Dr. Christine grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated from Manhattan College in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She started working at Leatherstocking in June 2012 after finishing her veterinary studies at Iowa State University. Her special interests include bovine embryo transfer and pig medicine in addition to interest in large and small animal rehabilitation.
Dr. Christine’s passion for veterinary medicine was heavily influenced by her parents, as they were avid animal lovers themselves. She says that her mom was always supportive of her caring for abandoned baby birds when she was younger. Her family always had dogs and cats, including a champion show dog (Bearded Collie) that had puppies once. Dr. Christine also has a soft spot for pigs. Though she had always found interesting and adorable, her time at Iowa State surrounded her by pigs. She spent as many summers as she could interning with practice that worked with pigs since there was little focus on pig medicine in veterinary school. Dr. Christine states, “Pigs are incredibly smart and complex animals, I love working with them.”
Since beginning at Leatherstocking, Dr. Christine has stepped into the role of Small Animal Director and was enthusiastic about continuing her education to become a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist in the spring of 2019. She is also an active member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Catskill Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Christine, now living in New Berlin with her husband Alex and their many creatures finds pleasure outside of work in the outdoors with her two dogs, Jude and Eleanor, reading, cruising lakes in her paddle boat, and attending music festivals and concerts.