Dr. Christenson was born and raised in Fairfax, VA, so Town & Country feels like coming home in more ways than one. She’s dreamed of working as a vet since she was a young girl and prepared accordingly. Her pet menagerie now rivals hobby farms (3 dogs, 1 cat). All of her clothes are covered in pet hair before she arrives at the office in the morning
Dr. Christenson was the captain of the lacrosse team at Taylor University. She hopes to someday play catch with Dr. Stahl. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree at Virginia Tech. Her approach to medicine has been called “magnetic” as she was kicked by an 800 pound gorilla in Uganda and was nearly bit by a saw-scaled viper in India while practicing abroad. She now brings that magnetism to dogs and cats rather than exotic animals. She’s Fear Free certified and passionate about delivering medicine that empowers owners and heals pets.
Dr. Christenson loves to be outside and active. She recently biked 450 miles across Virginia, is working toward hiking all 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks, and regularly takes her two hounds out for runs around the neighborhood. When not with animals, she loves spending time with her husband, family, and extended family, who all live in the area.