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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

Happy National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is here, bringing plenty of sunshine and joy. Do you know what else August provides pet parents? A chance to take a moment and meditate on your dog’s health. That’s right! August is National Immunization Awareness Month, or as we like to think of it: “National Protect Your Pets and Help Them Live a Long and Happy Life Month” - but that’s a bit of a mouthful!

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Keep Your Pet Cool and Safe This Summer

Summer is here! Whether you have a hairless Sphynx or a hairy Husky, the heat this time of year can be dangerous for pets. Whatever the breed or size of your kitty or canine, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your pet safe and comfy as the mercury rises.

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Make the Most of this Summer with Our Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the best season to be a dog! The sunshine and great weather lead to endless possibilities of fun outdoor activities. From doggie paddling on a beach summer vacation to leaping through the woods, summer is dog-gone fun!

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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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