Cristie came to APCC early on in 2017. She is a Southern California native, through and through. She stayed pretty close in her studies as well, attending Cal Poly Pomona to obtain her bachelors degree in Animal Health Science while becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. If she could live anywhere in the world, however, she would love to be "anywhere that experiences the 4 seasons", like Vancouver. Cristie's pet family spans the wide range of species. Starting with her 16 year old dog Roxy, she also has a cockatiel, 3 guinea pigs, a rabbit, a bearded dragon and even a fish! A fantastic baker of sweets and a designer of bridal jewelry for brides, Cristie is also a patient caregiver to her grandma and loves to go on hikes with her boyfriend and their dogs. Some of her favorites music artists are John Mayer, Justin Timberlake and the band Rascal Flatts. As a child, Cristie wanted to be a veterinarian, which led to her getting into the veterinary field. Cristie is connecting to the rest of her new team here at APCC quickly and showing herself to be just the right person for our hospital. She loves the other people she works with here, the beautiful facility, the overall atmosphere and all the love that is demonstrated toward all of the patients.