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Christina Hansen, DVM

Dr. Hansen knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age but took a detour on her path to becoming a veterinarian after college. After spending seven years teaching students and tourists about tropical ecology as a naturalist in Costa Rica she returned to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.


Dr. Hansen has a masters degree in anatomy and neurobiology and graduated from the Colorado State School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.


She completed a small animal internship and then worked in general small animal private practice for 5 years in Colorado and California.


In 2013 she moved to Kanab, Utah to work at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. In 2020 Dr. Hansen relocated to Reno, NV where she worked at the SPCA of Northern Nevada for 3 years.


Dr. Hansen has a passion for delivering high-quality care to all animals whether in a shelter or a home. She feels strongly that animals deserve to pass over the rainbow bridge in the comfort of their homes surrounded by loving family.


She lives with Tigger and Tess, her 2 mix-breed dogs. In her spare time, she takes advantage of all the outdoor activities available in the Reno-Tahoe area, travels extensively, and is a volunteer surgeon with various non-profit spay and neuter programs nationally and internationally.

Dr. Christina Hansen
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