Dr. T. Murt Byrne, DVM
Dr. T. Murt Byrne began his education at the University of New Mexico, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 1984. He then graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Byrne is currently the President-elect of the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Valle del Norte Veterinary Medical Association.
In 2008, Dr. Byrne was chosen as NMVMA’s Veterinarian of the Year.
When asked why he became a veterinarian, Dr. Byrne said:
“I decided on veterinary medicine for a career at a young age. When I was a kid in Ohio the family spaniel died from distemper. I remember the feelings of frustration and helplessness. I felt that there must be something I could do. Veterinary medicine allowed me to combine my love of animals with my love of science.”
Watch Dr. Byrne’s lecture on “A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian”
Dr. Byrne lives in Santa Fe with his Irish Terrier, Mick, his Chihuahua Peter, and 4 cats. When he is not working, Murt enjoys watching sports, particularly cheering on the UNM Lobos.
Dr. Leslie Eisert, DVM
Dr. Leslie Eisert began her education at Ohio State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art with a double major in Journalism and Political Science in 1987. She then graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Eisert’s years of practicing veterinary medicine includes medical oncology at the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association, and Valle del Norte Veterinary Medical Association.
When asked why she became a veterinarian, Dr. Eisert said,
” I became a veterinarian to effect change in the way society views animals. Essentially, to care for companion animals as we would want our pediatricians to care for our children.”
Dr. Eisert lives in Santa Fe with her dogs, Luke and Sophie Rose. When she is not working, Leslie enjoys cooking and travelling internationally.
Dr. Rebecca Tomasic, VMD
Dr. Rebecca Tomasic is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to New Mexico in 2001.
She went to Gettysburg College and worked as a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg battlefield for 5 years.
Dr. Tomasic went to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1985, and has been in practice working with dogs and cats since.
When asked why she wanted to become a veterinarian, she said that her father was a medical doctor, and she found out at the age of five that animals had their own special doctors, called veterinarians and she decided that was what she would do.
She has lived in Eldorado since 2001 with her husband (also a veterinarian), two rescued cats, and her spoiled Swedish Valhund, Ilsa. When not at work she is an avid knitter and reads history and literature.
Amy Herrera – Veterinary Assistant
Elaena Barna – Veterinary Assistant
Denise Hartman – Veterinary Technician
Suzie Fares – Veterinary Technician
Lisa Potter – Veterinary Assistant/Reception
Deborah Costello – Reception
Jackie Rhoades – Reception
Carol Young – Office Manager/RVT