Our mission to provide compassionate and comprehensive veterinary care for your pet begins with a knowledgeable and caring staff. With over 120 years of practice experience, our veterinarians offer a diverse range of experience and interests. They are assisted by an extremely caring and capable staff dedicated to the health and comfort of your pets.
Dan Dessauer, DVM
Dr. Dan grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Initially, he studied plant breeding and received an MS in horticulture from the University of Florida. Later, he switched directions, applied, and was accepted into the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine - in the same class as Dr. Susie Fuselier. After graduating in 1983, he spent some time working with Drs. Susie and Bob in a group practice in Baton Rouge. Later, he worked in a clinic specializing in feline medicine and surgery and volunteered at the SPCA in New Orleans.
In 1985, Dr. Dan came to Los Alamos, beginning his practice here as a house call veterinarian. A year or so later, he set up his practice in the Small Business Center on Eastgate Drive, which became the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos. In addition to internal medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Dan continues to enjoy making house calls. He has also volunteered through the ‘Helping Paws Across Borders’ organization, spaying and neutering animals at a shelter facility in the Bahamas.
Besides his human family and friends, Dr. Dan’s loves include his Labrador retriever, Lafitte: “If I had as many friends as that dog, I’d run for governor.” His other interests include basketball (more of an obsession), gardening, and all things New Orleans.
Bob Fuselier, DVM
and Susie Fuselier, DVM
Dr. Bob’s interest in his community has taken him beyond veterinary medicine. In 1995, Dr. Bob helped establish a sister-parish relationship between his church in Los Alamos and the Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in Honduras, an orphanage where his wife Dr. Susie and he had volunteered in the late 1980’s. In addition to raising funds for the orphanage, the relationship has enabled nearly one hundred Los Alamos area high school students and adults to visit and volunteer in rural Honduras.
Since the late 1990’s, Dr. Bob has been a director of the Los Alamos Housing Partnership. The LAHP, a nonprofit corporation, works with government and for-profit companies to bring affordable housing to Los Alamos County. LAHP’s projects include a 120-unit, mixed-income housing development in White Rock.
In 2011, Dr. Bob founded the Afghan Sister Village Project. The ASVP is modeled on the concepts of Sister Cities International. One of the ASVP’s goals is to connect the youth from Afghanistan with those from the US. As part of that goal, the ASVP has helped connect LAHS students with students in Lashkar Gah and Jalalabad, Afghanistan through letter exchanges and social networking programs. In 2011, the ASVP put its support behind Green Village Schools (http://www.greenvillageschools.org/) and Project PeacePal (http://www.peacepal.org/) to help bring education to rural Afghanistan. As of the end of 2013, over $20,000 has been raised to help build the first school in Sarkar, Helmand Provence.
Dr. Bob’s interest in behavior medicine has led to him teaching countless elementary-aged children how to avoid being bitten by dogs. Dr. Bob, accompanied by his dog Cherie, demonstrates the role that nonverbal communication has in human-dog relationships and teaches how the proper use of nonverbal communication can lessen the chance of being attacked.
Dr. Bob’s other hobbies include hiking the mountains around Los Alamos, writing, and spending time with his four grandchildren.
Dr. Susie Fuselier remembers clearly the moment she decided to be a veterinarian. In seventh grade, her dog Skeezicks (a dachshund cross) herniated a disk jumping off her bed and was immediately paralyzed. Since there were no emergency surgery facilities for dogs then as there are now, Skeezicks was euthanized. Ever since that difficult moment, Susie wanted to help families take care of their pets.
As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Dr. Susie grew up in six states in the mid US. Influenced by her father’s career, she applied and was accepted into the Air Force Academy in the first year that women were accepted. When the Air Force suspended its professional career opportunities, Dr. Susie transferred to Louisiana State University for her pre-veterinary years. She was accepted into LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine two years later. In addition to the many stresses found in a veterinary medical program, she dealt with the many challenges of dating her eventual husband, Bob Fuselier. Dr. Susie graduated in 1983 in the same class as Dr. Dan Dessauer.
Dr. Susie’s veterinary career has included small animal medicine and surgery in Louisiana, North Carolina, and New Mexico and microvascular research in Louisiana. In the late 1980’s, she and Dr. Bob volunteered at the Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in Honduras. In addition to the many tasks she performed working with and teaching the children, Dr. Susie was the medical administrator for the orphanage. Today, her veterinary interests include preventative medicine and dentistry.
Dr. Susie’s numerous hobbies include tennis, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and baking. In addition to keeping her husband, Dr. Bob, out of trouble and supporting him in his many endeavors, she remains a devoted mother to her three adult children and Gramsie to her four grandchildren.
