Kristen joined SVA in 2015.  She earned a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from PIMA medical institute and is interested in veterinary surgery, phlebotomy, the human/animal bond, and all the messy, dirty things that gross other people out.  Outside of work, Kristen enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, and just about anything she can do outdoors.  Kristen is owned by her quirky black domestic long haired cat named Pookie and her leopard gecko named Little Monster.