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Our Veterinarians

 Dr. Joe P. Quintana

Veterinarian/Practice Owner

In December 1946, in a small hamlet of Pecos, NM, Joe P. Quintana was born. At 3 years of age, Dr. Quintana's left ear was bitten off by Poncho, one of his father's horses. At an early age, Joe became aware of the pleasure and the pain of equine relationships. As a young man, Joe wanted to be a Veterinarian. In June 1977, Joe was graduated from Colorado State University's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Quintana passed away in 2013 but he continues to inspire his staff, friends and clients.


Dr. Susan Moreland

Small Animal Veterinarian/Practice Owner

In 1950, in an equally small hamlet of La Plata, Maryland, M. Susan Moreland was born. "Sue always felt a special repoire with animals, felt close to them, enjoyed interacting with them and planned almost from the cradle to be a doctor so the "Sue" could help her very special "friends". A pre-kindergarten dream was realized in June 1976 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree was granted to M. Susan Moreland by the University of Georgia.

Dr. Jennifer Bracken

Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Bracken was born and raised around Durango, Colorado.  From a young age, she was surrounded by animals.  There were dogs to play with, cats to warm her lap, horse to ride and chickens to peck food from around her toes.  She received an under graduate degree in Biology at Fort Lewis College then a second Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at Colorado State University.  She continued on to veterinary school at Colorado State and graduated in 2005.  After sewing up sheep for three days at Animal Haven Clinic while on vacation, Dr. Bracken was offered a position there as a small & large animal veterinarian.  She happily accepted.  While working at Animal Haven Clinic, Dr. Bracken realized that there are other ways to help animals beyond the conventional.  With that in mind she attended the International Acupuncture Society, Acupuncture Basic course in 2007 to widen her scope and treatment options.  Since then, she and the other Doctors of Animals Haven have been integrating complementary medicine into their care of animals of all sizes.  Doctor Bracken enjoys riding her horses in the four corners, camping, reading, and art.  She also is allowed to live with Loki, Pita, and Smudge, her three cats, if she agrees to provide food and plenty of room to shed.  Dr. Bracken is an avid traveler who has been to Europe, China, Thailand and most recently the Serengeti of Africa. 

Dr. Maria Littles

Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Maria Littles is a midwestern girl born in Detroit, Michigan. She has always had a love of science and animals which led to her pathway down Veterinarian Medicine. She did her undergraduate schooling and Michigan State University. She got her degree of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University and did an equine internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital. She came to Animal Haven with one dog named Nemo, an 8 year old black lab, to be closer to her family that lives here. She enjoys traveling, domestically and foreign, learning new languages and cultures, listening to music, playing video games, and reading. She has been a mixed vet at Animal Haven since July of 2011.

Dr. Jenice Jim

Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Jenice Jim is a recent graduate of Washington State University who joined Animal Haven Clinic in July of 2011. She is a native New Mexican born and raised in the four corners.  She may be new to the profession but is not new to Animal Haven Clinic, while attending undergrad at New Mexico State University Dr. Jim worked at Animal Haven Clinic as a summer intern. Before going to veterinary school Dr. Jim received a Master’s of Science in Animal Physiology from Iowa State University.  Dr. Jim enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephews. She is an avid sports fan and loves a good laugh.