Graduated from the University of Wisconsin – School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012
Although Dr. Christina was born in Illinois, she has always considered herself a Wisconsin native. She grew up with her mother and older sister in the Milwaukee area, primarily in West Allis. When she was ten years old she started volunteering at the Wisconsin Humane Society. She also attended multiple summer camps devoted to animal behavior and veterinary medicine which planted the seed of her future career choice.
Even though there was never a question as to whether or not she wanted to work with animals, she had yet to discover in what way. Her decision to become a veterinarian didn’t occur until she was an undergraduate at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and found her anatomy course both engaging and challenging.
Prior to entering Vet School, Dr. Christina gained experience working as a veterinary technician at a clinic in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and rehabilitating wildlife at the Wisconsin Humane Society. She continued to work as a vet tech throughout vet school and took advantage of every opportunity to perform elective surgeries to improve her skills.