Our Veterinarians

When a family member is under the weather or suffering from discomfort, he deserves the attention of a caring, competent physician with the skills to diagnose his ailment and the compassion to treat him with tenderness.

At Bolton Animal Hospital, an expert staff of veterinarian doctors and a skilled team of technicians are here to do just that. Under the directorship of our highly skilled veterinary doctors, your pet is always in good hands. We're ready when your pet needs us.

Richard Bolton, D.V.M. at Albuquerque Animal Hospital

Richard Bolton, DVM

Born and raised in Albuquerque with only a few short stays away from the state for Military Service and Veterinary School. Graduated from CSU in 1977 and came back to Albuquerque and started working at Bolton Animal Hospital, a practice which his father started back in 1941. He took over the practice when his father retired in 1983. He can remember helping at the hospital in some way or another since he was 4 years old and thinks he always knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He and his wife Shirley have 2 sons, both of whom are married and have 2 wonderful grandchildren. When not working he enjoys visiting the grandkids, playing racquetball, and waterskiing. He loves to practice veterinary medicine and plans to practice for many more years to come. We have great clients that entrust us with their beloved pets and are thankful to them for their many years of loyalty to our practice.

Sheryl Laurie Horn, D.V.M. at Albuquerque Animal Hospital

Sheryl Laurie Horn, DVM

Laurie is a native New Mexican raised in Roswell. After attending NMSU with her older brothers, she went on to Oregon State to get her veterinary degree and graduated in 1986. Raised in an athletic family she still enjoys playing soccer and softball. She has a passion for all pets, and shares her home with 9 cats.

Jennifer Keppers, M.S.D.V.M. at Albuquerque Animal Hospital

Jennifer Keppers, DVM/MS

Dr. Keppers grew up in Albuquerque with a house full of cats, birds, fish, turtles, hamsters, rats, and dogs, her love of animals started at a young age. She completed a Master’s of Science degree in Biology at Texas A&M and then went on to complete her Veterinary Degree at Washing ton State University in 2009. Her medical interests include soft tissue surgery, feral cat trap/neuter/ and replace programs, and preventative medicine and care for geriatric patients. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music and spending time with her kitties.