Dr. Lucy Tongen grew up on a hobby farm outside of a small town in Minnesota. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College with a major in biology and a minor in studio arts prior to attending the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to begin her career as a veterinarian. Dr. Tongen particularly enjoys internal medicine, dermatology, behavior, and dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys oil painting, hiking, and traveling.