Dr. Mark Cox

Dr. Mark Cox is a New Mexico native who graduated from the Colorado State University school of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He built the El Abrigado Animal Clinic in 1989 and has been engaged in a private practice since.

“This noble profession has stimulated and motivated me for the last 46 years. What greater compliment could I offer about this career?”


Dr. Miguel Hernandez

I am a native of the El Paso area. I attended Coronado High School and graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. I then moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. Since graduating I’ve been fortunate enough to find employment in this great city I call home. I look forward to serving this community that has given me so much and help animals to the best of my abilities.


Blanca Cano – Office Manager/Receptionist

Blanca has known Dr. Cox for many years and was happy to be a part of his team. In her spare time, Blanca enjoys riding her beloved horse, Monty and is an animal lover of all kinds.

“I absolutely love my job! I have met such wonderful people, and it has been a great experience.”


Ellie Estala – Veterinary Tech

Ellie is a native of El Paso with a love for all animals. She can hold paws and console owners at the same time with great heart. Behind the scene, Ellie describes herself as a blood taking, injection giving , wound dressing, tick removing vet tech….and loves most of it!


Jocelyn Perez – Veterinary Tech

I have been an animal lover since I was a little girl. I always knew I wanted to do something with animals when I grew up. I have been a vet tech for 2 years and have enjoyed every moment.

“I have six dogs and a turtle at home waiting for me each evening!”


Rhiannon Ashe – Veterinary Tech

Rhiannon has 12 years in caring for companion animals. She enjoys all creature but has a special spot for cats. She is loving her new family at El Abrigado. SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING AND SERVING YOU!


Ashley Kipriadis – Veterinary Tech

Although not from here, Ashley is enjoying the Southwest and loves being part of the team. She has continued with her veterinary career while being a mom to 2 lively ones, 3 pit bulls, and a parrot. SHE LOVES IT THIS WAY!


Abigail Ramirez – Summer Student Tech

Abigail is a native El Pasoan with a love for animals. She is currently studying Animal Science at Texas Tech with a drive to become a Veterinarian and to continue CARING FOR THESE FURRY BALLS OF JOY.