Raquel Ellis was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from New Mexico State University and was then accepted to Ohio State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. While in Veterinary school Dr. Ellis worked in the ICU and realized she had an interest in emergency medicine and critical care. Having worked in general practice during the pandemic, she was once again exposed and served clients in emergency care which reignited her interest and excitement.
She is thrilled to realize her vision of veterinary urgent care, filling the gap between general practice and emergency medicine while serving the hometown community that she loves. Dr. Ellis enjoys witnessing the power of the human-animal bond and is honored to get to be a part of those special bonds daily. Dr. Ellis, fondly referred to as Dr. Rock, is excited to share her experience and expertise in the Sun City as one of the bilingual team members. Her strong and deep-rooted commitment to the bi-cultural values of the borderland community, as well as her excellent educational and professional experience, make her a great fit.
In her free time Dr. Ellis enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have a diverse wolf pack that includes 5 rescued dogs of all breeds and sizes, 1 large cat, and several desert box turtles.