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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.

Angela, CVT

Some of you may have noticed a new face around Med City for several months – and you may have noticed that she is not on the website. That new face is Angela, and Angela has so far been reluctant to brag about herself in writing. This is in spite of my promise that if she did not supply a bio, I would be forced to invent one. To make good on my threat, I have devised an entirely fictional origin story for Med City Animal Hospital’s latest hero.
Angela grew up in Adams, living an ordinary farm life, when she found a strange, glowing object in the field. When she picked it up, it flowed up her arm where it formed the image of a cat, fluorescing in an unearthly fashion even as it faded. The substance was absorbed by her skin, and soon bonded with her DNA.
The changes were startling. She could now speak with cats, dogs, and rats. She was able to place a catheter at 50 paces. She could even understand some basic Japanese words and phrases. She felt an undeniable compulsion to attend the vet tech program at RCTC and share her talents with the pet-owning world.
But this great power had a price. She was now dependent on Caribou coffee and Mochi to survive, and has to replenish her powers by watching terrible movies and reading Manga.
We are happy to have her on the team.

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

5 Ways to Spoil Your Pet This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But for pet owners, they can also be a time to spoil their furry friends! There are so many ways to make your pet's holiday season special. In this blog post, we will discuss five of the best ways to spoil your pet this year. From gift ideas to treats to activities, we have you covered!

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Pet Fire Safety

Pets are a part of your family, and it’s essential to consider them when making emergency plans. July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day and the perfect opportunity to learn more about keeping your furry friends safe.

In this article, we’ll discuss some common fire dangers and what steps you can take to prepare your pet for an emergency.

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The Gift of Health for Your Pet

As you’re shopping for the holiday season, you may ask yourself, “What’s the best gift I can give my pet?” While pet sweaters are cute and can make for adorable holiday cards, we believe the best present a pet parent can gift their pet is a healthy, happy life.

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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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