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About Us

About Us
Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital has been serving the Santa Fe pet community for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented practice committed to your pet's wellbeing. We believe in a "whole-istic" approach to your pet's health, meaning we provide integrative medicine blending traditional practices with complementary therapies. We are a full service animal hospital with digital x-ray (both dental and whole body) technology, an in house laboratory, surgery, animal dentistry, acupuncture, chiropractic, and wellness services such as vaccinations and heartworm preventative. Read below to learn more about us.
Joy Alesdatter, DVM
Dr. Joy Alesdatter joined Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital in 1994.  Right away, Dr. Joy begain to learn about the benefits of acupuncture, and of integrating Western and Eastern veterinary medicine from Dr. Tuler.  Dr. Joy was certified as a Veterinary Acupuncturist in the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program at Colorado State University in 02004 and is currently completing another acupuncture course through the Chi Institute. 
Dr. Joy purchased Sangre de Cristo from Dr. Sheila Tuler in 2000 and continued to work as a full-time veterinarian and as manager and owner of the practice until 2010, always integrating Western and Eastern medicine.  She has completed all the Chinese herbal classes offered at Chi Institute and several other Chinese herbal courses taught by Drs Doudreaux and Anderson.
In 2010, Dr. Joy sold the practice and decided to work part-time rather than full-time.  When asked to do so, Dr. Joy joined Dr. Tuler at Four Paws Chinese Medicine, doing acupuncture and Chinese herbs exclusively by referral only.  Now, happily, Dr. Joy is moving her Traditional Chinese Medicine back to Sangre de Cristo and will continue to integrate Western and Eastern veterinary medicine. 
Any veterinarian who would like to refer a client to Dr. Joy for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is welcome to do so and will be treated only as a referral patient, to be sent back to the referring veterinarian for any and all treatments other than Chinese medicine. 
TCVM focuses on preventive health care and balance.  Veterinary acupuncture, herbs and dietary recommendations offer precise treatments to help your pet achieve health and well-being.  TCVM aims to support your pet, ameliorate side effects of other medications, speed healing, and generally increase your pet's quality of life. 
Deanna Post, DVM
I don't believe there was ever any doubt animals would be a large part of my life, having spent my childhood on our family farm and grandparents ranch in southwest Kansas.  At a very early age I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and that goal was actualized in 1989, graduating from Kansas State University.  Go Wildcats!!
In practice I enjoy starting puppies and kittens out on the right path and taking care of them through the years as they age and become an integral part of the family.  Our senior and geriatric patients are the ones that steal my heart.  I want to help our clients make their latter years enjoyable and as pain free and comfortable as possible. 
When I am not working I am taking care of all my fur babies, horses and beloved donkey.  My passion is raising and showing Pinto American Saddlebreds. 
I am honored to be working at Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting you and
Sangre de Cristo
Animal Hospital
3015 Cielo Ct,
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-6594
Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm