Our Veterinarian

Yucca Veterinary Medical CenterFlorian H. Sanchez, DVM

New Mexico native Dr. Florian Sanchez grew up on his family's farm and ranch operation in Bosque – an experience he credits for shaping him into the person and mixed animal practitioner he is today. "I am very thankful I grew up in a Catholic household where I learned the importance of working hard, honesty, faith and perseverance," he says. "I was the second to the youngest of six siblings and we've all had and continue to have an important role in the growth of our family's operation of farm land and registered Santa Gertrudis cattle. I have a very supportive family that has helped create my basis in large animal medicine."

As an undergraduate Dr. Sanchez majored in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and was accepted to Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in his junior year. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Sanchez opened Yucca Veterinary Medical Center in October 2013.

Dr. Sanchez has a broad range of professional interests, all of which inform his work at the medical center. His areas of special focus include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, dentistry for companion pets and equines, canine lameness, orthopedic surgery, equine lameness, therapeutic showing, lower limb surgical intervention, canine and equine reproduction and ultrasound. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

"The most satisfying part of my job is serving a rural community, and being able to bring a service to my hometown where my clients can have access to latest technology so they don't have to be referred as often to a specialty clinic," he says. "I also enjoy building relationships with my clients and patients and I'm excited to encourage youth and support local youth organizations."

When Dr. Sanchez is not practicing at Yucca Veterinary Medical Center, he enjoys spending time farming and ranching, metal working, forging and building horse shoes. He and his wife Stephanie, who is the center's manager, care for a number of pets, including an Airedale Terrier named Mowgli, two cats, horses, sheep and cattle.

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