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Kari Kristensen-McCulloch, BVSc


Dr. Kristensen was raised in Los Altos, CA. She earned a BA in Business Economics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Then a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Liverpool in the UK. She says "This was a great adventure and very hard work”.

After vet school Dr. Kristensen worked in Northern Ireland in a mixed animal practice, then an internship at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School where she gained “great experience and happy memories” doing overnight intensive-care hospital coverage while also supervising final-year vet students.

After a stint at another mixed animal practice in Ireland, Dr. K returned to California to complete her American Veterinary Competency Exam and the California Veterinary State Board Exam. After nine years in San Jose and Los Altos working with dogs and cats, she joined the Petaluma Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Kristensen lives in Rohnert Park with her husband Steve and their Golden Retriever, Caz.

Fun Facts

Likes hiking, reading, travel, and Sonoma County wine tasting

Enjoys backpacking and hopes to take Caz with them on the Tahoe Rim Trail

Husband Steve is rebuilding a 67 Olds 442 convertible; they like taking their 67 Pontiac GTO to car shows

Kari Kristensen-McCulloch

Petaluma Veterinary Hospital