The Fuselier pet family is presently at two: Casey, a King Charles Cavalier who’s as dedicated to Dr. Susie as he was to her Dad, and Cherie, a pound dog who enjoys visiting elementary classes and protecting her home and family from all forms of imaginary invaders. Often a part of their household is the Fuselier’s grandcat, Louie.
Sabina R. Johnson, DVM
Dr. Sabina joined the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos in 1998. Her interests include geriatric medicine, dental radiography and oral surgery, chronic and infectious diseases, and clinical pathology.
Dr. Johnson’s family pets currently include two older feline friends, Buddy and Charlie, and two kittens, Athena and Artimus. The family recently lost their canine friend of 14 plus years. Gypsy, a foundling German shepherd, loved to hike, keep the squirrels and deer out of the garden, and was a special part of the family. Gypsy will be missed.
Dr. Johnson’s hobbies and interests include hiking, biking, skiing and gardening with her husband and three kids.
Julie Kliesch, DVM
In 2005, Dr. Julie joined the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos. Her interest in dermatology and internal medicine continues, offering our other veterinarians an in-house consultant for those difficult cases.
Dr. Julie’s furry family consists of two dogs and two cats rescued from various locations. The dogs are Kona, a 9-year old chocolate lab with 2 titanium knees, and Honey, a 5-year old cocker spaniel/papillon mix, who thinks the sofa belongs to her. The sofa, however, is actually owned by the two calico cats: Luna, 9 years old, and Mia, 4 years old. Luna and Mia will allow Julie and husband Chris to use the sofa, but only to provide warm laps to curl up in.
Jacqueline Reardon, DVM
Dr. Jacque earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in 2000, with a minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology. Her interest in veterinary medicine grew during her studies in the anatomy program’s animal focus option. Interested in helping bring new life into the world, performing surgery, studying medicine, and helping people with their pets, she decided to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.
After finishing her B.S., Dr. Jacque assisted at a veterinary emergency clinic in her hometown of Pueblo, CO. During that time, she also volunteered at Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Center in Hawaii. Her interest in the care and training of dolphins, their intelligence, and their unique sonar capabilities furthered her desire to be a veterinarian.
Dr. Jacque attended the veterinary school at the University of Illinois. During the summer of her first year, she volunteered with the Remote Area Medical program, vaccinating pets and performing surgeries on a North Dakota reservation. With Sandy, her yellow lab, Dr. Jacque also visited nursing homes and taught elementary students about the possibilities of veterinary careers.
After graduating, fond memories of her Uncle’s home in Albuquerque brought Dr. Jacque to New Mexico. For the first year and a half, she practiced large and small animal medicine and surgery in Santa Fe. In 2007, she joined the staff at the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos. She loves surgery, interesting medical cases, and of course happy puppies and kittens with no worries or cares in the world! Jacque has volunteered with the ‘Helping Paws Across Borders’ in the Bahamas, spaying and neutering dogs and helping to set up their new humane society and surgery suite. She also helps as a veterinarian at the Espanola Animal Shelter.
Dr. Jacque and her family have an energetic Lab named Jangle. Carefully watching over everyone is their cat, Rascal. She and her family dearly miss their yellow Lab Sandy, who kept them company for 13 plus years. He tolerated a lot of palpation during her anatomy course in veterinary school and was a dear family member and hiking companion.
In addition to rock-climbing and running trails, triathlons, and marathons with her husband Brian, Dr. Jacque enjoys singing, reading science fiction and nonfiction, dancing, and outdoor adventures with her family, which has grown to include a rambunctious, fun loving daughter.
Visiting Ultrasound Veterinarian
Craig McInnis, DVM
After military service, he returned to his hometown of Houston, practicing small animal medicine there for two years. He returned to Germany and joined a small animal practice in the small village of Birkenfeld. In 1984, he came back to the US and began focusing on emergency medicine. During that time, he served as a consultant for Cardiopet and Dr. Larry Tilley’s VetMedFax.
Dr. McInnis currently owns and operates Echo Services for Pets, a mobile ultrasound service for dogs and cats in northern New Mexico. In addition to seeing patients at local veterinary hospitals, Dr. McInnis and his wife Karen travel across the US teaching ultrasound courses to veterinarians. He has also created a series of instructional DVD’s to share the knowledge he’s gained in over twenty years of ultrasound experience.
Dr. McInnis and Karen currently have two pets, both found abandoned along their trips in New Mexico and California. Inde, born in 2002, is a yorkiepoo who often joins them on their trips as their business manager. Like most cats, their 7-year old cat, Diesel, is happy staying at home and playing in front of their fireplace.
Dr. McInnis performs abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds at our hospital by appointment. For more information about Dr. McInnis’ work, please visit his website: www.veterinaryultrasoundtraining.com
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