Dr. Lawrence D. Young – Veterinarian/Owner

Texas A&M University 1998
Dr. Young has been at Artesia Animal Clinic since 1998 and owned it since 2004. He is active in the veterinary profession serving as the past president of the NMVMA and as the NM delegate to the AVMA house of delegates. He was the 2003 New Mexico Veterinarian of the year. He is an ALIRT veterinarian involved in the surveillance of foreign animal diseases. He currently serves as a member of the New Mexico Board of Veterinary medicine. Dr. Young married Glenda Joyce May 12, 1978 they have 3 kids, Laura, Travis and John and they are the proud grandparents of Hannah Grace, Jonah Markus and Micah June Williams.

Dr. Snow – Veterinarian

Dr. Snow graduated from NMSU with Bachelor of Science (BS) in animal science with equine emphasis in 2011 and also received Dean’s award of excellence. Dr. Snow graduated from Oklahoma State University CVHS in 2019. Dr. Snow is an active member of the American Association for Bovine Practitioners and Society for Theriogenology. She married Andrew Snow in February 2019 and they will be having their wedding ceremony in September 2019. Dr. Snow currently has one fur baby, her name is Maddie. When she is not here working at the clinic, she will be managing the ranch with Drew. She is super excited to come back to expand cow-calf consulting and their services for Artesia Animal Clinic LLC



My name is Pam Bilberry, I am a receptionist and have been working at Artesia Animal Clinic since 2006. I love working here with Dr. Young and the rest of the staff, I love animals and I really enjoy getting to know the clients and their pets. I have three dogs of my own Kiki, Nikki, and Lexi. I have been married for 40 years to Jay Bilberry, We have two grown sons, they are both married and have given us four awesome grandkids. For fun my husband and I like to travel and play golf.


Hello! My name is Amanda, I am a receptionist at Artesia Animal Clinic, I met my amazing husband in 2013, and married in October of 2017. We have two fur babies, Copper and Zoey. I started working here in September 2010, I absolutely love my job! I love being able to communicate with our clients and of course I love being able to see their fur babies! I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work for Dr. Young and been able to get to know his family over the years they are simply amazing!


My name is Josephine Cortez, I go by Josie. I am a receptionist, I am a mother to four beautiful kids. I started working for Dr.Young in 2015, I have a passion for this line of work and enjoy spending time at the clinic. I have awesome co-workers and clients. There is never a dull moment here, I love working with and around animals. If I could go back in time, I would’ve gone to school to become a veterinarian.


Hey there, my name is Brittni Hollandsworth, I am a receptionist at Artesia Animal Clinic I started in Feb. 2019. I was born & raised in Woodbury TN, We moved to Artesia in 2009. I have always had animals and love them. I have 3 dogs, 2 horses, Cats, and an Australian Sugar Glider. I always knew I wanted to work around animals and enjoy seeing all the animals y’all bring in.



My name is Matthew Lopez and I have worked here at Artesia Animal Clinic since 2006. I have learned so much from working here at the clinic, In my spare time I like to play video games, also love to draw and write.


Hello, my name is Shari, I started working here at the clinic in February 2011 shortly after my husband Jon and I move to New Mexico from California. We have four dogs of our own and will probably be adding more fur babies to our family in the future!


My name is Lacey, been working at Artesia Animal Clinic since May 2016, I was born and raised in southern Oklahoma and moved to New Mexico in 2006 after I married a native cowpuncher. My husband and I have 3 boys and have worked on various ranches starting in Vaughn NM up to Cimarron NM and now in Artesia. I am the owner of Mountain Mans Wife Photography. On my days off I enjoy riding my horse “Gabe” and helping my husband on the ranch. Early mornings I drink my coffee with my Border Collie in my lap.


My name is Brooke Dees. I started working at the clinic in July of 2019. I am currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s veterinary technician program. I enjoy working with animals, it’s a true passion of mine. I want to be the voice for the voiceless. In my free time, I like to be with family and friends.


My name is Krissy, I started working here at the clinic in May 2019, I absolutely love the staff and my job. I have a significant other, as well as 2 kids, Aubriela and Cayden. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my kids and going to the gym. I have always been an animal lover and I am super blessed to be able to work with them.


Hello, my name is Kyrah Leon; I have been working for Dr. Young at Artesia Animal Clinic since April 2014. The first portion of those years was spent as a veterinary technician, currently, I am doing medical records along with stepping in occasionally to help as a tech. I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College. I am happily married to Victor Leon and we have a beautiful daughter together, who gets to tag along with me at work (Future Veterinarian or technician in the making!)


Travis Young, oldest son and middle child of Dr. Young has been with AAC since May 2017. Inventory Manager, IT tech, and accountants assistant are just a few jobs he does for AAC. Outside the clinic, Travis preaches for the West Side Church of Christ and also owns his own online store.