When Kirsten was a child, she knew that she would one day grow up to work with animals. If there was a sick or injured critter, you could bet Kirsten would be there, doing everything in her power to help. Whether it was putting Band-Aids on an injured bird or triaging her sister’s dog who had been hit by a car, Kirsten had a knack and a passion for animal care. It came as no surprise that she’d eventually end up working at a veterinary hospital.
Kirsten’s career journey has covered several industries, from grocery to retail to car sales. In each of these jobs, she found herself feeling out of place and unfulfilled. That’s when she decided to change gears and move into animal medicine. She worked at a few clinics over the years, and started a family along the way, before joining the All Animals team in August of 2022. Professionally, she loves being a voice for the voiceless and watching new fur babies grow into happy, healthy adults.
Outside of the clinic, Kirsten is mom to three wonderful children. The family is made complete with a guinea pig named Kelsea, two cats – Paris and Belle, and a senior Chihuahua mix named Lydia. The cats frequently roam the house calling to one another and enjoy accompanying their humans to the bathroom. Lydia knows when Kirsten has pulled down the road and will race to the back door to greet her.
In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys playing pool, bowling, watching movies, playing board games and doing anything outdoors. Her kids recently challenged her to a game of laser tag, which Kirsten handily won.