Dr. Cody Balok was raised in Gallup, New Mexico. Cody received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from New Mexico State University in 1995, received his Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from University of Nevada at Reno in 1997, followed by a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2001. Cody met his wife, Jessica, while attending veterinary school at CSU. After practicing at Cedar Animal Medical Center for three years the couple purchased the practice in 2004. He enjoys small animal medicine and surgery, with a particular interest in small animal orthopedics. Cody and Jessica are the proud parents of two active young boys. He is an avid outdoorsman and horseman. When he isn’t working, he enjoys time outside with his family, team roping, and driving his tractor in small circles.
Dr. Jessica Balok was born and raised in Maryland, and knew veterinary medicine was her calling since the second grade. A horse lover since the age of 12, she enjoyed showing in hunter/jumper events through high school, playing polo for Colorado State University, and now enjoys trail riding and dressage on her 12 year old Quarterhorse. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Equine Science from Colorado State University in 1997, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2001. Her special interests include small animal internal medicine and surgery, ultrasound and ophthalmology.
Dr. David Manuelito was born and raised in Tohatchi, New Mexico. He received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from New Mexico State University in 2004 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2008. Dr. Manuelito completed an equine residency at Thal Equine in Santa Fe before coming to Cedar Animal Medical Center in 2009. Gifted in both small and large animal medicine and surgery, David’s special interest is equine medicine and dentistry. Away from work he enjoys riding his horses, helping with the family ranch, and watching movies.
Dr. Tess Langham is from Carlsbad, New Mexico. Tess attended Wayland Baptist University in Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1982. She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1987. Tess has been a constant at Cedar Animal Medical Center, providing loyal service to her veterinary patients since 1987. Her area of expertise is in small animal surgery. When not at work, her favorite hobby is woodworking and she is very active with her church.