Christina began working at Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital in February 2009. She began working with animals at age 13 by volunteering to wash dishes and clean at a southern Maryland wildlife rehabilitation center. After spending a year faithfully cleaning week after week, she was given the opportunity to bottle feed her first orphaned baby squirrel. She was hooked from that moment forward! She has been working in the veterinary field since 1997, beginning with her first love, wildlife medicine. After years of working in wildlife medicine in both Maryland and Washington state, Christina transitioned to companion animal emergency medicine. Since that time, Christina has worked in avian and exotics, emergency medicine, and small animal practices.
She is happy to have found a home at Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys being able to work full-time, taking care of your fur babies, while still having time to pursue her outside interests and hobbies. Christina still loves wildlife; hiking, wildlife watching, and learning about area wildlife are treasured pastimes. She particularly loves often misunderstood, urban wildlife species, such as; bats, opossums, and snakes, and their important roles in our ecosystem. When she isn’t working, you can often find Christina at an area State Park, reading up about snakes, or camping with her family.
Christina manages our Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital online store. If you need assistance with an order or have questions about how our online store works, she is happy to help! She can also provide support if you have any questions about your pet’s upcoming anesthetic procedure or need information about a recent diagnosis. Christina is available to provide you with excellent customer service and support in your pet’s health care.
Christina shares her home with her husband and daughter, and a variety of pets. Her family volunteers in the community and through their church. Volunteering has always been important to Christina. It was instilled in her at an early age, that volunteer work should always be a part of your life. She feels that serving others through volunteer work is an amazing opportunity to gain both joy and perspective.