Dr. Cris Hartnett
Dr. Cris Hartnett grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family and numerous pets. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with honors in May, 2014. Dr. Cris directed her studies in small animals (dogs and cats) and has a special interest in exotic pets (including ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, reptiles and birds). Her professional small animal interests include surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine. She also provides house call services for interested clients.
Dr. Cris received her Bachelor of Science from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated cum laude. She majored in Ecology, Evolution, and Organism Biology and minored in Studio Art. Dr. Cris was president of the Zoological, Exotics, Avian and Wildlife Club, treasurer of the Shelter Medicine Club, and an active member of multiple other associations during veterinary school. She also completed the National Veterinary Business Management Association certificate program in 2013. Prior to earning her DVM degree, she worked as a veterinary technician and assistant for several hospitals in the Twin Cities and California. She is a member of the Phi Zeta Kappa (National Veterinary Honors Society), the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Cris has two rescued black polydactyl cats named Oliver and Stanley. She has a Standard Poodle, Lexi Jo, and a Ball Python, Walnut. She has had experience caring for a multitude of other exotic pets as well. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing yoga, throwing pottery on the wheel, relaxing outdoors, skiing, golfing, and volunteer work.