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Meet Our Veterinary Team


Dr. Nathan Mannix, Veterinarian and Founder

Nathan Mannix grew up in Alaska, did his undergraduate degree in biology at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, and graduated in 2000 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. After working in Rochester and the surrounding area for 6 years, he and his wife, Kristin, moved to Australia for a 3 year 'experiment.' Eleven years and three children later, they moved back to Rochester, and Nathan is proud to bring his experience, skill, and compassion to Med City Animal Hospital. When not working or wrangling children, Nathan likes to spend his time hiking, fishing, playing hockey (goalie), or playing euphonium in the Polished Brass quintet.

Dr. Shari Christenson, Veterinarian

Shari Christenson graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She practiced in the Twin Cities prior to moving to the Rochester area. She thinks cats are the coolest creation on earth but greatly enjoys all animals. Her home is currently filled with senior pets (3 cats, 1 dog) and she and her family are also fortunate to have 2 horses as well. Her favorite part of practice is getting to know pets and their people - why they were chosen, how they got their name, quirks, tricks, and everything that makes them special.

Jennifer Hille, Certified Veterinary Technician

Jenni has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 20+ years. She has had a passion for helping animals all her life. Probably why she ended up with a small hobby farm and a menagerie of animals. She likes spending time with her husband on the farm, taking care of horses, donkeys, chickens, Stark her dog, and loads of cats. She even has a tortoise. When she is not taking care of her animals she likes reading, horseback riding, and scuba diving, and anything outdoors.

Natalie Finn, Veterinary Assistant

Natalie has worked in Rochester's veterinary community since 1999. Animals have always been a passion of Natalie's so she has known since she was a little girl that she would be working with animals in some fashion. Being able to interact with patients and their owners is something Natalie enjoys and takes pride in. Natalie currently resides in Stewartville with her husband, their two children, 2 chinchillas, and 3 goldfish her son won at the Olmsted County Fair in 2013. When not at work, Natalie spends her time making sure the kids are where they need to be - whether that is baseball practice for her son or dance and gymnastics for her daughter.

Recent Blog Posts

Heartworm 101: Understanding Risks and How to Protect Your Pet

Among the various health risks that pets face, heartworm disease stands out as a particularly insidious threat. This disease can have devastating effects on your pet, and yet, it is preventable. This article will delve into heartworm disease and stress the importance of proactive prevention.

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Household Hazards: Understanding and Mitigating Pet Poisoning Risks

Owning a pet offers immeasurable joy, companionship, and love. However, it also comes with the responsibility of ensuring their safety and well-being. Many common items found in our homes could pose significant poisoning risks to our furry companions. By understanding these hazards and how to prevent them, we can create a safer environment for our pets.

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Feasting Safely: Foods Your Pet Should Avoid This Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, we all prepare to indulge in festive treats and a hearty Thanksgiving meal. But as pet owners, we must remember that our furry friends should not indulge in the same way. This Thanksgiving, we have compiled a list of foods your pet should avoid. Read on to learn how to keep your pets safe while you enjoy a delicious feast.

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Providing Exceptional Veterinary Care


Med City Animal Hospital has a small, experienced caring team that is dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care.  Our clinic has up-to-date diagnostic and treatment facilities. Our staff continues to sharpen their skills with on-going veterinary education. What we believe makes us successful is our commitment to working closely with our clients:

We are looking forward to working with you.

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