hiking and rollerblading. I am lucky to be part of an amazing team at the clinic and I am looking forward to taking care of your pets!



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!


Hello, my name is Juan. I am one of the veterinarian technicians at the mobile. My passion for animals started when I was young, I was always surrounded by animals. From dogs to horses, bunnies, chickens you name it. The older I got the more I realized I would want to be surrounded by animals. I currently own over 40 reptiles. I own all sorts of exotics from iguanas, snakes and even a crocodile. My hobbies are taking care of my exotics and also video games. I’m looking forward to taking care of your pets!


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!


My name is Jesus Limas. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. My parents were both employed in the medical field; my father had a career as a doctor specialized in emergency medicine while my mother was a Registered Nurse. I grew up in south-central El Paso where I attended Bowie High School. After high school I had always known I belonged in the medical field therefore, I pursued the position as a phlebotomist. Later, I decided to further my interest in medicine and completed the Veterinary Assistant certification at Pima Medical Institute. I love working with animals. I have learned an abundance as a Veterinary Technician and feel proud to be a part of the Paws N’ Hooves family!


Hello, my name is Ivonne, I have been a Veterinary technician for 4 and 1/2 years and have been with paws and hooves for a little over a year. I have a Bachelors’s degree in Science from Sul Ross State University and currently pursuing my nursing Certification. I have two dogs Lady, a 7-year-old boxer, and Daisy a 5-year-old Australian Sheppard mix. Part of my hobbies includes weightlifting, CrossFit, hiking, and spending time with my family.


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!


My name is Ashton Carrasco and I am apart of our veterinary technician team here at Paws N’ Hooves Veterinary Hospital. I have always loved animals of all kinds and my dream is to one day be a veterinarian myself. I have a BS in Zoology and Chemistry. I took the CVA course offered here at the hospital and did my externship until I was eventually hired! I have one dog of my own and his name is Mago, he is a Pitbull/Weimaraner mix and the sweetest nugget you’ll ever meet! I’m always happy to help so don’t hesitate to ask!


Hi my name is Amanda, I am a veterinary Assistant at Paws-N-Hooves mobile. I was born and raised in El Paso, temporarily moved to Seattle and came back home. I have a beautiful 5 year old daughter along with 4 fur babies. I took the CVA course and have been working here for the past year. Some of my hobbies are spending time with my daughter and dogs and getting some rest in-between. I plan on following my career in the veterinary field and get my LVT.


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.


I graduated from Pima medical institute with a associate in applied science in the veterinary technician program, I love watching true crime videos. My dog is named Zeus.


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.


Hello! My name is Kassy Davis. I have worked with Paws -N -Hooves for 5 years as a receptionist, room tech and surgery tech. I love doing surgeries. I loooveeee Disney, mainly Pixar! I have a whole room in my house full of Disney stuff! My husband proposed in front of Mater (the tow truck from Cars) in 2019. I get very excited when corgis come in! I am allergic to pretty much everything. I had to go to the ER after I ate a carrot, strawberry, blueberry, a macaron. I am also allergic to cats.


Hi, my name is JD Gonzalez, I am 21, born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I am a vegetarian who loves to help animals and care for them. I have 3 snakes,2 guinea pigs, 2 cats,1 dog, 1 chinchilla and a small gasp of koi fish. I took the CVA course here at the hospital and after I got my certification I became a certified Veterinary Assistant. I plan to further my career in the veterinary field.

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 Gisselle and I am part of the Client Care Coordinator team here at Paws-N-Hooves Veterinary Hospital. A little bit about me, I was born and raised in California however I have lived in El Paso for just about 15 years. I have a deep passion for animals and conservation and I am currently studying Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at NMSU. I have been in the veterinary field as a receptionist for about 4 years and I can’t begin to express how happy being in this field makes me. I understand how important it is to make sure your awesome fur babies are in the best care possible and will do all that I can to help you help your pets!


Hi my name is Yuri! Ive been working in the field since 2012. I went to school to be a technician and graduated in august 2012. I like interacting with the clients and helping them out and giving them the best possible customer service you can get with my education. I have 4 children and I have 2 Pitbulls who are the sweetest on the street. I moved to El Paso from Chicago, Illinois, and I look forward to helping you all with your fur babies.



Hello! I’m Renee! I am the Marketing Coordinator here at Paws N’ Hooves. I was raised in El Paso and I love finding new places to eat, particularly Tacos. I have a degree in Communications from the University of Texas at El Paso, and I have a passion for helping people and animals. I’ve always been a huge dog lover and have a dog of my own named Jack, who I usually call Jack-ie Bear. He’s a German Shepard mix and my best friend. I love him to pieces. I like working at Paws N Hooves because I get to do what I love while working with animals who I love too.