Our Team

Meet Our Team

Get to know the caring faces behind Northview Animal Hospital. Our dedicated team is committed to your pet’s well-being.

Get to Know Our Team!

Our team is dedicated to giving your pets a happy, healthy life! We’re excited to meet you, so please take a moment to scroll down and get acquainted with our team.


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Dr. David Helper


Dr. Helper

  • Founder of Northview Animal Hospital 1989
  • Graduate of Southern Illinois University B.A. Biology 1979
  • University of Illinois B.S. Veterinary Science 1981
  • University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine D.V.M. 1983

Moved to Albuquerque in 1983, staff veterinarian at Bolton Animal Hospital for the 5 years prior to opening Northview Animal Hospital.

Hobbies: Fishing and other outdoor activities, Travel.

Married with 2 children.

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Dr. Kip Lemke


Dr. Lemke

  • University of Illinois BS Veterinary Science 1981
  • University of Illinois DVM 1983
  • Diplomate America College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia 1995
  • Worked in a small and large animal practice in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest from 1983-1989
  • University of Illinois Residency and Masters in Science in Anesthesiology and Pain Management from 1989-1993.
  • Taught Anesthesiology and Pain Management in Australia, Canada, and United States from 1993-2020.

Hobbies: Flyfishing, skiing, biking, and spending time with his labrador, Copper.

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Dr. Anna Algermissen

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Dr. Tvede (will begin working here in December)

I am originally from right here in Albuquerque, NM, and I attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. I completed my clinical year at the Royal Veterinary College in London England and after I graduated, I spent 4 months thru-hiking that Appalachian Trail before beginning my veterinary career.

I met my husband, Reid, while hiking the AT and landed in Tennessee, where I worked as a general practitioner. We just finished a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail before settling back in Albuquerque. We love anything that involves being outside, particularly hiking, running, rollerblading, and paddleboarding. We have a little adventure cat named Makita who hikes and kayaks with us as well.