Dr. Kristie Adrian is a native New Englander and graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts in 2011. While in New Hampshire, Dr. Adrian began volunteering at a local shelter, and her passion for veterinary medicine flourished from there.
With a background in both general practice, as well as shelter medicine, Dr. Adrian has special interests in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Dr. Adrian has a particular fondness for neonatal medicine and special needs puppies. On the other extreme, she also has a passion for geriatric care, arthritis management, hospice and end-of-life care. Dr Adrian has additional training in low-stress handling techniques and management of behavior disorders.
Dr. Adrian has traveled to the islands of Hawaii to volunteer with Animal Balance, Molokai Humane Society, and Maui Humane Society, providing hundreds of free spay and neuter surgeries. It is not only a beautiful place to visit but helping the people and animals of the island also helps keep the native wildlife healthier too! Her favorite Hawaii experiences were hiking to a secret waterfall in Molokai, and snorkeling off the Big Island.
Due to her husband’s work, she has worked as a veterinarian in multiple states over the years and is very happy to now call Washington home. She shares her home with her husband and two rescue dogs. Luna, a crazy Blue Lacy dog (the state breed of Texas!), and an aptly named mutt Jinx due to his long list of medical problems. Jinx is proudly the first foster failure of more than 70 underage puppies and kittens (and one hospice chinchilla) fostered through various shelters in Texas and California.
When Dr. Adrian isn’t at the hospital, she enjoys gardening, hobby beekeeping, photography, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her naughty dogs, Luna and Jinx. Some of her favorite travel destinations have been Jasper National Park (Canada) and Bryce Canyon (Utah). Dr. Adrian feels fortunate to live in such a beautiful state with so many parks to explore nearby!