Dr. Liz Hartnett
Dr. Liz Hartnett grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (DVM) from Saint Matthew’s University on Grand Cayman Island. She completed her clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in 2014. She has special interests in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, and Nutrition.
Dr. Liz received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (emphasis in studio ceramic sculpture/oil painting/photography) and a minor in Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1998. For many years, Dr. Liz worked abroad (teaching/training/traveling) in several places around the world including England, Thailand, Turkey, China and the Cayman Islands. She holds a teaching certification in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) from Cambridge University. In 2005, she received a dual Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Bastyr University in Washington State. She has completed extensive alternative medicine programs in both China (Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture) and Thailand (Thai massage). She practiced acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and massage therapy for several years in the United States prior to enrolling in veterinary school. She is currently a diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Washington State. She was also trained at the Brenneke School of Massage in Washington State and is a certified/licensed massage therapist.
Dr. Liz has had many pets throughout her life including dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, mice, snakes and iguanas. Her current pet family includes Kai, born on Grand Cayman Island, and Chico, born in Puerto Vallarta. Kai’s favorite activities include running around in the yard, sneaking table scraps, and bonding with her human sibling (Dr. Liz’s three-year-old daughter). Chico spends a lot of his time with his human grandma as a therapy dog within the Twin Cities area. Dr. Liz is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Her veterinary professional interests include alternative medicine (Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition/Diet therapy), rehabilitation, behavior, small ruminant medicine, and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family/friends, traveling, gardening, finding creative outlets, taking on home improvement projects and staying active.