Dr. Armando MartinezDVM – Veterinarian Doctor
Dr. Martinez has had many pets throughout the years; from horses, cows, and goats to dog, cat, and avian. The two pets that have touched his heart the most are his loyal and good friend Pimpon, (a Jack Russell Terrier Mix who passed away in 2010), and his gal pal Maya, a very smart and loving white German Shepherd/Husky mix that he rescued in 2011.
Growing up in a small town in Guanajuato Mexico, and tending for his father’s farm animals, as one of his many childhood responsibilities, Dr. Martinez was inspired to become a Veterinarian. “I saw that there were a lot of large and small animals, getting sick and not enough veterinarians to care for them.”
Dr. Martinez graduated from EMVZ of Universidad Michoacana de San Nicholas de Hidalgo Mexico in 1985. In 2001 he received his Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG Certificate) from Schaumburg Illinois. In 2002 he received his DVM License in the state of Nevada and has been working in the Las Vegas valley in different animal hospitals since. Dr. Martinez purchased Caring Hands Animal Hospital in 2011, where he hopes to grow and stay until he retires.
His favorite activity as a veterinarian: 'Surgeries that are out of the ordinary and have a successful outcome.'
Claudia – Manager
“I first became interested in the veterinarian field to be able to provide medical care for my pets; I like helping make pets healthy in general.”
Claudia studied in PIMA Medical Institute and completed her course in 2013. Her favorite thing about PIMA: “I like that it has a strong hands-on program; I learned a lot during my internship.” Her outstanding work ethic and wonderful personality granted Claudia a manager position and is also a great leader by also filling in as a Vet Assistant when needed at Caring Hands Animal Hospital. Her highlight of the day is working with puppies and kittens, for which she has a soft spot for.
Two Chihuahuas by the name of Gir, and Princess share a home with her kitty Mamas, who is the queen of Claudia’s household.“Perhaps one day, in the near future I will become a Vet Technician.”
Becky – LVT
“Getting into the Vet field was something I always wanted to do, and after doing a lot of research, I was convinced that being a Vet Tech was perfect for me.”
Becky is a true animal lover; she has had multiple pets ranging from snakes, tarantulas, Basset Hounds, and kitties. She has the sweetest Chihuahua named Daisy, and a cat named Rebel who definitely lives up to his name.
“The best thing about Caring Hands Animal Hospital is the family-oriented environment. Working with Dr. Martinez gives me the opportunity to work for someone who truly cares about giving the best to every patient that comes in.”
Becky’s goal as a vet tech is to continue to learn and grow in her chosen field. “My work is my passion.”
Samantha Martinez LunaProject Manager / Operations Manager / Marketing Manager
What Sam enjoys most about working with her father, Dr. Martinez is helping make his family business a reality. Although she did not study Veterinary Medicine (she chose to pursue a Bachelors in International Business), she uses her extensive experience in Project Management, Operation Management, and Marketing skills to create a positive, and efficient work environment both internally and externally!
She has an eye for process improvement and capturing 'the moment' with the team and with their customers and pet families!
Sam's future pets will be a cat, dog, and blue macaw; for now she's working on raising beautiful, smart human critters her son Noah (currently 8 yrs old) and daughter Nina (4 yrs old).