Christy was born in Portland and raised on the Oregon Coast, so she loves this area and truly considers it home! She completed her undergraduate studies at Portland State University. She then went to Oregon State University for Veterinary School. She moved to Michigan for a year to do a small animal medicine/emergency internship right after vet school. Her hobbies include hiking with her husband and dog, gardening, birding, making jewelry, volunteering for a friend’s non-profit (Pollinator Parkways—building pollinator habitats in the city), and fixing up her home (finding more things for her husband to fix in their house is more accurate!). Dr. Christy’s special areas of interest include senior care, chronic and acute pain management, dentistry, fear free practice, cat and dog behavior, cardiology, and endocrine diseases.