Kristen is from and currently resides in the North Shore of Massachusetts and attended Virginia Wesleyan College. She decided the field of veterinary medicine would be a perfect career fit, allowing her to truly love what she does and have a career where her passions lie so she joined Banfield in 2013. Kristen knows it's possible to realize your dreams about pursuing those passions professionally and decided to embark on a new career path after spending 12 years in jewelry management. She understands that being an integral part of a preventive care practice, working with passionate people, and connecting and educating clients makes a difference in the lives of animals. Loving animals of all sizes, she has a 4-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog, a plott hound mix named Sasha, and a spunky little Chihuahua named Frankie.