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Posted on 01-21-2015

Meet the newest member of our talented animal care team:

Kristen Kjellberg, DVM

Kristen Kjellberg at Emergency Animal Hospital Austin, TXOur newest vet graduated with a BS in Marine Biology in 2008 from the University of Texas. Kristen then went on to earn her veterinary degree from Texas A&M in 2013. We are excited about the level of experience she has to offer, working in shelter medicine in Austin before she joined us at the EAHNWA this month!

Working with shelter animals and helping them recover from past injuries and health issues has instilled a soft spot in Kristen for rescued pets. She, herself, currently has 5 furry friends adopted into her family. Along with her husband Henri, she has rescued 2 dogs named Ender and Asciepius and three cats named Parka, Kraken and Medusa.

Kristen is professionally interested in emergency pet surgery, internal and evidence-based medicine. She is a driven and talented professional who will add depth and skill to our talented team of caring veterinarians.

Providing a Forever Home

Kristen wants to encourage families and individuals looking for a fluffy companion, to consider the responsibility they bring. Pets often live anywhere from 8-12 years and may cost around $1,000 a year for standard health care, preventative medications, vaccines and food. Kirsten knows that adopting an abandoned pet is an excellent way to give back to the community, while gaining a friend with unconditional love. The furry members adopted into her family might be a handful, but she doesn’t regret providing a stable home for each one of these deserving animals.

When adopting an animal from your local shelter, remember to look for a pet that will fit into your lifestyle. Some pets need a lot of energy and attention, while others (especially geriatric pets) might need quieter homes or more regulated schedules. Find a reliable vet for your pet and we will be here if you ever have a pet emergency.

We take pride in our talented vet staff and the level of care they can provide for your pets. Does your pet have a special adoption story? Tell us in the comments below!

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