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Kristen L. Nelson, D.V.M.


Veterinary Creative, L.L.C.

9922 East Dale Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Kristen L. Nelson, D.V.M.

Kristen L. Nelson, D.V.M.


At age four, Kris Nelson found her calling in life. She wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Nelson completed a small animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. She continued her education with a year of advanced surgical training at the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.

She has appeared in USA Today,The Ladies’ Home Journal, The LA Times, and on radio and television. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the Duluth Kennel Club Award for Outstanding Small Animal Surgery and Medicine and the Carl F. Schlotthauer Memorial Surgery Award. The latter is presented by the University of Minnesota Surgical Faculty to a senior student “In Recognition Of Outstanding Ability In Veterinary Surgery.” The United States Customs Service awarded Dr. Nelson a commendation for her care of a drug-sniffing canine officer.

The following presentations are available:

– Celebrate Animals With Stories From Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life

– Create Deep Bonds to Grow Your Business – Develop strong professional relationships to decrease employee turnover, improve customer satisfaction and increase your social network. Learn the three keys to form deep bonds: 1) Lead with love not dominance, lead humanely. 2) Show people you care in tangible, cost effective methods. 3) Use a new perspective to strengthen instead of destroy relationships. Invest in your relationships.

– Embrace Animals and Improve Your Health – Veterinarians have the best animal stories. From a blind cat named Radar to a parakeet who liked beer, there is never a dull day in an animal hospital. Join veterinarian, author and cancer survivor Dr. Kristen Nelson as she celebrates animals. Explore the many benefits we derive from the human-animal bond.

Dr. Nelson is the author of Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life. Set in a veterinary practice, the book chronicles Kris’ triumphs and trials as a young woman owning her first animal hospital. Experience each day as Kris did, from the joy of saving a dog’s leg to the agony of euthanizing a long-term patient. Marvel at what it took to untangle a snake stuck in a doorway, scaring the society ladies in the waiting room. Through it all, embrace the unconditional love that exists when we open ourselves to the wonders of the human-animal bond.

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Areas of Expertise:
Health & Nutrition

knelson - Updated: October 8, 2018
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